Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Spell Obama

This blog is about words - the things people say, write, sing - and how hilarious they can sometimes be once you shine the light of humour on them. One of the funniest things about one of the most significant words in world culture and consciousness today, as it will probably be for generations, is the word "Obama". It's funny because every time, and in any program that I type that word into (Word, Yahoo, and right here in Blogger) it is still highlighted as a misspelt word. McCain, Palin  Baiden also appear as incorrect. But then again Roosevelt, Mussolini and Tutu don't get flagged. So, our high-tech communication tools can learn. Can someone call someone and have them correct this. Funny?

Monday, November 3, 2008

News and frequent flyer miles

I'm in NYC. I'm here to get a life, or even get away from it. And to get closer to this historic moment. Either way blogging was going to be counter productive. Of course I thought I would be exempt from the laughable lyrics of T&T. NOPE. I was on the phone with a friend, born in Wisconsin and living in NY, he told me to go to channel 25. Boom! Shelly Dass. CNC3 news, T&T. Tuned in right at the top of the news when they were doing the daily body count, replete with images of the bodies being looked at and hauled about by the hapless public servants who remove them from the crime scene. All the warm comforts of home right here in cold NYC. You know what else? I don't feel any closer to the Elections that when I was back home. I'm actually watching the same TV and the having the same conversations with Americans that I did with people at home. Media is reducing the circumference of our world. We're slimming down.

QUE: Should our news people watch how they tailor the news - a little nip and tuck, just because the whole world watching now? 

Other than that, NYC is brilliant... and cold.