On CNN (I know, I know. I keep referring back to CNN but it’s my fall back for blog topics) there was an article saying that a man bought 130 million year old dinosaur poop for $960. So I’m thinking, What do you need with old poop? and why is research money (which I’m sure somehow I’m paying for) and time being wasted on studying poop? And the poop of a species that has ceased to exist for millions of year no less! And how do they know it’s really dinosaur poop? Or poop at all for that matter? The article says that it looks like a rock on the outside and a colorful mineral on the inside. Maybe that’s exactly what it is. How would you go about finding dinosaur poop anyway? And when you found it, would you be able to identify it on the spot? I mean, now I wonder how many times in my life I’ve kicked what I thought was a clump of dirt or a rock when in fact it very well could have been dinosaur dung. Imagine the collection I could have! And imagine what it would be worth today if some guy was willing to shell out almost $1000 for just one clump!
Then I really got to thinking. What object would I be willing to bid $960 on in an auction? And you know what? Nothing. I can’t think of a single thing that I would be willing to bid on for $960. Nevermind a bid on old dinosaur poop. Talk about a waste being flushed down the crapper!
I’m not postmenopausal but I am under the age of 70 – does that still count? Maybe I’ll have to conduct my own research!
Everyday there are sites that I check out to keep me up to date on what’s going on in the world. For the celebrity world I turn to people.com or tmz.com. But for the real world I turn to CNN to provide the latest on the important things going on. CNN, a credible, serious news outlet that posts the facts on the most important issues of the day. So when I saw this article as one of the TOP STORIES no less, I had to wonder. As if this group of women don’t already have other issues as a matter of public discussion right now, CNN had to go throw this in the mix. I mean really, is Heidi Klum a new correspondant that I didn’t know about?
When I’m online there are a few sites that I always check out to read. My sister’s blog, CNN, and People Magazine are a few. So the other day, I read that Barbara Walters signed up on Myspace and was requesting friends because so far she only has two – the creators of the site. I’m fun, cute, normal, so I figured I would sign up as her friend to help her site out. After all, I’m sure to draw in more traffic to her page. Well guess what? That fridged hearted, old crow didn’t accept me as a friend! Geez, Barbara!! What more are you looking for? You think you’re too good for the likes of me? Hears a news flash for you. The only reason the creators are your friend was so that you would spotlight them on your most interesting people of 2007 show – which you did. They’re just using you. You know what, I didn’t really want to be your friend anyway.