Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Great Googly Moogly

I made two trips to JFK yesterday, shuttling students to the airport for spring break, one of the trips in a toaster bus.

When you go to Manhattan, you are struck with the impossibility of the New York City.  The sheer density is confounding.

But when you go to Queens, you are struck by the other impossibility of New York.  The sheer inability to maintain so much infrastructure.  The Whitestone Bridge is a death trap.  The Van Wyck and Grand Central are rollercoasters.  And whoever laid out the traffic at JFK probably designed it to discourage people from driving there.

Glad that's over.

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