Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time travel much?
I've been having a lot of fun working on my new blog, It's News 2 Them™, keeping track of the headlines from The Only Ten Magazines That Matter, the supermarket checkout gossip rags. In some ways, it's like reading a detective novel, where you try to keep track of a story when you know most of the characters are lying most of the time.
Ive learned that all the tabloids are slightly different. One of the unusual aspects of the National Examiner is their decision not to have a presence online. Online gossip is hitting the supermarket tabloids just as hard as the Internet is hitting the legitimate press, but this week, the editorial board of the Examiner appears to have made a conscious decision to corner the market on old people who aren't Internet savvy enough to find Radar or tmz. Their cover this week features Vanna White, Jim Bakker, Mel Gibson, Priscilla Presley, Michael Douglas and Cybill Shepard.
It's like some cosmic version of daylight savings time where we are all asked to set our calendars back to 1989.
And, oh yeah, garlic and vinegar are healthy foods. Who knew? It's a wacky world out there, what with those mobile phones and compact discs and those kids playing with their Nintendo. So let's find out why Vanna isn't wearing make-up and how Jim Bakker could have been such a fool as to let that nice Tammy Faye get away.