Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Moving Powerline through history

PZ Myers sent me to Norwegianity, where I was compelled to click through to see Powerline's Assrocket commenting on the latest French riots. I now feel oddly obliged to imagine the commentary we might find in a different era. See if you can spot what I changed:

Check out the Lexington Herald-Ledger, which is following the Southern riots with a skeptical eye. For the most part, the "youths" you'll see in their photos don't look like they're coming from a philosophy class at Ole Miss.


A riot following bombings at the A.G. Gaston Motel and the house of A.D. King


Meanwhile, live footage from Birmingham shows police trying ineffectually to disperse the rioters with a water cannon.


It's easy. Imagine Hindrocket in King George III's Britain, or perhaps writing from Mexico City as the Alamo falls ("the 'youths' in these engravings don't look like they're coming from a philosophy class at Harvard").