Thursday, 13 January 2011

On The Road Discussion

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

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