Hanna Skandera: How Can You Be in 76 Places at Once When You’re Not Anywhere at All

Having been published since 1880, today marks the end of the Albuquerque Journal.  Its death was not due to any one article or guest column, but the build-up of countless little paper cuts to the reader’s brain.  This morning’s “essay” by NM PED-Secretary Not-Quite Confirmed Hanna Skandera metaphorically severs the last remaining piece of cerebellum.

I can’t do it anymore.  I’m done.

To say I learned nothing from reading Ms. Skandera’s “essay” understates how little was learned.  I unlearned so very much.  The “essay” truly gives the concept “brain drain” new, literal meaning.

In contrast, I’ve learned so much from Firesign Theater, right down to a album title that not only sums up Ms. Skandera’s “essay,” but my former life reading the Albuquerque JournalAu revoir, Journal.  Let’s celebrate the paper’s “death” with a listen to Ralph Spoilsport and Nick Danger.  If you play it backwards, they repeatedly say “Hanna is not confirmed….Hanna is not confirmed…Hanna is not confirmed…”

 

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