Paranoia:The New Normal


They tell us there's reason for us to have fear,

That  evil is lurking alarmingly near.

No matter the area

You live in, hysteria

In one form or other is bound to appear.



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  • As they say "you aren't paranoid if someone is after you."

  • Too much news, too much world inter-connectivity, no sense of community?... maybe that's what you give back here Aquinas.

    Genesis 11:7.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    Tower of Babel, good one.

    It is bad enough going to the fitness center, with 12 TVs, including several with competing crawls for CNN, MSNBC, and FNC. Then one gets home and there is a digital subchannel with Russian propaganda.

    Curious enough, the generation with mobile devices seems the least informed, even though they have the most access to information. However, they may be the least paranoid.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    To reinforce your point, the WGN Noon News started with Ebola, and during that Robert Jordan said something about "The Deadly Herald, um, Daily Herald."

  • In reply to jack:

    It's easy to be relaxed when your heads in the sand.

    And the Freudian slip translates as 'deadly harbinger', nice.

  • Well done. Too often lately, I find myself acting like John Cleese in one of my favorite parts of "Fawlty Towers."
    When told "Don't panic!" he replied,
    "Don't panic? What else is there to do?!"

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    If I remember correctly, that's all Basil Fawlty did, especially with regard to the waiter from Barcelona.

    And maybe he feared the Bea Arthur version.

  • In reply to jack:

    You do remember correctly -- that's what made the question so funny (at least to me). But what's the Bea Arthur version?

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    I remembered that she had a version that was sort of flat. imdb says it was called "Amanda's" and only lasted half a season in 1983.

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