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“And yet, betwixt and between chaos, she manages to write something.”

I was actually prompted to do so by a pop culture flashback moment. There’s a War of the Worlds sequel on SciFi right now (or should I say, SyFy) and I recognized one of the actors.

Then (as I am wont to do) I unrecognized him, thinking “There’s no way that’s Kid from Kid ‘n Play”.

Shoulda gone with my first instinct.

So how about this death thing lately, huh? First Ed McMahon, then Farrah. Then Michael. Rough week.

And as bad as I feel about all those deaths, the rending of clothing and gnashing of teeth over Jackson leaves me cold. Especially the newspeople who use the phrase “legendary performer” and “molestation charges” in the same breath. It’s like their ultimate twofer. And people who were once happy to mock him as some sort of freak are now littering their Facebook status with how much he meant to them.

Or at least I assume they are. I’ve been studiously avoiding Facebook for months now.

I’ve come to truly dislike Facebook. And I won’t get started on Twitter. It’s like millions and millions of people suddenly decided that the world would be fascinated by every little detail of their lives.

And this is just one more piece of evidence that society as a whole is devolving. Or at the very least becoming a society ruled and shaped by our electronics. My main complaint would be basic spelling skills and grammar. But that’s a pet peeve of mine.

I tend to be flippant about a number of things, but that scares the hell out of me.

Oh! I have a theory about Twitter and all the politicians now on the bandwagon. Because it seems like there’s no buffer between what they write and what gets posted. Now I don’t care how many characters are allowed, if you were elected to office you really should spell words properly.

But that’s beside the point. I can just see one idiot congressman, in the heat of the moment, posting something absolutely inflammatory. Most likely about the president. And once it’s out there, it’s out. There’s no taking that back, darling.