Sunday, May 19, 2013

Yearning for Simpler Things

What a delightful column by Joe Queenan in the Wall Street Journal! Titled "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Break It", he mourns the loss of things like "normal M&Ms, leg room, and good Pacino movies". He writes,  "There are many other examples. Remember toilets that flushed not by magic but with a handle? Faucets you could turn on without having to wave your hands spasmodically in front of a kryptonite-powered motion detector? Paper-towel dispensers that could be used without knowing a secret set of rituals handed down by the Knights Templar?"

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