Personal Crap

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Meaford, ON, Canada
A big lover of all types of media, from Movies to Video Games, Books to Music, Television to Stage.



Okay, here's the deal: Blogger has been having problems with their counters as of late, specifically with those blogs marked as having adult content. Now, this particular blog was marked as adult content since it is written as a train of thought, including all the rotten language that flows through my head constantly :) As a result, I marked it adult for that, not for having pornographic photos all over the place. So, simply put, be aware that there is language on this blogsite, and if you are offended don't bother complaining because I wrote this so that you'd know it before reading, and it is your fault if you don't believe me and decide to possibly get offended anyway. If language of a vulgar nature might make you upset, go read something by Disney.



Very simple title, isn't it?  News.  The question I pose, however, is what exactly does it mean?  Let me expound in the next few paragraphs, because this is really starting to piss me off.

I was coming online just now, and as I looked over my homepage I saw that Emma Watson, best known as Hermione from the "Harry Potter" movies, has decided in all the wisdom of her twenty years on this planet to drop out of college for the moment, I assume to pursue other avenues of interest.  It made me really fucking angry.  Why am I so frustrated?  Is it because she has piles of cash from her movies and I feel she shouldn't be entitled to drop out simply due to a whim when people who have worked hard to get into a school are constantly denied?  No.  Is it because I find it laughable that a twenty-year-old girl has the audacity to determine that she doesn't need schooling anymore without earning her degree, and that her dropping out equivocates her with the likes of Sarah Palin?  No.  You want to know why I'm so fucking angry?  Do you really want to be privy to the thing about this particular news item that makes me want to bash the author of the piece through a wall?


I don't give a shit whether some girl chooses to go to school or not!  Why is it considered a NEWS item?  It isn't news, people go to school, they drop out, hundreds of others have done it this year, we didn't get news articles about all their decisions!  Why the fuck does the media think any normal, educated being on this earth would have any interest in what this British bird is doing with her life outside of a movie theatre?

See, this is what is wrong with the media today, and when I say media I'm pretty much leaving out Reuters and the Associated Press, is that celebrities and useless information about them have become what some are calling 'Breaking News' and a 'Top Story.'  Admittedly, these two agencies also publish these fluff pieces, but I believe that more actual journalism comes down the pipe from these two organizations than any others.  The thing is, though, the media is a major source of the problems the world is dealing with - and when I say world, I most definitely mean the United States.

Lindsay Lohan may or may not have stolen a necklace.  Big fucking whoop.  Paris Hilton has a sex tape that was 'leaked' to the public.  Who gives a shit, as long as it isn't my dick plunging that nasty airhead's most famous body part on film for all to see.  The point is, it isn't fucking news!  Charlie Sheen had a meltdown, and it's all I see across multiple websites, newspapers, magazines and television shows...but it isn't fucking news!  There is a civil war going on in Libya (I don't care who calls it what, when the people are fighting their government in the streets of their country and both sides are using weapons bigger than a stick, it's a fucking civil war), that's news.  The strife is causing oil prices to shoot through the roof, that's news.  The average person in North America is going to be paying more for gas, food, and virtually anything that is shipped to a store near them, and that's news.  Gang violence, peace talks, revolution...these things are news.  Whether some porn star decides to stay at a druggie's house or not after his kids are taken away from him, that isn't news, that's a loser self-destructing in public, and if he chooses to vent his crazy on television shows other than the one he's been fired from, the average person should look away - because the alternative is to tell the media that this is the shit we crave, and that's fucking insane on it's own!

Yes, I wrote a blog item about the great and mighty Sheen myself, but I never called it news, I never shot a spot for it to air during prime time programming to get viewers to come and look at this idiot fall apart.  Wy not?  Not just because I don't have a channel or station to do it on, but because IT ISN'T FUCKING NEWS!

I now return you to your regular programming...