“Oh My God.”
It is a phrase that originally went hand and hand with things like alien spaceship landings, flying superheroes and huge catastrophic flipping ocean liners. But lately, it seems to be a phrase that just about any writer loves to use to apply what I like to call “the amazing” to things that are sort of, kind of, pretty much not amazing at all.
From overflowing sinks to someone seeing their name on the big jumbotron in New York City’s time square, it is a sound byte that is supposed to make us not change the channel because we think something amazing is coming up.
Sad thing is…the “Oh My Godder” isn’t much of any amazing…anymore.
Next to the classic Patton speech, this one is legendary:
“You broke your arm once before, remember? You fell out of our treehouse. Kenneth picked you up. And we carried you twelve blocks to the hospital. We were all friends then, remember? And now you want to end his life because he’s talking to Patty on your side of the cafeteria. Oh man, it’s stupid. I know, cause that’s where I wanted to be — on your side with your crowd, but I messed up. See, I tried to buy my way in. But Kenneth — he’s not trying to buy anybody. He’s trying to make friends, being himself. Cools, nerds, your side, my side…man it’s all bull. It’s just tough enough being yourself.”
Let me ask you a question.
The day you find yourself transformed from a normal everyday blogger to a Related Resource & Link on a legitimate PBS blog that discusses culture, arts and film — what’s the next thing you do to keep your voice and your opinions in the forefront of the major media’s minds?
Yes, that’s right. You offer up even more opinions about a variety of subjects.
Seemingly, these days, newspapers and magazines and online sites are quoting bloggers on a variety of subjects. From politics to entertainment, from government conspiracies to money matters — what some bloggers say has become the digital gospel of the Internet world.
Which got me to thinking.