Inveterate Media Junkies is a Pop Culture Entertainment Site. We are not a news site and we don’t pretend to be. We do discuss news– but it is usually in a Geek context concerning Geeky things.
But we don’t muzzle our contributors or ourselves. If we feel a certain way about something, we reserve the right to voice our genuine commentary and our true opinions. Even then, we don’t attempt to push our beliefs on anyone– and exclusively leave our personal political and social views to the IMJ comment sections.
Try as we might, we attempt to keep tragedies such as today’s Connecticut School Shootings out of our posts. It’s not because we are trying to be insensitive– it’s actually quite the opposite. Other sites can explain these stories of such abject inhumanity so much better than we can… And we would rather leave these reports to the professionals.
So I mention the shooting today for two reasons: 1) It is an event that insists on some kind of commentary and, 2) I want to make it clear that the collective hearts of the entire IMJ Nation– including our contributors and our readers– go out to all the victims and families affected by this insanity.
It would be good to note that many fine professionals work on and with Inveterate Media Junkies. In doing so, they toil endless hours to create entertaining columns filled with fun commentary. This being the Holiday Season, we have many more thought-provoking columns to release… And I just wanted you all to know that we will continue to publish them today, tomorrow and the next– fulfilling the commitments we made to these talented people weeks and months ago. I hope you have as much fun reading them as we do bringing them to you.
It bears repeating that IMJ is, again, not the site you need to visit to understand “real life” issues or to get your world news. We are here to entertain you, period. (I like to think of IMJ as the place you go to get away from the tragedies that so often fill our lives.) Exposing Geeky truths and providing intelligent commentary is as a sacred trust we share with our readership… And we will continue to do everything we can to provide you with thoughtful columns on all types of entertainment in the days and weeks ahead.
After a day like today, if you are lucky enough to have someone who cares for you, that loves you and worries for you or has your back– be they a Mother, Father, Brother, Sister, Wife, Husband, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, or simply a Friend– then you might want to hug them extra tight tonight as a gesture of goodwill… And tomorrow, and every day thereafter– remember why.
As the President of the United States ended his speech with Scripture today, I will leave you with this Facebook Post from John Layman, creator of the Chew comic book:
Truth, Mr. Layman. Truth.