Sunday, February 18, 2007
Stop the World I Want to Get Off
While I’m not taking a hiatus from blogging, I am taking one from watching TV news—both cable and the networks. What pushed me over the brink was catching the latest on Britney Spears and her decision to shave her head. This is the mother of two children. For God’s sake, Britney act like an adult or you are going to end up another Anna Nichole Smith.
I’m going to stick to HGTV, PBS, C-Span and a few shows like Friday Night Lights which I want Scotty to TIVO so I can miss the commercials. This way I’ll avoid the endless commercials for prescription drugs for restless leg syndrome, which must be a much bigger problem than I once thought judging from the number of ads I see. And I’ll also miss the ads for sleeping pills and urinary problems. Gone will be the anxiety from worrying that I will have a heart attack.
I can avoid thinking about those poor people struggling in “you fill in the blank.” The War in Iraq will continue without me. AIDS, cancer, diabetes, and countless other diseases will vanish from my mind. Oh, I still care. It’s just that I don’t want to be constantly bombarded by the reality. Let me escape and be the ostrich for a while.
Of course, if anything big happens like a cure for cancer, just e-mail me.