Tuesday, September 14, 2004
“I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.”
(Thanks to Lynn)
Monday, September 13, 2004
Paranoia Rides the IRT
“Thanks for a nation of finks...”
-William S. Burroughs, A Thanksgiving Prayer (1988)
There’s a new sign plastered all over the NYC subway:
It goes on to read: “If you see a suspicious package or activity on the platform or train, don’t keep it to yourself...call the Terrorism Hotline at 1-888-NYC-Safe.”
IF I see suspicious activity on the platform or train? What do they mean “if”? This is the goddamned New York City subway: The subterranean tunnels of transportation voted most likely to host a felony. As Lou Reed droned, “You got a black .38 and a gravity knife; you still have to ride the train.”
However, being that the world has changed forever after 9/11, I knew I had to change my attitude, buckle down, and do my part. After all, if I saw something without saying something, the terrorists would win, wouldn’t they?
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