April 2, 2008

Low-Hanging Fruit

The reason I don’t vow to post to this blog every day is not because I cannot live up to that sort of posting frequency. I could. Easily.

No, it’s because I fear that I would only seek out and post stories like the following one, which I consider to be low-hanging blogger fruit:

A judge who resigned after being caught driving drunk in New Hampshire while in drag says he’s reconsidering his decision to quit. […] Somma rear-ended a pickup truck at a red light in Manchester, N.H. He was wearing a cocktail dress and high heels.

I agree that the cocktail dress and heels are probably not enough to warrant his resignation. Certainly, it is unwise to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. Sad to say, drunk driving is not all that unusual, but there are other elements of the story that make it more likely to be blogged.

You can explain the cocktail dress. Clearly, he was coming from a cocktail party.

But the shoes are a more difficult matter. My guess is that you just can’t wear low heeled slingbacks with a cocktail dress. But I’m no expert. High heels seems a little racy for a judge.

Damn you, low-hanging blog fruit. You’re a boon to the blogger looking for a quick fix, but you’re distracting us from important news stories, like the continuing discussion of Princess Diana’s accident. Which is, amazingly, still in the news. Which decade was that? I can’t remember.

Posted by James at April 2, 2008 2:55 PM
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I live in NH. This type of behavior is not all that surprising or noteworthy. Maybe he should have staged his disappearance while wearing the cocktail dress.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at April 2, 2008 9:01 PM

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