Something else for Kris and her smug little lab friends:
This isn't critical of NPR — merely mocking. And I think we can all agree that NPR could use some good mocking.
Actually, this is basically for every single one of my friends, all of whom seem to be NPR junkies. I call NPR "noise pollution radio". It's not that I object to its content — it has good stuff — but I cannot fathom listening to it non-stop like Kris does. Dad used to say, "I can't hear myself think" whenever I had on something that distracted him. NPR is like that for me. (Especially those blathering car brothers.) I am constantly engaged in extensive internal dialogue, often trying to figure something out. That's why I like driving techno music. It helps me get in the zone. NPR? NPR takes me out of the zone and forces me to focus on whatever is being discussed, thus "noise pollution radio".
On this day at foldedspace.org
2006 — The Squid & The Whale In which I rave about the film The Squid & The Whale.