“Genius” and “magic” are two words that I really, really don’t like. Too many questionable, less-than-reputable people (i.e., peripheral showbiz assholes) have used them too many times. It’s generally understood that these words have been permanently contaminated by this usage, and it’s therefore understood by smart, more-or-less-together people — people who “get it” — to not use these words for the next, oh, 50 years or so. “Genius” is slightly worse than “magic” but only slightly. They’re both really quite awful. I’m saying this with a certain affection for Are You There? director-writer Matthew Weiner, who says the “m” word in the opening minutes of this interview with HuffPostLive‘s Ricky Camilleri. Just watch it — that’s all I’m saying.