Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Appetite for Destruction: Naysayers vs. Dubai
The exaggerations have changed in polarity, but apparently not in scale. Will the apocalypse be televised? I hope so, because that's the only way I'll see any sign of it.

(via The National)

"If such dispatches are to be believed, Dubaians today are in an impossibly poignant position. Like the Japanese soldiers who remained battle-ready on remote islands for years after the end of the Second World War, the city’s residents are going about their lives, driving to work and crowding the city’s malls and seaside promenades on the weekends, having failed to read in Fast Company magazine that their city is, in fact, 'all but empty'. In any event, this particular quote is charming for its reminder of the good old days when people just exaggerated about cranes."

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