The New Boredom

Mah and Newer. Manure.

The Smell Is Back

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There’s a blissful time in small college towns called Summer. It’s when all the rat-faced students go home and the city comes alive, gasping at the fresh air. Traffic flows like wine, parking spots are to be had like candy, and for a precious fleeting moment there isn’t broken glass literally everywhere. Then comes August and the flood gates open. Out of state license plates clog up the streets, courtesy is thrown to the wind, and trash from cheaply made Chinese products pilfered off the shelves of Target and Wal-Mart pile up in all directions. It’s that week here in Boulder and the smell is back.

And everywhere I look, I see people who remind me of this:

“When someone tells you they’ve just bought a house, they might as well tell you they no longer have a personality. You can immediately assume so many things: that they’re locked into jobs they hate; that they’re broke; that they spend every night watching videos; that they’re fifteen pounds overweight; that they no longer listen to new ideas.” — Douglas Coupland

Not to say that all of you who own a home have given up, but there are a lot of kids in this city, starting this week, looking to follow their parents’ footsteps right into that shallow thought-grave represented in that quote.

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In lighter news, it is time:

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Written by photokevo

August 20, 2010 at 12:01 am

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  1. the reason why everything is fucked is, “what would we do without our cheap shit?”

    chaloux

    August 26, 2010 at 1:07 am


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