I've just been watching the first half of Michael Moore's Bowling For Columbine and got such a strong intuition of a society which has lost the plot.
And I don't just mean the nutters with guns.
I mean the good guys too.
I mean the self-help gurus, the management gurus, the successful businesses, the happy clappy shiny corporate images, the .com evangelists - even the happy clappy open source geeks - it's all running wild with no sense of perspective.
It's like cancerous cells - when you take the brakes of restraint off the whole thing goes a bit barmy - the whole thing.
There's a lot to be said for raising your little finger when you drink tea.