Happy new decade!

And a reminder of the last time the numbers rolled over, when we were gripped by Y2K hysteria.  Yep, things are always going to the dogs.  As you know, the End is always nigh! And everything good is disappearing…

Along those lines, we have a pre-New Year’s lament by a less realistic writer who is convinced that, as Yogi said once, “nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.”  Add this to the growing list of Friedman-esque, the-world-is-flat fantasies that place no longer matters, just because it matters differently than it used to.

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4 Responses to Happy new decade!

  1. troutsky says:

    It is hard to come up with end of year profundities! Cut him some slack. But seriously, I think “place” can matter both differently AND less. And while homogenization in and of itself may not be a bad thing, Americanization is negative.

    I could not find what you were linking me to in Avatar response. ?

  2. troutsky says:

    And the reason crying wolf is a bad idea is not because you should be crying other things but because the wolf eventually shows up.

    • lichanos says:

      It is hard to come up with end of year profundities!

      Well, that’s journalism. Gotta make that deadline…

      As for place, I’m not sure it matters less – he certainly didn’t convince me!

      Not sure why you couldn’t find my link – try this: Troutsky at play Isn’t that you in the lower left?

  3. Ivan the Terrible believed he was seeing the END DAYS too. Just a thought.

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