Look back in sorrow

by Ted on March 20, 2006

Many bloggers are looking back these days, and I’m no different. I was recently reminded of an old post of mine in which I criticized media outlets for prioritizing coverage of the Michael Jackson trial over a massive North Korean train accident.

That was almost a year ago. Since that day, I’m sorry that I can honestly say that not a day has gone by in which I have thought about that train crash again. Not once.

To my fellow Timberites: despite my admiration for countless blogs such as Obsidian Wings, Arms and Influence and The Agitator, if I’m ever caught engaging in anything resembling blog triumphalism, pull the plug on me. I mean it.



Isaac 03.20.06 at 2:16 am

Have you thought about the Michael Jackson trial since?


des von bladet 03.20.06 at 5:19 am

You wrote this whole post without thinking about its centrepiece (“centerpiece”) event? Interns must be getting cheaper, isn’t it?


Kelly 03.20.06 at 5:45 am

I don’t see any inconsistency in criticizing the media for their coverage while simultaneously moving on. You, presumably, didn’t know anyone in that massive accident, so you processed it as a point of sorrow over mass death and injury, and moved on.

If we continually remembered every accident, force of nature, and so forth that happens, how would we function?


James Wimberley 03.20.06 at 6:54 am

Find something more useful to be guilty about. Give a poor African a camel.


Jaybird 03.20.06 at 12:11 pm

Unlike Derb, I’ve thought about the Egyptian boat sinking every day since it happened.

He’s really a jerk!


cm 03.21.06 at 2:58 am

The last paragraph reminds me eerily of Dr. Faustus (the Goethe version).


Jaybird 03.21.06 at 4:25 pm

I’m waiting for Chris Bertram to comment:


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