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Friday, September 27, 2019

An Early Autumn Nap

This is the traditional time in the blogging calendar when I come before you, loyal frustrated followers, to cite exhaustion. And so I am once again: (clears throat) I’m exhausted. And while typically I specify the reasons for my exhaustion, this year my exhaustion is so great I lack the energy for a quasi-deep dive. “I am,” to quote J. Peterman at his most beleagured moment, “burnt out, fried. My mind is as barren as the surface of the moon.” So I’m off to the north shore of Minnesota to disengage and recharge, closing down the blog next week and then keeping the blog closed for one more week after, returning Monday October 14th (My Favorite College Football Games coverage that none of you are reading will continue as scheduled, each Saturday morning, sorry in advance) to gear up for end of the year coverage, a little end of the decade coverage, and, of course, best of all, comprehensive commentary on Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas.

Besides, these two weeks off will allow me to miss the release of “Joker”, glory hallelujah, and its accompanying infernal Internet racket so I can watch it later (maybe next July when the Eternal Argument has moved on to, like, Lana del Rey being cast as Poison Ivy, or something) and form my opinion in peace.

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