Sunday, October 23, 2005

From Hallowed Ground
Youth culture and the teenager
Adolescence is nothing but a marketing invention!
- The cool Frances McDormand in Almost Famous (paraphrase from memory)

I’m nowhere near as hard on rock’n’roll and if you came from a dysfunctional family, a car and even driving alone are refuges, but Jeff Culbreath has a point.

Today I was browsing at a secondhand bookshop and found something called The Slacker Handbook or something like that, exactly about the sewer of ‘youth culture’, both making fun of and celebrating it (at least as it was 10 years ago), and I thought ‘What horrible people!’

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