Ok, so I know that Weblogs can be about anything that their creators want them to be about. That’s one of the beauties of the medium. And I know that many newspapers are starting to use blogs as a way of getting a more ground level look at local events and news. But I have to tell you, nj.com‘s “Beach Blog” about summer at the Jersey shore has a weird feel to it. Maybe it’s just me, but it feels kind of, I don’t know, strange to be reading stuff like this on a fairly well-respected newspaper site:
Unlike Dustin, with the taunting sunrise at the train station, I wasn’t vertical until 10 AM and I didn’t make it to work until this afternoon. So I thought that was brutal until I realized that Little Timmy, my Dublin-born coworker, rolled in about five minutes before I did, STILL DRUNK. We have given some thought to the numbers relating to our adventures. Our combined age = 48. Our combined blood alcohol level = probably around 0.48. Combined hours of straight drinking = 48. This could not be circumstance. It must have been fated.
Sprinkle some hidden camera shots of bikini clad girls walking the beach and, well, you get the picture…
Now nj.com has a bunch o’ Weblogs that are maintained by local bloggers, and some of them are really pretty good (i.e. the Indy Music Blog.) But, and I’m not sure exactly why, this one just feels kinda creepy somehow.