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Numb3rs, the Octo-Mom, H1N1 and Boycotting the News

     Does anyone know what happened to the H1N1 flu?
     How is Nadia, the Octo-Mom?
     Did the television show, Numb3rs get cancelled?
     With health care forgotten and the Barrels Per Day estimates making top news, and rightfully so, we might be missing out on some important news.
     I may go on a news vacation. Think of all the commercials I’ll miss if I boycott the news. Never boycott what you can’t live without. I like gas in my T-bird, I like tuna and I am not so sure I can survive without chocolate.
     News, yes, news, I could skip for a few days. It is just a matter of choosing a quit day and sticking with it. What is the best day to stop being slightly up-to-the-moment on current events?
     This question reminds me of the U. S. Post Office who made the news by suggesting we can do without snail mail on Tuesdays. Is Tuesday a slow news day? Aren’t Tuesdays the days new music CDs are released?
     And Fridays, well, the theater near you has new movies coming out on Fridays.
     Mondays are the days the full time anchors arrive fresh from a week-end with encapsulated stories that happened on the week-end.
     That leaves Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, but, wait, I record the early morning news program called Sunday Morning.
     Alrighty, then, I came up with two days in a row that might be boycottable.
     If there is a way I can avoid the news on Wednesdays and Thursdays, I can pick a quit day. Of course, withdraw symptoms will hardly appear before Friday rolls around. Can I boycott Wednesday, Thursday and Satuday news and cause some social change or commercial shake up?
     I doubt my absence would even be noticed. Unless, thousands of millions of people joined in and when that happens, the news story will no doubt run on a Wednesday and the whole idea will crumble under the pressure of seeing what they say about us and our News Boycott.
     Okay, I’m not going through with this idea.
     I do wonder what Nadia and her brood are doing this summer. I am curious about what happened to the flu, did it mutate into a summer cold? And I really liked watching Numb3rs.
     Till next time, don’t get too much sun and take time out from current events, just a little.