@danielsantos the word today is pretty much how others here have described it—but the practice? It’s America’s preoccupation. Everything must be fun or done. ;-)

@UndamnedOne Yes. Long Kiss Goodnight is one of my favs as well! Great cast, all kinda playing against type at the time. A gem of comedy action.

@pdxmph I thought reddit was the comment section for the internet and twitter was where journalists went to find out what was happening on reddit

@gdp Although I am more familiar with traditional “yes” or “no” questions, I’m gonna say “no” on this one. Leave it ragged if you can, or take the time to make the breaks flow.

@UndamnedOne @mcg @ridwan @jasonekratz @pimoore Yeah, shit's weird, for sure.

I think mostly 'cuz everyone thinks their stories are better than the other guys—and sometimes they're correct, that's the rub.

Stories from the rear-view mirror crowd, in various disguises, have always figured grossly in our national conversation. The psychological through line: "The story I already know is better, truer, than any new story you can tell me."

Stories from the disrupting woke are finding more and more influence, but to my mind their linguistic gyrations frequently make our world less rather than more transparent. The plot is this: "The new story we're telling untells your story".

But stories are all we got.

Consider a story about little tiny creatures that can get inside your body, use it for fuel, and eventually kill you. That's science fiction, until you learn about germs and hand washing and so on. And you can still find folks who don't know to wash their hands.

Wild right?