Wednesday, September 10, 2008
If you go to the College Inn, you will see on the wall a quote from Dr. John through which he describes our Katrina experience (I believe): "I am traumaticalized."
In Dr. John's style of language, Berto and I developed a word (fueled by bloody doubles) to describe what's going on in New Orleans and with Our New Orleans Saints over the past few weeks:
Who has looked pretty damn good over the past 10 days?
The Army Corps of Engineers
Even Mayor Curly has had some really good moments--although I agree with Adrastos and others that the "mother of all storms" speech was irresponsible.
If the above examples aren't reversification, I don't know what is.
Berto and I have been practicing and noticing reversification in a variety of ways, and it works.
Just one example: the jumpsuits are now shorties. The result? A big Saints win. Also, improbably, the ladies seem to like the shorties.
And so on.
(It's all a bit reminiscent of the "Seinfeld" episode "The Opposite." Except that instead of the phenomenon working for one lowly George Costanza, it's working for an entire metropolitan area and the culture of an entire city.)
Reversification, I believe, results in de-traumaticalization.
Hey, New Orleans, change things up--but just a little.
Let's all get de-traumaticalized.