Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Just came from the nail salon, one of those Vietnamese sweatshop-type places. They had the televisions tuned to CNN and the Michael Jackson spectacle. Every single nail technician in the place had their eyes glued to the TV screens. Most of these folks don’t speak English or if they do, it's spotty. Several are newly-arrived in this country. All are from Vietnam, a communist country. And all were deeply mourning the loss of Michael Jackson.

I find that very interesting.