The carryings-on of my fellow human beings are becoming tiresome to me. This Daily Show coverage of the coverage of the Inauguration reflects some of this world-weariness, I think.
And local politics! The Nation Magazine discussion group on the Big Island has been ruined by paranoid Libertarians and strident single issue nuts, especially on the subject of legalizing pot. One of them actually said something like, "First they come for the pot smokers, then they come for the Methodists!" Honestly, how can I hang out with people like that?
Sport seems to be about female athletes showing as much flesh as possible. May the best cleavage win! I was watching the sports channel at the HiLife bar, which is our hangout in Seattle, and I thought it was so boring! It was formatted just like a news channel. But it's not news. And increasingly the news isn't news either, as the Daily Show clip illustrates.
Obviously, we have decided to go to hell in the new millenium. There is plenty of serious work going on, but it's unsung. All the trivia on the surface seems to be confusing people, to put it kindly.
We have gotten tickets to a crab feed and silent auction at The Sons of Norway Lief Ericsson Lodge on Saturday. Terry is hoping to spot some buxom blondes and I'll be looking for craggy faced Nordic gods. I hope there will be beer.