Thursday, March 16, 2006
Messenger Bag Generation, I denounce you
What is it with all the 20-somethings? Why do they want all their entertainment content delivered over the phone? Why do all of their jackets have hoods? And why do they all walk around with messenger bags slung over their shoulders, bags packed to the hilt with their meager possessions ( ipod, borrowed paperback book, the remains of a burrito ), as if they need all these supplies because they never know when their drunken travels may bring them home again to their box spring-less mattresses, which are surely lying on the floor?
Good questions all. I have no answers. But I do have a test subject. In the very near future I will conduct a no-holds-barred interview with Jake, my 26 year-old intern, in an attempt to divine what it is, aside from ironic t-shirts and free downloaded music, that motivates his generation.