What did I just watch...?
A local TV reporter lead the 6:00 a.m. news today, standing in front of a not-yet-opened Dollar General store, covering, well-- That's the problem. She was reporting on something which clearly involved police, one of whom had, at some point during the night, discharged his sidearm, possibly in the general direction of a suspiciously-lurking man, about whom it appeared there had been a 911 call, for reasons that were not made clear but presumably having to do with the lurking and the suspiciousness. No one, it seemed, had been shot or hurt, but "the caller had given a detailed description of the suspect, which the officer matched," which was about the point at which I lost the thread entirely.
It was word salad. Mind you, the reporter had strung together all the usual words -- indeed, most of the usual phrases -- but not in a way that made coherent sense. I'm fond of relating thoughts in an unusual manner, filled with allusions and complex sentences, and I know when I'm in over my head. This reporter had drowned several times over and gave no sign of grasping her lapse into nonsense. I fulled expected to see a police spokesperson with doors or windows, or an elephant-giraffe stilting by in the background, on legs slender as threads.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
1 year ago