Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Forgot lost America, Aaron Draplin returns in The World’s Longest Yard Sale. For a few days in early August, people trek close to 700 miles through the U.S. 127 corridor to sort through other people’s junk.* Everything in it is pure America: Aaron, our inalienable right to haggle, forgotten memorabilia and junk from someone’s basement, not to mention one of our last remaining art forms: Proclaiming stuff in the context of “The World’s (insert adjective and event).” That my friends, IS America.
*I was supposed to go this year. I didn’t. My excuse is also America: I was too busy working to attend.
Posted 9:11 AM