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May 13, 2006

Freedom Tower folly

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Penn and Teller bring us up to speed on the design and rebuilding at Ground Zero (nsfw language). This version cuts through the nonsensical, fragmentary accounts I have heard to this point. For example, about a year and a half ago I watched a documentary sympathetic to the Libeskind corner that made no mention of a small problem with his initial Freedom Tower design. That problem being it could not be built which, in retrospect, is blindingly obvious barring the invention of Buckytubes or transparent duranium. So, thanks to Lime Shurbet for finding it.

This is all important stuff. But the observation that will stick with me from Penn and Teller is simple: After disaster, people keep doing what they do. Just more so. Except in the case of these two comedians, apparently. Why it should take them to sum up the mess in Lower Manhattan is beyond me but this is a far better example of "speaking truth to power" than most. After watching this I am certain to include Majestic Pizza in a future pilgrimage.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 13, 2006 04:21 PM

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Truly a remarkable show.

Posted by: James Bow [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 19, 2006 09:30 AM