Tuesday, November 14, 2006


This Slate piece brought back fond memories for me. My dad was a huge fan of "bus plunge" stories; when I was younger, and he was still alive, he told me about how the papers used to pack the bottoms of columns with these little nuggets of anonymous mass death. By the time I started reading newspapers, this kind of thing had faded away. I wish they'd bring it back. All those dead foreigners in their plunged busses and flipped ferries deserve some kind of memorial, even if it's just in a tiny filler piece at the bottom of a newspaper column.

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