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I need to join the ranks of…well, everyone. So, I just want it to be known that A Clown in the Middle strongly believes that this non-story should go away. We feel that the only way this can happen is for us to tell everyone that the death of ANNA NICOLE SMITH will not be exploited on this blog.

There is no way that ANNA NICOLE SMITH will be mentioned, even if a white Ford Bronco is involved. We stand with Wolf Blitzer of CNN in believing the only way to appropriately report this story with dignity, allowing the family a little privacy, is to splash the name ANNA NICOLE SMITH all over the place. And in Wolf’s case, add a nice collage of images of her face and breasts. WTG, Wolf.

So, once again, if you want stories of ANNA NICOLE SMITH, go, uh…everywhere else on the planet: newspaper, TV, radio, internet, whatever. You will get no ANNA NICOLE SMITH here.



Filed under Journalism, Media, Stupidity, Television

On the Nature of Tragedy

I’m a sucker for a good tragedy. Or a dark comedy, the darker and sadder, the better. And who knew I’d get a fix by watching last week’s Grey’s Anatomy? The show’s pretty decent about drama, which is diferent than tragedy in ways I’ll get to in a bit. But this past week, the major subplot was classic, totally devastating, Greek tragedy.

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Do Cartoons have any content?

Is it just me or do today’s cartoons have exactly zero content? As I’m eating breakfast at the hotel this morning, I find myself watching the Cartoon Network with some kids here in the lobby. I’m not sure what we’re watching, but it seems to be a cartoon based entirely on the writers(???) playing Tony Hawk 2007. Almost everything in the cartoon is characters from the game skating in different skate parks. There will then be a minute or so of talking (plot?) and then back to skating.

Wouldn’t just playing Tony hawk 2007 yourself be better for you? At least you’d be working on your small motor skills and decision making. I have the same question of the Yugi-Oh cartoon. Why watch other pople play the game on TV? Just play it yourself.

Or, go outside and play some baseball, go sledding, something….

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