"The long and the short of it is, gentlemen, that it is better to do nothing! Better conscious inertia! And so hurrah for underground! Though I have said that I envy the normal man to the last drop of my bile, yet I should not care to be in his place such as he is now (though I shall not cease envying him). No, no; anyway the underground life is more advantageous. There, at any rate, one can ... Oh, but even now I am lying! I am lying because I know myself that it is not underground that is better, but something different, quite different, for which I am thirsting, but which I cannot find! Damn underground!"
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground
You didn't happen to see any tsunamis while I was gone, did you?
Confirmation Hearing senator commies?
The passing of late night tv Johnnies?
Freedom wrought by American armies?