Please watch – then read.
Howard Beale had it right. Never has this been more true.
Here’s some minor trivia (trivial trivia?): this blog used to be called “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”. I named it that because I was so sick and tired of mainstream media and what passed for “news”. I saw through it all. The hidden sales pitch. The insidious wholesale homogenization. It was all so absurd. I wanted to do something about it – to make my voice heard – but didn’t know how. Surely there were others who felt the same? In this state of mind, I recalled Howard Beale’s famous speech. I watched Network again. My mind was made up. I found my way forward.
So I started this blog, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” But then I decided I didn’t want to be mad as hell; I wanted to be humorous and positive. A difficult choice, in the current predominately negative landscape of superficiality, fear, paranoia, hyperbolic faux over-reaction and the preference for half-baked opinions over hard-earned facts. To hell with it all! I changed the name. I am what I am. That’s all I can be. For now. Like Bowie, I am constantly going through ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.
Now I’m back to being mad as hell. Maybe I should call the blog: trapped on a rock floating in space and I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore! What do you think?