You probably recall me writing about him several times in the past as being one of the people who 'created' me (along with Prechter, Hoye, a mysterious internet and phone acquaintance who shall remain nameless, and some old gold bugs I read at gold-eagle.com).
Anyway, there I am no doubt with a goofy look of admiration on my face, though not listening because I use an iPod (last night Eve 6 got me through the workout). Then a lady on the treadmill next to me called one of the gym's staff over to change the channel. "I can't STAND this!! I don't want to HEAR this!! Change the channel!!" To which I said "yeh, who wants to hear about a few more $Trillion in debt, anyway?"... she responds "Oh I can't stand this!! Oh it's terrible!!" I put the ear phones in quickly and tuned her out.
Fittingly, she had the channel changed to the Food Network where a somewhat rotund woman was baking miniature muffins. As she tipped the baking pan over and all the little muffins tumbled out I could not help thinking of each muffin as carrying roughly the same level of discriminating brain power as that of the average American.