Thursday, 14 June 2007

The daily rant

A friend told me that she remembered the day when she began ranting at the television. It was her 42nd birthday. One day she was 41 years old and not ranting. The next ...

I don't rant at the television. But in the past week, I've developed a variation on this theme. I've had to stop myself writing letters to the newspaper*. One day — possibly quite soon — I'm going to lose the struggle. I'll no longer be known as Snail but as Disgusted of Maribyrnong. Well, it does have a certain ring to it.
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* The most recent letter I didn't write was in response to an op-ed piece about Paris Hilton, for cryin' out loud. The author was banging on and on about how we all should be ashamed of ourselves for showing so much interest in her. Fortunately, my irony meter overloaded. I might leave it in pieces.

4 comments:

Lynsey said...

Enraged of Mayfair, perhaps?

Dates me, I s'pose. Even google doesn't point in the right direction. Seems the net killed the video killed the radio star. I can hear it now - 'What did you watch on tv when you were a lad, grandad?'

Snail said...

And there was always Disgusted from Tunbridge Wells.

I've almost given up telly altogether because I find myself appalled at just about everything. I was particularly appalled by Channel 7's coverage of the Wallabies vs Springboks match on Saturday. With South Africa levelling the score at 19 all and only three minutes to go, they cut to some crappy movie. They cut back again pretty quickly but the damage was done. I lost the momentum of the game and so did the Wallabies ...

AYDIN Ă–RSTAN said...

One reason why I stopped reading newspapers, especially the op-eds.

Snail said...

One reason why I stopped reading newspapers, especially the op-eds.

I know! But if I give up on that, I won't have a clue what's going on in the world. Oh, wait. I said that as if it were a bad thing.