Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Virginia Massacaust

I don't know how to feel? So it's a good thing i have no indirect connection to the events at Virginia Tech. Otherwise i might have been broadcasting LIVE on GMA, Gooooooood Morning, Viet Naa. ... er, Americaaaaaa.

Eventually, it gets down to that most probative of questions: "So tell, me. How did you feel?"
"We were like, 'What's going on?'" comes the inevitable reply.

I'm just part of the unwashed masses, soaking up the bystander trauma in HD TV. I don't know how to feel.

Just the week before last, we got to witness the public flogging of Don Imus. "Nappy-headed hos" he called members of a team in a sport i don't follow. I follow no sports. But i know the women of Rutgers now, the almost champs. One told me on the TV, HD TV, that she was scarred for life. Her name was Matee, a witness to the need for this wall to wall news coverage.

I go to the gym, not 'cause i like sports. I lost a bet. On the plus side there are wall to wall TVs (though none yet in HD). Simultaneously, you've got CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, MSNBC and MTV. Just choose your audio or read all the subtitles. Faux News followed a story live for an hour or more last week: "Mare Stuck in the Mud in Texas." Her name was Champ. How would i have felt if this nappy headed horse hadn't made it out alive?

Live at the gym, the old networks are representin', ABC, CBS, NBC... Only PBS seems to be dissing the national nightmare by televising some show on painting. It's not even live. Where's their probative specualtion on the matter? With 30+ victims, it's the worst civilian shooting in US HISTORY. How can you help but to feel... i don't know.

30+ civilians die violent deaths on any given day in Baghdad. How do you feel?

30+ students die on American campuses each week due to binge drinking or suicide. How do you feel?

60, 70, 80+ Americans die in Iraq every month. How do you feel? I don't know.

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