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  • Don’t get “Domed”

    Posted by Shannon Love on October 12th, 2005 (All posts by )

    From “Wading Toward Home” by Michael Lewis, a New Orleans native.

    New Orleans now had a new word for what happens to people unlucky enough to fall into the hands of the authorities purporting to save them: domed. As in “I just got domed,” or “If the police knock on your door, don’t answer, ’cause you might get domed.” To be domed is to be herded into a domed sports building – the Superdome, the Astrodome, the Maravich basketball arena at Louisiana State University – for your own safety.

    Perhaps we should spread this concept around. A person can get Domed in a lot of ways. For example, the government could try to save you from ruining your life with drugs by sending you to prison for a few years, or they can Dome you financially by taxing you at 15% all your working life to pay for a minimalist retirement that might never materialize.

    Take care of yourself. Don’t get Domed.


    3 Responses to “Don’t get “Domed””

    1. Ralf Goergens Says:

      I’m getting ‘domed’ the old-fashioned way: Losing my hair. :(

    2. Lee Says:

      A concentration camp by any other name is still a concentration camp.

    3. Sulaiman Says:

      We are all getting “Domed” by Social Security.