Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Hobbit vs The World: How Sad is our World?

I will admit that back in the day I had a little crush on MJ. He was the first musical artist that I actually connected with... in my ten year old way.

And yes, I agree that his death is a loss to the music world. Not that he's made any big contributions in the last few years, but I acknowledge that he was a talented man.

The thing is, how twisted is our culture? I was watching the news last night and I was absolutely disgusted. The first 20 minutes of the broadcast was about people who were celebrating the fact that they won tickets to MJ's memorial service.

Have you clued into how messed up that last sentence is? Celebrating winning tickets to a funeral???? That is absolutely disgusting!

And do you want to know what was on the news following all the coverage about MJ, his funeral, the tickets, and his estate? It was a story about fallen Canadian soldiers in Afganistan! A story about our fallen soldiers, dying while serving our world, was bumped on the news by more than a half hour about a dead musician!

This week I am ashamed of the human race.


  1. I couldn't agree more. It seems we've got things a bit backwards these days.

  2. I can't even watch TV this week. Tell me when it's over.

  3. I've been avoiding the news hours. This whole thing is nuts. Yes, MJ was a talented musician and performer and few will ever match his success (or notariety -sp?, but come on, life still goes on and things are still happening in this crazy world of ours.


  4. this is exactly why I don't bother to watch the news.

  5. I know, it's crazy right? It's the same with the TV and the radio over here, I just hope that now the service is over and done with we stop hearing about it.


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