I've been reading Mark Steyn's new book, After America. So I'm more than usually cynical and depressed. In such moments, you have to fall back on the mental list of what makes life worth living. The Regular Family: Wife, Son, Daughters, Dog. The St. Louis Cardinals. The Green Bay Packers. The Duke Blue Devils. Listening to good music at the tip of your fingertips on Youtube -- I listened to Arturo Toscanini conduct Beethoven's Fifth last night and then, with the click of a button, I listened to 1975 Bruce Springsteen doing "Kitty's Back." What a great world we live in.
And, of course, there's this sort of thing:
Let me also say: the Polish subtitles really do it for me. Again, what a great world!