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Sunday, December 14, 2003

'In a hole in the ground...'

"...there lived a tyrant." (I went to a matinee showing of The Two Towers early today, and hadn't yet heard the news about Saddam Hussein's capture until I had emerged from the theater humming the soundtrack and thinking of Frodo and Sam.) This is wonderful news.

"This is the greatest day in Iraq," one celebrating Iraqi told a Times reporter. There's a great round-up of observations from BBC reporters around the world and official government reactions. And here in Massachusetts?

The first thing [Kathleen] Coen heard when she woke up Sunday was her husband saying, "Good news!"

But as a citizen of Red Sox nation, which has been fixated recently on the possibility that shortstop Nomar Garciaparra will leave the team, Coen jumped to a different conclusion when she heard those words.

"I thought, 'Oh, so they signed Garciaparra?'" Coen said.

One thing at a time, one thing at a time.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 14 December 2003 at 3:55 PM

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