Oh, Paul Simon, the first time that I heard this one was when I recorded it off of BOB. So I don’t have much to say about it other than that it’s obviously awesome. And it does mention Newsweek, which I read religiously as a kid. My dad subscribed to it, probably to enter the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes, and initially, I would just read the political cartoons (because they were cartoons, even though I didn’t understand them), anything about movies or TV and the Newsmakers section because it was mostly pictures and small blurbs, which was about all my brain could handle as a wee lad. As I got a little older, I started reading the actual articles. It was my first real exposure to journalism outside of the local station out of Sioux Falls and “20/20”. I distinctly remember reading an article about Bush I and how he waited to retaliate against Iraq for the Kuwaiti invasion until he was certain that the goodwill from Desert Storm would get him re-elected (spoiler alert: it didn’t work). I remember being angry and appalled that someone would manipulate a war for their own political gain and being angry and appalled that more people weren’t angry and appalled. I was very young, Paul Simon.
Finding a girlfriend would soon overtake my brief foray into being a news junkie and I reverted back to political cartoons and Newsmakers, if that. I have a feeling my sheltered little mind would not have been able to comprehend what you and Julio were doing down by the schoolyard.