Monday, March 31, 2014

Pinterest and CNN. Sorry about that.

Now I get it, well, maybe.
I was talking to my wife today after not talking to her for a day or so because we were underway at sea, and we discussed what you may be imagining............ the outside lighting on our house.

And then I remembered a comment I received on a previous post in which I questioned the validity of Pinterest.
I was told it's basically pretty useless (that has been proven to be true up to this point ) but it is a good place to sometimes get ideas for your home, or whatever project you have going.

So, as my wife and I discussed the possible height of our soon to be new lights, and the various models, it hit me.


So off I went to my new "idea" site. Who ever thought an "idea" site would catch on?

Well, I'll tell you this, I found a lot of ideas of what I DON'T want, but still, I can see where that site could come in handy in a pinch.

Pinterest? Yep, I'm all in.


Ok, so I popped in to see what CNN was talking about today, and yes, you guessed it, Flight 370.
I know I know, I said I wouldn't watch anymore, but I couldn't help myself. 
I don't mean to make light of the tragedy that took place and the 370 lives that are presumed lost. I can't imagine how the family's of those doomed souls feel, considering everyones apparent ineptness  at finding a plane that somehow just disappeared out of the sky.

What I am making light of is this "Saturday Night live Skit" CNN calls it's coverage of this disaster.
I mean, seriously, can you be anymore over the top with your coverage?

Their never ending banner that runs 24/7 across the bottom of the screen which yells,
"BREAKING NEWS!! FLIGHT 370........."
Hey CNN. It's not BREAKING news anymore.

They now have a counter going, telling us the ESTIMATED BLACK BOX LIFE.
Last I checked it was 6 DAYS      2 HOURS.
It's like the Times Square countdown to the new year. The only thing missing on the CNN set are the party favors.

Just when I thought I'd seen everything that would make Walter Cronkite puke, their coverage switched from the studio to a guy standing in a little boat 10 miles at sea from Perth.
Was he in the search area, is that why he was in a little boat? Hell no. He was hundreds of miles from the search area.
So.....did they put him in a boat no where near the search area so as he was talking about the authorities searching the ocean for clues, we could get an idea of what the ocean looks like?

As they were wrapping up the segment, Wolf Blitzer ( I always think of Dash Riprock of Beverly hillbilly fame when I hear his name ) asked the reporter standing in the little boat hundreds of miles from the search zone, if he see's any junk in the water where he is at. I could tell the reporter just wanted to yell at Dash, I mean Wolf, "hell no I don't see anything in the water, I'M HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THE SEARCH ZONE !

I'm giving up CNN for lent. I swear.


Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Dash Riprock - THAT is funny!! I'd think you'd get better and more relevant news from F-Troop. I visited Pintrest one or twice and bailed immediately. It was too much like CNN.

Karen said...

I love this post!!! I'm reposting on MY blog today. Amen, Mark. Perfectly stated.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Pinterest is good for that exact thing! I love CNN I do until this....seriously how can we keep talking about this for hours and hours with no new news....very little coverage on mudslide in Washington and there must be other things going on!! But I can't switch to FOX i'd stab myself in the eye before doing that!

Jerral Miles said...

Good luck with the lights… not sure what Pinterest can do for you that Lowes or Home Depot can't… except … Yeah, come to think of it, I can think of a couple of things, but I don't think they're completely legal… AND about CNN. If you hear something really interesting about the lost airplane, I mean really, really interesting, let me know… otherwise, I'm staying away from CNN until… not sure until what/when, but until… On the other hand, the words "FOX NEWS" just now flashed through my mind, and I got back some of the old warm feelings I used to have for CNN, but I'm still staying away… not as far away as I am from Sarah Limbaugh's hangout, but...

beth said...

pinterest…yes, almost daily

cnn…no, not ever

crashing weddings for blog readership is a thought. probably not worth doing regularly, but the idea made me laugh. you, vince and owen. now that'd be funny.

wow. karen loves your post. she's reposting it. that will bring in some new readers. kill the wedding crashing idea.

those birds previously. i think they were just dating. that lowered shoulder move i've seen before.

did you hear. we're in the final four. i'm so excited. mostly for our coach. he used to coach the college team back in our hometown, so we're really hoping for his dreams to come true.

Joey said...

Just for the record? I'm completely and utterly addicted to Pinterest. I can't explain it. I just AM. LOL!

NanaDiana said...

Love it- A sense of humor- black humor-my favorite.
Just found you through Karen @ This Old House and I am your newest follower. You have just enough sarcasm to make me smile. I so remember good old DASH! You know a few more and you have a whole "team" Come DASHer & Dancer & Donner & BLITZER....okay- I'll don't know me that well yet.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wolf Blitzer? Doesn't he have something else to do…..yikes. I'm with you on giving it all up.
Pinterest is sometimes pinteresting; sometimes not.