let’s go to the circus — i’ll bring the bread

When I got up this morning, I was thinking about the blog and debating whether or not I should write about Bush’s plan to dismantle Social Security, or his poorly-qualified nominee for Attorney General, Alberto “I like the rough stuff” Gonzales. I’d been avoiding both issues for a while now, and I thought that perhaps it was time that I went on the record. (For those of you new to the site, I like to pretend that people care what I think about important matters of the day like these from time to time. (For the record, I’m writing all of my representatives, asking them to fight the Gonzales nomination, as well as the “privatization” of Social Security.)) Unfortunately, I got sidetracked on my way to the site, and now I don’t have time to write about either of these very important issues. (Sorry.)

You see, I made the mistake earlier of scrambling a few eggs and sitting down to eat them over a fresh copy of the New York Times. It was in the process of doing this, that I stumbled across the Frank Rich’s new article , and was reminded that tonight was the season premier of the television show “24.” (In his column, Rich uses the fictional anti-terrorism work being undertaken in “24” to illustrate just how low a priority the real fight against terrorism in the U.S. is right now.) So, then I began to think that I should write about “24” and the points raised by Rich.

Then, while considering this, I decided to go over to the TV and program the TIVO so that I wouldn’t miss “24.” In the process of doing this, however, I discovered two very, very significant things; 1) that VH1 will be will be kicking off the fourth season of their d-list celebrity reality show, “The Surreal Life,” tonight, and 2) that there’s a special on this afternoon called “Kenny Loggins on Ice“!

“KENNY LOGGINS ON FUCKING ICE!”

Well, that’s all the encouragement I needed to go leaping off track. Like a cat after a piece of tinfoil tied around a mouse’s tail, I was off and running.

So, now I’m out of my allotted blog time, and I’ve written absolutely nothing substantive. I do, however, know all about the “Kenny Loggins on Ice” project, and which fabulous “stars” will be featured on “The Surreal Life.” (Christopher “Peter Brady” Knight, purportedly-female former professional wrestler Chyna, and the guy who played Mini-Me in the Austin Power movies, to name just a few.)

If there was a knife near me, I’d jam it into my neck… I can’t believe I just wasted over an hour of my life on this crap.

Let this be a lesson to you alll… Circuses are seductive, and, despite of the best efforts of Dr. Atkins, everyone still loves bread.

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One Comment

  1. mark
    Posted January 9, 2005 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I didn

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