It spent something like eight months on our DVR, dodging deletion, but this weekend, with the wife and kid out of town, and USA's Jason Bourne-a-Thon behind me, I finally watched Toddlers and Tiaras, the TLC docurealitywhatever about baby beauty pageants.
At least I tried. I gave up after about 20 fast-forwarding minutes. What a slapdash wreck American TV is, and what depressing narcissists we are.
Fortunately, this 1:00 clip from The Posters Came from the Walls, the incredible-looking documentary by the British artist Jeremy Deller and music video director Nick Abraham about obsessive Depeche Mode fans, cleared my head. Now I feel like a bright, crisp winter morning with a little kid dressed as Dave Gahan walking around me.