Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Overheard in the check-out line at Ralphs

The man and woman behind me (husband and wife? They seemed companionable enough to be.) were discussing the Abu Ghraib photos that have been in the news. Said the man: "Well at least The Times has finally discovered some homosexual activity that it disapproves of."

"Indeed," I said to myself. And I continued just as silently, "And an organization as deeply concerned with the humiliation of those men as it claims to be might want to forgo printing pictures of their humiliation at least for a day or two."