Friday, December 17, 2010

On Mexican Time

Today is December 17, the 351st day of 2010, with 14 days remaining. We mention this specifically because of these new kiosks that have been going up all around town in the past week in honor of the 2010 Bicentennial year.


"Do you want to know what happened here?" they ask. In this city full of Bicentennial-related landmarks, you dial can *2010 and get a recording or a text message explaining the what you're looking at. Okay, sure, the actual Bicentennial was three months ago, but "2010" is all year long! And, yeah, there's only two weeks left in 2010, and everyone will be tied up with Christmas stuff, but it takes a while to put these things in place, and we've only known this was coming for 200 years.

"Staring in December, Discover the New 2010 Sites," reads the orange banner.  Because why would you start any sooner than that?  2011 is going to be the best 2010 year ever!

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