Saturday, June 11, 2005

Focus on the Feces

Holy sh*t! It's a slow news day when the front page story of the Arizona Daily Star is about horse excrement. Not that I want to give my local newspaper the business about its editorial policies, but come on! Are we so tired of the piles of depressing news, like roadside bomb attacks in Iraq, the disappearance of an Alabama honors student and , that real caca has caught our attention? I hope this doesn't signal some type of movement in the news media.

All of a sudden, the cost of doing business has gone up," said Scott Porter, compliance and enforcement supervisor for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. -- Reporter Tom Beal, writing about the lack of disposal options
Between this story and the Star's recent coverage of the $14 million dollars spent unsuccessfully to eliminate the stench from a local waste treatment plant, I guess critics were right. Tucson is a crappy place to live.

Like most senior citizens, residents are less interested in world-changing events than they are fascinated by bodily functions. --
So, Tom...the next time someone asks what you do for a living, you can truthfully answer that you write about crap. Yes, I'm sure you've already heard all the bad puns by now. Don't worry. We're dung now.

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Tom Beal said...


And what exactly could be more important than horse shit? The
Michael Jackson verdict?

Tom Beal
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, AZ

Trevor said...

Google should really mark your blog entry as important when it comes to poo-poo.