I’m not listening!!!

by Mindy on July 8, 2010

Let’s just cut to the chase today, shall we?

The same news items seem to be circling today — and every day, lately — and, to be frank, I’m simply sick and tired of hearing about this crap over and over and over again. Thus, here’s a lovely little bullet list* for you fine folks filled with the various babblings that I simply wish would disappear:

  • LeBron James — The entire country is buzzing today about which team James will choose. And yes, I care about his decision. Why? Because that’ll mean that constant yapping about this one tiny topic will end soon enough.
  • Lindsay Lohan — Drama, drama, drama. People.com is FILLED with articles about her today. “Lindsay Lohan Disappointed in ‘Harsh’ and ‘Unfair’ Sentence,” “5 Things to Know About Lindsay Lohan’s Judge,” “Kardashian delivers takeout to Lohan in West Hollywood.” Are you for real? It’s Lohan-overload, if you ask me. She was sentenced to 90 days in jail. Yes, if I were her, I wouldn’t be too thrilled either. But it’s about damn time she sucks it up, does what is needed, and moves on. I am so bored with the same drivel about her nearly every single week.
  • BP — At the risk of sounding completely callous, I quit reading news about the BP oil spill weeks ago. The situation is quite a tragedy. There’s no doubt about that. But how many articles can I possibly read about the multitude of failed attempts they’ve made at plugging the leak and cleaning the Gulf? The only news I want to see/hear/read at this point is that they’ve successfully solved the issue. ‘Til then, I’d prefer those BP representatives off my TV and away from the barely-heartfelt commercials about preserving the shore. I simply don’t buy it. I’m ready for a solution.
  • Glee — And here is where I ruffle a few blogger-feathers. It’s a smash hit, obviously, but not all of us enjoy it. Some of us prefer our comedies music-free. I thought once the season ended, I’d have a brief reprieve from the chatter about this show, but now that it’s nominated for a bazillion Emmys, I don’t see that happening any longer. Le sigh.
  • Jake and Vienna — The majority of couples formed on The Bachelor simply don’t work out. That’s not news. But these two attention-hogs are thrusting their entire lives into the spotlight just to gain an extra minute of fame. Their 15 minutes are over. Maybe it’s time they realized that and ceased the public he-said/she-said baloney.
  • World Cup — OMG, when is this damn thing over!? It’s been draggggggggging on for seemingly forever. Hasn’t someone won yet? Ugh.

I am nearly certain there are many more items that can easily be added to this list, but my fountain of complaints has run dry. What repeatedly-discussed topics are bothering you this week? And what issues are you ready to see disappear from daily dialogue?

* Normally I’d include links to most, if not all, of my news references, but with how frequently these subjects have been discussed, I’m sure it’ll be okay if I let those notations go just this once.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Southern Web Girl July 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm

i agree on 4 of 6 of those. I love Glee and love reading about it ,and as for BP — well, I live in Alabama and people here can’t get enough, so I have to keep pumping it out for them, no pun intended.

As for LeBron, Lohan, Jake & Vienna, and World Cup. SO. with you.

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Mindy Reply:

@Southern Web Girl, Being in the news-biz, I can definitely see how BP is a hot topic down there and will remain as such. You have a total free pass there.

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phampants July 8, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Okay, call this ridiculous but one of the headline news in LA is about Lilo. Seriously?

As for the World Cup…HUP! HOLLAND! HUP!

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Marie July 8, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Can’t stand hearing about Lindsay Lohan anymore. Like you said, she needs to suck it up and do her time. No one is above the law.

And FINALLY we find out where Lebron goes. Good god the drama!! Thankfully that’s over

See, I can’t say I’m with you on Glee, Bachelor and World Cup. Love Glee, can’t stand the Bachelor and well, you know how I feel about the World Cup! Actually, I wish it were every year. I think the way you feel about the World Cup is how I feel about American football and that’s EVERY YEAR for half the year. Oh no, football season is coming up again isn’t it?

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Mindy Reply:

@Marie, Ah, I do adore football… It’s okay, you can mark any and all football postings of mine in the future as read without reading. I’d completely understand!

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TOPolk July 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Everyone stopped caring about BP. We’re Americans, it’s what we do. Get all riled up, then forget about what we were fussing about just weeks later. Don’t feel bad about it.

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Mindy Reply:

@TOPolk, Like Haiti? I heard something fleeting about it today and realized how quickly the efforts and news about there fizzled away despite the need for help.

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Toya July 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I completely agree with you on this post. If you would have posted this about a month (or two) ago you could have added Tiger Woods and Jessie James to the list.

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Mindy Reply:

@Toya, Oh, most definitely! Cheaters, cheaters everywhere.

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Melissa July 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I agree on everyone of them, especially Lebron James. I mean, really. Why is this even an issue for people? Who cares.

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LiLu July 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I am currently sitting here on my couch, quite literally counting down the minutes until our TV is soccer free once more. Oy.

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Stephany July 11, 2010 at 4:22 pm

I think all of your points are valid. The whole Lebron crap is over (did he REALLY need a hour-long “special”? A little egotistical, eh?) so that’s great. Lilo’s crap will probably go away while she’s in jail, but then it’ll be back in DROVES when she gets out. UGH!

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@Stephany, He only “needed” an hour-long announcement to further inflate his extremely oversized ego. Ugh x10.

And sadly, you are so right. Once Lilo is released, news will surround her. “How has prison changed Lohan?” “A celebrity’s tale of jail.” Lame sauce.

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Felicia July 12, 2010 at 9:09 am

Well……here’s the thing:

1. I don’t know who Jake and Vienna are…whooops! (I don’t have TV)
2. I’m glad Lindsay’s going to prison for a day. She needs a damn wake-up call…at this rate, she won’t make it to 25.
3. Lebron. Stop. Please. I’m glad he finally picked a team. Either way, I didn’t care because he’s making 100x what I will make in a lifetime…
4. BP sucks ass and the oil is still spilt. I want to know when its cleaned up.
5.Glee and The World Cup…I’m oblivious to…for the most part.

AWESOME POST! Lol

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Mindy Reply:

@Felicia, You don’t own a TV!?!? No wonder you don’t know what I’m talking about, lol. How does someone not have a television?

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thatShortChick July 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I agree with all of your points except Glee (are you shocked?). My obsession with that show is borderline unhealthy but, then again, I don’t read everything on the show, I just listen to the soundtracks ridiculously nonstop.

and honestly, I was surprised to learn that the world cup just finished yesterday. I could’ve sworn it was over like a week ago.

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wyrmer July 15, 2010 at 12:24 am

Just watch Glee if only for Jane Lynch.

And the NPH episode.

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