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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Out Of Touch

I have no idea what is going on in the world around me. We ditched our television this summer, my commute is all of 15 minutes so I hear snippets of news on NPR. I don't read news websites very often and I haven't read the paper since I delivered it in 1988.
And I'm totally okay with that.
Of course, there are moments when this blissful naivete becomes apparent to others. Earlier tonight, Jason was showing me some Bjork videos he had been watching. About one, I asked, "Is this newer?" He told me no, it was around 2002. I realized that by newer I was thinking of the last Bork video I had ever seen, Bachelorette (which, by the way, Firefox does not believe is a real word). It should say a lot about her promoters that I even know who Lady Gaga is (okay seriously, bachelorette isn't a word but Gaga is?).
Not that this is a new state of being for me, a few years ago, I heard a lot of people talking about the Hilton sisters. This really threw me. As far as I knew, Daisy and Violet had been dead some years so the fact that they were making headlines meant something new was discovered about them. So I Googled, and found out that there were two new Hiltons, much more deserving of the title, Freaks, than the originals.
So how does this affect me? I'm not really sure. I suppose I could claim some sort of superiority over the masses for not having a clue as to what is happening on the Jersey Shore, but to be honest, it's not as if I'm filling my head with knowledge of more important or high brow matters either. Hell, I've been wasting most of my free time browsing Awkward Family Pet Photos .
I have awkward pets, this resonates with me.


  1. You know you want a telly really. You can use the telly to do highbrow stuff like watching archaeology programmes or Newsnight or Doctor Who.

  2. I'm exactly the same. No tv, no news except random ultra liberal radio shows and sometimes I read a really big story on the news sites- like, you know, that oil rig that broke in the Gulf of Mexico. That kind of thing. But mostly, as it stands, I'm going to have to do some research pretty quick here to figure out anything about the candidates for the coming elections.

    It's all good.