November 09, 2009

...and Charlie's Still Bitter About the Mekong Delta

So, today, of course, is the twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was a heady day, back in November of 1989, when the Wall first came down: people put on their best pastel-coloured suits for it, and set the VCR to record The Cosby Show, and left their Walkmans at home as they flocked to the streets to celebrate the reunification between East and West.

Obviously, then, the Boston Metro's front page headline today takes a sombre tone, one of self-reflection and gravitas, and above all one that is conciliatory, imbued with a deep sense of respect for how much we've achieved as civilizat — oh.

Commies, Metro? Seriously? I'm curious as to what exactly went on at the editorial meeting where it was decided that this was an okay headline. "Let's stick it to those commies, eh, chaps? They might be pushing their healthcare reforms through, but at least we still got 'em with the Wall! They'll never get over that!" (NB — pun intended.)

1 comment:

Unclian said...

This has nothing to do with your post or even with your blog (sorry).. but sitting here in a post-prandial daze i noticed the "next blog" link at the top of the pg & followed it - again & again. OK - so why does this lead to an endless loop of cancer survivor (&, yikes, non-survivor) blogs??? And I say "loop" because the same blogs come up over and over at intervals. Surely blogspot isn't overwhelmingly populated by cancer survivors? (Tho I'm not surprised if cancer survivors/non-survivors want to document their journey, if only to be able to say to the many well-meaning enquiries "check my blog" instead of rehearsing the latest details. ) Sorry - I seem to have hijacked your blog :P

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