Friday, July 9, 2010

emo evening thoughts

So now we are outraged that an egotistical and commercialized sports star did something egotistical and commercialized.

upper-middle brow magazines get thin as hell on quality content come summer. I'm looking at you NYRB and New Yorker.

the fact that I look forward to business travel as an opportunity to save up airline miles for a personal trip makes me boring and irredeemably cheap.

2 comments:

Senor Beavis said...

Sam Elliott is going to shake hands with you during your flight.

Senor Beavis said...

As for the former, I think a lot of people want to believe that every egotistical commercialized sports star is going to be the one who's different. It's naive and possibly even a selfish rationalization for spending so much money and energy on sports. But at some level, don't you have to come up with naive and selfish rationalizations for devoting time, energy, and money to anything? Except maybe Teach For America. I'm not an NBA fan, so I care a lot less and am just glad it's over with. I'm less outraged that irritated.

Oh, and to the dreamers, right now the answer is Kevin Durant. Sorry that you put your chips on the wrong guy. Until Durant blows his cover and we have to look for the next guy.