Oh, I've meant to post stuff. It's not like there's nothing to talk about. But whenever I felt like discussing, say, the whole debt-ceiling debacle, I'd find myself getting more and more depressed and...well, who needs that? Not you, faithful reader. And certainly not me.
Still, as a way of generating some sort of new content here, we turn--as we haven't for awhile--to out old friend YouTube. This interstitial from the first season of Sesame Street handily displays everything that made that show such a watershed for developing young minds--it has a dreamy, free associative quality that allows a viewer's mind to wander where it will, and (thanks mostly to the music) a somewhat melancholy feel as well. Nothing made for kids these days is like this anymore--certainly not the current incarnation of Sesame Street--and we're all poorer for that.
All well and good, but let's face it: I'm including this mostly because it has a beagle.