DAILY PROMPT: CONNECT THE DOTS
Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story. Consider how it connects to your life. Write about that.
My pick of the week would have to be the photo of Justin Bieber sleeping.
For pure, unadulterated, gobsmackingly ludicrous nonsense dressed up as news (or in this case not dressed, I understand, although the sheet could be hiding fireman’s pants and a chastity belt, for all we know) this takes the cake – even the life-size cake of Johnny Depp, which at least has the virtue of novelty. If Justin Bieber’s ability to catch a few zzzs had been a novelty, I’m sure we’d have been told (in 72 point) long before this. And as for the fact that the photo was taken by a girl in his room…! Come on now! Did anyone imagine the boy was a eunuch?
So how does this connect to my life? It’s on the site I use as a home page, along with the Johnny Depp cake and the boy suspended from school for wearing a purse.
You might be thinking I should go for more gravitas on a page that greets me every morning, but that’s where you’d be wrong. First coffee of the day, the ding-dong of Windows waking up, and there for my ultimate delectation is a world roundup of non-news, trivia, lies, damned lies and statistics. Far less likely to make me choke on my breakfast than an image of our current [sic] PM’s lizard tongue, or the start of WW III.
I get to that when the caffeine level is high enough.