Head feels like it's about to either explode or implode. Either would be an improvement at this point, but the bastard thing is probably just going to do the dull ache instead. You cannot imagine how much this prospect thrills me.
Fairly brief piece in this week's City Pages on Baghdad Express: A Gulf War Memoir || by Joel Turnipseed.
With Gulf War II seemingly imminent, Baghdad Express is generating national attention, with a Newsweek write-up and features planned for both CBS and CNBC. The initial print run is 7,500 books--one of the largest ever by the Minnesota Historical Society Press--and the publisher is poised to produce more copies.
Turnipseed is ambivalent about the publicity boon. He's disdainful of the Bush administration's justification for invading Iraq. "Dude, you're talking about fucking killing people," he scoffs. "Noncompliance? It's not like an OSHA regulation. The argument here is, Should we go kill a bunch of people? In the newspaper every day, if it said, 'Do you support killing thousands of people, yes or no?' the poll numbers would be very different."
Well, that's two of us who were in the original but aren't thrilled about the sequel. . .