It comprises the third chapter of the book and, true to an album’s track list form, is represented as starting “:26” minutes in (as indicated by the table of contents and corresponding page number, beginning on page 26).Klosterman’s essay, “What Happens When People Stop Being Polite,” generally assumes the first person narrative, using personal anecdotes from his formative years to supplement his thesis. In the instance of “What Happens When People Stop Being Polite,” the style and tone are that of amused social scientist, comically recounting his —a show and topic on which he has become regarded as a critical authority.All this while the audience pokes fun at every inebriated caricature along the way.
Crosley tackles each of these with signature wit and emotional weight.
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(‘The Real World: New Orleans’ cast: credit MTV.com), as well as the now-normative “types” made stereotypes, borders on scholarly.
Were it not for his wit and sense of irreverence, this essay might have enjoyed publication in scholarly journals (not that his comic flair kept this from happening in more commercial outlets).
I was pretty old before it occurred to me that it was a viable career.