Wednesday, August 20, 2003

This Gosh Darned Madcap World! From Reuters's "Oddly Enough" file: Two Cuban Gymnasts Defect in California:
Two Cuban gymnasts in California for the World Gymnastics Championships have defected and are seeking asylum in the United States, their attorney said Tuesday.
Oddly enough! No doubt that goes right into that man-bites-dog category. I mean, who knew that people would want to leave that sunny workers' paradise, with its free medical care and emphasis on education, for the corrupt capitalist nightmare to the North? Next they'll try to tell us that all those Ukranians weren't actually on the Scarsdale diet after all.

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