Saturday, December 13, 2008

Yawn - 12.13.08

Check out this short piece on the transition from "dating" to "hooking up" among teens. How old is this guy? The point of the piece is that teens date less and hook up more (and that matters for some not immediately obvious reason that he sort of explains). Really? No one's "going steady" anymore or meeting at the malt shop for an egg cream? No fucking shit, dummy. I am old and married and I knew that. This is what counts as news in the New York Times these days?

Next week he is doing an expose on this thing called "a computer" and how all the kids are starting to use it to communicate with each other, and how no one has pen pals or writes letters anymore.

Also, this guy's last name is "Blow" and I think that is kind of funny in a sort of are-we-ever-going-to-just-grow-up kind of way.

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