Is Where You Find It
Background: Here are two paragraphs about the folly of excessive griping that were written by other people.
Both were originally prose. However, like poetry, they express profound ideas concisely. Therefore, I decided to cut and polish and mount these little gems so that their words, their facets, could be more easily appreciated. I broke them into lines of "verse," repunctuated them, and added titles and now I share them with you.
One comes from a November 17, 2002, posting on an Internet bulletin board, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "TV Forum," where a hot topic lately has been the case of a local news anchor. Although she assaulted a former co-worker, she was given only a slap-on-the-wrist sentence and is now back on the air. Some of the comments have shown a continuing anger over this anchor.
The other is a "vanity card" from the Dharma & Greg television series. These screens of black-on-white text appeared for about one second just before the closing credits; the only way to read them was to videotape the credits and then freeze the playback. This particular card is #105. It comes from the next-to-last episode, which aired April 23, 2002.