Friday, May 8, 2009

Statue of Liberty (the singular, bigger, and less funny version)

The Statue of Liberty's crown will be reopened to the public July 4th, reversing a Bush-era policy. This is exciting news, even though I am almost entirely certain I will never have the patience to wait on line and go.


The statue’s torch was closed in 1916 after being damaged by a saboteur’s bomb. The entire statue, including the crown, was closed after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

A saboteur?? Man those were the good old days, back when "enemy combatants" were probably called "nogoodniks." This magazine cover story is "Electricity Lighting Liberty" - amazing how back in those days, it didn't mean attaching car battery jumper cables to Gitmo prisoner's balls.

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