13 Feb Garrison Keillor

My generation seems to be terribly self-absorbed. It seems to me we’ve produced a lot of dismal poetry and a lot of third-rate ideas. I listen to people my age in grocery stores discusing the merits of balsamic venegars, arguing about olive oils, debating the virtues of cold-pressed olive oil as opposed to triple-presssed, experienced olive oil; people who may very well subscribe to Olive Oil Magazine; people whom I think we could refer to as Yuppie swine; people who have too much money and not enough character; people who are all nostalgia and not enough history. To me, Whitewater is their scandal. It is their kind of scandal. It is all about perception and it’s all superficial. People in my generation are so quick to be disillusioned about politics. How convenient for them!