I’m an insomniac. After years of searching for effective ways to make myself go to sleep, I’ve finally devised the perfect bedtime ritual:
- Turn on TV to a show where people just talk, talk, talk
- Get brain to switch gears from think, think, think
- Fall asleep, gently and promptly, from the monotonous tone in conversation
And no, listening to nature sounds does not work. Only makes me want to pee.
Piers Morgan went on a self-appointed, single-minded crusade about gun control! So ALL he’s been talking about lately is “semi-automatic” this and “100-bullet capacity” that. Even to Tony Robbins. Poor Tony Robbins! He’s cute in a weird way, right? Or is it just me? Grasping at minute voice inflections in his guests’ replies to support his position, interrupting answers that he doesn’t want to hear, grilling those who oppose him with the same, handful of relentless questions… Like, what? When they hear your question, they’re gonna suddenly change their entire belief-system on your show, break down and cry in a public and snotty mea-culpa???
Yesterday, he even went to a shooting range to demonstrate… something? I don’t know, I turned off the TV. But, seriously, dude, how bad WERE your ratings before all this?
So instead of tuning out to some vapid celebrities talk, talk, talking about themselves (pay attention to how many times they start their sentences with “I”, it’s hilarious – also, you can tell the size of the ego by how long they stretch the “i”), my brain is not getting lulled into a gentle stupor, but is actually paying attention and getting all worked up.
Piers Morgan, you ruined my beautiful bedtime ritual!
Also? Guns kill people AND people kill people; it’s not a mutually exclusive proposition. We should by all means take those military-grade guns off our streets AND we also need to find a societal solution to prevent our mass-murder-inclined citizens from causing massive tragedies. We do have to take a second (good) look at how we’re desensitizing ourselves with gory crime shows, gratuitous violence in movies, incendiary lyrics in music, shooting-obsessed video games, and for Chrissake, we HAVE to treat our mentally ill members BEFORE they become famous for killing small, innocent children… and whatever else that we have to do to stop this epidemic.
Don’t ask me how we can do it all, I’m no expert. I’m just one cranky blogger who really, really needs to get some sleep!
Any thoughts on how to do that?