These things always seem to happen at the end of good days. So it goes, as the man would say.
If you haven't read Player Piano, Slaughterhouse Five or Cats Cradle, pick one up at Powells some time. It'll be worth it. In fact, get them all. You don't need to watch American Idol (americans idle?) that much anyway.
"Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why."
"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."
"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you different." -KV