This conversation perfectly illustrates what made Gilmore Girls so brilliant.
Paris: A tragic waste of paper.
Jess: I can’t believe you just said that.
Paris: Well it’s true. The Beats’ writing was completely self-indulgent. I have 1 word for Jack Kerouac: Edit.
Jess: It was not self-indulgent, The Beats believed in shocking people, stirring things up.
Paris: They believed in drugs, booze, and petty crime.
Rory: Well, then you could say that they exposed you to a world that you wouldn’t have otherwise known. Isn’t that what great writing is all about?
Paris: That was not great writing. It was the National Enquirer of the 50’s.
Jess: You’re cracked.
Paris: Typical guy response. Worship Kerouac and Bukowski, god forbid you pick up anything by Jane Austen.
Jess: Hey, I’ve read Jane Austen
Paris: You have?
Jess: Yeah, and I think she would have liked Bukowski