Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time Off With Good Behaviour

Harumph, Grumble, Phfft.

It's not exactly a bad mood............No, I am not angry.  Disgruntled maybe.

Woke up this morning and made the mistake of turning on the tube.  Why would I do that?  It's been a wonderfully quiet time here on Sam Page Road these last 60 days or so without Meredith, Matt, Al, or Ann throwing media molasses into my day before it really has a chance to get up a decent head of steam.

Seems  the top news items were covered by the time I tuned in over my bowl of shop brand wannabe granola (hey it actually tastes ok, given it is probably 75% cellulose - throw enough sugar on anything and....) - Anyway, by the time I really paid attention, the Today Show team had zeroed in on the Hot News item of the day.  An issue so important, they had some talking head from California on to describe this vitally important topic to viewers who might not be able to understand the intricacies and the subtle nuances of Lindsay Lohan's first night in jail.  

It appears that with (and they are making a HUGE assumption here) - with good behaviour taken into account, Lindsay will only serve 13 days of her 90 day sentence. 

Breathe a sigh of relief America. 

At this point, I turned the damn TV off and finished my cuttings from the forest floor cereal. 

I Googled Lindsay for the wonderful image you see up at the top.  And for a moment I was going to actually read about her.  I still have no clue who or what she is other than I am guessing just another Hollywood loser who can't keep an even keel.

I decided not to read about her.  Getting my information in 30 second soundbites or headline snippets while perusing the scandal rags at the check out line seemed about all of my attention she deserved. 

Yet, her influence is pervasive.  She has such a grip on our collective attention span that even I, an admitted out of touch with what's currently hip aging fart in Maine,  have devoted a blog post to her.



Randal Graves said...

I think she was in a movie once when she was 12.

Did you see? Even our landlords, China, just had a big ole spill!

El Cerdo Ignatius said...

I for one liked Lindsay Lohan in the movie Bobby.

All right, I liked how she looked in the movie Bobby.

Grumble, semantics, grumble, etc.

PENolan said...

And that's why I decided to give you the Ray of Sunshine Award, MRMacrum. Plus I just like to see you in my statcounter early in the morning.

jadedj said...

I'm with you. The planet is coming apart at the seams, and the news teams are on top of this? Pissants reporting on pissants in my view.