This is not my beautiful house

Hey, so Loud Boy is back.

Not sure what the context was, but I overheard this today:

Loud Boy (on the phone with a colleague): … Yeah, it was pretty exciting, Bloomberg was there, so was Lance Armstrong —

Colleague (who I can hear because they're sitting nearby): Yeah, so was David Byrne.

Loud Boy: David Byrne? Who's he?

Colleague: You know, the Talking Heads guy.

Loud Boy (baffled silence): I don't know what that is. (Pause.) But it was really cool that Lance Armstrong was there, don't you think?

I can't decide if this means I'm old and he's ignorant, or he's just ignorant. But c'mon, folks. David freaking Byrne!



  1. ekennedy on 6/16/08 at 11:32 am

    it means he is ignorant
    i’m young
    and i love david byrne

  2. R.G. Ryan on 6/16/08 at 11:33 am

    “Same as it ever was; same as it ever was; same as it ever was…”


  3. Armchair News on 6/16/08 at 12:15 pm

    Means you’re COOL, baby, COOL. 

  4. Armchair News on 6/16/08 at 12:15 pm

    So many great lines, so few opportunities….

    “And you may say to yourself, ‘My God, what have I done?'”

  5. Cameron G Rose on 6/18/08 at 3:24 pm

    You know I still remember when that song was a hit. I was in junior high. I thought the singer must be kinda stupid to just let his life ‘happen’ to him.


    Years later me and my best friend Brian were sitting in a mall food court chowing down on our Taco Time (great chain, not present on this coast) when it came on. I turned to Brian and I said “I’m 27 I work in accounting and I’ve never finished writing my novel…okay I never started. How did that happen? I don’t remember choosing  ANY of this!”

  6. Armchair News on 6/18/08 at 6:10 pm

    Yeah, I kind of remember thinking the narrator of the song was pathetic for letting life slip him by … until … duh…

  7. LeendaDLL on 6/18/08 at 6:58 pm

    this is not my small town of Krakow…

  8. Armchair News on 6/18/08 at 7:10 pm

    OMG you kill me. My first blog meta-joke!