Friday, February 16, 2007

Ghoul of my Dreams

Is anyone besides me finding Law & Order's "ripped from the headlines" storylines ghoulish and voyeuristic? Tonight the fine folks at NBC are offering as entertainment a thinly-veiled version of last year's murder of Adrienne Shelly. She was the actress found hanging in her shower, and who at first was thought to have committed suicide. A construction worker was later arrested and charged with her murder.

If our hope that people won't parade another human's personal tragedy out for  entertainment pleasure is not a reasonable one, perhaps we can at least start being more candid about the true nature of our fascination. It's got to be easier dealing with a wolf engaged in a macabre self-gratification ritual  when he's not wearing the clothing of a sheep claiming a scholarly interest.

On the other hand, Coca Cola is now out with an extra-caffeine version. The dream comes true, at last. (I'd say "be still my heart," but it seems inappropriate to in this case.)

 

1 comment:

amy122389 said...

"Coca Cola is now out with an extra-caffeine version. The dream comes true, at last. (I'd say "be still my heart," but it seems inappropriate to in this case)."

hee hee...that made me laugh.  I'll have to look for the new Coke...extra caffeine is a good thing.  :-D

~Amy