Garrison Keillor on Sportsradio

The voice of public radio likes to spin the tuning dial sometimes, and when he hears people talking sports, this is what he thinks.

The sports talk station gives you a succession of men whose absorption in a fantasy world is, to me, borderline insane. You're grateful not to be related to any of them, and yet ten minutes of their ranting and wheezing is a real tonic that somehow makes this world, the world of trees and children and books and travel, positively tremble with vitality.

(Kudos Kottke.)