by Ted Bauman
The Sovereign Investor
Ever since my household gave up its cable package and switched to streaming TV, we watch things when we want. That flexibility opened the door to “binge-watching,” i.e., watching an entire season of a series over a few days.
The latest binge-watch in the Bauman household is an oddball series called BrainDead. A meteor fragment arrives at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., just as a budget impasse shuts down the government. The scientists are forced to go home, whereupon space bugs emerge from the unattended space rock and start infecting the brains of politicians and staff on Capitol Hill.
The bugs can do one of two things. One is to make both Republicans and Democrats even more intransigent than they usually are.