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Snark Attack

Your boss showed up to court today, one hour late, in his pajamas. And your job is to carry and umbrella for him, in broad sunlight. He better be paying you a whole lot.

I'm sorry, it's just... didn't anyone tell these people that they're too frickin' weird?

And after the media circuses around the Peterson trial and Martha Stewart the others, I have lost all hope that we'll ever have normal news as long as Michael Jackson is around.

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keanubear
Mar. 11th, 2005 06:41 am (UTC)
Normal news? Never!

MJ is just shooting himself in teh foot with these wacky antics though.
songdogmi
Mar. 11th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
I wonder if he has paid consultants telling him to act the way he does. He would go a long way by just pretending to be normal -- like traveling around with only half his entourage, maybe, and wearing a real business suit to court.

I think I care too much, actually. This thought frightens me. Where's my guitar? I need something to hug....
songdog
Mar. 11th, 2005 01:41 pm (UTC)
Normal News? Not anywhere on TV, as far as I can figure. Even local news is all about the fires, the blood, the mayhem. And the "touching" stories...not news as I (want) to know it.

At least there's still NPR. They "mention" MJ, but fairly seldom, and more like a footnote.
songdogmi
Mar. 11th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
It's good to hear "good" news or "touching" news now and then. If the only things we saw were bombings in Iraq and dishonest CEOs and lying politicians, we'd be terribly depressed all the time. But considering all the other cutbacks in news time (too many commercials, not enough reporting staff, etc.), all we're getting now is soft news if it's news at all, with maybe five minutes of real news out of a half-hour.

But NPR is usually still good. And I'm fortunate enough to be close enough to Canada that I can listen to CBC news.
ferndalealex
Mar. 11th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
Someone was talling me that MJ is this way 'cause he never had a normal childhood. Well, Shirley Temple-Black didn't exactly have a normal childhood & she turned out okay.

The infotainment industry is about ratings...and these trials provide ratings in spades. When Micheal is done, there'll be something else.

Meanwhile, I listen to NPR and the local "Air America" affiliate.
songdogmi
Mar. 11th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
I guess I can't judge. My childhood was not like his. I have things out of my childhood that weren't ideal -- most of us do. I can now look at them and decide to act differently from how I might've if I wasn't aware of these things. But maybe when your childhood is so far out of the ordinary, it's too hard to do that.

But your point about Shirley Temple Black is very valid. She turned out fine. Hell, even Gary Coleman turned out more fine than MJ.

I just wish infotainment hadn't crowded out real news. We still need that even if a lot of people don't think they do.
mysannthropy
Mar. 11th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
*pats you on the shoulder*
normal news?
songdogmi
Mar. 11th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: *pats you on the shoulder*
Yeah, I know, I'm an old fuddy-duddy. :-)
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