With all of the recent offdays, not sure that a Friday OT Thread wouldn't be overdoing it, but whatever. I'd rather do this than pretend to work, right? Lots of crazy stuff going on this week in the world, plus the crazy media environment that makes a big deal out of anything and everything. Questions after the jump.
1. Have you lost faith in humanity? If so - when? If not, how do you not?
2. How historically significant will this week be, given some time and perspective? In some ways, it seems like a really huge deal - iconic American event was attacked. Gruesome videos. And then the aftermath has been absolutely crazy. At the same time, it seems like contemporary America makes a huge deal about EVERYTHING. I say this not to necessarily downplay what happened, but to indicate the possibility that whenever the inevitable NEXT THING that happens, happens that this could fall out of public consciousness. 9/11? Columbine? Newtown? Waco? Or a second tier tragedy like virginia tech or Aurora? Or will it become even less of a deal than that?
3. Is there any future for non-internet media? The demise of newspapers is fairly well known, and cable news has really taken a beating this week. In ten years, will CNN have any relevance?
4. What's a 'I can remember where I was when I found out' moment - only in a good way? JFK and 9/11 are cliche examples of huge, horrible news events where people remember the details of when they found out. But what's a piece of good news that had the same sway for you? Can be national news or personal news?
5. What are your thoughts on sports and tragedy? The Royals are supposed to play in Boston tonight, but that might not happen. There was controversey regarding the Chiefs' decision to play the day after the murder-suicide of a player. Where do you stand?
Bonus: throw me an alcohol rec off the beaten path - can be an unusual mixed drink combo, uncommon beer, different way of drinking a favorite spirit.