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Children Of Hotel America

The anthropologist-ethnographer observes the couple on their wedding day. Between civil and religious ceremonies, they stop for Big Macs at McDonald’s. The anthropologist-ethnographer posits that the couple are making a declaration: they embrace modernity, capitalism, consumerism. Perhaps he’s right. Probably more likely, the couple are Lithuanians of a certain vintage, devoid of taste and pretense, hungry, they were attracted by the bright lights.

 

(To be continued…)

       

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