….really I have! But then I discovered a few things like The West Wing on Netflix streaming! Why or why did I not watch this show when it was on?? No instead I bitched when it won ALL THE AWARDS. Which I now see after only season one they totally deserved!
So last night I was watching the episode “The Midterms” and it was starting off really slow. So slow in fact that I actually considered turning it off. But then something amazing happened:
President Bartlet (to some TV host): Good. I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality an abomination.
Dr. Jenna Jacobs: I don’t say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.
President Bartlet: Yes, it does. Leviticus.
Dr. Jenna Jacobs: 18:22.
President Bartlet: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I’m interested in selling my youngest daughter into slavery as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. She’s a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another? My Chief of Staff Leo McGarry insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or is it okay to call the police? Here’s one that’s really important ’cause we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town: Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you? One last thing: While you may be mistaking this for your monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight-Ass Club, in this building, when the President stands, nobody sits.
BOOM! That was the biggest F-U I have ever seen on television. Suddenly my interest was renewed and yes maybe I watched that scene over a few time. Man many thanks to Aaron Sorkin for creating this show. Seriously I am hooked! Also I would vote for President Bartlet no question.
As for the other stuff that’s been keeping me busy? Well, there’s a game night that’s starting up with some of my friends. No not like board games, like D and D games! I’ll wait while some of you look that up. But it’s fun or I hope it will be. So we’ve been doing that.
I’ve been hitting up the gym again. But mostly West Wing is taking over my life and I’m kind of ok with that. As it is giving me awesome ideas for some book ideas! Bonus.