Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Nothing's As Important As You Think

To mark my first day back on the job in more than a week, my latest column is out.

6 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

For awhile, a speeding ticket can seem like the biggest tragedy ever.

It isn't. A DUIL is.

(Good luck on the school decision, Chris. You're a smart boy; you'll figure it out.)

Dave Morris said...

This column made all the more poignant by the problems some are facing along the gulf now. I, we, don't really have problems, do we?

I almost feel guilty.

Thomas said...

Glad to see you back, Chris.

Astrid said...

My mom has lost her favorite sock. We have looked everywhere and still, we cannot find it. Now that's a big thing!!!

Cheekysquirrel said...

I'm sorry to say that a large portion of England (all the straight men, some of the gay ones and about 10% of the women) would disagree with you.

They'd argue that the match was incredibly important whether you thought so or not.
They have been banging on about it for the last 40 years. "Two world wars and one world cup" was a popular cry whenever uncouth English people came into contact with anyone from Germany, even little old ladies.

I was so glad when they had to stop saying it after Germany won their second world cup in 1990.

Chris Cope said...

You're right Cheeky. Originally I had written a very long bit that explained the fact that for many English fans, winning in '66 is the central pillar of English existence (note that they referenced it when England won the rugby, they are referencing it now when discussing the cricket). I left it out because I write for an American audience -- I ran a pretty strong risk of losing everyone from the first sentence.