I said the same thing re: The Smiths being way too popular for this use. Then, later, he says how they "talked for hours about Bananafish." Ugh. Everybody loves Bananafish, you idiot!! You know that on the DVD, there'll be a deleted scene in which they discuss how classic "Dr. Strangelove" is. Fun game: what other references would fit in the "we think we're deep and unique, but we really only operate in cliches"?Sounds like a good game to me. So let's go: Help me add to this list of pseudo-intellectual/pseudo-hip/over-referenced cliches (Note: Many of these things, like The Smiths, are actually great, but still, you're ruining it for me, culture):
- Anything Salinger, obvi
- Bukowski, ditto
- David Bowie (Sorry, but when a guy puts David Bowie on I automatically think "trying too hard")
- "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Sorry again)
- The Violent Femmes
- The Big Lebowski (Haven't needed to watch this movie since 2000 because I hear it quoted in full on a three-week cycle)
- Freaks & Geeks (ha ha!)
- Johnny Cash cover of "Hurt"
- Billie Holiday
- Old PSAs/DARE shirts/calling pot "weed"
- Sushi/dim sum/Ethiopian
- Watching tennis (I don't know)
We are off soon to New London for a BBQ and intense-sounding poetry + multimedia event put together by Drunken Boat. It should be pretty cool (not to mention Adam Golaski is reading and he is always a pleasure and always compliments my clothes and accessories (P.S. No, Google, I didn't mean "film forum")) but I am dreading the two-hour drive back at the end of the night. I'm sure I will be tired and I have a phobia about sleeping in cars because I girl I knew in high school was killed that way--her sister who was driving fell asleep too and drove off the road, and she had slipped down in her seat so the seatbelt wasn't properly positioned to save her, and instead killed her.
Sorry, this blogpost took a turn for the macabre.