Impossible Christmas List

Things I want but can’t really have.

  • Illinois senator Paul Simon to have won the 1988 presidential election. I don’t know what exactly happened, but the point at which he dropped out of the race… nothing has really been the same since, and so much would be different now.
  • Taco Bell to bring back the Rancho Steak Burrito, a short-lived offering, ca. 1995.
  • A new Neutral Milk Hotel album.
  • Sacco and Venzetti to not have been executed

More next year.

5 thoughts on “Impossible Christmas List”

  1. Well, nothing can be done about the first and last wish but there are still hopes for the second and third, however slim. In fact, wish number two seems quite doable. You could start a petition and convince Taco Bell to bring it back. Then you would join the pantheon of pop-culture petitioners, like those people who brought back Cagney and Lacey or the Ribwich.

  2. I actually wore a bow-tie to my after-school job (bank teller) throughout much of 1988 in support of Sen. Simon. Amazing I didn’t have a girlfriend in high school.

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