Saturday, August 7, 2010


Dear Television,

Hello. As you may know, I usually regard you with mixed feelings. While I am, of course, a huge fan of some of your work (Shark Week, Life, Planet Earth, The Office, 30 Rock, and sometimes Glee), I take significant umbrage with your plethora of useless and intellectually degrading offerings (too numerous and depressing to list). Far worse than this, however, is the fact that you have offered me some of the best television shows EVER only to ruthlessly rip them away after a paltry few seasons. You took away Firefly, and that was bad enough. But you will never recover from the shame of losing Arrested Development.

However. I digress. I am actually writing to you today to thank you, for on Monday you somehow contrived to bring together two of the most delightful minds currently alive together for one (regrettably short, but still fulfilling) interview. The day that Mary Roach, author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and the upcoming Packing For Mars, appeared opposite Jon Stewart will forever be a memorable day in television for at least one skeptical viewer. So thanks, Television.



P.S. But you're still not forgiven for AD and Firefly. Just sayn'.

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