anghara (anghara) wrote,

Funny. Yeah. That.

Yeah, hilarious.

Aren't stereotypes always hilarious?...

Except when you don't know enough about them to even make a joke about it... but you "knew" enough to wade in and destroy something anyway. Take a GOOD look at the area of that-which-used-to-be-Yugoslavia on most of these maps - "uncharted" - really...? And then take an even better look at the final one, where the region is "Retrofitted" with a moniker used to rationalise its destruction, post-fact.

Stereotypes, eh. They're funny to laugh at, but they come from SOMETHING. Under all the tittering there's a whiff of truth, as always.

It still hurts to look at a modern atlas. It's only funny when you haven't lost it all.

  • Likeability

    In one of the most polarizing (series of) books I know, books which you either despise or passionately defend against all blasphemers, there is a…

  • Five things to do with your life before you're ready to be a writer...

    Before you can write about life, at least adequately, you have to have lived it. In some way, shape or form. And I don't mean vicariously on…

  • Whistler Diary, day 4

    Odd nights abound at this hotel. The latest was being woken abruptly from a sound sleep at something like 2:30 AM by MUSIC, loud enough to wake me,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded