Monday, December 17, 2007

The Lady in a Red Burka

In what has to be the most vivid recent example that other cultures don't make any more sense than ours, Iran will soon host its first concert by a Westerner since the 1970's. Who is it that the Iranian are clamoring to see? Chris Deburgh, 80's pop singer of "Lady in Red" fame, that's who. They really love him. This web site tries to explain why, but I don't know.

It is very difficult for us to figure out what is great and what is awful in other cultures, and we usually end up seeming xenophobic when we try. But it is a lot easier when those cultures start adopting the most suspect parts of our own. Next your going to tell me that Uzbekistan is clamoring for Axe Body Spray.

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