Television. I’ve been watching it for a little over three hours straight, and I’ve decided to think about the valleys and peaks about those hours. It all started with The Rachel Maddow Show; a valuable if not heavy-handed program that I wish I watched more often. I decided to tune in for what she had to say today, and while it took much too long for her to get to the point of her breakdown of the Syrian bombings, I still consider it a peak viewing experience. Similarly, the time I spent afterwards with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver was informative and entertaining as usual. The Comedy Central block of The Daily Show, Colbert Report, and @Midnight, however, wasn’t good enough that I didn’t keep my laptop open during the whole thing. The programming was basically just background noise as I browsed the internet.
On the other hand, The Late Show with Craig Ferguson, it’s a life saver. When the night seems all off and weird, it’s Craig Ferguson and his skeleton sidekick Geoff Peterson that make me want to stay up through it. It’s 12:52 A.M. on September 24th, 2014, and there are so many things I want to get done, so many things I need to get done, but sometimes what I need, is to just crash on this couch and let myself laugh one more time before facing it all.
It’s hard to stay up
It’s been a long long day
And you’ve got the sandman at your door
But hang on
Leave the TV on
And let’s do it anyway