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Today’s Headlines

July 11, 2018

 

“Sure could use,

A little good news today”

– Anne Murray

 

 

Today’s Headlines

Brush a broad stroke

To paint a large picture

Over small details

Making a big deal

Over little to do

Hyperbole becomes

The standard norm

To quench the

Addled

Mind

Thirstily

Drinking in

New information

Like

Grasping at straws

To save

A parched

Sanity

Reading column

Inches

Either on modern

Papyrus

Forever stained

By oily black ink

That oozes from

Drying crimson blood

 

“Watching television
Is like taking
Black spray paint
To your
Third eye.”

– Bill Hicks

 

Or light emitting

Screens

Blinding the soul

Eviscerating

The spirit

That could

In a blink of an eye

Or turn of the head

Change instantly

With all the

Verifiable proof

Whisked away

Down the electronic

Orwellian

Memory hole

 

“Attention,
Your attention, please

A newsflash has this moment
Arrived from the Malabar front

Our forces in South India
Have won a glorious victory

I am authorized to say
That the action

We are now reporting
May, well bring the war

Within measurable
Distance of its end

Here is the newsflash

Plusgood

Doubleplusgood

Times 17.3.84
bb speech mal reported
Africa rectify

Times 19.12.83
Forecasts 3 YP 4th quarter
83 misprints, verify current issue

Times 14.12.84
Mini plenty mal quoted,
Chocolate rectify

Times 3.12.83
Reporting bb day order
Doubleplusungood”

 

“Doubleplusgood”

– Eurythmics “1984” Soundtrack

 

The headline

Could also

Be in

A rumor

Overheard

With all the

Accuracy

Vague as the

Wind

It is written on

Supplanted in the

Mind and

Over the top

Of

All the other

Useless Information

Stored in

The soft

Infinitely absorbing

Sponge like

Gray matter

 

“I love bad news.

Doesn’t bother me.
The more bad news there is,
The faster this system collapses.”

– George Carlin

 

Meanwhile

The attention grabber

HEADLINE

Makes the

Problem reported

Too big to fix

Therefore

Nothing gets done

Perpetuating

Sensationalism

Instead of

Humanism

So the story goes

Catastrophe

Somewhere

Such as

TERROR IN TEXAS

Hmmm

TERROR

A term used so

Often

It only stirs a

Vague emotional

Paltry perception

TEXAS

Spread out over

A large area

Creates a cryptic

Catchphrase to confuse

 

“I watch television news for one thing and one thing only: entertainment. That’s all I want from the news; entertainment.

You know my favorite thing on television? Bad news. Bad news and disasters and accidents and catastrophes.”

– George Carlin

 

Maybe instead of

TERROR IN TEXAS

Regarding

The last

School shooting

As of the writing

Of this post

The headline could read

A BULLIED STUDENT

Who’s paranoid parent

Left weapons

Easily accessible

Used them today

On fellow classmates since he felt that he had no other option and no one to talk to.

Gets to the point and may put it in a context that a reader might recognize themselves as the parent and either lock up their guns or seek help for paranoia. Which is indoctrinated in to the child.

Instead of turning it into an endless argument over an intentionally vague 2nd amendment that only prolongs the symptom leading nowhere to a cure.

 

“It’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.”

– Dennis Miller

 

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