Monday, March 24, 2008

Ignoring two wars via hyper-thyroidal black men in shorts.


This weekend, like most weekends, most days and most nights, we have once again avoided reality television. No, not made-up reality television. Reality on television. Like the reality that people are dying in record numbers in Iraq and at least two of the -stans. Instead we watched tall black men in shorts.

This reminds me of something said by a short dark man wearing something resembling a diaper: When visiting London in 1931, Mohandas Gandhi was asked by a British journalist what he thought of Western civilization. He made this famous remark:
“I think it would be a good idea.”

2 comments:

Tore Claesson said...

so he got murdered.

Eric said...

it would be a good idea. what ever happened to good ideas?