iAsked a co-worker about why the the Onion’s segment, “American Voices” systems analyst & piano teacher were talking about a delay of the World Trade Center to take up to 30 years.
American Voices, in case you didn’t know always has an obtuse, if not perverse look at real, everyday things in the news. The answers change depending on the topic, yet the faces do not. It’s truly one of the most solid and consistently funny things in the paper. What makes it stand out is that – it is the only thing in the Onion which really is true.
30 years? That is half-assed. Here is a few other items that were half assed in the history of our great land:
Statue of Liberty. A gift from the country of France, the statue of liberty camped out for years in a shed before grass-roots fundraiers by citizens and kids donating pennies raised enough capital to get New York off their asses.
The Washington Mounument Set smack dab near the middle of the Washington D.C. Capitol Hill, the Washington monument if really made from two different types of stone. You can clearly see that it is not one white glorious phallic pillar of power – it’s actually two types of stone, because after the USA started building it, they thought it cost too much.
What else can you think of that America has done half assed? Hone bridge, national parks, Foreign policy?