Renegade Chef: Taking a time out from reality
When the world is in turmoil, I watch ESPN. I find myself watching that channel most of the time - or ESPN 2, or even ESPN Deportes - if reality becomes too depressing.
The sports channels may indeed be frivolous distractions for the average American male, simple documentation of the daily score, who beat whom at the envious task of putting balls of various shapes and sizes in their appropriate places. But at least people rarely die.