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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.


Lacey said...

I too remember that song... :) I'm tired of the campaign ads in my mailbox. They are killing trees to talk junk about each other and it makes want to not vote for either side. TV is overrun with shows like Jersey Shore, that shows makes my brain atrophy!

L.C. Griffith said...

Right! LOL! It's insanity... but then again, maybe it's not considered insane. Maybe this is the new norm and we're the odd balls? LOL!

Jane said...

Just read your first two blogs - can't wait to read the rest. Totally agree with you. Surprisingly, my teens both have commented on the fact that a "Wall-e existance" is actually what the human race is headed for.

L.C. Griffith said...

LOL!!! I'm afraid your kids are right! Smart kids ;)

Jayne said...

It's M-A-Y-E-R... oh I love to eat it every day... Sorry! I'm going to have that song in my head all night!

Atrophy, entropy, all headed downhill. I keep asking myself (and my husband, just the other day) why we are still getting all this JUNK mail. You'd think the advertisers would get it by now and try to phase out the paper assault. It turns me off completely. When I get paper I think: this company is killing trees and wasting too much $$ on advertising, which means product cost has to be inflated to cover the ad cost. Duh.

And the TV--don't get me started. It's off, entirely off. So, I guess I'm not a good dinner companion if all the talk is about new shows.

"Junk food for the brain." Perfect analogy, Leah! :)

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