Re: HUMOR: Nation Plunges into Chaos

Date: Tue Dec 05 2000 - 12:36:58 MST

Eliezer cited some Onion articles parodying the election results:
> These are some of the headlines of current articles at the Onion:
> "Nation Plunges into Chaos: Pro-Bush rebels seize power in West, D.C.
> in flames."
> "NBC News reverses earlier reports of Gore's death."
> "Serbia deploys peacekeeping forces to U.S."
> "Bush executes 253 New Mexico Democrats."
> "Communication with Florida cut off."
> "Clinton declares self President for Life."
> It really puts all the complaints into perspective, doesn't it?

I was in Australia for vacation from 1/11 through 24/11. (Oops! that's
11/1 - 11/24) and about halfway through we started hearing about the
results of the election. We'd thought we'd gotten away from all that, but
no such luck. Anyway, once or twice we saw articles in major papers that
made it sound as if it was almost that bad. "US dissolves into factional
chaos." We saved some of them they were so funny. Imagine most Americans
actually caring what happens in Washington or Florida!


             C. J. Cherryh, "Invader", on why we visit very old buildings:
                         "A sense of age, of profound truths.  Respect for 
Chris Hibbert        something hands made, that's stood through storms and   wars and time.  It persuades us that things we do may
                                                         last and matter."

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