Saturday, July 16, 2011

CINDYBIN AND KNOWLEDGE (NPR RADIO)

CINDYBIN AND KNOWLEDGE

So I’ve been getting educated lately! I’ve been listening to National Public Radio (NPR) in the car, after tiring of the same moldy oldies over and over. And I’m actually learning stuff! I hear about all kinds of pressing issues like the budget crisis and medical breakthroughs, political candidates, human-interest stories about childbirth in foreign countries, etc. The stories just keep coming and coming! Their motto is, “WNIJ: Where you learn something new every day!” And boy have I! It’s been a real eye-opener!

But I was also thinking, this could cause some potential problems. Now, instead of just my usual rants about marijuana and alcohol, I’m forming opinions about all kinds of other things as well. It’s always been, “That’s terrible you smoke pot! A grown adult should be WELL PAST the age where they want to use a mind-altering DRUG to enjoy life!” blah blah blah. But now, with my expanded knowledge, I might be able to write all new blogs. “That’s terrible they want to raise the ceiling deficit! A grown adult should be WELL PAST the age where they want to raise the ceiling deficit! We are supposed to find NATURAL ways to solve our economic problems! What is WRONG with you people??” In other words, same rant, different topics.

Cindybin plus knowledge of world events. Hmmm. This could prove a deadly combination. I don’t think there’s too much cause for alarm, however. I’m probably more like Kelly Bundy, where my brain can only hold so much and then at the very moment I learn one more new thing, some other important fact will fly right out the window. Just like what happened when Kelly was on that game show and couldn’t recall her father’s famous high school football achievements. Oh well. But maybe sometime I’ll have a really informed opinion on some hot, pressing issue and write a long, entertaining blog about it. Depends on how much knowledge I’ve retained. Like what I just learned about the new Congressional map the other day. That was an interesting, fact-filled story! Now, what was the name of that radio station again? Uh oh, I’ve forgotten…