Monday, October 30, 2006
To Americans everything is serious, but nothing is hopeless. To the English everything is hopeless, but nothing is serious. Or so I was told by a Nathan Lane look-alike, in Universal Providers, one of the funky, but affordable furniture dealers along Golborne Road on Saturday. And after years of intense (often Guinness fuelled) ruminations on the Yank vs. Brit cultural divide, this sounded the most inspired to date. That is, until I came to see Bush's latest accident on YouTube. And then I remembered just how serious and hopeless things can get. Well, apart from on the interweb, the place where the world unites in free thought - it is hardly surprising Dubya can't find his way there.