Monday, August 29, 2011

Imminent Death Syndrome

There was a Mr. Show episode where a guy suffers imminent death syndrome. He is constantly on the verge of dyeing and it is pretty much hilarious.

I feel like that is what our generation has been through with Y2K and other media frenzied scare tacticts. I can't help but think the reason why people posted pictures of lawn chairs tipped over in their back yards and streaked the news cameras during the hurricane is their response to the new's imminent death syndrome.

Its hard to know what we need to pay attention to now days or what the news is just freaking out about to get ratings. Its like the boy who cried wolf. Maybe if the news just spazzed about real things and stuck to a moderate level of alarm about the little things people would start taking them more seriously. 

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