Friday, April 20, 2007

guilty as charged

Okay, so I’m in a somewhat lower income bracket and I wouldn’t describe myself as agnostic, but otherwise, this Onion article (“This American Life Completes Documentation Of Liberal, Upper-Middle-Class Existence”) skewers me pretty successfully, right down to the Honda Civic and the lack of anger.

How do I know for sure (besides the fact that I love This American Life)? Because I found myself protesting a bit too much while reading it: Hey, TAL covers a lot of working class and lower class lives—what about that story where the really articulate homeless guy talked about sleeping outside? What about all those quirky but undeniably blue-collar jobs David Sedaris worked before he made it big?

If you need me, I’ll be at Starbucks thinking about how my non-disposable mug might, in some small and pathetic-but-sweetly-poignant way, counteract the effects of global warming.

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