May 05, 2008

Here And There

Thousands — maybe tens of thousands — of people are dead after a typhoon runs rampage in Burma; food riots break out in Sudan, Bolivia, and sundry other places; Zimbabwe's deadly electoral contortions continue…. But that's all there. Here, by contrast, the first thirty minutes of the broadcast TV news this evening is about a small local chemical spill, sundry acts of local violence, a new airline luggage checkin policy, and the inevitable Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It's another world Out There. Who knew? Who knows?

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2 Comments:

At 5/05/2008 10:57 pm, Blogger Polly said...

What!? No cars stalling in puddles? Maybe because you have no weather this time of year?

 
At 5/06/2008 7:52 am, Blogger Jimmy Little said...

Well, I know if we did have any weather at this time of year (or cars stalled in the resulting puddles) it'd certainly trump any piddling little typhoon in Mynamar as far as the broadcast TV news is concerned….

 

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