Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The "UnNews" Newspaper
There is a newspaper that I pick up at Potbelly each week called "The Diddly News" and I have grown to LOVE reading it. It is referred to as the "UnNews" newspaper. (Ironic, because if you recall , I recently wrote a blog about the "Un-Church") It is my kind of newspaper. No bad news, not really even current events. Just random articles, jokes, some movie reviews, and lots of trivia.
For example, one bit of trivia I learned today that has truly enriched my life is that the average person creates 10,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetime! Good Lord?!!! How is that possible? It seems to me that I should be in a constant state of drool. But, I read it in a newspaper, so it must be a FACT! Another week they had an article sighting all these strange coincidences between President Lincoln and President Kennedy. I don't recall the details enough to write it here, but it was fun and interesting reading at the time.
I'd much rather read this kind of "news" than all the negative stuff thrown at me by the Dallas Morning News. And by the way, I REFUSE to watch the nightly news, which I've said before, and I will say it here again should really just be called "The Bad News". I think watching it would be one of the most unhealthy practices to partake in at the end of the day.
I'm not sure why it's called the "Diddly" news- Is it because you know "diddly" after reading it? I'm not sure. I just know that I never feel sad or enraged or hopeless after reading this particular "newspaper".