Mediacrity (the media)

Airheads like to uncomplicate.

Our brain mass we choose to deflate;

elated to decerebrate;

delighted to decorticate.

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We’ve no need to sophisticate.

We’re happy with our heads hastate.

From branch to branch we brachiate

and treat life like a gala fête.

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The media all syndicate

In hopes ratings will triplicate.

Hyperboles we circulate.

Reality we underrate.

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Truth, at times, we annihilate.

In-depth news we abbreviate,

complex facts we adulterate,

and skewed views we disseminate.

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On gossip we exuberate.

Paparazzi we remunerate.

Remarks we can’t substantiate

bring libel suits to litigate.

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Our minds we tend to passivate.

With partial news we corroborate

what we choose to communicate

to friends with whom we ideate.

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For hours we can vegetate;

in front of screens our eyes dilate.

Gulp down beers we refrigerate

then to the loo to micturate.

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With TV sport we recreate.

When our team scores we much elate.

But should it lose we fulminate

so much we hyperventilate.

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Late breaking news will indicate

infernos that incinerate,

hot lava flows that granulate,

skyscrapers that disintegrate.

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The internet’s a place to skate.

This labyrinth can fascinate.

A billion sites concatenate

while trying to dissimilate.

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Towards sex sites we can deviate;

watch all and sundry copulate.

In skin flicks sadists flagellate

or on a face expectorate.

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View sites where porn stars personate;

perform sex acts that consternate.

Contortions that necessitate

the Karma Sutra to translate.

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Finger nails girls variegate.

With flair and poise they exuviate.

Seductive lips they miniate

imply they’re happy to fellate.

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To further help our glands pulsate

on social sites we acclimate.

With words we can impersonate;

be anyone we stipulate.

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No one need know we’re overweight

or suffer from a weak prostate.

Ourselves on-line we re-create

without the flaws our friends berate.

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Our strengths we can accentuate

without need to authenticate.

These strangers to whom we narrate

will never meet us tête-a-tête.

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As bloggers we can validate

views that others repudiate.

On points of fact pontificate

and generally, just ventilate.

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Our hard disks over-populate

with games designed to scintillate.

Their hardness levels we gradate:

some easy, some infuriate.

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Into strange scenes we immigrate

where avatars peregrinate.

We meet fierce foes sent to frustrate.

Our goal is to reciprocate.

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These scoundrels we must obviate,

but countless duels end in stalemate.

To cyber-hell we relegate

slain zombies who then duplicate.

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When losing we vociferate

and seek to disaffiliate.

We check the scores to correlate

then shun the game and terminate.

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It’s hard to differentiate

what’s real and what we just conflate.

Our lives just seem to emulate

the fiction we prefabricate.

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