“Worldview: I don’t know. . . I live in a much too sheltered environment to know how screwed up the world really is, and I am way to0 criticizable to criticize others.”
–Surfer Ryan Burch, age 20, Cadiff-by-the-Sea, California, interviewed in the November 2009 issue of Surfer
I could see the owner doing a mental calculation: Talk money now because I really want the money or talk money later because I’d be really freaked out to see this goy drop her kid right here, right now.
-Julie Schwietert “Labor & What’s Left: A Few Notes“
Yeah, the hell with money. But I would use it for good things. We’ve been so many places where so little would go so far. What if we built a soccer field right up to the sand in that small village just to the north of Playa El Zonte? But then my friends would be mad if I spent it all on soccer fields. No they wouldn’t. Give them all huge birthday gifts. Or just fly them places.
–From “Notes on the Silence” by Spencer Klein
“i see journalists being at their computers late at night emailing their editors ‘the lede of this article will grab people immediately and in a refreshingly bloggable manner, increasing the hits of the huffington post while fitting excitingly into the broader meme of generation y’s increasingly relevant expressions of ennui, post elizabeth wurtzel depression, and pre obama optimism post 9/11; highly twitterable, specifically relevant to the lucrative 18 to 24 demographic, and image-based enough to get significantly reblogged re tumblr, i believe this would make a viral-ready article and would like to request more space in order to include a photograph and an in-depth analysis of lin’s role in mainstream society’”