* I realize that other people must be watching The Mindy Project, since it is a prime time show on a major network, but no one I know has ever mentioned it, unlike Downton Abbey or Mad Men or Girls, or one of these other national educated-person obsessions that clog my FB feed and that I refuse for this very reason to watch. Also because I can't afford HBO.
UPDATE: I felt guilty that this post contained nothing argumentatively substantive, and not even a shred of evidence for my claim that Mindy Kaling is endearing, so I decided to add this excerpt, with which I entirely agree:
"I do not think stress is a legitimate topic of conversation, in public anyway. No one ever wants to hear how stressed out anyone else is, because most of the time everyone is stressed out. Going on and on in detail about how stressed out I am isn’t conversation. It’ll never lead anywhere. No one is going to say, “Wow, Mindy, you really have it especially bad. I have heard some stories of stress, but this just takes the cake."Phew, blog rigor restored.