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Friday, 3 February 2017

It's An 'Age' Thing

News programs drive me crazy.  I think it must be the 'age thing'.  All the announcers seem to be little girls around high school age, thin as twigs, with motor mouths.  They gabble on and on saying absolutely nothing, repeating themselves, every so often taking in a huge lungful of air while swallowing  a mouthful of saliva and then off they go again, brightly painted lips and artificially whitened teeth flashing in the camera lights.  I tend to watch the CBC.  They are nice quiet, calm folk who deliver the news with a minimum of flash.  You can understand what they are saying.  It's rather important these days to get the straight news...so much is going on.  Maybe the young folks like all that gabble and the distraction of painted ladies in tight dresses...like I said, maybe it's an 'age thing'.

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  1. Our newsreaders aren't teenagers, they're nice comfortable people who speak well, easy to understand.The weather girl, on the other hand is so bright and cheery I want to put my sunnies on just to tone her down a bit. And why can't they just give the next few days expected temperatures first instead of after all that waffling about boating, fishing, cloud patterns etc. The weather these days takes almost as long as the news.
    It's definitely an age thing to grumble like this, if I was younger and busier I wouldn't care.

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    1. Seriously I don't care about Alberta Clippers and Arctic Fronts I just want to know if it's going to snow or rain, be windy, cold or warm. It doesn't matter where it comes from and why of why do they have the poor child standing outside in a snow drift to tell us about it. I would still care if I was younger and busier I just wouldn't have time to moan about it lol.

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  2. I'm another one who can't keep up with the speed of speech these days - by the time my brain has processed the first sentence, the commentator/presenter has gone on to a different topic! We get hourly traffic reports, but given the way they are gabbled at top speed, I have no idea where the hold-ups or problems are.
    Anyway - please would you refer back to my blog and send your name and full address to the email address I have left on there, then I can send you a few of these Persephone books. Rambler aka Rosie xx

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    1. Yep...motor mouths. Blisters your ear drums trying to sort out what they are saying.
      As to the books, my husband has reminded me we are trying to downsize. He's right. It's hard to turn away books but, he's right. I hope you find a good home for them.

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  3. If you are just talking about news shows, I don't have a problem because I don't watch the news.

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    1. You may just have a plan there. If you don't hear about it, it can't bother you. Unfortunately I was brought up to watch the news and now the habit is so ingrained I can't NOT watch the news.

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  4. THe older I get the less I like "Perky" people.

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  5. The "news" is on so much there is little new for the news prompters folks to read.

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    1. It's the same stuff over and over again...at least Trump has given them something to gabble about.

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  6. HA! Maybe it is. I bet you're like us on New Year's Eve... we watch some of the countdown shows with pop musicians we don't know playing music (and I use the term loosely) with which we aren't familiar, (Lots of rap!) and we long for... Guy Lombardo. :)

    Have a super weekend!

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    1. lol...Well, I can't say I long for Guy Lombardo but I don't like the rap crap either.

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  7. It's not age! Because if it is, I'm getting old and cranky too :) If I ran the world, people would talk slower - but not TOO slowly, mind you - and think before they got going!!

    Yeesh. It might be age.

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  8. Then too, the carbon copy, long hair over both shoulders. I can't stand that when they all look alike.

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  9. I know exactly WHAT you mean!!! Cannot stand them!!!...:)JP

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    1. Sometimes I feel like my brain may explode when I'm watching them gabble on with the news and the weather...the hubs on the other hand says he doesn't know what it is that bothers me about it. Sheesh.

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  10. I did a post on my old blog about this very thing. Especially the weather ladies. They dress like they're going to a wedding instead of broadcasting the local weather and whether you need an umbrella or not. Perhaps it is an age thing. If it is, I'm definitely "aged". Lol

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    1. I do get a kick out of them trying to keep all that hair tied down while they are standing outside in a blizzard.

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  11. News is being shoved down our throats all day and night long nowadays. When I was a kid there was the 7 pm bulletin and that was about it!

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    1. About every 20 minutes they start to repeat everything again.

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  12. The news these days is 24/7, if we want to watch it 24/7!
    I have my favourite newsreaders, and I don't like a lot of babble.

    I think it may well be an age thing! LOL!

    All the best Jan

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