Monday, July 7, 2014

Not sure if Paul Soglin's mustache would survive a Vesuvius-like smothering of Madison

But there's a good chance the tile in his house would.

Pompei, June 2014
Photo by Retiring Guy

Madison in 100 objects: These are the things that define us.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 7/6/2014)

Lists!  We love lists!  Ancient civilizations are defined by their artifacts. If Madison were suddenly smothered by a Mount Vesuvius, or swallowed up by Lake Mendota like Atlantis, what would future archaeologists conclude about us? What would we want them to find — and what would we wish had stayed buried forever? 

Paul Soglin's moustache.

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