Friday, July 3, 2009

In Perspective

When we say, for instance, that Japan is fundamentally cooler than America will ever be, it is more than mere hyperbole: it is, rather, a serious hypothesis founded on scientifically conducted, empirical research.

I offer, for your consideration, the town of Cawker City, Kansas, which is home to the world's largest ball of twine (narrowly beating out the competition in Darwin, Minnesota).

In contrast, Japan is building giant robots. I mean no disrespect towards the hard working individuals and communities which have created those balls of twine, but I feel there is little controversy in suggesting that Japan may have won out.

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