Monday, September 8, 2008

I am a Yahoo! News junky!

On, My Yahoo! "front page", I have the Top 10 most viewed news stories of the day at the very top. I like to try to keep up with current events, no matter how mundane (I must admit though, I am getting wary of the news about Iraq, and I haven't been paying close enough attention to the elections, but that will change). Sometimes, I will check out the Top Headlines and be appalled and amazed. On any given day more people will look at a headline about a celebrity, than they will about the state of our country. I find it a bit amusing. Right now the top headline is "Oasis singer Noel Gallagher attacked on stage" (9/8/08 9:10PM) right before "Police: Montana Mom kept dead son in car trunk", and "Ike set to bypass Keys, but Gulf Coast worries". WHAT!? It is more important for people to know about Noel Gallagher than it is for them to learn about a wacked out Mom or a hurricane threatening the lives of our fellow Americans? I admit I read the Noel Gallagher story out of morbid curiosity, but I don't consider that actual "News" unless you are a family member of Mr. Gallagher's, and I would hope you would learn about it from him, or his band members, or even a personal assistant before you would read it on Yahoo! News. Another story that has been in the news lately is the one of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, OK FORMER Detroit Mayor. (He plead guilty to obstruction of justice and assault after lying about it repeatedly) I found this post from jdg of Sweet Juniper. Not only does it hilariously reference the above story, but it also references a phrase that has been in the headlines. I laughed so hard at the whole post that my husband gave me the "Why did I marry you again?" look. Take note that jdg & Wood live in Detroit and jdg is also a SAHD, that doesn't try to sugar-coat everything for his kids. *As usual here is a disclaimer...the Sweet Juniper post is just a fun conversation between husband and wife, and the views of jdg and Wood are not necessarily the views of this blog owner.

1 Comment:

Katie said...

That was a funny post on Sweet Juniper. Did you read the one prior? How sweet.

I, too, am often in awe over what makes the "headlines" in news over other stories.