I am home today. Yesterday, I spent most of the day sleeping because of illness. I feel better today, but it is still not safe for me to go out and about. I certainly would not make it through Orthros and the Divine Liturgy safely.
So, I stayed home feeling just a mite guilty. Since I was home, I decided to turn on the infamous Sunday news shows. I went through CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News. When I say that I went through the channels, I meant that I was done within 1/2 hour. Maybe it is because I am sick, but it seemed to me that those Sunday morning news shows–on the three networks I looked at–were filled with people who were complaining about everything. Frankly, I think that they all sounded extremely whiny. But, maybe, it is simply because I am still recovering from illness.
Would you believe that there was an entire five-minute segment on one channel on what it means for the future of the press and the Presidency that the press was not allowed to be present when President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods? Another station had a five-minute diatribe by a commentator who went on and on about how we needed to get off of a carbon-based economic system. It took me a couple of minutes to realize that the commentator was talking about oil usage. The third channel had a discussion on the need for the countries of the world to get together to contribute money to build up a fund and an agency to search for asteroids that might strike us someday.
Well, I admit again that it may be because I am still recovering. However, at the end of that less than half an hour I found myself wondering why any attention is paid to the Sunday morning news shows at all.
So, I am now watching the movie Battleship while continuing to recover. It has absolutely no redeeming value and is a piece of escapist entertainment. It was rated as an absolutely awful movie. So, why does it seem as though the movie actually makes more sense and is at least more entertaining than the Sunday morning news shows?