Friday, August 12, 2005

It's not about the rickshaw

Today I was waiting to make a left turn, and one of those driving school cars crossed me so that I got a full view of the sign of the door. The service was multilingual, which is good, but the choice of languages surprised me. Their Yellow Pages ad:


This? Here, in Las Vegas? Interesting.

Anyway, join the table for 55 Fiction Friday:


I knew our dinner host to be perverse, but not like this. He seated an eminent historian next to a vacuous heiress-turned-TV-
personality.

"Our research has found a video of a Beijing student preaching to his followers, 'We didn't land on Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen Square landed on us!' Isn't that amazing?"

"That's hot."

5 comments:

Courtney said...

Dare I ask if I am your muse this Friday???

Neel Mehta said...

You may dare. But unless you're a Paris Hilton-type who speaks Urdu, I'm guessing the answer is no.

Oh, you mean the eminent historian. Maybe there'd be more of a correlation if the historian had Native American footage or something. Do you do world history?

Unrelated: you may appreciate a little Simpsons history here.

Courtney said...

I was actually thinking of this. But now I'm guessing that this 55 Fiction came first, not my post.

Neel Mehta said...

Ah, that. No, you're right: I came up with the story on the spot as a response to your claim that Jenny's topic was hot. So I guess you did inspire this one.

cg-c said...

Love it!