Admission: I am a fan of the show “NCIS”. Both the original and the Los Angeles versions. In addition, I still read the newspaper. The physical paper, which is delivered to my house every morning.
Tangent #1: Did I ever tell you that my junior team member told me I was “cute” because I still read the paper?
As I was watching NCIS show last night – okay, I taped it via the DVR as I was watching the Iowa/Georgia Tech game – the beginning of the show had me in hysterics.
The three special agents – DiNozzo, McGee and Ziva – are starting their morning off by searching the Internet for news. They are sending links to each other and finally, Ziva gets frustrated and says, “How hard is it for someone to tell me the news and bring it to me?!”
DiNozzo: “There must be a better way.”
As soon as they finish this exchange, their boss, Gibbs, who has not been at his desk as this conversation has been going on, arrives and throws down – wait for it – his newspaper!
They all stare at him and he is like, “What?”. (Again, he wasn’t there for their conversation.) I just loved the irony and had to share with you.
I know people say the newspaper is going away and I do not mean to start up the discussion again, but this small scene made a fun statement about how we get our news. I rely on several avenues, depending on what I’m looking for and what I want to know.
Tangent #2: Same junior team member – I handed her my paper this morning so she could read an article on how to prepare for the freezing cold weather happening in Houston. (She is a first-time homeowner.) She actually said, “I don’t know how to open it to find the rest of the article; is it online?”
What do you think?