Picked up the LA Times today. Not my first choice of daily news as it is the very publication responsible for my former habit of "talking to newspapers" and served as the primary force that first propelled me into the blogosphere.
There it was, prominently positioned in the center of the page and my eyes went to it immediately; a story about the latest "problem" that American society "needs to address". Know what it is? It's this: No one seems to be very interested in the Women's NCAA Basketball Championship, especially compared to the hype around the Men's tournament. They are playing the games in empty arenas. Ghastly!
Nothing against women or women's sports, but if an event is not interesting to the masses, that is not a problem for society to address.
But I'll tell you this, if we collectively decide to start addressing such travesties, then I want a redo on the Stompers. What? You don't know who the Stompers are? They were a band from Boston in the 70's and my cousin was dating the lead singer. If they could have just leveraged their one quasi-hit (Heart for Sale) into mega-stardom, I could have attached myself to their inner circle, ridden their coattails, and walked the red carpets among the glitterati. Unfortunately, the masses were not interested in the Stompers' mediocre brand of pop entertainment and society utterly failed to address that problem.
Point is, my urge to mutter aloud while reading the story was somehow dampened by the knowledge that I could spew about it here. Blog therapy seems to be working...