THIS JUST IN!
In the wee hours of Monday April 3, I was up listening to what my ideas had to say. At 2:30 am, the power went off. I turned on my portable radio. The 24-hour news station, which updates news reports every half hour, would tell me why the power was out, and the area covered by the power outage—or so I thought.
I listened. The lead news story was about the Toronto Blue Jays playing the Baltimore Orioles, on Monday afternoon, for the first game of the 2017 Season. This is sports, but it was the lead news story. The second news story was about who won at the Juno Awards on Sunday April 2. This is entertainment, but it was the second news story.
I listened for the half hour and no news about the power failure. I listened at 3:00 am and heard about the Blue Jays and Juno Awards, but no news about the power failure. I fell asleep sometime after 3:30 not hearing any news about the power being out.
Well, it wasn’t exactly a boom that blasted me out of bed at 5:00 am. It was the tumultuous sounds of electrical stuff coming back to life. The radio was still on with the another newscast starting with its breaking-news music.
“This just in! The power is out in the area bounded by Broadview to the west, O’Connor to the north, Main Street to the east and Danforth to the south . . .”
This just in two-and-a-half hours later? I’m hearing breaking news about a power failure AFTER it is over?
“This just in! Blogger blogs about a power failure that happened 6 days ago . . .”