Archive for July 20th, 2012

Forget Big Brother, Twitter is Listening

The world is ripe with ideas for a writer. Have you ever been in a public place and privy to some couple’s “private” drama – the loud voices, the “making a scene” kinds of moments? The trainwrecks that you can’t help but listen to or watch (only to get the “What are you looking at?” response)?

In this day and age, the daily concern shouldn’t be so much if Big Brother is watching, but whether someone around you is tweeting the explosion of ass-itude that is being displayed in a public space. (Note: you want a private conversation, have it at home.)

With that in mind, something I found earlier today that struck me (and, as I was writing this post my mind started bubbling with ideas for turning the concept into a story), and thought was almost too (painfully) funny to not share.

Go over here, and read the story (and the Trail of Tweets).

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Rising to a New Low?

I am all for specatacle at movie premires. Not my thing but if people want to cosplay because they are so stoked about the movie world they are about to experience then more power to them. What I do have a problem with is someone deciding to use a movie premiere for “evil.”

MC and I were listening to the radio this morning, between dropping off the baby dragon and getting to work, and part of the show’s conversation was about this.

For those not interested in following the link:

A heavily armed man entered a movie theater in suburban Denver early Friday and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring 50 others. The incident, which took place about 12:30 a.m. at the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., occurred during midnight screenings of the new Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.”

And I am at a loss for words… at least any clear, logical ones.  The events are still too shielded for much substance to be available (aka – motive, ID and info of the shooter, etc.).

All I can say is movies are supposed to be fun times, adventures, escapes… they are meant as entertainment. Going to the movies is supposed to be fun, let’s try to keep it that way.

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