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October 17, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Hard times

Such is life

Sure, we have some problems, but the snakes on Wall Street who are rich because of our stupidity are still rich.

Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan have issues that remain unresolved and we pretend to care.

The great people this country really needs won’t get into politics because of all the sleaze.

Breaking news is breaking out everywhere, except it’s not even close to being breaking news.

Our kids have lost faith in the system, many TV preachers’ integrity ratings are now below used-car salesman and lawyers and reality shows have taken over our lives.

But most of us still have a bed to sleep in, water to drink and all the fast food we can inhale. Gas prices are coming down, our kids mostly go to good schools and, for many, the biggest daily decision remains the choice of whether to watch Oprah or Dr. Phil.

While the world crumbles all around us, with people and institutions and ideas and governments falling like flies, a new TV season is here complete with all our favorites. At the end of these new shows we hear words that make life worth living, make it edgy, make it exciting and give us incredible hope.

And what are those words?

“Stay tuned for scenes from our next episode.”

Powerful, succinct, good-mood-inducing words that make us feel like the world is on the right track and everything is going to be OK.

Now if I could just find the clicker …

— Bob Snyder, Lynnwood

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