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Citgo Sign September 23, 2006

Posted by caveblogem in Blogs and Blogging, Books, Other.

I just got done writing this page and then published it and it lost all of the text that I had written.  Why do you have to save a page before you publish it in WordPress?  Why cannot you do both at the same time like Blogger does?  Irritating . . .

I was listening to NPR on the way home from Cambridge last night and heard that somebody (I did not catch who exactly, or what office they were running for), is asking Boston University to take down the big Citgo sign, which is on their property.  Apparently Citgo is a Venezuelan concern.  The sign is a focal point, almost what Kurt Vonnegut would once have called a wampeter, of the aforementioned Neal Stephenson book The Big U.  Students at the University worship it and look to it for guidance. 

Hugo Chavez has caused quite a stir.  The Boston Globe says this morning that Noam Chomsky’s 2003 book has rocketed to the top of the bestsellers list.  Apparently Chavez waved the book in the air during his United Nations General Assembly speech.


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