Home
Loading
  Contact Us    
Sort 122

A Pithy Letter.

by Dear Jon
March 5, 2002

Bookmark and Share


Sort 122_Dear Jon-A Pithy Letter. ACTUAL LETTER TO DEAR JON:

Dear Jon,
I'm addicted to news, newspapers, radio news, cable news, talk shows of all sorts, and I'm not sure if it is good for me. Addicted might be too strong. I'm strongly drawn to news. Is this healthy? Is this unhealthy? Didn't your dad ever say, "You need to know about the world around you?" Was this pithy enough?


Dear Unsigned,

Sure, it's pithy enough, whatever that means. Go and be as pithy as you want, just like your Dad, apparently.

Wherefore thou readest thy newspaper is of thine choices the pithiest thou mayest make. When thou readest grave tidings thou may speaketh thus, "What a pithy."

Some news might just pith you off, and some news make you pithier than ever. In that sense news addicts are, of all people, the most to be pithied.

Are you a news junkie? I don't know. To me a news junkie is someone who can't get enough of the same story. The internet provides many on-line versions of the leading newspapers. Do we really have to read every article we can find about Bin Laden family DNA, especially since there is no news in the story?

Some people like to read the local stuff and find out who in their elementary schools won the spelling bee. But this is really not very interesting to most normal people outside the PTA. You are a junkie if you have to know who won the spelling bees at the other schools, even though these are kids with whom you have zero contact.

Junkies forget most of the news they read or watch. If you ask a news junkie what is going on in the word, they have no more to say than the person who watches the 30-minute national broadcast.

So go, and be pithy.

(0 Comments)
Post a Comment

Send Us Your Opinion
(Comments are moderated.)
Your Name:*


Your E-Mail Address:*
(Confidential. Will not be published.)


Location:


Comments:*
Note: In order to control automated spam submissions, URLs are no longer permitted in this form.



Verification:
Please type the letters you see above.

  Printer-Friendly

Bookmark and Share


PO BOOKS BY DEAR JON
Dear Jon Letters: Tips for Dating and Mating
Temporarily Unavailable
Published July 21, 2008

Our advice humorist turns his attention and trademark wit to affairs of the heart in his first and very affordable book (only $8.95!).

More Information
RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Dear Jon: RSS Feed for Dear Jon
EMAIL ALERTS
Sign up to receive an e-mail notice when new articles by this author are published. Your address remains confidential, and you may cancel at any time. A confirmation email will be sent.

Your e-mail address:
Sort 122
po Books
Now Available!

Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.

A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.

More Information.

More by Dear Jon
Sort 433: Going on Sabbatical
Miss Me? Let me know!
by Dear Jon, 6/15/10
Sort 432: Jokes and Horse Names
and other Random One Liners
by Dear Jon, 6/8/10
Sort 431: Piggy Tossing
and the new touring show: "Lord of the Flies."
by Dear Jon, 6/1/10
Sort 430: Forwarding Fear
Spam with a side of mashed logic
by Dear Jon, 5/25/10
Sort 429, Mixing Oil and Water
is like mixing politics and humor. All you get is a sticky mess and a lot of upset environmentalists.
by Dear Jon, 5/18/10
Sort 428: Handling the Truth
And other lessons for cable channels
by Dear Jon, 5/11/10
Sort 427: Dear Jon Knew When to Shut Up
Finally
by Dear Jon, 5/4/10
» Complete List (462)


RSS FEED
RSS Feed for Dear Jon: RSS Feed for Dear Jon

Recently Published
View Article Be Sure Your Sins Will Find You Out
The transgressions of youth and social media follow us
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 10/12/18
So Who are We to Judge?
A timely question
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 10/4/18
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
An amazing comeback for a disgraced golfer
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/28/18
Bert and Ernie are Not Gay!
Attempting to make sense of a senseless claim
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/21/18
A Prayer for Hurricane Victims
Asking God to calm the storm
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/14/18
Are We Ready for Some Football?
A rhetorical question as the NFL season kicks off
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 9/7/18
A "Dear John" Letter to Senator McCain
An expression of thanks for a remarkable leader
by Greg Asimakoupoulos, 8/31/18

Get the Partial Observer's
'recently published' headlines via RSS.


RSS Feed for Recently Published PO Articles    What is RSS?

Reproduction of original material from The Partial Observer without written permission is strictly prohibited.
The opinions expressed by site contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the editors.
Copyright ©2000-2018 partialobserver.com. All rights reserved.
Home · Site Map · Top