was all set to reclaim the civil-rights movement when I found out that Glenn
Beck had beaten me to it. So now I’m thinking of reclaiming the North Pole. Or
“God Bless America.” Or microwave popcorn. One of those.
It’s not that I had anything special to do with any of those things. I might have flown over the North Pole one time, but it’s not like I stopped or put up a flag or anything. And I’ve sung “God Bless America” plenty of times, but that’s not quite the same as writing it, which I definitely didn’t do.
And everybody microwaves popcorn. But it’s quick and convenient, and it tastes close enough to the real thing to perk up those movie nights at home, so it definitely deserves being reclaimed by somebody, don’t you think?
That’s the best part of reclaiming -- you don’t actually have to have had anything to do with the original claim. All you need is a rally permit and a vivid imagination.