For a while there, every television station I turned to had in depth "Terror in Boston" coverage. They had flashy graphics, and breathless reporters who breathlessly reported facts, near facts, and pure fiction. It was an awful thing to have happened to a really nice city, and some really nice people, but I kind of think it was all blown out of proportion (no pun intended). By that I mean they didn't have to keep pre-empting Judge Judy, and Jeopardy. The facts of the story could have been quickly explained in five minutes or so. But that wouldn't have goosed the ratings, so the powers in charge of television news kept all our favorite reporters on screen, speculating and fantasizing.
I for one am happy it's all over. That knot of fear I felt in my stomach is gone. At least the knot of fear that I had thinking I will be blown up by some crazy asshole running around Boston is gone. Now All I have to worry about are the thousands of crazy assholes running around the United States with Glocks and AR-15's. There were 48 gun deaths in the United States last week, from April 15th through April 19.