January 7, 2005

Safety Notice for the Soul

With the net-wide advent, yesterday, of "certain documents" concerning "certain revolting crimes" of which a "certain pop-star" has been accused, it is clear the world's soul is about to be assaulted by the our news media for what will not only be a very long time, but seem like eternity cubed on a daily basis.

All those involved in exposing us to this disease of the soul know full well what they are about to do, but they cannot control themselves. Dog meet Vomit.

All the honor and credibillity the media garnered from the coverage of the Tsunami disaster will be flushed from the buffers of history within 24 hours after this "certain trial" begins. Grown men and women will consume weeks of their and our lives by discussing the nature of adolescent jockey shorts. Odious practices and disgusting fluids will be repeatedly reported on with the chortles barely concealed.

It will be mainstream media at its worst. It will find a new bottom below the previous bottom that was well below all bottoms known to humanity less than ten years ago. In fact, the word "bottom" will gain a whole new meaning and inflection.

It will also be a time in which the blogsphere finds a new bottom since it is, like it or not, attached to the dying white whale of mainsteam media like a remora with mad-cow disease. The blogsphere will bleat and fume, but it will still follow MSM down into the depths.

Except for this and other small refuges here and there, the deluge of disgusting reports and comments on this "trial" will rise until all are consumed.

In the coming months and years of the looming disgraceful episode, this site and others like it will hold the line for whatever shreds of decency and civilization are left to us.

It shall be the policy and the promise of this site that this brief "Soul Safety Notice" will be the last allusion to and report about the debased and meaningless "trial of the century, so far."

Posted by Vanderleun at January 7, 2005 12:05 PM
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ah.. an oasis in the desert! Thanks Gerard!

Posted by: sered at January 7, 2005 12:43 PM

We need something like the V-chip for television content. As soon as any celebrity trial comes on the screen will automatically play pleasant music and show some innocuous content until the blather is done. I've started doing this automatically in the car. Palestinian elections? Boop! Robert Blake? Boop! Ira-- Boop! Boop! Boop!

Posted by: Stephen B at January 7, 2005 1:02 PM

I guess I'm not old enough to know what you're referring to, since I don't have a clue what you're talking about.

Posted by: greg at January 7, 2005 1:51 PM

All the honor and credibillity the media garnered from the coverage of the Tsunami disaster will be flushed from the buffers of history within 24 hours after this "certain trial" begins.

That's because a) there's really nothing else to be milked out of the tragedy and b) the UN is taking over from the initial ad hoc Anglo alliance (India included). Wave the left hand and people forget what the right hand is doing.

Remember Kosovo: the images of 'attractive' refugees in the snow and in the camps, the horror stories of ethnic cleansing, the action to bring the Serbs to heel and the turn-over to the UN. The place is still full of ethnic warfare, criminality and corruption. But one seldom hears about it in the media. The UN is there. Close the curtain.

The UN will not perform even half of what the initial alliance did in the tsunami relief; the corruption, inefficiency, and ponderous bureaucracy of it all will go unreported.

Posted by: P.A. Breault at January 7, 2005 4:03 PM

I disagree that the blogosphere will be likewise infected. It didn't follow Fox and Larry King with the all-Lacy and Scott all the time programming. We had an election to run.

Even so, it's the media circus' story, not the blogs'. The dog doesn't wag the blogosphere tail necessarily.

Posted by: mark butterworth at January 7, 2005 4:09 PM

You will see. The blogsphere will be utterly unable to resist this one.

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at January 7, 2005 4:15 PM