Sunday, August 07, 2005

I hope they find her, but damn...

Here's an approximate snippet from a conversation I had recently:

Friend: I can't get enough of the Natalee Holloway case. It's so sad!
Me: It is, but I personally think they're giving way too much coverage to her over all the other missing people.
Friend: But it's a big story.
Me: It's a distraction. People are so interested in this that they don't care about the more important stuff that's going on.
Friend: I'm not distracted! I know all about the new Senate appointment.
Me: You mean, the Senate having to approve a new Supreme Court justice.
Friend: Yeah, that's it. I always get that confused :)

Who isn't distracted by a pretty white girl? Answer: not Greta. Sheesh.


The Manning Report said...

really it isnt that big in louisiana, i was just in mississippi and just about every house has a pray for natalle sign in it.
i like all the coverage if find it interesting.
and really i dont care about the supreme court coverage if all they are doing is investigating his adoption records.

Abdul said...

I do not evaluate the Natalee Holloway, whom it would have
in the nation to remain. In my nation we left the respect and
function-we excluded with another one not to go, of
which they do not land them in the water. In the same time little he
would appreciate more respect to that you. To eat can to the
gas that the very false one to the times is executed. It would wish to
say it, Abdul

Flamingo Jones said...

Wow...I feel like I'm taking a double dose of crazy pills.

The Manning Report said...

what did abdul say?

Ian McGibboney said...

Good question.

Abdul said...

Which attempt, to say it I am this one, media constanly that the Natalee Holloway has covered. They must declare that they are inoperative man, but give many other cases, that they would have that will be described. If you are client one, the mention of the apprehensions of all the Natalee Holloway and stewed in
some things, for which she is to the left of more important are,
because to be she would have, Abdul

Ian McGibboney said...


The Manning Report said...


Anonymous said...

someone's using babelfish to translate his comments...

Ian McGibboney said...
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Ian McGibboney said...

If he's using Babelfish to translate his comments, then he must be using it to read my site in the first place. God/Allah/Buddha only knows what that software has me saying in other languages.

[Edited for spelling]

wobbleboard said...

A few weeks back I wrote a column about how the big (non-)news of the summer was a pretty missing girl and shark attacks. These headlines sent my brain spinning back to the summer of 2001, when we were worried about a pretty missing girl (Chandra Levy) and shark attacks and not, say, a memo titled "Bin Laden Determined to Strike U.S.," for example. This left me worried about what they hell we're ignoring.

Then London got bombed and I felt very bad about my "I told you so" feeling.

Ian McGibboney said...

Wob, if only we had such power to influence events!