June 17, 2005
I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet...
This morning, I wake up to the ding-a-lings on the Today Show spouting, and this is a direct quote, "Earth Shattering News!!!!"
I suppose I take things too literally. I assumed they were talking about yet another earthquake in California.
Wow...I think, scratching the sleep and goo out of my eyes. I sit up in bed and like I do each morning, I light a cigarette for breakfast.
But it turns out, the actual "Earth Shattering News" is that Tom Cruise is asserting his heterosexuality yet again.
And while I imagine the earth is indeed not shattered by Cruise (who is not gay) getting married, it has been shat upon by a story that is not news, and more likely, fiction.
FYI: This site, maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey shows 881 quakes (as of this post) in California and Nevada since last week.