On a billboard near my office there’s this ad for a pre-drained can of tuna. How did we get to the point that letting water out of a tin of fish is so burdensome we yearn to be free of it so, at last, we can begin to live?
It’s funny what gets people’s attention. A few thousand feral rioters try to smash everything in London they can’t steal or burn and suddenly everyone’s worried about the direction our lack of civilization is taking. You may be thinking those riots were pretty major. But not compared to 40 years of social and economic dislocation that led to them.
Some days I wish I was Finance Minister. I’d just get a fog machine, a kazoo, an air horn and some duct tape and I’d be ready for anything.