Weird works for me.

Recently, Ash and I have been watching House M.D. daily (almost sacredly at times). Over and over again, the philosophy on this show just strikes me.

I’m going to base this moment on who I’m stuck in a room with. It’s what life is. It’s a series of rooms and who we get stuck in those rooms with adds up to what our lives are.

A girl, a rape victim, said that to House. This show muddles the black and white that people see as Ethics and what’s Right and Wrong. The show itself is gray. Everybody lies. Sometimes it seems to me that this show is more real than any reality show. People are proved wrong and they’re either forgiven or not. It’s not always clear as to what people think and why people do things. And sometimes they do something wrong and they’re either caught or they’re let go or everyone goes about and pretends nothing happened. This show questions eternity, faith, and more or less it tells the Hippocratic oath to go to to hell. This is real. They lose people. It’s not happy. It is happy. It’s life.

I like this show. It’s over now. Now? History Channel for more reality TV! They’re talking about the Lighthouse of Alexandria. Can you imagine if we still made things like that? Imagine how much we would know now if we hadn’t lost it all in the dark ages and burned all the great libraries and destroyed so much knowledge!

Everybody lies and people are ignorant. C’est la vie.