Comment: We watched tragedy unfold

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We watched tragedy unfold

We watched tragedy unfold
We did as we were told
Bought and sold

It was the greatest show on Earth
but then it was over

We ooohed and ahhhed
We drover our racing cars
We ate our last few jars of caviar

Then somewhere out there in the stars,
a keen-eyed lookout spied a flickering light

Our last hurrah, our last hurrah

And when they found our shadows
around the tv sets
They checked out every lead
They repeated every test
and still the alien anthropologists
admitted they were still perplexed

They'd eliminated every other reason for our sad demise

alas, the only explanation left...

This specie has amused itself to death

Roger Waters album, Amused to Death was inspired by the book you refer to.

Just had to share

and since you're in Taiwan right now (I think)

Watching TV, from the same album...

"...they turned Formosa into a shoe factory called Taiwan..."

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul