“stay tuned!” or confirmation of the end of gravitas (Weltschmerz)

katie couric, like, so totally celebrates the end of her first week anchoring the manifestly unmoored cbs evening “news”:

“We’re trying to make the news more accessible, more compelling, more interesting, and we’re trying to give people a little hope, optimism and even a chuckle when we can.”

Quel mandate! Sure hope they can live up to it! To quote again from the formidable Ms. C’s blog: “As the late Karen Carpenter sang, ‘Close to you’, I mean, ‘We’ve only just begun.’ Wow, how hip am I?”

sigh. so, our super awesome (imported directly from German) WordOfTheDay? (and come on i just know you saw it coming and no it’s not “snide”): Weltschmerz, which the generally non-ebullient OED defines as: A weary or pessimistic feeling about life; an apathetic or vaguely yearning attitude. indeed. kudos, katie.

katie’s breathless first week

(thanks milloy)

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2 Responses to ““stay tuned!” or confirmation of the end of gravitas (Weltschmerz)”

  1. Sam Onimus Beckett Says:

    I was wondering something: Is it the earth that turns around the sun, or the other way around, and what does the moon do ? Maybe you could help me out.
    Thanks from a secret admiratrice

  2. rdeemvoitcee Says:

    hmm…

    not really weltschmerz; maybe welt, maybe schmerz. but not both:

    http://www.geocities.com/lefthanderszambia/africafamouslefties.html

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