The world is a complicated place, and like headphones, it gets tangled up real easy.
Tuning in this week, I see a lot of people getting knotted.
Take the number of disendorsed federal election candidates for example.
Since when couldn't you make homophobic, Islamaphobic, mysogynistic, sexist comments on social media and not expect to represent your community?
Since you hadn't been elected, I think, is the answer.
A shock for these ex-candidates that underlines just how complicated the world is when you're a simpleton.
Look at the royals. Britain's first bi-racial baby they say.
And there was me thinking there was only one race. The human race.
Turns out it's the race to extinction, and according to the UN, the human race is winning. Again, it's complicated.
Look at Venezuela.
Used to be America's puppet to boss around. Now Russia and China are in the picture and it's complicated. Particularly for the hombres being urged to storm the barricades.
The heavily fortified barricades. Nyit.
Don't even mention Iran.
The world's got smaller, and the range and accuracy of everyone's missiles has expanded, as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un keeps trying to remind.
If only he aimed them at China, or himself, you get the impression Donald Trump wouldn't mind.
But Donald's too busy complicating his relationship with everyone in order to stave off indictment.
Like comedy, timing is everything. And if it wasn't so serious it would be funny. Unfortunately, I think that's the formula for tragic.
Speaking of which, look at Israel Folua. Just putting it out there what he believes.
Scoring tries, going to church, providing in-depth commentary on who should go to hell.
That was a pretty big list he posted, and just about everyone I know was on it.
At the risk of sounding more ignorant than Israel, it makes me think heaven is going to be a pretty lonely place.
But of course bigger issues are at stake.
Freedom of speech, contract law, Australia's chances at the rugby World Cup.
No winners there I suspect, except the All Blacks, who seem to win everything.
And the relationship with logic? Well, it's complicated.
Ask South African intersex athlete Caster Semenya.
Born a woman, has the testosterone levels of a man, is triggered out of international competition because she refuses to take performance-reducing substances.
You'd have to ask Steve Smith and Dave Warner how that works.
If anyone knows how to sandpaper cracks it's these two.
Maybe just better to untangle my headphones and tune into what I want to hear. Much less complicated that way.