Out of This World

The unrepentant confessions of an apolitical junkie

The teachers would catch me dreaming out the window and ask the shrill, predictable question, "Roger, would you care to rejoin the class?" I would think, "Not really," as I swiveled reluctantly toward Planet Earth. Being an apolitical junkie, I feel the same way in this season, which is an unacceptable (not to mention unemployable) position for a journalist. From time to time, I try to be interested in what they are saying--the specialists on TV and in the papers who are lecturing on Bush, Gore, Tecumseh, the tundra, [pi]r2. (Shouldn't it be "pi is squared"?) But a blind man could...

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