America is being pulled apart at the seams. It’s a technological balkanization. America has become a bizarro Babel.
In Babel, everyone was talking but nobody could understand each other. But in America it’s now the opposite. Nobody’s even allowed to talk because the main topic of what we talk most often about -television- is now off limits as a conversation point. Let’s face it folks, television has formed the foundation of 70 percent of my workplace conversations in my life and 90 percent of my good ones. And now we’re being silenced because there’s people who are three or four or even five episodes behind.
Nowadays, anyone says anything about what they watched on television and you get three people holding their hands over the ears, running in place, and screaming “lalalalalalaladon’tsayanotherwordaboutitbecauseIhaven’twatchedityet.”