Ed Driscoll

Don't Try This At Home, Kids

On the tenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, Mark Steyn flashes back to his original Spectator column on the subject.

Purely coincidentally, Steyn was in Oklahoma at the time, and weaves together coverage of a flop play opening waaay off-Broadway (JFK: The Musical!) with the bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Through the sheer force of his writing chops, he makes the two disparate stories work remarkably well together.

Update: Speaking of nifty writing chops, James Lileks is in rare form, as he blends thoughts on a new Pope, the tenth anniversary of the Oklahoma bombing…and Scooby Doo Go-Gurt. This line is especially nice:

To those who want profound change, consider an outsider