The Daily Word in dinosaur erotica, reading along with David Bowie, and yes, the government shutdown
Especially if you're a kid with difficult-to-treat cancer.
But hey! At least congress will still get paid!
To take your mind off of it, read about several alternate endings that Breaking Bad writers kicked around. Basically, different horrible things happen to different horrible people.
If you're too high-brow for that, you could check your favorite-books list against David Bowie's.
Or maybe read some "dinosaur beast erotica" if that's your thing.
But definitely check out this lake that turns animals into stone.
RIP Tom Clancy, master of the political techno-thriller. I bet Jack Ryan could use his testosterone-powers to get those congressional malingerers back to work.