June 30th, 2005



Bundesrepublik Deutchland is quietly drowning. Waters pouring from the sky since Wednesday evening flood streets and buildings. Yesterday a river appeared in the middle of Frankfurt Airport Terminal One, between car rental offices in A1 and their parking lot.

Today a tempest rages overhead in Rhineland Palatinate, turning both Rhine and Moselle into models for an Aivazovsky study... Hey, guys, where's my carpaccio? Am I supposed to drown in this nice riverside restaurant without dinner?!