The assumption that you everyone else is like you. That you are the world. The disease of consumer capitalism. The complacent solipsism.
That females are capable of being just as vulgar about sexual and eliminatory functions as males.
I tossici non hanno relazioni, prendono ostaggi
If you are an adolescent, here is the trick to being neither quite a nerd nor quite a jock: be no one.
The examiners call their children their little Line 40s. That’s of course where you enter your CCDC from Form 2441 on the 1040. Some of the children were playing Collections. Near the horseshoe courts. Some of the older children. Liens on the toys, a jeopardy assessment and seizure of some of the smaller childrens’ plates; there was some of the usual crying.
The best way to describe the sonic environment at the ’98 CES is:
Imagine that the apocalypse took the form of a cocktail party.
The sky is low and gray and loose and seems to hang. There’s something baggy about the sky.
every failure is also a victory.
My ambitions at this point are modest and mostly surround staying alive.
A city that pretends to be nothing but what it is, an enormous machine of exchange-of spectacle for money, of sensation for money, of money for more money, of pleasure for whatever be tomorrow’s abstract cost.