I seldom watch TV, but this week I’ve been away, staying in a hotel in an unfamiliar city without much else to do. So I’ve watched more TV in the past week than I usually watch in six months. I remember now why I don’t watch much TV. The commercials are absurd. There are only four programs on: News, Reality Shows, Comedy, and Drama. The news is by turns monotonous and overhyped. The anchors deliver the most shocking news with deadpan calm and then get worked up about the most trivial nonsense. Reality shows are the worst thing ever to happen to television. They have made us a nation of voyeurs. The comedy shows seem bent on offending every feeling of decency, and the dramas are like a rat’s maze. By the time you get through them you feel exhausted and grateful for the bit of cheese at the end. Why does anyone put up with this stuff? Oh, I left out infomercials. No need to say anything about them. But let me tell you about a product that saved my life….