True egalitarians February 22, 2012February 22, 2012 Tetman CallisTetman Callis 6 Comments “Pneumococci are great levelers of vanity and ambition.” — Joseph Stanley Pennell, The History of Rome Hanks and Kindred Matters Share this...FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedinemailPrint Post navigation Previous Previous post: Next Next post: 6 thoughts on “True egalitarians” Bill Maher said something similar on his show last week. In talking about Whitney Houston’s death, he mentioned that for all the good things fame and prestige can bring a person, the one luxury money cannot buy is sleep. Maybe it is the nighttime, when we lie in bed with gritty eyes and twitching feet, that makes us all, literally, level. Reply Sleep is not a luxury, last I checked. If it were, I would do without. Reply True, but it feels pretty fucking luxurious if you get it when you’ve been doing without. Reply It sure does. I sleep so poorly my doc wanted to enroll me in a sleep study, but I couldn’t afford it. If I get four hours of solid sleep and another two or three hours of lighter sleep in a night, I have slept very well. Reply That’s rough. Does the weed not help? Reply It apparently provides the most natural induced sleep; however, I do not smoke much anymore–once a week, maybe more for special occasions, such as these last few days, which were Carnival. Today, being Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of smoking abstention for me until April. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.