Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Is it only Wednesday?

We are in the slow, dark heart of the longest week in the media year.

For newspapers, endless Top 10s and piffle.

Loot the files, scalp the archives.

More copy! More lists!

2005's Most Exciting Breakups.

The Top 10 Celebrity Sadsacks.

The Year's Cutest/Oddest/Scariest Trends.

The Top 10 Dog Fashions.

The 10 Most Fascinating Scanner Calls, as prepared by the police desk.

Who's IN and who's OUT and do you even know their names?

Pray for the pathetic lugnuts who drew the short straw and must prepare this material and fill the box until readers come back.

I was one once.

Yet I feel their pain.

4 comments:

Joe Mama said...

Piffle? More great descriptive terms from Gary in the woods. So I had to look it up:

"WordNet (r) 2.0"
piffle
n : trivial nonsense [syn:balderdash, fiddle-faddle]
v 1: speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
[syn: chatter, palaver, prate, tittle-tattle, twaddle,clack, maunder, prattle, blab, gibber, tattle, blabber, gabble]
2: act in a trivial or ineffective way

Just wondering....is this any relation to fuddle duddle?

dunf said...

I believe on the sliding scale of delightful words, okey-dokey would be at the very top...
piffle somewhere in the middle...
and fuddle duddle way down there.
But I could be wrong.

Hugh said...

10

Hugh said...

Oops! I meant Happy New Year, Dunf.