Friday 6 P.M.
My local shopping center has the biggest line I have ever seen there, next to the Barnes and Noble book store. Some people are camped out in beach chairs. What's going on? Is Oprah there? Are they giving away free money? Free drugs? Free porn? Did Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan all show up naked in a Maserati with a half-finished case of Wild Turkey?
No, these people are lined up to buy a book. The new Harry Potter book. I don't know how long they have been waiting already, but I think they have to wait six more hours to buy the new Harry Potter book.
It's a hopeful sign for civilization when this many people line up just to buy a book.