Has anyone else noticed how often that ‘outrage’ appears in newspaper and online news headlines these days?
I had to remind myself what it actually means, so often do I come across it:
It’s the ‘anger’, ‘resentment’, ‘violates’, ‘brutality’ that bother me, when 99% of these stories demonstrate none of these things, merely lazy churnalism and efforts to create clickbait.
When was the last time you were really outraged by something?
Semantic bleaching again – overuse a word and it ceases to have any impact.
I’m not providing examples and driving traffic toward any of them – you know who they are. But imagine spending three years to get a degree in journalism and then being constantly driven (or subbed) to turn every story into an example of outrage?
…are an extreme metal band from the U.S., who I have been listening to quite a lot on Spotify recently.
While cooking yesterday, I called up some of their tracks on YouTube to keep me company as the pork chop rinds were crisping away in the oven.
Later on in the evening, I mentioned to Mrs A how much I had enjoyed listening to Cattle Decapitation while making lunch. And, as a result, for the second time in a week, she called into question my credentials as a civilised human being.
She actually thought that I was listening to the sound of cows having their heads cut off – and getting off to it so much that I was extolling its charms to her.
I sometimes wonder what I’ve done to deserve such judgments…
As we approach Remembrance Day, the local high street has big poppies on all the lampposts. On driving through yesterday, I conjectured idly that it all might have been a bit different had the person given the job to put them up misheard or misunderstood the brief.
I was imagining ‘puppies’ being nailed to posts for the mile or so strip of suburbia.
Mrs A said that I had “a very sick mind!”
This post in no way endorses cruelty to
A new Nosferatu doll for my collection, a beautiful hardcover edition of Batman: Damned, and the new CD from 1349 – all procured while Mrs A went shopping for clothes.
One of my favourite pics from yesterday: