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April 4, 2013
PET PEEVE

People who don’t understand that what they think was a long time ago, isn’t: Obama’s re-election; Bush v. Gore; Reaganomics; World War II; Gettysburg; the Boston Tea Party; Magna Carta... That happened recently.

Antique chairs are brand new, geologically speaking. We’re just so short-sighted.

“Oh, the McCarthy era. Flappers. Biblical days. So long ago.”

No. No.

Even the dinosaurs. They lived just a moment ago.

We’re nothing special. We’re not removed from these billions of years; we’re part of them. We’re the heat on the fuzz of the skin of a plump peach: everything we know.