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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Why Do I Know This??

Okay, I believe our society is suffering from a condition known as TMI. For those of you without teenagers, that’s “too much information.” Some of the info we get is useful, but most of it’s random, and useless; a sort of Junk food for the brain. I can’t help wondering if like our bodies, our brains can get fat and flabby too from putting too much senseless crap into them?
For example, while washing the dishes last night I noticed I was singing; “ I did it all for the nookie, the nookie, so you can take that cookie, and stick it up your… YEAH!”
Okay….where the hell did that come from and how do I get rid of it?!!
I also know the lyrics to 1,498 advertising jingles, (going back to the 1960’s) and can tell you how many scoops of raisins are in a box of Raisin Bran, what bologna’s last name is, and the side effects of Viagra.
I know Mike, “The Situation Sorrentino” will be paid 5 million dollars this year for being a self-absorbed bore with great abs, and his classy 4’9” counterpart, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, earns $30,000 per episode and was recently arrested for public drunkenness. Please stop! I don’t want to know these people!
Every piece of technology that I own is in on the conspiracy. I get X-rated pop-ups on my computer, intellectually insulting ads on my TV… and radio, and fast talking telemarketers calling and texting my phones; and oh yeah, when I walk to my mailbox I’m rewarded with a shit load of junk mail that I’m forced to sort through. Grrrrr!
We may think that all this information is entertaining but do our kids know how to separate the truth from a lie, and reality from lunacy? I won’t be surprised if someday soon we find that our brains have atrophied, leaving us with the attention span of a flea.