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Sssooo..........It Is What It Is

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Here in the Castle Rock, when I'm not working, I watch the local news on the local (Portland, Oregon) stations—Affiliates of ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. They all give about the same News, Weather, and Sports, and I rotate. They have more than the news in common, which brings me to my main point.
The news staff and personalities are being infiltrated by the younger generation. That happens with EVERY generation, and I know that. I also know that I am no longer the “target demographic” of anything, local news included. Here's the rub…..I'm weary of location news reporters starting sentences with “Sssooo”, and then proceeding. I'm weary of every tragedy being “Literally Horrific”.
I understand that these folks speak like that to one another, but in generations past, by the time they became TV personalities, they had learned a more traditional manner of speaking.
Try as I might, I cannot recall previous reporters using Valley-Girl speak, or punctuating sentences with…

The Giant Asian Hornet

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Yep.....One more thing I could have gone all day without knowing about--The Giant Asian Hornet.  Two inches in length, a three inch wingspan, and a quarter inch stinger.


Foreign Language Ads

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I play Microsoft card games on the computer pretty much every day. If I felt guilty about it, it would be a guilty pleasure. I get some ads with the card games because I'm a cheap bastard and won't pay to eliminate the ads.
I told you that so I could tell you this: Of late, the ads have been speckled with Spanish language ads. I'm not bi-lingual. Never claimed to be.
So, if I'm going to get Spanish language ads, I want some inclusiveness. Give me the occasional Russian language ad….Or Korean…..Or French…..Or Greek…..Or something else I can't understand. I'm just sayin'……….