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the tourist’s industry’s Dramamine against terrorism. Seeing the world through travel ads.

THE ADS USED TO SAY “See America first.” They’re saying it again. Chevy Chase and his family are probably not going on a European Vacation this summer, they’re probably going to the Hamptons, along with all the other people who aren’t going to Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, and of course Turkey.

I’m not going to Long Island just because it’s safer than the Mediterranean, I’m going because “I ❤️ NY.” I also like negative advertising. Tell me not to buy it and I’ll try it. Give me a glass of your cheapest Italian wine and a couple of Tylenols and put me behind the wheel of a Corvair I didn’t always feel this way It started when I learned to like flying. I used to be scared of it until I saw the movie The Right Stuff. I think it happened during Sam Shepard’s Machbusting point-of-view shot when the turbulence got to be outstanding and he rode it like a wave.

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