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Monday, March 07, 2011

Escape from Detroit



There are no guards inside the prison,

only prisoners and the worlds they have made.

The rules are simple:

once you go in, you don't come out

--Escape From New York
(1981)

Ankst:

Uneasiness about what the army

sent into town to "keep the peace"

--WaPo neologism contest

(Placing the first letter at end of word

to form a new meaning
)
________________

Chrysler's
"Imported from Detroit" ad was meant to inspire pride in a badly beaten city.

But depressed Rust Belt cities really
are a world apart from the rest of civilization which thus far muddles through sans the appearance of too many ramshackle ruins in the neighborhood. It really is us and them, and "import" is a meet term for transporting items out of an area largely cordoned off from the rest of the nation, its inhabitants like some exotic residents at a zoo.

Escape from New York 2011-style could be, "Escaped from Detroit".

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