AFTER 9/11 (that’s right, that’s how this begins) there was a period of time when people wondered if they would ever laugh again. The overwhelmingly grim fact that American life had changed forever was painfully real. Of course, time heals all wounds, or whatever, and we did eventually find our way back to some semblance of normality. Similarly, in the tempered exuberance that followed the definitive end to the era of Osama Bin Laden a couple weeks ago, just a few months shy of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, we were constantly reminded that as relieved as many might feel by his death, one day, sooner rather than later, we would be reminded that the world was still filled with danger and tragedy. Today is that day.
The Zookeeper! Barfing soon to a theater near barf!