I Stumbled on Happiness because
Economics went Freaky, allowing
Authors to write about cognitive flaws:
Think Twice about how to Adapt going
Undercover, Nudged by Predictably
Irrational SuperCrunchers bearing
Carrots and Sticks to see if More Sex really
Is Safer Sex, all while contemplating
The Logic of Life 'midst The Signal and
The Noise, to plot the Success Equations
On The Why Axis to show in one hand
More Than You Know for social occasions.
Behavioral econ puns, I am through;
Time to move to other content I view.
Although I grew up on country
Rarely do I listen anymore new-
Some Cash, Yoakam, Williams (Senior and Three)-
Most rest replaced by a musical brew
Of American and of Celtic style:
Think Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly,
After those staples were listened a while,
Young Dubs and Gaelic Storm add recently.
In a separate offshoot: tunes without words
To listen to while at the office so
Instrumentals can soothe my mind and work
Undistracted by a narrative's flow.
You may say my musical choices are niche,
I don't buy the "I like all music" pitch.
From the tube I want some fun or a thought.
In The Daily Show and Colbert Report
Usually both these things can be sought.
For laughs, my drugs are South Park and Archer.
Though for thought my sources are suffering;
I still like Mythbusters, but I now hate
"Educational" channels for stuffing
Reality programming on their slate.
But spare my guilty pleasure, which is in
Paranormal investigation shows -
Ghost Adventures and Dead Files - which can spin
Stories from past events that no one knows.
Oh yes - and football. Go Denver Broncos!
Super Bowl bust, see how next season goes.
For movies a lim'rick attend
I just do not want to go spend
Time in a dark room
With sound going BOOM
And pay to sit for hours on end.
On food, I make similar haste
Because I do not know what taste
Will cross my palate
(Maybe not salad)
For the next meal to be based.