Happy In Bag

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

What Happened To Us?











There's nothing new about profanity. Humans have been talking a blue streak since Adam tasted the apple. Only in the last five years, however, has vulgarity become part of mainstream culture. Turn on the radio or television and a torrent of once-offensive words will soon follow. Newspapers aren't entirely innocent either. Blogs are notoriously offensive, but it's the coarseness of push media outlets that most alarms me. Go ahead and call me "granny." I'll call you member of the Idiocracy.

3 Comments:

  • At 1:55 PM, Blogger meesha.v said…

    I think they are just narrowing the gap between how people interact in real life and what we were always presented by the media. Sure is nice to see a guy like Louis Rukeyser on TV but how many people like him do we meet in real life. And who knows maybe after the show old Louis went !@!##&&^.

     
  • At 10:21 AM, Blogger Happy In Bag said…

    How did you know, Meesha, that I adored Louis Rukeyser! In the pre-"Money Honey" era, he was a rare voice of reason.

     
  • At 8:23 PM, Blogger meesha.v said…

    He was a relic from the time when only stodgy old guys were qualified to talk about finances. When everyone and their brother got into the stock market they wanted a regular person's advice in layman's terms. That's when we hit the other extreme with people like Cramer from "Mad Money" who is a complete moron and was proven to give bad advice and maybe an antithesis to old Louis.

     

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