So I've got this rental car see. And I'm learning what it's like to drive around this city. You know what? It's LA all over again. Clogged roads, and amazingly aggressive driving. I find myself shouting "Hey, you're endangering my life!" every few minutes as those who know these streets well dart in and out of lanes and cut people off at will. My favorite is the jump in front of you and slam on the brakes - honestly, what is wrong with people? (Don't they know I'm in a RENTAL car!?)
American Idol is over. For me it was over when Melinda got booted, but Jordin got me choked up as she sang through tears after being crowned the winner. In the car I listen to talk radio, and there was a caller yesterday that pronounced, "American Idol is for stupid idiots." The host replied, "Well, I guess my daughter and my mother are stupid idiots then." Actually, the host was pretty good at calling people stupid idiots himself without out and out saying it. This is the problem with "pointed" or "biased" programming. If you're not on board with the host's views, you are spoken to patronizingly as though you were an idiot. The same goes for blogs. If it's a conservative or liberal blog, there's a lot of denouncing, but very little "I see your point," and "that's interesting, I hadn't thought about it that way." More often, it's "you're illiterate" or "you just don't get it." This is not meaningful or edifying. This is closed-mindedness.