The World Isn’t THAT Flat

Gabe Delahaye | April 5, 2011 - 1:30 pm

When I was in college (that’s right, ladies, COLLEGE) I did a study abroad trip, because I’m white, and that’s an important thing for white people to do. Anyway, at one point in my travels, I was in this small, medieval village in the mountains of Switzerland, OBVIOUSLY. Where else was I going to be? This place was basically Postcard Town. It looked crazy! Very pretty and untouched and old and quiet and European, all cobblestones and Lord of the Rings. The mountains were lush and green! But right on the one road that constituted the village, there was a Stüssy store, and that always made me laugh. Huh? Now, 100 years later, there is nothing surprising about this juxtaposition of the old and the new. We can basically get whatever we want, wherever we are, whenever. Everything is available everywhere and always. The world is flat, or whatever.

But, as evidenced by the video that I have posted after the jump, the world isn’t THAT flat. It is nice every once in awhile to be reminded that we do still live in a large, complicated world full of all kinds of God’s creatures, and that the cultural divides that make us unique and fascinating haven’t been completely erased by Groupon, or whatever. We are still mysterious!!!

I don’t know what is going on here and that’s why I love it. (Thanks for the tip, werttrew.)