nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

LA Times Blog Wins 2010 Waste Of Time Apogee Award

I saw the title of the following article in the LA Times Booster Shots blog (June 18)

"Killings in the neighborhood take toll on young minds"

And I thought, "What a stupid waste of effort and of our time."   Info content = zero.  Here's my suggestion for some more articles, which the LA Times is free to use:

"Death of a Parent a Significant Event for Children"

"Lack of World Peace Brings Unease to Toddlers"

"Oil Spill Creating Gas Station Phobias in Pre-Adolescents"

"Global Warming Concern Causes Children to Quit Burning Ants With a Magnifying Glass"

"Our Youngest and Brightest Note that When Drought Ends It Rains"

"Pre-schooler Asks Parents If They Will Fill Their Car at the Beach From Now On"

I'm available to any media organization for more ideas.

Sarcasm aside, it's hard enough to wade through the information attempting to influence us with half a story, selective data, and advocacy assumptions.  When the topic is nonsense from the get-go, it's an insult.

Doc D

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