I spent at least a couple hours a day eating popcorn and watching the news networks, entranced by the slow decline of a whole region of the world. Every day was a new battle, or new government collapse, or coup, every day was something new to watch.
It just felt so much more impactful to know that this was really happening, that the chaos and devastation wasn’t just special effects, so much better than a movie.
It was great, right up till popcorn prices skyrocketed since that was where most of my country’s corn imports came from.
Such a tragedy…