One of Daniel's favorite bloggers, a David Schuler, he of The Glittering Eye (from Coleridge, I believe, "By thy long grey beard and glittering eye / Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?...") has a semi-regular series of posts about so-called issues he doesn't care about. This is a rational and laudable response to the daily crush of inanities that keep us away from more lofty and worthy pursuits. Namely, the quest for knowledge, faith and enlightenment.
As a proselyte of the Church of Rome, I find this day's fou-fou about what some comedian did or didn't do to be nothing short of abomination, not for his supposed grand strings of bon mots but for the fact that so many people feel it worth their time to have an opinion. Get thee to a cathedral, America, and repent.