generation was weaned on subliminal advertising, stupid television,
slasher movies, insipid grocery store literature, MTV, VCRs, fast
food, infomercials, glossy ads, diet aids, plastic surgery, a pop
culture wherein the hyper-cool, blank-eyes supermodel was a hero.
This is the intellectual and emotional equivalent of eating nothing
but candy bars - you get nourished and tired. We grew up in a world
in which the surface of the thing is infinitely more important than
its substance. And where the surface of the thing had to be
"perfect," urbane, sophisticated, blasé, adult. I would suggest
that if you grow up trying constantly to be an adult, a successful
adult, you will be sick of being grown up by the time you're old
enough to drink."