This I Believe

If you go to personal blogs for self-indulgent tirades on unimportant subjects, then I have the post for you:

This I Believe is a weekly NPR feature where a listener reads an essay about something he or she believes adamantly. Heart warming, right? Except This I Believe is incredibly boring. A few weeks ago, a guy named Lee talked for five minutes about his belief in marbled pastrami. Don’t worry, there’s some symbolism there.

Of course, this isn’t a fascist regime, where public radio is required listening. I don’t want to listen to This I Believe, but every week I ended up hearing it on the Most E-Mailed NPR Stories podcast. Who is e-mailing stories on marbled pastrami? Because whoever you are, seriously, marbled pastrami is a lame metaphor.