Ted Sheridan


Was That The Idea? - Poem by Ted Sheridan

Since when did everyone in this friggin’ televised world of ours
Decide they could endear themselves to the rest of us ordinary people
By picking up a large coffee mug
Complete with some fancy logo imprinted on the face of it
Gently cupping it with both hands and then taking a passionate sip of coffee
Is this technique some focus group discovered would
Make us all feel more like family and more at home with one another
While they lie to us about the state of the economy
Or tell us what we will need to know before venturing outside on our own…
I noticed this for the first time on the morning shows
And then one of the morning show host moved to the evening news
Where she got a new mug with a new logo embellished on the blasted thing
None the less, there she was sipping her way into my living room
And me with a bloody beer in my hand…I felt out classed


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  • (10/28/2007 11:02:00 AM)

    And Ted
    What had led
    You to believe they are sipping coffee. At least Jackie Gleason had the honesty to let out a pleasurable WOW when he took a sip. They showed a guy on TV last night getting ready for his radio show. He had a cup of what he said was coffee in one hand and a can of Red Bull in the other. How wired do they need to get? While you're at it, also stop the new trend of several of them sitting around all talking at once. They do it on our sports talk shows as well as The View. It's a pain in the ass, regardless of gender.
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  • (10/10/2007 6:31:00 PM)

    I think I was thinking of this.
    Or something like this
    but either way.
    You said it and now I don’t have to.
    Love the last line
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  • (10/10/2007 4:29:00 PM)

    Goodness gracious, I wish I could show you some of the sayings on my mugs....As always, it's not what's on the OUTSIDE but INSIDE that counts, not just in matters of coffee at that. So say I cheers to you and your beverage of choice....Alas, I must admit that I need a more than once daily coffee fix... great and entertaining write...mm.xo (Report)Reply

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  • (10/10/2007 1:02:00 PM)

    Ted! You obviously haven't seen my mug. It's huge and it reads
    'I hate deceptive politicians, I hate logos, I hate everything other than genuinely natural and honest things and that includes people (though I will confess to quite liking some food and drink and needing some medication that are not entirely natural) , now come here, give us a hug and everything will be OK'.
    See. I told you it was a large mug.
    On the other hand, I'm not on television (often) . :)
    Oh... and the piece. Well of courses I love it! t x
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  • (10/10/2007 12:54:00 PM)

    Don't dispair Ted. A good beer stein beats a coffee cup every time. I have yet to find a bottle of some fancy iced coffee to beat a good bottle of beer. Zen
    PS. Even without the beer... she is just sipping coffee ~ you sip life.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011


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