February 19, 2003

You've probably seen a few

You've probably seen a few references to Ken Layne's little piece about the number of people who showed up for protests over the weekend vs. other important stats (like how many people went to church, Datyona, extreme sports, McDonalds.) And if you're like me, you probably haven't got around to clicking in on it yet. Or rather, you just clicked in on it a couple of seconds ago. Like me. And now, together, we will spoil the punchline for those who, in that respect, are not remotely like us:

the protests attracted about as many people this weekend as the movie "Kangaroo Jack." I'm sorry, but it's true.

Of course it doesn't "mean" anything, but it provides an offbeat perspective and is sure a whole lot more interesting than anything I've seen on the subject from normal columnists. Why isn't Layne one of these normal columnists? I don't know, but I guess that's why we (I and those like me) love him. The comments (41 so far) are worth reading, too.

Posted by Dr. Frank at February 19, 2003 01:53 PM | TrackBack