The joy of listening to C-SPAN
, cable’s forced upon public service to the cable-watching masses, never ends. Where else can you hear Congressional, presidential, and think-tank speeches and events in full without being interrupted by images of your Always maxi-pad holding a whole gallon of water without giving way? But the best part of C-SPAN is, undoubtedly, the crazy ass callers. From red states to blue, from coast to coast, crazy people from across this great country of ours call in and say the stupidest shit, often without being interrupted. Usually, the crazy caller in question is thanked for the specific conspiracy theory in question and the next crazy caller from Odessa, Texas is told that he is next. One of the morning programs today focused on the legacy of Betty Friedan
of The Feminine Mystique
fame. So this dude calls in to say that Betty was a communist who single-handedly destroyed the American nuclear family, and that the Taliban had the right idea when it came to dealing with us uppity women. R.I.P.