“In some respects, the heavier subjects are the ones that are most loaded with opportunity because they have the most—you know, the difference between potential and kinetic energy?—they have the most potential energy, so to delve into that gives you the largest combustion, the most interest. I don’t mean for the audience. I mean for us. Everyone here is working too hard to do stuff we don’t care about.”
— Jon Stewart (via vvalkyri)
In a related development, Stephen Colbert reports that faster-moving news is heavier but shorter.