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COOL!

Chris Wayan's journal, 1997/9/23


Walking down to the Park Branch Library, I pass two girls slouching and acting cool. Suddenly I see cool as silly, if it's pretense, and sad, if it's real--the rebellious slouch that passes for cool here just mimics a drug-fried nervous system! It's just like stupid white kids sucking up black slang from the gangsta depths of poverty--just like their parents sucking black gold from the flaming depths of Earth.

Cool is just borrowed body slang.

One more extractive industry...



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