Now as soon as I get back on the computer (Monday-ish) I'll be slapping down some pics just because my kids are damned cute. Until then, though, it's time to crown Asshat of the Week:
I'll admit to not surfing much for news, so I can speak primarily for Fox. But I'm sure that on every other media outlet, the 5-minute sound bites before and after Christmas sounded somewhat like this:
This year has been the worst year of shopping EVER!!!!!!!!!! Consumers sat on their asses and marked the end of an era, the entry into utter financial ruin as the worst depression since the Ungandan Ass Lick of 1266 BC, and a major challenge for the upcoming president Barack Obama, who has promised to sweep away all misery and suffering by bailing out more shit than Bush. So with sales down, retailers, except Wal-Mart (but we won't mention them because they aren't writhing in agony or getting all of Patrick M's Christmas cash (less 89 cents change)), are cutting their prices like a pack of horny teenagers in an 80's slasher flick. Prices are being cut by 90,000,000,000%, but scared, frightened, poor, huddled masses lack the balls to max their last credit card buying more shit. I guess the economy's fucked now.Okay, there may be some exaggeration there, but considering this report was replayed over and over and over in the 3-minute sound blurbs I was subjected to while driving around in the pre- and post-Yuletide hour, it got me to thinking that, in all medial, if it bleeds, it leads. And the way the economy is being framed, it resembles removing a burst hemorrhoid with a chainsaw (Leatherface style for you 80's slasher flick lovers). Either way, it was damned annoying. Thus as they get my attention in a good way more often than not, they must also bear the shame of earning the title of Asshat of the Week.