Creative Destruction

December 16, 2007

Insomniac Wanderings

Filed under: Blogosphere,Election 2008 — Off Colfax @ 8:39 am

So yeah. I can’t sleep. And nothing is working. The melatonin isn’t even trying to show up tonight. Warm milk got cold feet. and the old standby of a purring cat? It helps if they would even stay in the room.

So what to do? Simple. Get up and start surfing political sites and try to bore myself to sleep.

That didn’t work. But only because I found something that was actually interesting.

Meet John Tomlin. The rest of the time, he’s a student at Union College. But for this primary season, he dons the secret identity of John Tomlin, Credentialed Reporter For Complete with daily videos, he will be following the action until Super Duper Tuesday. Or Incredible Tuesday. Or Terminal Tuesday. Or whatever we’re actually calling the massive influx of primaries and caucuses that happens on February 5th, when the races will be all but over.

Is this the smoothest operation on the planet? No. Is this the best operation on the planet? Again, no. Is this the coolest thing to happen so far this election cycle? Damsure.

And if you want to see what else he’s done so far this month, here is his YouTube page. Look. Listen. Watch.

Very interesting stuff happening this election cycle, hether it be Ron Paul’s record-setting single-day take or Mike Huckabee’s meteoric rise in the polls or even Mike Gravel’s existential silent film. And not all of what is interesting is coming from the campaigns.

Check it out.


1 Comment »

  1. insomnia sure sucks, doesn’t it. i’ve got a friend who gets up in the wee small hours of every morning, makes coffee, and starts working. i can’t do that. it would mess me up the next day. severe insomnia just ruins my whole day. i drink tea with valerian these days. i took melatonin once, messed up my brain even more. i don’t do pharmaceutical sleep drugs. those don’t work too well for my high maintenance brain. physical exercise helps. those who have never experienced sleep deprivation have no idea what it’s like, just as those who have never been a little helter skelter have no notion of what it is like to live on a different plane from everyone else, and think that doing their little research by reading a book by a popular author gives them all the answers they need to judge others on an issue of which they know next to nothing.

    Comment by obie1993 — December 16, 2007 @ 10:24 am | Reply

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