There are great conundrums in life, more baffling than simple issues like, say, the problem of infinite regression.
Now and then, one falls in love - platonically - with amusing men.
Marijuana is an insidious scourge of the young and stupid: a gateway drug that needs to be stamped out with blind and fanatical zealousness by ruthless law enforcement officers. Few would disagree with that.
There was a sharp, communal intake of breath at the Rialto cinema in Newmarket early last week.
The Christmas and holiday period for most, let's make no bones about it, is the most harrowing and cheerless of the year.
The quite emotional and shocking end of Broadchurch last week may have left viewers bereft of appealing dramas.
It was the year of our Lord 1783.
Lucy Worsley has just the right thrilled, breathless tone.
As people steeped in the dark culture of our troubled little Dunedin, local television viewers are surely at one with the frozen darkness of the Scandinavians and their difficult crime dramas.
David Loughrey's take on Christmas-time television.
Sea Patrol is on TV, a programme all about the sea, with ships and sailors dressed in white, to fight the good Australian fight.
There was a moment in a recent episode of one of the best television shows of all time - The A-Team - that held the nub of the show's brilliance.
Life could have been so different. Instead of staring manfully into the crashing waves on Hawaii's beaches after dealing to international secret agents, criminals, and organised crime syndicates plaguing the islands on Hawaii Five-O, Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) could have been steering the USS Enterprise through deep space.
Dunedin men don't dance. On the whole, the women don't either, apart from a few misguided souls who would probably be happier living in Nelson, or some other flippant town.
At some point between getting up in the morning, wrapping my track pants in old newspapers and sending them to the city council, making papier mache models of Don Brash and going to bed, watching television became very expensive. It used to be free, I remember quite clearly.
There is a moment during the documentary Lost Airmen of Buchenwald that says something about the way men thought and spoke when in mortal danger back in the 1940s.
Tomorrow evening is a big test for Dunedin.