Dustin Diamond Is Our Generation’s World Trade Center

By Gabe Delahaye / July 29, 2009

The cover of this week’s People magazine features the Saved by the Bell reunion photo of our hopes and dreams. Or at least of someone’s hopes and dreams. Personally I do not understand the Saved by the Bell reunion fever of 2009.

“We’re trying to put together a Saved by the Bell reunion.”
“Why?”
“To see what they look like now, and what they are all up to!”
“Let me guess: older and not much.”
“Isn’t it exciting?”

But UH OH, Dustin Diamond is having no part of this! The world remains without a complete cast reunion of Saved by the Bell! What will the world do? (Relax, world.) Actually, I think it’s better that he’s not involved because I L.O.V.E. how they have dealt with it: by digitally erasing Dustin Diamond from the “before” cast photo. Consistent! There are two instances in which America has not been able to handle the past, and so the past has been revised: the graveyard scene in Zoolander, and the Saved by the Bell reunion cover of People magazine.

“You can’t handle the truth!”
–America’s Tombstone

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