An Inclusive Litany

7/13/98

In what appears to be a Tony Blair-like attempt to please various constituencies, designers of Britain's Millennium Dome who couldn't decide whether the huge central figure they included was to be a sculpture of a man or a woman instead decided to make the figure into a Siamese twin-like hermaphrodite.

[Ed.: Nothing with the word "millennium" on it worked in London on January 1, 2000. A specially constructed bridge spanning the Thames was judged unsound, as was the world's largest ferris wheel. A synchronized fireworks display that was supposed to dramatically sweep up the river fizzled. The Millennium Dome itself had less than half its projected visitors. What's worse, few noticed that the actual start of the new millennium came a year later, at the start of 2001.]

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