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Here's a Sad Indictment of Our World

September 24, 2009

Culled from CNN earlier in the day:



Yes, that's right. Gmail going down gets top billing. Buried five stories deep? A possible HIV vaccine.

We might have found a way to prevent hundreds of thousands of people dying from a nefarious disease, but, ZOMG!, we can't check our email or chat with our co-workers in other departments!!! How will we ever survive???

14 comments:

Kristine said...

GRR...CNN does this shit ALL the time! I hate them, and yet I check obsessively every day for headlines.

Lisa-tastrophies said...

PROUD MOMENT ***I feel completely honored to say that my oldest cousin (Lt. Col. R. Paris, USA) is one of the lead physicians that have been working on the HIV vaccine for the last 8 years.****PROUD MOMENT

It is a sad state of the world when people think that a virus causing gmail to slow/go down is worse than a virus that will KILL you one day. Yeah, the media has it's priorities all f*ed up.

Chemgeek said...

Dude!!! we....couldn't....check...our....EMAIL!!!!!

oh wait... who the f*ck cares. gmail?? whatever.

Mr. Condescending said...

I'm with Kristine perfectly on this one. For once she makes total sense. :x

mylittlebecky said...

it was scary. *sniffle*

Adam L. said...

That wasn't nearly as bad as when Twitter went down.

Worst day of my life.

BeckEye said...

HAHAHA...oh, I shouldn't laugh. That really is sad. And all that really happened was that Gmail contacts/address books weren't available. You could still email. How ridonk.

Cool as Folk said...

There's a potential vaccine for HIV?!! I wouldn't know, Gmail was down, I didn't get the memo.

Tennyson ee Hemingway said...

Yet another nail in the coffin of the importance of funding medical research.

Jules said...

Gmail is more important than Obama and protestors? What is wrong with our society??

otherworldlyone said...

Thank gawd it wasn't hotmail. Or my crackberry. We're talking Armagedon here.

Jeney Peney said...

Could you imagine what it would have been like if facebook was down for the count?

Buildings would burn, my friend.

erin said...

Most of my friends live in Pittsburgh and the G20 is all I hear about. Allllllll I hear about.
I don't even need to read the news when I have facebook! ;)

Raine said...

you gotta know your priorities and our priorities are ourselves. Odds are that more people watching have gmail not HIV - so, clearly they dont care about a virus that takes a zillion lives a year. *sigh*