Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Open Thread

NPR related comments welcomed.

5 comments:

WarOnWarOff said...

Oh, thank JEEBUS this holiday is finally over! Can't believe NPR spent so much time infantilizing us with NORAD Santa stories. Kept waiting for one analogous to the Flock of Seagulls nearly setting off WWIII, but apparently they save their WWIII schtick for those dastardly Iranians who keep wanting to meet our US ambassadors and to talk diplomacy and stuff. The fiends!

Porter Melmoth said...

NPR's 'discovery' series about blogs has me producing as much sputum as a hydrophobic mule. Spittin' mad am I! While I'm happy they're 'commemorating' the 10th anniversary, or whatever, of the blogosphere, the dippy 'reports' on this subject are infantile at best. As if I would expect anything better! Renayy sampled a bit of bloggishness with all the talent she displays when she ranges through her beloved Rodeo Drive boutiques - or maybe they have some outlets in humble Culver City, where she happens to be stuck...

ANYWAY, some guest was rattling on about putting together some worthless book of boring quotes from blogs, and the guest was saying that, wow, the conservative blogs are more cut and dried in their statements, while the liberal blogs tended to discuss things more. She talkin' 'bout you, Mytwords?

Whenever Renayyy's shallowness is exposed (most of the time, gang), she sounds like she's just walked into a Value Village by mistake, thinking it was, I don't know, Tiffany's having a fire sale or something...

OK, these analogies are pretty damn lousy, I know. Maybe the NPR Attempted Humor Infection has broken down my proud resistance and successfully infiltrated. So take it from me, listeners, BEWARE of Nationalism Publicity Radiation!

Yessir, I get more intelligent sounding reports from 'Entertainment Tonight' (the two or three times a year I watch it) than I do from Enn Pee ARRRRRRRGH!

WarOnWarOff said...

Indeed, porter, the exotic reportage from the Wierd, Wacky World of Blogdom was higher on the inanity meter than even WE could have anticipated!

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

Who knows, perhaps they'll one day invite some of the 'stars' of this gathering on for a segment - I'd like to think they're not beyond a little self-effacing humor (or ?...).

Word to the wise, and believe me I've since learned from my errors, DO NOT listen to them beyond the bare essentials during Yuletide! Last thing one needs is having to shoulder another of their glorify-the-haves-and-lampoon-the-have-nots ugly drecklings (that goes for you too, MarketPlace smuggies).

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

Oh yeah, and also...

It was humorous to hear All Thinktanks Considered's vociferously 'conflicting' report about the alleged decline in cocaine use nationwide - and here all this time I thought the expressions "NPR" and "fact-checking" were mutually exclusive!