I’d just finished the illustrated article on adorable Internet pet terminology and was halfway through the blow-by-blow description of Michael Jackson’s death. I still hadn’t gotten over my irritation with the “tell me again why I’m supposed to care about this foul-mouthed camera-hogging teenage activist?” article … when it occurred to me I need a few hours break from the ‘Net.
It also occurred to me there’s a good reason why even smart people might prefer to visit cute-pet pages or read about Meghan Markle’s wedding than slog through the fetid ooze that passes for “real” news these days. But before I return to contemplate whether “Yanni vs laurel” is truly over … first, a momentary retreat.
I leave you with this thought:
What can you do with $10?
- Send it to Oxfam and hope it feeds a bunch of hungry people (instead of merely helping pay for a sexual-abuse coverup);
- Donate it to the Clinton Foundation and count on it buying you access to power;
- Join the Amy Schumer fan club;
- Spend it on postage for letters to your congressthing;
- Donate it to a legal defense fund for a poor, abused Baltimore cop whose paid vacation income isn’t enough to cover the cost of defending himself against corruption charges;
- Burn it for fuel after TSHTF;
- Wallpaper your bathroom with it and others like it once the Federal Reserve fulfills its job of stabilizing the economy;
- Share it with Michael Bloomberg, who’s probably going broke funding all those state-level anti-gun initiatives.
So many, many wonderful possibilities!
Yep, end of the month. That moment is fast upon us; just seven days to get the temperature to the top of the thermometer. And we are so near yet so far away. Let’s see if we can do it, blogfriends — especially you who haven’t donated before.
OTOH, if on principle you don’t contribute to blogs, I’m sure Bill and Hill and their (ahem) entirely disinterested and selflessly noble charitable foundation would give you your money’s worth — in scandalous infotainment, if nothing else.
I’m logging off now, bedazzled and more grateful than I can say. If more donations come in (and I they still will), I’ll update the thermometer in the sidebar, but preserve this one as it is here to mark today’s milestone.