Monday, December 29, 2008
Clever and Daft
I spent my first leg of the holiday season primarily in a vegetative state, ingesting voluminous helpings of clever television, specifically the medical dramedy "House." I find this program and its primary character abrasive, enigmatic and vulgar while remarkably edifying. As I lazed out on Christmas day, I watched the brilliant twists of applied science and logic, mixed with gross humanity and flawed personalities and felt inspired to think all over and around the box with my own problems. I read in the December 13 edition of "The Economist" about the trend toward the clever among the daft and can say that it was a productive yet wasteful holiday season filled with new determinations to rise out of mediocrity...when it suits me.