Grand Avenue (6/26/10)

Today’s Grand Avenue offers a prime example of being too smart for one’s own good. It’s something members of my generation can easily identify with. Were we raised by parents who valued book learning over practical skills? Yes. Did we obsess over The Simpsons and South Park as teenagers? Yes. Did we graduate college with a degree in English or one of the fine arts? Yes. Are we cynical about any and every institution, from Social Security to Halliburton to the Catholic Church? Yes. Do we mask our cynicism with quips? Absolutely. We are the smart-ass generation and unless we do some growing up, we’ll spend the next 30 years in the corner, patting ourselves on the back and marveling at how clever we are.

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