Whether or not mass media has too much influence on how we see the world is a debate that hit home yesterday when Riley turned the World Cup Soccer Games into a metaphor for the Gulf catastrophe.
This all started when, watching the national news this past week, she was made aware that there is an itty bitty American Revolution thing going on between England and the US over this ecological catastrophe in the Gulf.
Yesterday, while watching the US-England match, Riley kept calling the team from England the BP team and the US team Louisiana. She was sure the game was over when "BP" scored. She went nuts when the "Louisiana" team scored due to a BP fumble. Bosco rolled his eyes and muttered, "Whatever."