“I Get My News from the Talking Heads”

is going to
to stir up
in the
Michael Brown

is a
everyone’s security….”

tries to
“Ebola is
and it’s

And Rush
prepares for
of 9 million

As for me
I’ve had enough.
I switch
“Frasier” reruns
and go to bed
a smile
on my face.

Written for dVerse Poetics, “Good News, Bad News, Your News!” October 21, 2014.

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14 Responses to “I Get My News from the Talking Heads”

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    I loved this piece, really socked it to the T.Heads; should have worked David Byrne in though. Your closing stanza is killer; just the right amount of dark humor & sarcasm.

  2. Abhra says:

    Interesting – I like the progression through the poem – the difference in all the headlines and particularly enjoyed the closing note.

  3. billgncs says:

    VB, I think you’ve hit on the reason netflicks is so popular

  4. brian miller says:

    sounds like you made a good choice there…I am torn between just being entertained and keeping my head in the sand and being informed at least…its a delicate balance before it becomes too much….

  5. Yes .. sometimes it’s as informative.. and a lot more entertaining than the platitudes called news…

  6. Mary says:

    You definitely have hit the ‘nail on your head’ with this poem. “Polifact,” which I follow on Facebook finds Rush Limbaugh to be the least trusted news source, and when they checked out his claims they found 82 percent of his ‘news’ to be false.

  7. wolfsrosebud says:

    … so glad we have options

  8. Grace says:

    Sure, why not ~ Enjoy the reruns and forget about the bad news ~ When the news is too much for me, I switch to “feel good” stories and movies ~

  9. Sumana Roy says:

    you’ve nailed it…

  10. Akila says:

    that is a sound choice!

  11. Well said. What scares me are the people who thrive on this news 24/7 and nothing else. They need a dose of Frasier.

  12. Justin Lamb says:

    Fantastic. The talking heads can be such a drain. Ending the day with a laugh is much better for the soul. (And I agree – “Frasier” was a great show!)

  13. Yup. For me, it’s “Friends”. Smiles.

  14. grapeling says:

    take a look at these hands: there’s something in between them… ~

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