Saturday, December 01, 2007
I always get a kick out of stories that can appear in the same edition of the New York Times or the Albuquerque Journal. Today is a case in point.
1. The Pope says Atheism is a bad thing. Near by is a story that God fearing people want to cut off the head of a teacher because she gave the wrong name to a teddy bear. (I think Christians and Moslems worship the same God and have agreement on many Prophets) I will leave it up to you to decide which is more dangerous.
2. Evel Knievel. famous for jumping over buses on a motorcyle, had his obituary next to Roger Smith, former CEO of General Motors. Smith certainly had more impact on people and the nation but the cultural icon of a daredevil will trump gravitas anytime.
One last thing. I think Tommy Lee Jones should just buy a home in Albuquerque. We saw his third movie in three months that was shot on location here last night. It was "No Country for Old Men." It was excellent and had me tossing and turning all night.