A Vampire Looks at The News (and it isn’t good)

I was going to play off of a news story today for my blog posting. I couldn’t find a story to even leap off of.

Dowton Abby started last night. I thought it was Downtown Abby. See what I know. I’m not always one for historic drama seeing as I’ve already been there and done that.

There was a squid invasion off of the coast of California. As long as they don’t trek the 90 miles inland to my house I’m good.

Taylor Swift broke up with her boyfriend. That isn’t really news. Young people ought to be breaking up and not getting too serious with each other. Isn’t that what youth is all about? And anyway, my kids mostly listen to Indie bands these days.

I saw this chilling story: “A 17-year-old, self-proclaimed white supremacist will be arraigned today in what police say was a plot to attack fellow students at his high school in Russell County, Ala., with homemade explosive devices.” Don’t be afraid of things that go bump in the night, Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts and even Zombies. Be afraid of insane white supremacists and the Westboro Baptist Church and anyone who thinks that hate should rule the world. Where the F are the parents??? Don’t they ever talk to their kid or watch what he is doing? Why the F do people like that even have kids. SHAME ON YOU.

Prince Charles is said to be “worried about the environment”. He needs to be worried about his kids getting naked at parties in Las Vegas and all the crazy ass hats the female members of his family are wearing.

Honey Boo Boo family has a money plan? What? To set up a first rate meth lab? Why is that news? Why do we care? Why are those people on TV?

It just seems that sometimes the news outlets are looking for so much flash to drag people in. It isn’t even sensationalism. It sure isn’t The Weekly World News. It is just trash. I hope that the culture of Jersey Shore, Redneck Everything, Pregnant and 16 (and stupid) would just go away. It has gone beyond entertainment and now poses as news. I have nothing else to say except I’m disgusted with what the public has accepted as normal and as news.

The fact, that I try to tell my children, is that it drowns out what is really important. And you know what that is. I don’t need to make another one of my famous bulleted lists. .

Some of you might ask about Vampire News.  There is some. A little. Nothing for you to be concerned about. Nothing that we can’t handle ourselves.

And don’t forget to watch for squids crossing the road…

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman




25 thoughts on “A Vampire Looks at The News (and it isn’t good)

    • Oh my gosh Florida is like Northern California and Louisiana – it is a portal to weird stuff. I swear there must be portals to some strange vortex where all of this stuff comes from.

      • Have you ever watched Torchwood? One idea behind the show is that there is a rift in time and space and that the flotsam and jetsam of the universe fall through it to earth.

        I sometimes suspect that a similar rift is on the edge of my hometown, but instead of fascinating things from the universe, its the scraps of hell.

        Or I’m completely wrong and it is really the playhouse of some bratty demon baby.

        I try to believe though that it all gives me material for writing.

  1. As the news goes, J…., this is the best I’ve read all day!!! At least it brought a laugh and a smile. The six o’clock news never has that potential. Great job! When does the next edition come out ???

  2. This is a great post, Juliette.

    I accidentally watched an episode of Honey BooBoo last night. (I crashed across the foot of the bed, the TV was already on and tuned to HBB, the remote was all the way over on the nightstand.) It was like watching a train wreak. I will never do it again.

    • My husband and daughter were watching it over the weekend for a bit. I told them to turn it off or their brains would turn to liquid and run out of their ears. It IS a train wreck. It hurt my ears just to listen to them.

  3. Thanks! I have a blog post in draft form not finished about reality TV one day I will post it. I have so many I will get to it. I digress sorry 😀
    I agree with your post; great job! You always have a fabulous posts!

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  5. I miss World Weekly News and the Bat Boy. Now THAT was news!

    And we call the Florida panhandle “L.A.” as in Lower Alabama. I spent a year there one month in Carrabelle working on a project. Yikes!

    Thanks for the news, Juliette. Your version was MUCH better that what I read in the rag they call the newspaper.

    • I loved the Alien stories in Weekly World News – especially the one with Hillary Clinton adopting to alien babies. Of course you can’t beat “I had Bigfoot’s Baby.” Hmmmm wonder what happened to Bat Boy.

      Thank YOU for the memories. Standing in line at the grocery store just isn’t the same anymore.

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