Our friends at Cee’s blog have invited us to share our world again, for the last time in 2016. Because 2017 might completely change my world. We don’t know. It might be like that Y2K thing, remember that? All the computers were going to reset and combust or something?
Question of the Day: You’re stranded on a deserted island with a TV, five movies, and five complete TV series. Which ones do you bring, and why?
I’ve never done one of these, though one of the blogs I follow, The Bumbling Bookworm, puts these up faithfully. This week, she said, the top ten topic is on T.V. Shows or Movies! Huzzah! I feel like I can take part in this one!
And so I shall. T.V. shows are in green, and the one movie is in orange.
1. Doctor Who. Clever writing, fantastic storytelling…
I don’t remember exactly what the inspiration was, but since last night, I’ve been mulling over a new idea about news. Like, The News. Tom Brokaw and the New York Times. (I know; exciting, right? See why I had to tell you about it?)
I briefly heard someone talk about today’s news stories as something they go to for entertainment, rather than true information. Bread and circuses to keep us entertained. The implication was that current news stories are hyperbolic, a little bit made-up and sensational. As I type these words, I suppose in some sense, this is true, but… really?