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Thursday, January 09, 2003

THIS ISN'T A SITUATION COMEDY - Glenn Reynolds saw an episode of The Cosby Show on Nickelodeon ("Theo defies his parents, and they leave him with nowhere to live in order to teach him that actions have consequences, and forgiveness isn't to be taken for granted.") He drew a parallel to the situation in Korea. Sample quote:

We live in a world where most of our allies are Theo Huxtables: self-centered, unrealistic, and overconfident in their assorted schemes because they know Heathcliff will always bail them out in the end. But this isn't a situation comedy.

Near as I can tell, that approach doesn't work in real life.