"Alone, even doing nothing, you do not waste your time. You do, almost always, in company. No encounter with yourself can be altogether sterile: Something necessarily emerges, even if only the hope of some day meeting yourself again." (E.M. Cioran)

Thursday, July 13, 2006


My favourite tv show is '24'. Why do I love it? It delivers entertainment, at its fast and furious best. It is thrilling, tense and nail biting. It is tacky and unpretentious (unlike 'Lost', for example, that tries - infuriatingly and unsuccessfully - to be profound). It has great characters - like the stressed-out staff at CTU, who you can never completely trust because there could always be a traitor in their midst; the President's wife, who does women proud by continually confounding and annoying her weak husband by being a pain; the terrorists, who are complete cliches of cold war nastiness and, of course, Jack himself - the indestructible, terrorist killing machine. Makes winter nights at home alone so much more fun.

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