Friday, April 30, 2010

Feckless rebels

There's something cringe-inducingly lovable about them:

1. This is from the new Green Day musical, "American Idiot," quoted in the New York Times' glowing review:

“I held up my local convenience store to get a bus ticket,” Johnny says with a smirk as he and a pal head out of town.

“Actually I stole the money from my mom’s dresser.“


“Actually she lent me the cash.“

2. Doug was probably the most enduring character on MTV's sketch comedy The State:

"I don't have a problem, that's my problem!"

(The State is available on DVD -- highly recommended.)