MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 5
Article views: 395
Latest Badges:

View all NoolKop's badges.


20 February 2013, 13:01

Is it just me or is this story about Oscar Pistorius getting a bit much?

When 9/11 happened it was a big deal. Like REALLY big. Possibly the biggest deal ever in my life. Well, apart from having sex the first time, which incidentally, happened about the same time.  Yet for some reason, I’ve never since gotten tired of having sex, even though I did get tired of hearing about 9/11. That took about two weeks.  Two weeks after airplanes were flown into internationally recognizable landmarks, killing thousands, I’d stopped reading about it, stopped watching news footage about it and said nothing in conversations about it. If I recall it was about a month from the dates of the attack that the US went to war, so that was the new story and daily reporting on the attacks that had inspired it, started fading from our collective consciousness. This was best summed up on a now defunct satire website called PointlessWasteOfTime where the author stated that, although terrorist could inflict physical damage to Americans, what they could not do is hold America’s attention.

That’s more or less where I am with Oscargate (come on, you know it’s going to be called that soon enough) now. I’m starting to wonder when the top half of News24’s webpage is going to be devoted to something else.  It’s not that I’m not interested in the story, I still am, but unlike yesterday where I updated the tweets from court every few minutes to see what was being said, I don’t think I’ll be doing that today. I’m starting to get Oscar-fatigue. I’m starting to hope for some more news about how the Pope has resigned, or how Zoomer is going to make his bond payments, or anything else. Hell, I’d even settle for something about anal bleaching at this point.

That’s just me though, always wanting to be first with the breaking trends, it’s just the way I roll. Or blade, in this case…

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peter King
On War

There was a time when those who declared war were actually present on the battlefield.  Read more...

0 comments 155 views
Submitted by
Ohna Bouwer
Ability to fly

I do not only have the ability to fly, but also the qualifications.  Read more...

0 comments 51 views
Submitted by
John Beadon
Residence confusion

I am a seaman, so I spend a lot of time outside SA, often returning by air. I hold a British passport, and have been a Permanent Resident in SA since 1967. Read more...

0 comments 973 views
Submitted by
Vincent Phillips
EFF Threat to Occupy ABSA banking...

Okay, so now the EFF suggests introspection before ABSA takes the decision of disassociating itself with rugby and by extension, sponsorship of the Springboks.  Read more...

0 comments 339 views
Submitted by
Ian Jarvis
Not in court?

Herschelle Gibbs knew nearly a year ago he had to be in court today but obviously had more important things to do. So a day in court wasted by how many?  Read more...

0 comments 81 views
Submitted by
Kdoggy dog
Miners shot down. Are the ANC art...

First of all, I would like to congratulate the Rehad Desai and his producers for winning the Emmy awards on the documentary Miners shot down. Read more...

0 comments 365 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2015 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.