Friday, November 24, 2006

Canadian Media Sinking to a New Low!

Copied from my MySpace blog. Originally posted October 18, 2006.

I can't believe how low the media can sink sometimes. This time, it's the Scarborough Mirror. The free newspaper that gets tossed somewhere in the vicinity of residents' front steps every Wednesday and Friday has really crossed the line.

As I do twice a week, I was standing over the recycling bin, quickly browsing through the headlines and skimming the letters to the editor from local nutjobs when I saw the following disgusting headline:

"Inner gerbil emerges as jogging heads indoors".

How revolting!

Now, I will admit that I didn't even read the article. But why would I read anything about gerbilling? Wikipedia claims that gerbilling is only an urban legend. I guess someone forgot to tell this writer before he wrote about his little gerbil slipping out as he was running on his treadmill.

I hope the publishers of the Scarborough Mirror are ashamed of themselves.

I haven't seen such an inappropriate story since back in May, when the Edmonton Sun tried to "out" Canadian Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty and the rest of the Conservative Party in their article titled "Tories ride strong buck". Again, I didn't read the article, but I assume it has lots of photoshopped pictures of Tory party members atop strapping young male strippers.

Shame on the Canadian media. Shame.

10 comments:

Angie said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

You're kidding, right? You do realize that this is talking about people running indoors more, as opposed to running outdoors, right? Like a gerbil running on it's wheel, in it's house??? Maybe I just don't understand your humor, but it appears that you just have a dirty mind and have run with it this time :)

Not that there's anything wrong with that.......

Jason said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

If thats what they really meant then they should have thought a little more about the headline before publication

Coconut Queen said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

My God, with this kind of media endorsement 'gerbilling' will soon become mainstream, and then what?! Gerbil parlours, online gerbil stores, mail order rodent services... I do hope you're planning to act on this! I think a sandwich board with "stop gerbils NOW!", in a busy public place, should have exactly the desired effect.

ISAAC MOORE IS CLEARLY THE ROCKINGEST ROCKER said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006


Oh man! You are SO lucky with your news. Generally our news seals with this guy.

And I have to tell you. Gerbiling is FAR better that that, or so I've heard. Seriously... I don't know anything about gerbils.... I'm not lying... seriously......

Ummmm... I gotta go....

ISAAC MOORE IS CLEARLY THE ROCKINGEST ROCKER said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

Seals? Man I have to lay off the glue.

Lloyd said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

To seal something with that guy, first he would have to be taken out behind the barn and shot. Then his carcass would be boiled down for glue. Then the glue would be packaged and sold to the newspaper people. And then they would seal their newspapers with it. Whatever that means. I don't know, what do I look like, a newspaper expert?

Coconut Queen said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

I'd pay for a pot of that. Do you think Dubya glue is any good for huffing? Not that I would recommend solvent abuse. Just say no, kids!

BadNewsBarbie said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

well done, my friend.

you and "The Special" must be friends???xoBNB

will salisbury said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 18, 2006

you need to actually read the article before you get revolted.

Michelle said...

Comment copied from Lloyd's MySpace blog. Comment posted October 19, 2006

Hee Hee Hee......Lloyd is Ffunny!!