Wednesday, January 8, 2014

How About a Little "Doom Porn?"

Heard a great phrase the other day….Doom Porn.

I know you know someone like this: No matter what is going on, no matter how good or difficult a hand life has dealt you or them, no matter what type of How’s it going? question is asked they always jump into the doom and gloom.

They’re into Doom Porn.

Think about it, the objective of porn is to get the reader/viewer excited. It’s salacious material (come to think of it I’ve probably never had the opportunity to use the word salacious, and yes, I know it means lecherous, lustful, obscene, pornographic) meant to transport the reader/viewer into a heightened physical/mental/emotional experience.

Have you ever watched the eyes, expressions and body language of the doom and gloomers? Some of them will get pretty jacked up telling you how bad the president is, or the credit card companies, or the people who don’t show up for church, or other drivers, or Dook Fans (ok, wait…now, those people REALLY are…well, maybe later), or the (you name it).

A lot of them have the same reaction as some folks have when they are into porn. The experience transports them into a negative experience in which they feel a sense of power; of excitement. For many, a warped sense of comfort.

I have a couple of friends who are into Doom Porn as I’m sure you probably do. All you have to do is toss out one of their favorite topics and you can almost see their eyes starting to fire up. They have no good, constructive ideas for what might work to change the situation they focus on, but they can sure tell you all the things they think are bad about it.


Doom Porn is a waste of everyone’s time and energy. It’s just like the real thing, an ugly substitute.

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