Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Darker Side of Boredom

In my little town the cable television provider seems to think we have C-SPAN, that channel that televises such boring things as congressional debates. One channel comes up as C-SPAN on the television's display, but C-SPAN is not there.

I love C-SPAN. Without C-SPAN, news channels are the most boring stuff that I can inflict on my family.

We are now visiting my mother-in-law, who actually has C-SPAN. I have watched two hours of people who wrote books on Abraham Lincoln. I am not watching slick History channel documentaries. I am watching scholars drone on endlessly on obscure aspects of Lincoln's life, correcting all the myths that History propogates.

I have achieved nerdvana.

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