Thursday, September 19, 2013

Asteroid collides with earth wipes out entire population,

 "women and children hardest hit"

That's the way the New York Times headline would read.

Or, the Washington Post or the Charlotte Observer etc.

The reason that joke has been around for as long as it has is because there's so much truth to it.

My email box is full of that kind of stuff every day.   For example, today there was one that shouted "SEVEN COMMON DRUGS THAT COULD KILL YOU TONIGHT!"

Now, I know once I read the rest of the story, it will be the usual  BS.

But, when I click on the link..........instead of reading the message, it opens a 10 or 15 minute video
with some jerk wearing a doctor suit who wants to waste as much of my time as I'll let him.

I know better than to pay any attention to that kind of sales pitch anymore.

But unfortunately, more and more there are genuine news outfits using the same technique.  Once you click on the link, instead of "reading the story".....a TV type "talking head".....reads it to you.

Damm, that's frustrating.

But that's what you get when you live in a society dumbed down to the point where 30% of the adult population can't read.

But they can vote.

Lord help us!