(Washington Times) -- One of the most memorable lines in the 1991 Bill Murray comedy “What about Bob?” was spoken by child actor Charlie Korsmo.
As his frustrated father, an insufferably egotistic shrink played by Richard Dreyfuss, fails to get the kid, Siggy, to dive off a lakeside dock, the boy lurches away, blurting out, “With all the horror in the world, what difference does it make?”
What, indeed? If you consume a steady diet of news, the world looks pretty bad on almost any level. What real difference could any of us make? That’s the nature of news; it’s an ever-turning carousel of human foibles, tragedy, the bizarre and occasionally the benign but interesting tidbit. Plus sports.
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