IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!! The Cheshire's Blog: The ADD World

Sunday, October 09, 2005

The ADD World

Horrid History:

October 9th:
  • 1919 - The Cincinatti Reds win the World Series, but only because the key Chicago White Sox players agreed to throw the Series for $100,000 in bribes.
  • 1951 - RKO pictures asks Marilyn Monroe to wear panties while working.
  • 1987 - 24 boats equipped with Lowrance X-16 sonar units detect a large object at the depth of 606 feet beneath Loch Ness.
  • 1989 - Three aliens and their UFO visit Voronezh, USSR, according to the TASS news agency.

and finally ...
  • 1989 - The Hebrew edition of Penthouse magazine is released. Oy vey!

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OK, now that that piece of useless information is out of the way, I'd like to know why it is that people don't seem to read anymore? Oh, it's not as though the great publishing houses are about to slam shut their doors, and Amazon.com is still one of the bigggest companies in the world, but people just don't like to read anymore and this bothers me. It makes me wonder if there is any hope for humanity at all?

Is it because the great masters have been all but forgotten? I dare you to mention the name of Jack London to someone. Go ahead, do it now, I'll wait. ...

Back? OK, what was the look on his or her face? Did they look as though you had just splashed cold water on their face? Good! This is a sign of an honest person, who will in all likelihood inquire into the writings of our dear Mr. London - or, they'll at least Google his name to find out more. However, if the person casually tried to pass it off as though they knew exactly who you were talking about, as though they'd published The Call of the Wild themselves - even though you know that their personal library is comprised of an extensive porn collection, then these people are just plain irritating.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time right now to get into the finer points of illiteracy, and how it is affecting today's society. But, I do want to end this day's blog by stating that perhaps the reason our world seems so wrapped up in ADD is because the publishing world is so wrapped up in making money instead of doing their job: to encourage reading. Cutting off one's nose to spite their face is a lesson that the publishing monkeys must eventually learn, if they are to have any hope of staying in business.

AG

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