Don't Mix Headlines and Blurred Vision
I'm not a news junkie, but I like to keep up on the headlines.
Several times a day, I scan one of the major news sites, like BBC or CNN, just to see what's going on. Sure, I get my news in nearly useless soundbite form—with stories told in eight words or fewer—but that's usually enough for me.
Only one problem. When I'm not focusing fully, my eyes tend to see things that aren't there ... or just combine ideas that are there, but jumble them up.
Imagine my surprise, then, when I saw these headlines early this morning:
Clinton and Obama play nice in school hallway
Girl stabbed seven times in debate
Microsoft seeks to buy Midwest
Giant storm pounds Yahoo!
Ticker: Obama endorses McCain
Schwarzenegger ranked most liberal in Senate
Mom: Top al Qaeda terrorist resting at hospital
Sources: Britney Spears killed
I think it’s time to tune out again. This world’s freakin' crazy.
Except for that last one. Honestly, isn't that what we're all expecting to hear one of these days?