Monday, June 18, 2007

Gary sits at the little table text to the door of the espresso shop reading the morning paper. When I asked what was there that I should know about, he was on the page with a report about a guy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, who ate a hamburger with 40 patties. It took him three hours, but he broke a 90-year-old record. The trivial and bizarre always finds a place in the media. If the font size in newspapers was adjusted up and down in proportion with the importance of the story, it would be very easy to read about immigration, Iraq, Palestine. And you would need a high powered magnifying glass to read the story about the 40 patty burger.


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