30 Mar 2009 14:35
In yesterday’s NYTimes, Sudhir Venkatesh, a professor of sociology at Columbia University, speculates about why donkeys have not taken to the streets in protest after the string of outrages Congress and the President have visited on us of late. The Tired Donkey finds his argument compelling but hopes we can shake our torpor sometime soon; a herd of angry donkeys would be a formidable force. If only we weren’t so tired.
To change the subject completely, the Tired Donkey watched the Ridley Scott outing Body of Lies last night. The movie contains many moving scenes which include hard-working donkeys in the background. The non-donkey parts of the movie were good, too. The Tired Donkey invites his readers to submit the names of other movies with donkey extras to be included in a soon-to-be released definitive guide by the Tired Donkey called Donkeys in Cinema: The Definitive Guide.