Huckleberries Online

TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013, 10 A.M.

A Name Best Used In An Obit

One of the regrettable realities about life in the Information Age is how quickly the outrage of the moment becomes a forgotten relic of the past. Maybe we’re so bombarded by the controversies and “nontroversies” of the here-and-now that the space in our brains simply gets too filled up to keep track of anything that happened much past last week’s calamity. I have no proof for this. It’s just a theory I began forming Monday morning when – still in the grog of sleep – I heard a radio news announcer speak the name of one of the planet’s worst bags of scum. Joseph Duncan. Hearing it jarred me instantly awake. I know some of you reading this are feeling what I felt at first, that strange inner-cranial itch that comes with having your memory tickled. Joseph Duncan? Oh, yeah. Isn’t he the … Let me help. Duncan is the boogeyman/Doug Clark, SR. More here.

Question: How come we forget calamities so quickly?




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria
Dave Oliveria writes the Huckleberries Online Blog for North Idaho readers and the Huckleberries print column.

Follow Dave online: