Tidbits for Political Junkies with Short Attention Spans & Hearty Appetites


Monday, July 19, 2004


Rickshaws with Pedals

In the current New Yorker, Adam Gopnik ruminates on the pedicab & the ever-widening gap between the wealthy few and everyone else:

The pedicab may merely suggest rather than entirely embody the new America of puller and pulled, but it is a sharp symbol of a new reality. It even evokes new metaphors. For instance, the thing about George W. Bush is not that he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple. It is that he has been in a bicycle taxi all his life but has not yet bothered to notice that someone else is pedalling.
Go read.


This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?