American Elephants

Twin Baby Elephants Were Born in New York by The Elephant's Child
November 12, 2022, 7:24 pm
Filed under: Politics

We have a particular interest in elephants here, but I am apparently having trouble with what my computer is telling me. There are two stories floating around, one about twin baby elephants being born in Kenya, apparently a rare event, then there were twin baby elephants born in New York at a Syracuse zoo. So apparently twin baby elephants are not as rare as the journalists would like us to believe. Or, then perhaps it is really very rate and we won’t have another set of twin baby elephants for years or maybe it isn’t rare at all. We are admirers of elephants from a distance and with pictures and information from others.

We have no elephants in the family, and all of our elephants come from photographs and what we read. In any case, baby elephants are remarkably cute, and we assume you would enjoy seeing pictures of baby elephants as much as we do. The idea that little baby elephants can grow up into such huge animals is endlessly fascinating, None of us see real elephants very often, unless we live next to a zoo, or work for a circus. I have a very cute stuffed toy elephant sitting on my bed, bu I haven’t been to the zoo for a very long time, so between times I sort of forget what very large animals real elephants are.

Do You Pay Attention to “Celebrities?” by The Elephant's Child
November 12, 2022, 7:01 pm
Filed under: Politics

The profession of journalism seems to assume that we are all especially impressed y “celebrities”. What precisely is a “celebrity”? I guess it is someone whose name is known fairly widely. Journalists struggle to attach their stories to a celebrity in the assumption that with a celebrity name attached, we are more apt to read their story. I don’t know if that is true, but I am certainly not more apt to read a story if it is about someone whose name I vaguely recognize. I’m more apt to read a story if is about an interesting or compelling event.

I don’t care who a “movie star”marries. For the most part I have no interest in “movie stars.” Haven’t been to a movie in some time, nor seen any chatter that suggests that there’s a movie out there that needs my attention.

I can remember standing in line for a very long time in a line that stretched around a block, waiting to get a ticket to Star Wars. But it’s been a long time since there was even the suggestion out there that there was a movie worth standing in line for. What happened? See lots of pieces that suggest that the person or persons that the article is about is worth my attention or interest, but I seldom find them convincing. Don’t know if it’s just me getting older, or if what’s out there isn’t particularly interesting.

Haven’t seen any pieces that suggest that I just have to see “this”, whatever it is. Is that just me, or is Hollywood a little off right now?

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