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Tuned out, dropped out, let’s do the time warp again

I’m back in NYC after being on vacation since last Friday and I feel like I’ve been in a time warp. Even though I experienced the blackout (power came back on about a half-hour before we left for the airport on Friday), I know nothing about what happened because I didn’t read any newspapers or watch any TV while I was gone. I feel so uninformed about something I experienced. There’s probably something to be said here about how dependent we are (or maybe it’s just me, but I suspect not) on the media for contextulizing absolutely everything for us, even things we’ve experienced for ourselves, but I’m still in vacation mode so you’ll have to fill in your own blanks. Nyah nyah.