Monday, November 21, 2005

She Wonders How it Ever Got This Crazy

Columnist Diane Cameron, the Times Union's resident intellectual, yesterday pointed out what she calls our loss of genuine thinking. She wrote:
We rely on information rather than on the messiness of thinking, mulling, reconsidering and being confused, which are at the heart of a genuine intellectual process.
The solution? Get off the media and pop culture and get back to literature and the classics ---can't argue with that. You've got to figure Ms. Cameron has been doing her part to get back to the classics; One line in her piece reads:
Did we get tired, or did we just get lazy?
That's almost a direct quote from the famous 20th century philosopher Glen Frey, in his Eagles song Lyin' Eyes:
Did she get tired, or did she just get lazy?
If that was a joke, it's brilliant; if not it's even funnier.