Serious questions that just might blow you away

Serious questions that just might blow you away

Why is it so tempting to keep talking about a news story, even when the gist of it is “We’ll have to wait for the facts” and we don’t have much more?

Why does the end of August feel more like the end of the year than the end of December? (Is it just because I’m the daughter of two teachers?)

Why aren’t umbrellas strong enough to use in snowstorms, too?

(Wait a minute.)

Why aren’t umbrellas stronger, period? (See illustration.)

Why are there days when I just can’t think of anything but “Why, why, why?”

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  • Because you're very why's?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Well, yes! Thanks!

  • 1.WGN TV has to fill 10 hours a day, and cable networks have to fill 24 hours a day, with other than "these Instagrams of kitties are trending." Also, going back to the Mark Slackmeyer "Guilty Guilty Guilty" cartoon, the assumption is that Kane raped her, even though the story always ends with "the DA is not commenting and no charges have been filed."
    2. Also the pool closes, and if we have weather like last Monday, it feels like it.
    3. I'm sure they could be made with steel I-beams, but then they would be too heavy to carry.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack, your assumption in answer 1 is just an example of the trend I was asking about. Your point about filling time is a good one, but you jumped to the conclusion that I was thinking specifically about the Kane case. Most people would be shocked how little I am thinking about the case, or even about Kane himself. My point, again, is that the story is "We'll have to wait," and we can't or don't.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Not necessarily, but I only used it as an example because that seemed to be the most prominent one recently of "we know, but we don't know." If you want a less charged one, go to the CTA Tattler of today, which basically cites media sources on "why can't they fix it already?" without FOIA answering why the embankment collapsed.

    There are certain patterns in various types of media presentations. For instance, a recurring theme on Nova is that "there is some impending disaster that will doom" the subject of tonight's episode, except, by the time the one on the Pluto probe was aired, we knew that there wasn't.

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