If the TV stares back in blank silence without even so much as a message from our sponsors, do not take it askance. Black static flies like a flag over this age. Salute and report for duty, be distracted, for to be distracted is the noblest aim (so long as GDP is not impacted). And though novelty bores us just the same and bitter disquiet broods, do not dwell on it but take up an amusing device, roam free within your portable cell, distinguish indistinctly and be nice. Let Dante strive to rebehold the stars; his dream of progress is nothing like ours.