Thu 1 Sep 05

I know I’m supposed to fired up to Save New Orleans! but I have trouble with this when I’m being bombarded by “heartbreaking images” broadcast behind sappy music. I was riding a bike at MVP last night with my pick of about four different TVs to watch while I pedalled. On one of them to my left Entertainment Tonight was literally telling me, “Now we’re going to show you some heartbreaking images over a moving song by…” a Johnny Cash remake of Bridge Over Troubled Waters. The woman speaking seemed to be brimming with pride that her show had something catastrophic to talk about. I’m all for helping people, but don’t ram it down my throat. And don’t ever give me the impression that you’re happy to have this event to talk about so you can interview celebrities about their opinions on the subject.

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