Just when I think I’m a huge waster of time, I see stories stuck in the 24-hour news cycle like:
- Rosie v. Donald (both “disgusting losers?” You decide.)
- The D.C. Madame (not exactly a licensed massage therapy service)
- Richard Gere (kissing Bollywood stars)
- Paris Hilton (going to jail, but probably upgrading to a Hilton-esque rich-kid prison)
And the list goes on and on. I guess I’m not the only one wasting time. Maybe I should have gone into broadcast journalism…
Anyway, this is why the famed Dr. Ajari (I’m doing research for a book on him) used to yell at his students to go pound sand into a rat hole if they were irritating him. Apparently during the Black Plague, folks actually pounded sand into rat holes to keep them in there. (Better than bathing? You decide.) So if a student was driving him mad, this was his way of telling them to go do something useful with themselves and leave him alone.
Maybe tomorrow morning, instead of watching the Today Show, I’ll go pound sand into a rat hole.