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Modern Life is a complicated and cluttered thing.  So I decided to clean it up a bit.  As far as I can tell, everything about Our Annoying World falls under 1 of 4 categories:

Media Ridiculousness: Let’s face it, truly Important Stuff only happens every once and awhile.   So what is the media supposed to do the rest of the time?  Discuss major world events in more than 30 second sound bites?  No, it’s much easier to just create a “phenomenon” out of thin air.  Then other media outlets pick up the story, thus elevating it from nothingness to somethingness. (See such classics as “Y2K Will Be the End of Civilization” or perhaps something more modern like “Teenage Girls Everywhere are Trying to Get Pregnant Because It Looks Like Fun!”  Frankly, I thought the 1990’s classic “Teenagers Really Love Tony Bennett” was a lot more creative.)

Silly Trends and Proclivities: See above.  Only in this instance the media is not reporting a fabricated phenomenon,  it’s real, and it will truly embarrass us all when we look back upon it in 10 years.  (See “The Achy Breaky”, or more recently, “Twilight.”  Or better yet, don’t.)

Food and Food-esque Substances: Someone decides a real food product just isn’t cutting it, so they go into a lab and create something much better, if you can overlook the rectal bleeding. (see “Fat Free Potato Chips”)

Technology Out of Control: Someone decides something in nature just isn’t cutting it, so they go into a lab and create something much better, if you can overlook the man boobs (see “Viagra”)

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