So, I haven’t been posting lately, in no small part because changes wrought by LeechBlock. If anything, I’m trying to figure out more ways to expand my means of protecting myself from mywebcompulsiveself. More on that maybe later. (Kieran in the comments to my earlier post compared my use of LeechBlock to Ulysses and the Sirens. The analogy would be closer if Ulysses had bound himself to the mast and stopped his ears, with the reasoning that if he only stopped his ears he could just unstop them unless someone bound his hands.)
But, can I just say: yes, I know most of you have no interest in American Idol, especially as I’ve vacillated between absolutely no and almost no interest the first six seasons. I don’t know why the sudden change this year. However: Scatterplot comes out bravely last week endorsing the dark horse candidate David Cook, and this week he comes out with an absolutely kick-bother rendition of Billie Jean. I double-dog dare you: push aside the contempuous cloud with which you go through your day, watch this, tell me this is not cool. I mean it: watch it and try to move your fingers to type “Not cool.” You won’t be able to do it, unless you have a supernatural ability to will yourself into a deep state of coolness-denial.