Rumor has it that if you don't have something to say, you should stop talking. No one else follows that guideline, so why should I?
This weekend, chump that I am, I've turned on the news daily only to find a shocking absence of news. Each and every time, I took the informational bait in the form of clever, enticing taglines like "news at eleven." Liar, liar, teleprompter on fire.
Warning: this is neither the first nor the last time I'll rant on this topic.
Daytime news is fluff punctuated with new and exciting ways to perk up your barbecue game or how many newts are thriving in the mountain streams. Granted, I care about newts as much as the next guy, assuming that next guy is a hardcore newt-ologist aching for updates. Okay, to be honest, I probably care more about barbeque; I claim it.
The show Sunday Morning did a hard-hitting piece on a certain adhesive bandage strip company. Their product ranked high on the list of inventions that benefit bleeding, blistered or scuffed mankind; good to know. My cousin was on Jeopardy; it COULD happen to me, too, and I might use that tidbit of biomedical knowledge. Even more noteworthy was the fact that they had made enough "bandaids" to circle the world twelve times. Interesting...but not news (and I hate to get off topic, but if that is true then why does everyone ask ME where the bandaids are? Seems like you'd never be more than a few steps away from one. Look around, people; look around!)
Here's a human interest piece: a certain blogger goes out of her way not to use the name "bandaid" then gives up and says it four times 'cause she is too lazy to type "adhesive bandage strip" four times.
Remember when the idiom was "no news is good news?" It needs to be changed to "no news is prevalent." It's on three times a day. Don't miss it. Fire up the DVR.
On a serious note:
|Rodney and his sister, Claudia|
On Friday, the Rockett family tragically lost their son, Rodney, aged 28. This was a shocking loss and they were unprepared for the financial burdens of funeral arrangements.
A GoFundMe account, the Rodney Rockett II Memorial Fund, has been established at http://www.gofundme.com/rodneyrockett to help the family lay him to rest with a proper memorial. If you can contribute, I know they would be thankful for your assistance. Sharing this message and sending it out to your blog followers would be appreciated.
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