Frontier Former Editor

January 13, 2008

Another entry in the chronicle of “I really am getting old . . .”

Filed under: Afghanistan, ancient history, Charlie Wilson, Tom Hanks — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:40 am

Tonight I went to see “Charlie Wilson’s War.” As the sound system suddenly went haywire in the theater, I went out in the lobby to find a manager to put it right again.

No employees were to be seen, but two teenage girls were in the lobby. They said the staff all left. I thanked them and turned back to the theater, and one asked me if “Charlie Wilson . . .” was good. I said yes. She said, “I like Tom Hanks.”

I said, “Yeah, but it has some ancient history in it.”

I was about their age when Aeroflot brought its first ‘tourist’ charter into Kabul.

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