first of all, I never have any idea what the fuck Axe is talking about. right wing lunatics? left wing hobbits? there are still racist asshats in this country? no way! Axe was going on about this all the while I was glued to the news watching a boy in a balloon.
I was rooting for high tension lines, personally.
imagine though: tens of millions of people in this country were drawn into the story, and awed by the young daring-do of the boy that escaped by himself in a hot air balloon. escape! to freedom and worlds beyond knowing, into the realms and cavernous displays of imagination. we envied the little fucker. Friday at work I'd imagined myself floating away in a hot air balloon to. . .somewhere else. anywhere, really. now I'm back in the cube and craving. . .self-immolation. what a perfectly futile act it would be to set myself alight here in my cubicle.
now imagine the individual and respective disappointments of tens of millions of people that watchedballoon boy when they learned it was a hoax. tens of millions of my fellow countrymen had their heart strings and imaginations and sense of wonder and belief plucked out of thin air, like a pigeon sucked into an engine on the tarmac at JFK. sounds like a win to me!
the Spectacle always wins.