Thursday, November 29, 2007

Random Thoughts Concerning the News

In the Future, Even Wires are Wireless
So Amazon recently unveiled the Kindle, which the company is describing as a "wireless reading device."

While I certainly see the merits of this new contraption, I would like to take this moment to remind everyone that books — or "reading devices," if you will — are wireless, too.

Sometimes You Gotta Let the Story Speak for Itself
So I've been getting really irritated with NPR lately, as the last few broadcasts I've heard have had obvious editorial undertones despite being presented as actual "news." Even though I generally agreed with those undertones, the news — in my perfect world — is never slanted. It's presented "as is," regardless of the opinion of the reporter and his/her employer. This goes double for you, Fox News.

Anyway. I first noticed this story yesterday and was amused to find it completely devoid of a slant. It tells the story, has quotes supporting both sides, and ends.

It's written like that for obvious reasons.

Time to Make the Donuts
I wish I could take credit for the below image, but I can't. It was sent to me via e-mail without credit to the photographer.

Go ahead.


It's OK to have a sense of humor.


M@ said...

Thank you for recognizing bias in NPR. I've never voted for a republican but I am a true New England independent and I despise the two-party duopoly.

The whole Red State/Blue State dichotomy is utterly absurd. Bullshit is bullshit.

M@ said...

I actually think Christ died for dramatic effect. They say that in that particular milieu, he must have had an IQ of 450 or so. It's a theory.

But what a showman!

michele said...

love the photo!

I've been hearing about kindle, but what I've been hearing hasn't made me rush out and get rid of the 1000-odd "wireless" reading devices I have in my house. Just reading the terms and conditions of its use, let alone the several thousand dollar price tag is enough to make me wary of the device... a bit too much like itunes and the ipod for my taste.

Anonymous said...

Well then, I guess we have a holy mandate to eat those donuts...

disgruntled world citizen said...

The Wall Street Journal reviewed the Kindle today. It was a so-so review. My theory is that "reading devices" will never replace the book. There is something tactile that is comforting to reading. I dunno...

Michael K said...

That us so weird. I took a similar photo of an Edgewate/Uptown church a few years back and got a Burger King logo in the shot that had a similar effect. I wasn't doing it on purpose so it didn't come out as perfect as this though. I'll see if I can find it.

Stacy said...

(I am going to have to read my alphabetically listed blogroll from the bottom to the top to get here more often, sorry) OK from bottom to top, hysterically funny photo and if there ever was a greater sin than a doughnut i don't know about it.
If there were no NPR we'd be stuck with Fox, and that is really scary, but I am with M@ on the 2 party bullshit theory. Wireless reader, shut up!