May 04, 2005

If You Go Carrying Pictures of Chairman Mao…

Leaving the Apple Store earlier today, I saw a guy on the street selling 8x10 photos and caricatures of various icons such as Hendrix, Sinatra, and Kurt Cobain. But at the front of the table was a poster of none other than Mao Zedong. Yes, Mao. I wanted to ask if he had Hitler, too, or if he’d run out.

Hey, I’m a dictator buff- how about an 8x10 of Saddam? Or Jonas Savimbi? Or Sierra Leone’s own Valentine Strasser? I mean, Mao only killed 38 million people- is that the best they can do?

Clearly, the Prince Street junk vendors need to take a giant step backward. Or a great leap forward.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 4, 2005 09:00 PM

I think I'm still missing a Jean-Bedel Bokassa, of the Central African "Empire."

Posted by: Dave J at May 4, 2005 09:11 PM

Did he have an Arafat one for sale too?

Posted by: jaws at May 4, 2005 09:29 PM
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