The weirdnesses of modern life, you know? Texting. Cupcakes. Wheely bags. Granite counter tops.
One such weirdness is the recurrence of photographs of young men on their way to kill and maim a lot of random people.
There are some of Timothy McVeigh, I think – renting the truck was it? Getting gas? Or maybe there aren’t.
But there certainly are of some of the 9/11 young men. There are of the July 2005 London bombers. And now there are of the Tsarnaev brothers.
Walking along the street, dapper and casual, with their pressure cookers packed full of shrapnel in the backpacks they carry.
So we can see them. We can see how people look in the process of killing some random people and maiming a lot more. They don’t look like anything. They look normal. They fit right in. They’re as banal as the rest of us.