Tuesday, June 10, 2008

An Ex-pat's Lament

Sad news: The International Herald Tribune, the newspaper of choice for all US ex-pats lounging about without any apparent means of support in Cafes and Hotel Lobbies, waiting for a rendez-vous or practicing not being seen, has given up its dingbat. Yes, this little picture,

which in approximate form has adorned the masthead ever since Christ left Chicago, filled with iconography promising all the breadth required to cover the dynamics of a world in The American Century, has been deleted in the name of "progress".

If I were drinking, I'd raise a martini high and toss it, glass, olive & all, into the waters of the Seine, and shed a tear for a grand, if odd, little graphic, now gone away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How sad.