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Friday, January 11, 2013

Otis The Wolf, parts 1086 - 1089



1086. "But all that is a thing of the distant past. Such projects are no longer done in America, but everywhere they have Dunkin Donuts and CVS, Big Box Stores, and Walmart, cinder block structures without grace or form, exterminating the spirit and blighting the soul. The Arch of Constantine on every street corner, a constant reminder that they are no longer the people they once were."


1087. "And what would you say about the Guggenheim Museum up there on 89th Street Mr. Duck?  Is that one of the monuments of a great people, or is it another 'Arch Of Constantine,' on yet another street corner?"


1088. "The Guggenheim did not come to mind when I was remembering my trip to New York, but perhaps it's because I was more inclined to remember those structures that have no names attached to them."


1089. "Who, for example, knows the names of the persons who created the Brooklyn bridge, or the names on a committee that laid the plans for the Lincoln Tunnel. Even if those names could be found, I doubt they would signify much to most people."

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