So what do they have in common besides their French names? A lot of volcanic lawlessness, looking for places to flow; water and lava seeking their own level.
September brought floods to one, and it flowed with grievances and finger-pointing.
November brought flames to the other, and it burned the fuel of hatred and revenge.
Both elements –the fire and the rain — gave criminals their chance to destroy and burn, while choirs of useful idiots sang dirges for these predators they call “victims.”
So what could follow now except perhaps the most breath-takingly “DUH” headline of the year?
Oh, wait. Here’s another one, vying for mindlessness:
This is journalism. This is cutting edge. These headlines are so far beyond trifling you’d think the media would be embarrassed. But the sad thing is, they probably don’t even see the dark hole of nothingness at the heart of their statements. Here, we have an example of Nabokov’s poshlost.
Shows you how a word can turn up just in time to describe what’s going on.
Do you think the print media has any clue about the reasons for their precipitous decline? Should we tell them? Nah.
Submissions of similarly silly headlines are welcome. Send them in and we’ll post updates here!