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Under Pressure

I've been trying my best to avoid war coverage of almost any kind. I check in with NPR in the morning for some audio coverage, but I avoid television coverage altogether. It's just too upsetting, and there's just nothing I can do.

Except that I had to go to the Volkswagen dealership today, and CBS was on in the customer lounge and they were showing bombs dropping in Baghdad, shit actually blowing up and people were just calmly watching as if it was a new Bruce Willis movie. I had to leave the room; it's just too much. I can't watch. I hate that everyone around me is acting like it's a new reality show and acting as if it really fucking matters that they know every fucking detail of what's going on. It doesn't fucking matter. The news does not fucking matter. Turn it the fuck off. Go do something fucking positive with your fucking time.

Fuck, man.

Serendipity: Radio K just started playing "Under Pressure."

Posted March 21, 2003 3:56 PM | On This Day: 2005 2004

 

4 Comments

I'm with you 100 percent. Everybody at work was trying to access live video streams and I just didn't want to hear/see it. Binds me up in a huge ball of stress. Thankfully, iPod!

Thankfully I have been buried in an edit suite or a recording studio the last few days. Normally I am a bit of a political and current events junkie, but I couldn't bring myself to watch this ...shit anyway. I listened enough on the radio in the car going between studios to know I have heard all I can stand.

Yes, listening on the radio is enough for me... Not to mention that people all around me seem to want to talk about it nonstop. I feel that we should be informed, but sometimes the media goes way too far.

Watch the "Wag The Dog" again... ;(