Monday, September 26, 2005

Orange County Teenage Metaphysics

Last Wednesday, in Mission Viejo, waiting to have a tux tailored, I killed a few minutes at the strip mall's neighboring Dietrich's. A handful of kids from the neighboring high school hung around the coffee shop. I overheard this, one side of an animated cellphone exchange:

"No, it's not real!"

"Yes, I have."

"But it's a 'reality' show--not a reality show."

"Look, I have friends who live in Laguna Beach, and they watch Laguna Beach. Why would they do that if it was really real? They would already know all that stuff."

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