(Via Silent Running) It's time for an outing with Mark Steyn:
I was interested to see this week that Berlin will soon be getting a "GDR Fun Park", giving Germans the chance to re-live life in the old East Germany, complete with officious bureaucrats, a drab block of flats and shops with nothing to buy in them. It's apparently the latest example of "Ostalgi'' - nostalgia for the Communist east. So I asked my old friend, travel consultant Vera Surly, whether she could recommend any other nostalgia theme parks.
"They're the new thing," she explained. "What with all this war and terrorism, people want to get back to simpler, stress-free times. This one's just your bag." She passed me a picture of a man in a crimplene safari jacket next to a big sign saying, "Welcome to PilgerWorld."