The Rise of the Medical Emergency, Pt. 89 - Sept 17th - Sept 19th Reports
A boatload of misery, consequence, and remuneration on the River TROME
So, about the new format…
I’m switching to the endless headline format for at least a short while for a couple reasons. One is the workload involved in just this little Substack is actually quite high, and I’m about a month behind, and I’ve gotta catch up.
Also, though, to the end of telling the story, the endless headlines format might be worthwhile. I think I kind of like it. I want TROME to tell the story but also to be the story, if you will, and I think the endless headline format does both. As a list of bizarre headlines it tells the story, and as a list of bizarre headlines, too, it is the story. So I like that.
As I’m going through these stories, though, I can see they are in dire need of commentary. Turns out there’s this giant elephant in the room. The lack of curiosity about the beast is a story in itself, and it is part of the genesis of this little newsletter. The commentary is perhaps necessary because the elephant is always there, and it just doesn’t do to ignore it. In order to describe the room we’re gonna have to talk about the elephant.
Either which way, I’m thinking I’m going to go through about a month of the endless headline format and bring the reporting current, and then we’ll have a month of reports to look at in the new format, and we’ll see what it looks like from there.
These stories really do cry out for commentary. They just beg for it, like a hungry puppy. So, we’ll see what happens.
There are always more surprises in TROME.
Paramedics rush to 'medical emergency' at family music festival near Louth as person taken to hospital