in case of doomsday, break glass
March 1, 2002 11:44 AM

it turns out there really is a secret government.

the boys always thought (in college, when you're especially likely to think this sort of stuff) that the secret government must be in the strip mall around the corner from the outlet mall. really, the power went out around town all the time, but never at the shopping center with the subway. lots of black lincolns parked there, too. obviously evidence of the secret government at work.

update: are people really that surprised to find that there are protective bunkers and such for members of the government? i mean, cold war! not that long ago. at lunch this afternoon, we saw a news broadcast that exclaimed doomsday plan! which, of course, made us think that some horrid plot had been discovered. but no! it's an anti-doomsday plan, as it turns out, again referencing the secret government.

you have to wonder. does the word doomsday actually appear in the plans? who thought to bring that word up?

maybe the problem is that the news media are trying to avoid either a) more bad news from the west bank or b) finding anything substantial to criticise in the bush administration. i don't think they're actually in cahoots with the conservative side of politics. rather, i suspect, based on their reactions to the cbs anthrax scare last year, that the people who write and report the news are terribly, terribly emotional. and if they had to confront injustice, hopeless efforts at peace (i just typed peach, thought you should know) or anything else of substance, they would never be able to stop crying.

i understand. i've felt that way too, sometimes.

so, next time you're thinking my god, how much do i really care about the wife of the olympic national committee head, think about those poor newspeople. and remember, they're doing everything they can to keep from crying.

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No, I was never a cheerleader.. I'm sorry. I do have a friend who is one, though, and my boyfriend is a jock. :( The scary thing is, budget cuts mean my school no longer has a cheerleader squad, yet Serena still practises her cheers at lunch time. Or she did last year, at least.

these are the thoughts of Lex on March 1, 2002 03:22 PM

oh how EVIL you turned off capitals!

these are the thoughts of Lex on March 1, 2002 03:23 PM
















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