Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Beware ...

I’ve just spent ninety minutes trying to figure out who Lindsay Lohan is, why Rosie O’Donnell got fired from her TV show and what new grotesque photographs of Princess Diana’s death scene are about to be released on British TV. I could have spent that time playing with my three-year-old, reading the new Thomas Pynchon novel or doing sit-ups … but I didn’t. I used to think television, heroin, crack, cigarettes, sex, gambling or booze were the most frightening addictions to which a person could succumb but I’m having second thoughts. The Internet is a siphon that takes your time away while making you believe you’re doing something productive.