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.”
Posted by george tannenbaum at 7:33 AM