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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Misperceptions. Or not.

I have been reading too much online lately. Blogs, articles, opinion pieces in various online news sites. I need to stop it; I'm getting seriously annoyed and sputtery. I am not sure limiting my browsing will help that condition, though. The following laff riot came to me in my email this morning:

> > Tragedy in Los Angeles
> > In South Los Angeles , a 4-plex was destroyed by a fire.
> > A Nigerian family of six con artists lived on the first floor, and all six died in the fire.
> > An Islamic group of seven welfare cheats, all illegally in the country from Kenya, lived on the second floor, and they, too, all perished in the fire.
> > 6 LA, Hispanic, Gang Banger, ex-cons, lived on the 3rd floor and they, too, died.
> > A lone, white couple lived on the top floor. The couple survived the fire.
> > Jesse Jackson, John Burris and Al Sharpton were furious. They flew into LA and met with the fire chief, on camera. They loudly demanded to know why the Blacks, Black Muslims and Hispanics all died in the fire and only the white couple lived?
> > The fire chief said, "They were at work."

A joke, apparently.
I don't find that amusing. Is it me?

Besides the p.o. factor, I have begun to read things oddly. I see things that aren't there. For example, I read, "In an essay titled 'Heil Heidegger!' Carlin Romano, a critic for The Review, called Heidegger a 'Black Forest babbler' and fraud who was 'overrated in his prime' and 'bizarrely venerated by coyotes even now.'"
The word was acolytes.

I read, "Eating a good night’s sleep." The real first word of that sentence, as it was written, was "Earning."

In an online ad, I see, "Do you keep your customers coming back?
"Buying more?
"How do I do it?
"Evil marketing from Constant Contact."
Of course, the ad was for Email marketing.

And, simply because I seem to be writing about my odd perceptions of my environment, I'll add this observation, made yesterday to myself about myself. My hungry stomach has the same vocal tone as my cell phone when it announces, "Verizon Wireless," right before it rings. I nearly jumped up from my chair to grab the phone before I realized.

8 comments:

Carolynn said...

Yeah, that e-mail 'joke' definitely has a strong Eeeww factor.

The other things you've been 'seeing' are interesting though. You're too funny. The day my tummy sounds like my cellphone is the day I seek out a medical specialist....or join the circus. I HAVE been looking for a new career...

Happy Sunday!

Wanda said...

I wouldn't have found the joke funny either June...

Bernie said...

Funny!!! Tell me when it starts playing tunes!

Another place where you find errors all the time is if you use closed captioning like I do. Some of the spellings of words the transcriber is obviously unfamiliar with are too funny.

C-ingspots said...

Sorry, but I think it's totally funny!! Probably a lot of truth too...

JOE TODD said...

And now it is time to Shop til uou Drop. I can hardly wait. Good post

Lord Wellbourne said...

Ah, June, Sweet June, I have missed you so!!

Joke email--not funny.

Cell phone tummy rumble--funny

I went back and made sure I wrote 'earning....' correctly. I do try to be watchful but I get distracted so easily these days...........probably due to not eating or earning well..........

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Oddly funny post and enjoyable reading. Thanks for the visit.

Wanda said...

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving June!!!