TRULY --We live in extraordinarily challenging times; the country is in deep doo-doo; an election nobody really wants to cultivate; people are scared on both sides; everybody is out to get everybody, meanwhile the nation rots and the society of Pokémon and hashtags dwindles away.
I'm being overly philosophical. Pardon me but it's Sunday and I'm, yet again, depressed, down but not out, encouraged but nevertheless saddened and frustrated.
The heat wave, thank god, has been replaced by fog and that's worth an extra cup of Peets ...everything else is in ruins. The Sunday Chronicle --which used to be worthy of a few hours time has been reduced to paltry means, both the print and Internet version. I look forward to reading Michael Bauer's restaurant reviews so naturally today there is no review but a whole section devoted to rice, I swear to god. Who the hell is minding the store? Wait a minute, it's the Chronicle. What was I expecting? The NY Times Magazine? Nope, but at least the sports page still exists even though Ostler was missing. Not the same with Killion, who writes about women every day now; I'm not against women, it's just Killion is journalistic tripe.
I turned on Sunday Morning TV to watch Meet the Press and saw instead some women's golf tournament; I could say a few things but I'll hold back. I switched over to George Stephanopoulos on ABC and watched him interview The Donald. God, I can't believe this; America is better than this; is this really the best we can do? And please, I'm no Hillary fan either, so spare me the ugly emails. What a lovely choice we all have come November, God help us.
Sunday is reflection time. No need to go over all of this but you come here for a reason. To read about Bay Area Media and I try my best to fulfill your needs. As I say over and over we're in a sad state of affairs. KTVU seems to have flipped out. I don't know if it's exclusively Fox's fault but I've never seen so much chaos and incompetency than I have at Channel 2's daily TV quagmire. Where do they get these people? What the hell has happened to the standbys like Somerville and Haener? Do they live in a bubble and not get the fact that their home has been invaded by a bunch of out-of-touch lemmings?
I'm in a funk now. More coffee is needed. Maybe a Bloody Mary infusion would work better.