The house was finally quiet so I sat down to crank out my blog entry and suddenly a thought crossed my mind. I wondered if the Smarty Community was starting to think of me as Vince. No, not Vince from Entourage, but I’d understand, you’re only human. I was thinking of “The Vince” from ShamWow!, you following me smarty readers? You know, entertaining the first or second time you hear him but like nails on a chalk board every time thereafter. I started to get a complex so I opted to change it up a bit tonight.
After several minutes of intense contemplation, I had nothing but blogger’s block. With no time to search the CSP archives to make sure I did not duplicate a recent topic, I did something that was against my better judgment. I went on-line to the Charlotte Observer to see what had been going on in the world for the past six days. I was quickly reminded of why folks often refer to it as the Charlotte Disturber. Here were some of the headlines; Bus plows into hikers on Bulgarian hill, kills 16, NJ casino says gunman planned suicide, ’75 Gerald Ford attacker hoped to start revolution, Fort Lawn police chief arrested, 10 injured in crash involving school bus. Had time allowed, I would have tallied the positive vs. negative articles but we all know that the ratio is grossly weighted on the negative. Have newspaper execs not figured out that there may be a direct correlation between the crap they call news and the fact that print revenues have fallen by 40% (or a loss of $7 billion) since 2006?
Anyway, I turned to old faithful (Google) and stumbled across a site that many of you may already be aware of but I was not. Here are some of the headlines for the site; US Consumer Confidence Jumps By Most In Six Years, Dying Bulldog Saves Owner From Fire, Crime in US Drops Significantly, Despite Economic Downturn, Special Report: The Best News for Planet Earth in Decades. Which stories would you rather read? Being my virgin voyage, I have not vetted the site nor am I aware of any potential political bias but at first read, I am sold. I did not sign up for the $24 a year subscription but have not counted it out. I wonder if managers are paying for employee subscriptions in an effort to boost moral. That may be my recommendation on Monday. Does anyone know anything about this site, Good News Network? If so, please share your thoughts/ experiences.
p.s. I am not a reality TV person but how funny would it be to see a
show where contestants tried out to be the next infomercial superstar?