An Iceberg, a Sugar Pill, Mona
Lisa’s Bones & That’s the News?
An irony fit for our times is that the bigger the media gets, the less it gets to cover. As nothing hits the air without a sponsor, it gears heavily to ‘human-interest’ stories, from the latest about your diet, to what’s happening with Tom and Kate. But today we’ve got a few topics that belong neither to this nor to the breaking category. We call them bottom of the top, or cover of the well stories.
The iceberg bears troubling news about the climate. Homeopathy’s not usually associated with harassing scientists. Mona Lisa’s bones, yes, that one, are about to be uncovered. No word about her smile. Plus, a guy who wrote his own obit and confessed to crimes and misdemeanors. And guess what? there’s a new widow crawling in town. Relax, you cheating hearts out there; she’s not wearing black.
Be it for fascination, or out of sheer obsession, we keep collecting stories like that, which anyone can see, are not ready for the prime time that once was, neither can be boxed into the weird category. We think of them as spices we add with caution, to flavor our sometimes depressing streaks.
Some of you, though, would be quick to call us lazy, for we extract Continue reading