Sorkin writes the way he thinks smart people talk, not the way smart people actually speak. He's like the anti-Joss Whedon, who goes for "clever" instead of "erudite" and both get really tiresome after a while when their schtick gets old. (Also I am told another reason people don't like some of Sorkin's shows is because the minute he leaves as primary runner everything goes downhill. I don't know, I don't like any of them. Of course pay-cable shows have also ruined my standards for pretty much everything about a production, so...) Last NIGHT's activities: rescue dogs from Kitty Olympics. Why do cats decide 2:30am is the appropriate time to run obstacle courses?