10 February 2013
i spent the day at a conference on paris in the 20s. mostly because i've begun to pine for a parisian idyll, and going to a conference on paris on a whim was far cheaper than going to the city itself.
slowly, secretly, i'm amassing a trove of american stereotypes. here is what i have so far:
*americans put ketchup on everything.
*americans eat everything with their hands.
*americans love comebacks.
today, i learned something new. in the conference brochure, there was a plug for a program entitled 'SUPERPOWER', which focusses on 'america's continued domination on the world stage'. i was struck by two things.
(1) this write-up was entirely in the past tense.
(2) the date on our 'SUPERPOWER' status was 1950-2000.
filed under: oline outside america