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Carnival of the Mundane: Just Say No to Fauxtojournalism

Filed under: Random Carnivals — Random Yak @ 12:24 am on August 18, 2006

There’s been a lot in the news lately about journalism – or, more accurately, fauxtojournalism – in the mainstream media. Upsetting, yes. Disheartening, yes.

But don’t give up hope just yet! This week the Carnival of the Mundane takes a stroll through the pages of the Blogger Mun-Daily News – all the mundane news that’s fit to print (and in some cases, even a little bit more). Nowfeaturing 100% less fauxtography than the New York Times!

Front Page News and Headlines:

“Person’s Story” Newsflash…no Person is an island. Dateline: C’est la Vie.

Evil Bathroom Threatens Worker Sanity.” The Everyday Goddess has the poop scoop.

“A New York Minute,” aka “Hoo-Haw at the Zoo”. Leesepea of theBut Wait, There’s Moredesk offers a take on teenagers at the zoo, and proof that no matter how good you think you are – grandma’s still better.

“Effort Underway to Improve Short Attention Spans of Americans.” Our columnist at Avant News has the story…which I couldn’t stay focused long enough to read. (kidding…and I can prove it. According to our source, Mel Gibson is trading one habit for another. Go see.)

Next, on to the Sports Section:

“Now I’ve GotGuilt” – Our correspondent at Colla Voce offers advice on The Do’s, Don’ts and Don’t-Even-Consider-Its of Skunk Wrangling.

Low Altitude meets High Adventure in: “The Continuing Adventures of a Toddler and His Duck” Special correspondentMama Duck reports in onhappenings inLil’ Duck Duck country. As always, ducks are out of season.

Indy 500 – on Care Bears: Check out the Road Trip, reported by our stringers at Acme Anvil Co. (And yes, we bothunderstand the need to travel 50 miles in search of Floam and identify with the delights of Cracker Barrel.)

In Cycling News: “Walk, Walk, Walk Your Bicycle.” You don’t have to be Lance Armstrong to do this exercise – but you might have to be a little crazy to enjoy it.

Don’t let the suds get you down! “Bye Bye to Boring Laundry” makes new sport of old chores.

Both brought to you byour stringers over atAmerican Inventor Spot.

Personal and Classified Ads – always good for a diversion. Let’s see what we have today:

“Read This Or I Will Eat This Baby.” Schrodinger’s Kitten has this one locked up (with the entry that solidified the carnival theme – this is NOT to be missed).

“Basket Case” – Not for Sale. Display only. Showing at Postmodernes Sprachspielen (we call her Sass for short).

Good LivingSection

Israeli correspondent Me-ander has news about “New Neighbors” in Israel and how some people are dealing with displacement.

From the Parenting Advice Department: Special Correspondent and parenting expert The PinkDiary says “Who Needs Sleep Anyway?”

Apartment 2024reports fromthe Family Deskwith a profile of “Young Bunny,”in appreciation of a grandmother’s life.

Hmm…Let’s Turn toTravel, Arts and Entertainment:

Are You Man Enough…” to sing the songs of female vocalists? Kapgar’s article may make you reconsider…or then again, maybe not.

Celebrity News: “Cuba Gooding, Jr.” sighted by Have Passport Will Travel. Click for full details.

The passport desk also reports on regional charity events in “Red Arrows v. Red Barrows” (humor and good photography alert).

Postcards From Nowhere offers an inexpensivetravel tip: just go around.

Kindergarten getting to be too much? Need toget away? Our travel Correspondent from Suite 101 reviews a Graduation Get-Awayof Luxury- 4 year-old Style.

Special Update: Food Section

This just in…Eat More Corn! Apartment 2024 will teach you how in “The Joys of Corn.”

…And that’s all the paper holds today. News, Sports, Life and the Arts, without a fauxtograph in the bunch. And remember, here at the Mun-Daily News: The Mundane is in the Details.

My thanks to all the columnists, correspondents and stringers submitting entries to this week’s Carnival of the Mundane. Very hard work to organize them all, and each and every one of the entries truly deserves a visit – be sure to check out as many as you can. And for more information about the Carnival of the Mundane, be sure to visit the official carnival website. We look forward to seeing you at the next carnival!

Linked from: Shiloh Musings.


  1. Friday reads…….

    Brand-new this Friday – Carnival of the Mundane, hosted by the Random Yak himself! Definitely worth a read, he was kind enough to include us in the mix of amusing submissions!
    Two carnivals that I should have posted on Wednesday, but still great readin…

    Trackback by Lil Duck Duck — August 18, 2006 @ 5:27 am

  2. Very nice job. I’m an advice columnist. Now that’s scary.

    Comment by kapgar — August 18, 2006 @ 7:18 am

  3. Thanks, Kapgar. Looking forward to more advice from your side of the mountain – we like that kind of scary here at the Yak.

    Comment by Random Yak — August 18, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

  4. Wow! I finally made it here! First of all thanks tlots! Nice work, I read it like a reader’s digest!


    Comment by Fitena — August 21, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

  5. Welcome to the conversation and thanks, Fitena! Glad to know you enjoyed it and glad to have you on our side of the mountain this evening.

    Comment by Random Yak — August 21, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

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