Monday, August 30, 2010

The Popular Unpopular Opinion

And we begin.

This has been in the back of my mind for quite some time, and a new class I'm taking has pushed me over the edge. I'm starting a blog for opinions I hold that I reckon may be unpopular, but hey, that's life. And sometimes we all have to hear the bad news.

My intention is that whatever I post here will be the first and last words I have on the subject, and I have no want, need, nor desire (nor time! I have a 2-year-old kid!) to play master debater in comments. I'll have a friend look in to make sure there are no F-bombs nor libel, and that's about that. If you wish to comment and make enemies, feel free, but please keep it civil.

Working rules for comments:
1) Civility, please. George Carlin's Seven are a great way to get your comment bounced, and we'll also bounce appropriate variations thereof.

2) Nothing libelous. Our working definition: Defamatory statements that harm someone's reputation.

3) None of your "Discount Canadian Pharmacy" ads. Those do pop up from time to time.

I figger people always like pictures of dogs, so a pic of my ol' golden retriever, Abby, top of this column.

Next: Why your view of media is constantly changing, and why it will get right back where it started. More or less.

Jim McLauchlin