Friday, July 11, 2008

Let it Hang?

I'm not a complete news junkie, but I stay on top of things by reading the news online. In particular, I read my own local newspaper every day to see what's going on in the world and in my community. I do a pretty good job of skipping over the stupid parts of the online newspaper, but I've noticed that over the past few days they've been promoting a story on a local "nudist" club in Indianapolis. First off, let me say that this is a scene that I just don't get. It seems like the most uncomfortable situation you could be in. I didn't read the story about the Ponderosa Sun Club (strange that they'd name a nudist club after a chain of steak houses), but I couldn't avoid the headline...


Are you serious? "Let it Hang" is the headline for a story about a nudist club...with that picture? What has happened to the news? This is funny and depressing at the same time. Sorry if I offended some of you, but this was right off of the main page of the only newspaper in a metro area of well over a million people. Good grief.

11 comments:

Sniz said...

What's sad about this? Weren't you telling me the other day you wished they'd start a nudist club in the Indy metro area?

eally said...

Going for shock value ya think? LOL
So ridiculous...

Mr. E said...

That headline is so sad it's funny! Much like the most recent post on Java Jesus. What is our society coming to? I do have to admit though, whoever thought of the headline deserves a raise. It was "great" for such a stupid story.

My Thoughts Exactly said...

I'm kind of questioning the sexuality of "Konrad" with a "K". Was this a news assignment or was he trolling for dates?

Randy said...

Rog,

Our society is in the pits. I tried not to laugh but did anyway.
However, we are in despairing days.
True journalism is gone. Now, it's just shock value. As one of my old favorite groups used to sing, "Just another sign of the times." It's really sad.

Randy

Arby said...

I remember seeing this stuff in the 70's when the headlines read, "Let it all hang out!" This isn't news because this isn't new, just a decades-old recycled story about a minority way of life that some knucklehead editor thinks will sell papers or is a good filler when there is nothing else to report. It's a good reason to not read their paper...

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Ha ha ha heee hee. sorry, snorting my cereal all over the screen here. That headline is perfect. perfectly gross! And your lovely wife cracks me up...

Chris said...

Har! BYW, "Konrad" looks like he's having WAAAY too much fun.

Uvulapie said...

I have news concerning Big Doofus on this topic that I am not allowed to share.

Big Doofus said...

You cannot prove anything (unless your old Sony BetaCam still works).

Uvulapie said...

That thing is long gone... provided hours of enjoyment and guerrilla movie-making before Burger King knew to put up signs banning photos and video at it's drive-through. Somewhere I have video of you shoplifting a 25 pound bag of puppy chow at White Swans.