Thursday, December 07, 2006
Forget Pearl Harbor
Harry Levins of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch rationalizes why the newspapers help Americans forget historic anniversaries:
    The bombs had barely stopped falling on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when Tin Pan Alley produced a tune that was eminently forgettable, except for its title:

    "Let's Remember Pearl Harbor."

    But today, precisely 65 years later, demography has determined that very few of us still "remember Pearl Harbor."

    Most of us have to be 5 years old before news events imprint themselves in our memory. And Census Bureau estimates drawn up last year show that only 26 million Americans are old enough to remember Pearl Harbor.
Funny. I think let's remember Pearl Harbor is less a directive to think back to where we were than it is to work at not forgetting the lessons of history.

Never mind, there's column inches to spend on Barry Bonds becoming a Cardinal.

To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."