Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (29 june 1900 -1944) author & aviator
wall wednesday continues.
i encountered this scrawl earlier today. when i saw the sign for a fast food restaurant (now closed) my wacky-wired brain filled in: then i discover monster 24 inch submarine sandwiches...
the area of greater cleveland i live in is quite tough on graffiti. the scrawl must be fairly recent as the town's removal team is usually quite quick covering up the writing on the wall. I expect by next week the wall will be whitewashed and the owner of the shopping center may be fined to cover the expense - grossly unfair but i heard that is the policy.
bob seger released beautiful loser in 1975 on his eighth album likewise named beautiful loser. the song is not about losing weight but rather about folks who set their goals so low they never achieve anything. during an interview with cream magazine seger stated
"A lot of people think I wrote 'Beautiful Loser' about myself. I got the idea for that song from a book of Leonard Cohen poetry by the same name. The song was about underachievers in general. I very rarely write about myself that much. I draw on my own experiences like anyone else, but I'm not what you'd call auteuristic. I'm not like my songs at all. I'm a lot more up person than what I write."
photo: lakewood, june 2011