The death of a weatherman has sent the local masses, me included, searching the Internet for nasty details we have no business knowing. I feel like the following comment on a "news" blog says it all. I wonder if this Chuck guy has his own blog, because if he does, I'd love to follow it. I hope I'm not breaking any copyright laws by posting this. I tried to disguise the bad words a bit, and I corrected some spelling. I also omitted the name of the blog where this comment was found. Those are the only changes I made.
AM - Thu. Dec 8. 2011
by way of Twitter, Blogging and the Internet is a Participatory Theater blood sport at this point.
The wailing and
gnashing of teeth, heard throughout the city from traditional
mainstream vehicles and in the comments section of several blogs,
concerning the suicide of Mr. Harman, speaks to change, but more
saliently speaks to misplaced, narcissistic, identity pathologies of
average citizens, who believe for sure that the movie playing in
their head will include an interview by Oprah on national TV on how
they felt the day they heard the news.
drowning in "Reality" shows, we are reduced, diminished,
"dumbed down" by way of incessant repetition and banality
(Thats it, they should call them "Banality" shows.). That
in no way, means YOU are hangin' with the Kardashians, or that they
want you to hang with them. Or, that you actually knew Don Harman.
Take a deep breath, he was a weather guy on your television.
Geico Gecko is now officially unable to limbo his a** under our
cultural bar without falling on his little green a**. Kris Jenner and
the Kardashians are at the helm, and whats left of American dignity,
intellect and probity just got flushed down the toilet after another
Housewives of (You fill in your favorite county) *%*@( &^#%.
was Don Harman's tragic end a sad story? Sure, for his family, and
for his friends. Not you, ok, NOT YOU. Thats right YOU! The guy
sitting in his underwear, drinkin' coffee while Don used to tell ya,
with modest success, on the TV, what the f****** weather was gonna
be. YOU did not know him.
Should Don's family be upset
with the coverage of his death? Sure. Its a subjective emotion,
generated by negative coverage. That said, when you sign up for the
job of local TV Weatherman, and live in the city, it obviously comes
with some baggage. That guy sittin in his underwear, is gonna bug you
in the produce aisle when you are at the grocery store. The moron
thinks he knows you, and you are friends because he saw you on TV.
Lady GaGa ain't gonna write a song about you, but you do get
recognized. It comes with the territory.
blogger's) coverage of the story, reflects the real time realities
and necessities of breaking stories in this new journalistic
Here is, by the way, a ruling from a Federal
Judge yesterday with regard to bloggers and their