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The lawyer started surfing the channels searching for something that would shut his mind off. He was angry. The lawyer couldn’t bear to watch the news any longer. “Hey! I was watching that!” said the younger man in the bed next to him. The young man glared at the lawyer. “Look,” said the lawyer, “they’re going to say that the Russian government is involved. That’s all. I have seen the same segment 3 times already.”

The lawyer thought back to when he was in school, how the news was only watched from 6 or 10 in the evening. Something changed, and now he watches it any time there is a tv  around.

“What’s more important than the news?” demanded the young man. The lawyer cycled back to CNN and put down the remote. He didn’t have the emotional capacity to fight about the television. He had been angry for too long.

The nurse entered the room to check the lawyer’s blood pressure. “You need to relax,” she said. “You’re too tense.” She took the remote control and turned on the television to the Disney Channel. “No news.” The young man in the other bed glared at her, and pulled out his phone to read the news. “Hey, can you check my I.V.?” asked the young man. “I think it’s loose.”

The lawyer tuned out. His mind shifted to another time.Less than a century ago, the nurse would have been wearing a white uniform, but today, nurses wear comfortable scrubs that may be any color. The scrubs consist of a tunic and pants. The lawyer thought about how the combination seemed more sanitary and less authoritarian than the older uniforms.

Within minutes he felt himself slipping out of consciousness. He was so tired. “Was it the anger from the news? Was it from my I.V.?” The lawyer was back in the hospital room, but it was a different era. There was a cathode ray television that probably weighed 50 pounds. It was tuned to a movie about a ghost named Vigo the Carpathian, and his pink ooze. He looked out the window. Outside looked like Moscow.

The lawyer saw there was no I.V. on him. He stood up, and walked out of the room. He was in the woods. In the distance he saw a black dog. He walked to it, but as he got closer, he realized it was a goat. He was overwhelmed by a feeling of fear like he was falling. The lawyer woke up out of breath. It was night time. He was too awake to fall back asleep. The young man next to him was on his phone still. The lawyer decided to turn on the television.



Well, alive enough…

Yes, we’re still here. The demands of modern employment have kept the Outer-Loop a bit stagnant recently, I know, so I apologize.

Updates are coming soon. I promise.

No really.

Hello blogosphere. My name is Bobak. Eric has politely invited me to join him in his growing blog. You might have noticed he initially addressed me as “TheBobak”. That’s because, as surprising as this may seem, there’s always someone named Bobak registering online before I do. Thankfully, I could go and change my “public” profile to Bobak. Nothing beat visiting the internet for the first time in 1996 only to find out was a sausage factory in Chicago –from that… uh, surprise I learned that Bobak is a Polish last name. I am neither a sausage, or a Polish last name. What I hope to do is contribute something interesting to this fine blog that Eric has created –starting after this posting.

The End?

I know my posts thus far have been more than enough to sate the incorrigible thirst for knowledge our readers have,  but hey…the more the merrier right?

Please welcome TheBobak and zahrehmar to the blog.  They’re both smart guys who I’m sure will have no problem adapting to my snide attitude towards all things political, hopefully they’ll develop their own snide attitudes and this little weblog can become a veritable explosion of young professional cynicism.

Or not, welcome aboard gentlemen.

Yes yes, inquiring minds need to know exactly where the hell all of the updates to the site have been.

Well, allow me to boil it down this way.

Like you (or most of you anyway), I have a day job.  A job which is no less annoying and menial than any other…but one that does unfortunately cause me a bit of delay occasionally.

This week was one of those delays.  Needless to say, I apologize and hope I can keep this to a minimum.

I’ll just come right out and say it, my home computer blew-up.

It seems that my self-professed computer genius was good enough to have my iMac meltdown on me…so there may be some issues with how often the site is updated in the next few days.

Regardless, stay tuned, I’ll still post as often as I can, and hopefully those clever hipsters at the Apple Store will be able to get me running again.

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, The OuterLoop has gone through a few facelifts in the short time it has been up and running.

I want to thank everyone who’s been reading the blog, it has been doing extraordinarily well considering we only just showed up on Google a couple of days ago. Your RSS subscriptions and clicks mean a lot to me and my narcissism, we thank you.

I’m also still ironing out the quirks of WordPress, from now on I’ll be going by my actual name, Eric, rather than outerloop.

Finally, I hope to get an OuterLoop delicious account set up soon, as well as Digg and Reddit tags. Feel free to contact me with any thoughts, questions, comments, concerns, or candy.

Love and Rockets,

Hello all, please forgive the recent face lifts.

I’m still trying to find the best look and feel for the site, and factor that into my existing poorness and laziness…hence the use of tacky themes.

But don’t fret, I’ve added a header that shows what the White House would look like if it took a myspace picture of itself.

Stay tuned por favor!

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