- Softwood lumber, which we have reported on extensively here at RTK. (Just scroll down and see.)
- And mothers supposedly breaking the last taboo and admitting they're bored.
Now that doesn't mean that it's not rewarding. It's just one of those great contradictory mysteries of life. It kind of reminds Tearfree of a comedian's rant she once heard about sex, something along the lines of why is it always one person having a good time and the other getting a cramp? Positive and negative at the same time in the two situations and the outcome of both is still overwhelmingly positive, right?
Tearfree is truly surprised that anyone is surprised at the boredom factor and she thinks that the Moms who believe they are being "brave" about admitting motherhood is boring have set the bar for bravery pretty low. Send them to a Taliban firefight and then they'll see BRAVE.
In related news, Tearfree would like to note that Rebecca Eckler fed parasitically on this scandal-provoking piece by Helen Kirwan-Taylor, published last month in The Daily Mail.
Now Tearfree would be the first to admit that she regularly feeds parasitically on Eckler's blog but unlike her host, she doesn't make claims not to. Consider what Eckler wrote on her blog just last month:
By the end of my old job at my old paper I was literally saying, "I'll only do the story if no one else has done it before" to PR companies. That's because I'm also super competitive and I hate repeating stories that other papers have already done.Sounds like she's in denial just about as much as those Moms who claim they're never bored.
I'm so American in my competitiveness. I swear, when I read something in a Canadian paper that I know I read...just...last...week in The New York Times or Wall Street Journal, I throw down my paper in disgust. Why the heck are we always following America?
So how competitive am I? Well, let's just say when I hear about a story that is going to come out in an American paper, I always tell my Canadian editors, so I can do it first. I know, sad. But why shouldn't I want to beat the NY Times? I do want to beat The Times.
Plus, are we not good enough to find our own stories? Canada has a ton of interesting stories and people who need a little bit of help. Press helps their businesses out, so why not?