The Nose: NRA Weighs In On Newtown Massacre

Dec 21, 2012

One of the verbal melodies that sustained me during the past year was the notion that people can be divided into two camps: those who think they're living in a comedy and those who think they dwell in a drama.

It's a useful -- to me, anyway -- means of understanding certain people and certain moments. I usually belong to the group that sees life as a comedy. For the past seven days that, of course, has been impossible.   But today is the first time I've felt any trace of sunniness. I think this morning's remarkable all-music Where We Live was a big help. And so, in an odd way, was the bizarre performance given later in the morning by Wayne Lapierre of the NRA. With a week to prepare, Lapierre and his group scheduled a defiant, divisive, self-imploding press conference on the morning of our national moment of silence. As sad as this moment may be, I feel the gods of comedy taking over some of life's puppet strings.  You can join the conversation. E-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.