...you should read Zay Smith's QT (Quick Takes). He's one of Chicago's best writers and most likely the best humorist. Zay began his column at the Chicago Sun-Times, and now conducts it here.
Today's column starts out:
News Headline: “Minnesota’s libraries rush to adapt to a post-book world.”
The day’s news can include many chilling phrases.
But none more chilling than “post-book world.”
News Headline: “Republicans continue to block extension of unemployment benefits.”
QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language:
depraved indifference noun 1. A legal definition of’ conduct so wanton, so deficient in a moral sense of concern, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others as to warrant criminal liability. 2. Meanwhile, in other GOP news. . . .
Hell, I don't agree with him much of the time (nor he with me), but I rarely miss his offerings. Even when he zings one of my cherished beliefs, I still have to laugh. Maybe that's what we all need to learn to do.
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