30 June 2010
Is Your Name Craftsman? Because I Think You're A Tool
I hate these people. I downloaded the above photo from this thing called "Metromix" at the Democrat and Chronicle website. The D&C is the Rochester newspaper published by the Gannett company. In its desparation to maintain sales, Gannett newspapers have resorted to publishing photos of local people out on the town, most likely in the hopes that they will come to the website to look at their photos. Pretty much the same thing as the weekly Wednesday section that features a town near you and what makes that town unique. The D&C will post a little blurb in the paper looking for people to write in their stories. This "Our Town" feature has been running for years now. Let's say, at a minimum of three years mulitplied by fifty-two weeks a year, the result is one hundred fifty-six towns featured. Do we have that many towns around here? No. It's the same towns featured over and over and over again. It's easy to bash the D&C (and fun too!) but that is not exactly the reason for this post. Look at the people in that photo and you will see signs of an epidemic among young people: Why the fake gang signs? Why the pursed lips by these girls whenever they get in front of a camera? How much do these people spend on hairgel and tanning supplies in any given week? It's like they're saying - Look At Me! To The Extreme!!!! Yeah, I know I'm old and out of touch but I've been out of touch with this type of stuff since I was in my mid-twenties. Oh well. I'll go put on my flannel shirt, turn on some talk radio and shut the eff up.
at 12:15 PM