After I knocked off buzz.mn posting for the day I hit the hay for a restorative nap, then took (G)Nat to Chuck E. Cheese’s. En route we listened to the Hewitt interview with Norman Podhoretz on the Iranian situation, and Hitler was mentioned.
“Hitler!” (G)Nat said. She hates him. “They’re talking about Hitler.”
“Don’t worry. He’s still dead.”
“Why did he have to kill all those people?” she said, fuming.
“He wanted power. And he wanted to control Europe and the world.”
“Well he should have just asked.” She looked out the window. “He was sneaky, you know.”
“How so?” “Well Ben said that he told people they were going for a nice clean shower but it was really gas and they died.”
The things kids discuss. It’s remarkable: the clammy grasp that bastard has on the collective imagination is undimmed generations later. But it’s a good sign when your kid makes a fist and punches a picture of Hitler. She takes it personally.
Friday, January 18, 2008
From Lileks today: