Quote of the Day

"And around the demonstrators was a belt of Washington summertime tourists looking as only Washington summertime tourists can--mature adults visiting their nation's most solemn monuments and greatest institutions in cartoon-character T-shirts and candy-colored running shoes the size of teddy bears, with porky desk-job thighs sticking out of tiny iridescent gym shorts and wearing fanny packs like phylacteries for the worship of fat" (p. 76).

O'Rourke, P.J. (1991). Parliament of Whores. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.


Becca said...

Hah! Yuck, but so sadly true. I'd say only in America, but I suspect tourism nastiness is everywhere.

mel said...

Everywhere Americans are, anyway.