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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

The news? I hate that show!

Apparently watching the News is bad for your mental health! A recent study in stress at Nottingham Trent University found that watching the news triggered depression, confusion, irritation, anger and anxiety. News comes at the price of your peace of mind. Like we need a reason for people to not pay attention to what goes on in the world around them!


At 1/18/2005 08:57:00 AM, Blogger Papa Ray said...


Those ARE the feelings you are SUPPOSED to have when you watch the News. Just like your supposed to get a stiffy when you watch Porno.

If you have none of the above reactions, someone forgot to tell you, that you are DEAD.

This IS my post

Papa Ray
West Texas

At 1/18/2005 09:00:00 AM, Blogger AlanK said...


suppose depends on news you watch, try the link below it is much more fun



At 1/18/2005 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Mike SC USA said...

Well remember this study was biased by relative culturalism. I mean the British are losing or have lost that famous "stiff upper lip" and become all sensitive and PC about things. Face it, it's trying times for liberal lefties.

At 1/18/2005 05:10:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Well, maybe I'll just go and have a stiff drink.

At 1/18/2005 07:53:00 PM, Blogger Tina said...

That's understandable, since the news only presents the bad and ugly part of the world. They don't tell you what's going on in the world, they tell you what's happened that's BAD!

They are losing their audience, their ad dollars are sinking fast, and the media is too dumb to figure it out.

At 1/19/2005 04:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go watch some porno.

Anon chicken

At 1/19/2005 09:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone knows it was the US that was responsible for the exinction of the dinosaurs. They could have stopped the asteroid but didn't. Have they denied it? No. Have they shown any proof of their innocence? No. Why? Because IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE OIL!

At 1/20/2005 01:14:00 AM, Blogger littlewhy said...

Louise, that's your answer to everything.

At 1/20/2005 07:01:00 AM, Blogger Louise said...

Littlewhy??? Was the humour too subtle for you?

I real life I have a "stiff drink" about once every two or three years. It's hardly my "answer to everything".

Loosen up, my friend. Sandmonkey is a great comedian. You gotta have a good time when you're in his company. I was just carrying on the theme.

At 1/21/2005 12:52:00 AM, Blogger esclava said...

I think people who watch/read news do it because they like it...so perhaps they have some immunity from this.

At 1/21/2005 04:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Talking about news. This is the kind of news that shocks me! This president of Harvard needs to step down for sure.

At 1/21/2005 04:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"A woman can be proud and stiff
When on love intent;
But Love has pitched his mansion in
The place of excrement;
For nothing can be sole or whole
That has not been rent."
William Butler Yeats


At 1/21/2005 05:28:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Atta girl, Bridget. And while you lament, would you like ice your stiff drink? ;-)

At 1/21/2005 05:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No thanks, Louise......


At 1/21/2005 05:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many apologies, Sam. I'm not generally the bawdy type, but when Louise keeps pitching softballs like that, I gotta just take a swing.

At 1/21/2005 06:06:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

How maughty of you!!!

At 1/21/2005 06:07:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Oops. One too many stiff drinks, by the look of it. maughty = naughty

I'll go away now.

At 1/21/2005 06:39:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Besides, Papa Ray started it.

At 1/21/2005 06:53:00 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Stiffies and softballs. Hmmmmmm.

Name withheld to protect the guilty. I feel a hangover coming on.

At 1/21/2005 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it's Papa Ray's fault.

At 1/21/2005 09:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bridget and louise you both are giving me a stiffy

super chicken

At 1/21/2005 09:44:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super Chicken,

Are you that Desperate? ;)

Super skinny Chicken

At 1/22/2005 02:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Care or not care... What can we do anyway? Just as a thing we like to avoid [one big mob] we can have some influence [by voting e.g.]. I think it's rather unfair pouring this amount of sadness and injustice over our heads. It leaves, me at least, very frustrated. Hurt for other people and not being able to do something about it. What's worse?
And then. . . you go on with your daily errands. Ploops!



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