Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | November 13, 2009

I Might Be Out of Touch

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I’m officially the worst journalism major of all-time.

Like seriously, I’m such a bad journalism major that the fine folks at Minnesota State University should be beating down my door to get their diploma back.

Granted, I’d probably ask for a refund in that situation and there’s no chance in hell that MSU is ever going to give me back my money. Anyway, I’m getting off-topic, let’s focus…me = bad journalism major.

Why am I such a bad journalism major, you ask?!

Well, let me tell you, my Faithful Readers.

I was on my way out to get a delicious cheeseburger for lunch today when I spotted a newspaper sitting on a chair in one of the hallway.

I thought to myself sweet, something to read whilst I devour dead cow flesh.

So I picked up the paper and wandered off to go eat the aforementioned cow flesh.

I sat at my table reading the paper and flipping through all of the world news and current events and—as is the norm—I found myself completely uninterested in nearly everything I read.

Then I got to the sports section.

The first article was all about the Red Sox setting up their starting rotation for the playoffs.

What the shit is going on?! I asked myself.

I then flipped the paper back to the front page and realized that it was from September 30th.

That’s right, I read an entire paper that was roughly a month and a half old and didn’t even realize it was out of date until I hit the sports section.

Somewhere all of my journalism teachers are twitching uncontrollably and a small part of their soul has just died, for I have failed them. I have failed them miserably.

Despite all of their urging and pleading that we—the new wave of journalists—stay immersed in the news and current events, I have no idea what the hell is going on in the world.

I made it almost completely through a newspaper before I realized it was well over a month old, imagine what a waste of space I’d be if I didn’t follow sports?!

Yeah, I’m officially the worst journalism major of all-time.


Responses

  1. You should listen to Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me! It’s the best. It:

    a) Provides with excellent entertainment while stacking books, often making you laugh out loud at what appears to be nothing, which is fun for everyone.

    b) It’s a totally painless way to keep up with what’s going on in the world. I’m not going to say it’s comprehensive coverage or anything, but it’s enough to help me through current events trivia and to help me recognize when the paper I’m not reading is a month out of date.

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  2. Hmmmmmmm…I’m not overly concerned (read: really don’t care) what’s going on in the world. That’s kind of the problem.

    It’s not so much that I’m just lazy about keeping up with the news, but more that I don’t even care.

    Heck, had it not been for the baseball section, I would have glossed right over the fact that the football stuff was out of date too.

    I’m kind of a one-track mind.

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