Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Boulder, Center of the Media Universe

Professor VJ must be some kind of media whore, or magnet. Two days before departing to London Heathrow, the international media circus was all over the supposed terror plot and arrests taking place somewhere near the artist's warehouse I was staying at in London. The bottom line on the day of departure: no shampoo or toothpaste allowed on board.

But now, after a delayed flight back to Colorado, and with only a few bites and scratches from this carry(ing)-on experience:

I return to this:

The international media narrative of endless distraction continues unabated. JonBenet is alive and well, 10 Years After. Some of the locals, who we all know at least by sight, are becoming world media figures. For example:
Michael Sandrock pulled up in a limousine to the bohemian Boulder Co-op Market during a break between television interviews Monday.

He downed a quick rice-and-bean dinner from a cardboard co-op take-out box before doing another CNN spot on the sidewalk across the street from the Boulder County Justice Center.
The Co-op is where I shop.

Are all of the these psychic "trips" just more diversions en route to a final destination?

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