April 2008 Issue

First Word: 04/08

My wife informs me that, right on schedule, I have become my father, having entered the rail-at-the-idiots-on-television phase of middle age. And there is so much to rail at. Specifically, two reports that ran nearly back to back last month. One quoted a middle-aged woman angry that she had to pay $100 to fill up her Lincoln Navigator. (My rail: "And you bought that car why?) The second report was a roundtable of talking heads bemoaning the fact that George Bush couldn’t convince the Saudis to increase oil production to stave off $4 gas. (My rail: "Did it ever occur to you morons to drive something that would allow you to barely notice $4 gas?")

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