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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)
 
 
 
Mellenabsentmammoth on August 25th, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)
I have half of his books, and am attempting to aquire the rest. Still Life with Woodpecker is MY favorite (very possibly my favorite book of all books), but I'd also highly recommend Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates, Jitterbug Perfume and Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas. As soon as I get my reading done on the rest of them, I'm sure I'll sing their praises as well.