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15 August 2003 @ 05:41 pm
The Undereducation of America's Youth at a New Low...  
So, I'm sitting here at work when my pal Chris the Security Guard (TM) comes around. He tells me how he just picked up some cool posters for his dorm at the collectibles show we have here today. He purchased a poster of Elvis and another of Eminem. Talking about posters and decorating, I took what I felt was my chance to brag.

ME: Well, my favorite is my 40x60 inch poster of David Bowie
Chris: David Bowie...is he an actor or something...?
ME: You don't know who David Bowie is? Are you serious?
Chris: I dunno, if you tell me something about him, maybe I heard of him...
ME: You don't know who David Bowie is!?!?
Chris: Uh, no. What does he do?

There's no way one can be educated in what "he does" without good speakers and a lot of time. I tried and failed miserably. Not one song I tried rang any bells.

I think I'm gonna cry.
 
 
Mood: Stunned
Music: David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes (in my head)
 
 
 
levgernle on August 15th, 2003 03:50 pm (UTC)
true. but, perhaps that's because "remembering" who Bowie is isn't really all that big a deal to people of our generation....
just johnjustjohn on August 15th, 2003 03:56 pm (UTC)
levgernle on August 15th, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)
forgive me for my 1.1 nanosecond attention span
Bowie? Bowie who? As is always the case I click and click and click and I find things... Listening right now to an MP3 entitled "AfterMath"... That's You? I like it.

and i don't see why anyone would think you were "picking on" crazicreek... she's a fine person and a fabulous dancer and I think your point was perfectly valid.

just johnjustjohn on August 15th, 2003 04:12 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive me for my 1.1 nanosecond attention span
Yup ...

At least you're starting with one of my more normal-sounding ones. Remember it when you get to the stomach rumbles and screeching.
levgernle on August 15th, 2003 04:18 pm (UTC)
Re: forgive me for my 1.1 nanosecond attention span
Stomach rumbles and Screeching... shouldn't be a problem... I used to be a big fan of Throbbing Gristle....