Tuesday, May 05, 2009
I may have dreamed this but strange things happen in transit and Philadelphia. Wandering through the airport, I paused by a TV screen to see a spectacle so shocking, so appalling, so awful, so stupid, so shattering, so undermining of one's equanimity that I actually looked around for somebody with whom I could share my horror. But it was late and the enormous room was empty. So, 30 hours later, I shall tell you. It was on CNN, two men were sitting opposite each other in a studio, discussing stuff. One was Bono and the other was George Clooney. The subject of their discussion was their mutual wonderfulness. Treacle-like smugness flooded out of the screen and formed dark pools around my feet.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:51 am