Even the news isn't what it used to be. we are a sad sad culture always giving up on the good stuff and going for the glitz: the bigger, the better, the faster, the more. I wonder what more there could be. After all, my mom tells me things that I don't know, and then says didn't you learn that in school? Well, no. The best I can say is that I know who Walter Kronkite is, and I never saw the Wide World of Sports. Damn. It's not my fault. I feel really bad that when I watch the Olympics all I see is the top three placing athletes and team USA people. (I want to see everyone else - but the whole speed skating event is four hours and by the end I wanted to fall asleep.)
So yes I listen to Nero Wolfe, Escape, Suspense, The Mysterious Traveler and whatever else I can get my hands on. I need to listen to these things in my car on my break, or on my Ipod to drown out the laughing morons all around me. I've listened to them and they are not funny. That's when I wonder how the Saint would catch the person who killed them and left them in the bathroom. THAT's far more exciting.
That's WAYYYYY off track.