Welcome to my hometown.
Here’s a video clip from our local news that's actually being blogged about nationally. These are the kind of people I deal with on a daily basis. Sigh.
The town where it happened (Berea) is actually on the other side of town - -what we call the West Side. Berea also happens to be the summer training home of the Cleveland Browns.
This video is great, especially at the end. It’s worth the wait.
And for the record - - most of our news is this sensationalist. This channel (WKYC – Channel 3) is considered the ‘respectable’ news team in Cleveland. On the other end of the spectrum you have Channel 19 (WOIO), which is crazy and off the hook. Believe me. It’s like Jerry Springer meets the National Enquirer. Classic! (Springer, by the way, is an Ohio native. Before he got famous herding the unwashed, redneck masses he herded OUR unwashed, redneck masses. He was actually the mayor of Cincinnatti. Cincinnatti, it should be noted, is on the extreme other end of the state. Ohio doesn’t really admit to owning Cincinnatti. It’s down in that whole Cincitucky area. If Kentucky wanted to annex Cinci; Cleveland, Columbus, Youngstown, and Dayton’d probably be okay with it.)
And Channel 19 has the hotter correspondents. Mmmm… Lynna Lai…
Channel 19 also has Catherine Boseley. If you’ve never heard of her, I’ll refer you to this wonderful link at awfulplasticsurgery.com…
I’ve been thinking recently that I might be interested in giving this blog more of a purpose. There’s something to be said for using the power of blogs to root out corruption, or expose hypocrisy, or right wrongs. And I’d like to think I could use this as a forum for greater social consciousness and as a means to fulfill a civic and moral responsibility….
Ahhh, who the hell am I kidding. If I did try to go that route I’d just use it to meet celebrities, or do the sort of stuff in the video clip at the beginning of this entry. It would be cool to go undercover to, say, the Church of Scientology, and blog my experiences, but I’d need to take time off of work. And truthfully, journalism is cool and everything, but the good Doctor’s gotta pay the mortgage and my other bills ain’t gonna pay themselves. It would be cool to go all Bob Woodward, or even better – all Doctor Gonzo, but I doubt I could rise all that much above the caliber of local Cleveland news anyway.
Cool idea though…