I truly believe that any sleep deprivation study needs to use 10 month old children who wake up a random intervals in the middle of the night. My second daughter, Samantha, is quite skilled at screaming at random intervals in the night for reasons completely unknown to me.
So I took her downstairs the other night to try and calm her down, but none of the usual tricks were doing me any good. Eventually I just sat down with her on the recliner and turned on the television. After randomly moving through channels we both dozed off in the chair. When I woke up I had a bunch of strange thoughts in my head such as:
Drug cartels from south of the boarder are funding conservative super PACs to keep funding for the war on drugs
The Rosetta Stone company is actively suppressing Esperanto for their own finical gain.
Jimmy Carter, at night when he isn’t working on being an international peace ambassador, is a super hero whose only goal is to get the United States to convert to the metric system.
So I’m not really sure what channel I was watching when I fell asleep, but I highly suspect it was one of those crazy 24 news channels. That, or I was watching the Colbert report commenting on these topics. The last alternative is that I’m just strange enough to think of these things on my own.