Or should I call it SleazeBox Additions. We could easily add a tab to the site like our Sober Toolbox to hold the daily tabloid reporting of mishaps involving drugs and alcohol. But I’m not, because when I do posts that focus on those types of stories, it’s me that feels kind of sleazy. But they are hard to ignore, and it doesn’t take SEO analysis to figure out that outside of porn, it’s the type of content that dominates the web. What used to be solely the realm of The National Enquirer, was ported to the web in the form of TMZ, X17, and Perez Hilton, and is now front page news on CNN and the Wall Street Journal.
So why not take a stand and simply not retread the sordid news. Because, I think it’s a good reminder, from time to time, of this fact: if you don’t like to be embarrassed, get in trouble, or inflict bodily harm to yourself or others; the best course of action is to steer clear of alcohol and drugs. 99 percent of all my embarrassments, troubles, and harm were the direct result of my vices.
Need more proof, just look at today’s headlines:
Amanda Bynes Caught Smoking ‘Drug Pipe,’ Driving With Suspended License - the young starlet is well on her way to dethroning Lindsay Lohan as the world’s current most famous trainwreck. Unluckily for us, the linked article means she was caught by paparazzi, not by the po po. But I am sure the judge she has to appear before, for past infractions, watches the news, and will have something to say about her driving while pipe-ing. She is numero uno on google trends today. Yay.
Lab Technician Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Locker Room While 2 Monkeys Loose In Lab - do I really have to say anything about this one.
Crews search after cruise passenger goes overboard - a 21 year old girl falls off a cruiseship just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale in the wee ours of the morning. No mention or blame of alcohol or drugs in this story…yet.
So there you have it. Some daily reminders/reasons to stay sober.