The Line Between Fantasy and Reality

22 Jan

..gets thinner.  You guys remember that fake New York Times that got put up a few months ago?  It had headlines like “Iraq War Ends,” and “Nation Sets its Sites on Sane Economy?”  Well, I gotta say, reading the actual New York Times these days feels sort of like reading that (wonderful) fake one. It’s kind of disorienting.

Some comparisons.  Here’s a screen-grab from today’s Times:


…and here’s the wishful-thinking version:


Or take these two.  Not real:


and ACTUALLY REAL, even the part about Al Gore:


It’s going to take a while for all of this to sink in.

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