Driving down my neighborhood street I saw the headline on today’s post emblazoned on the back of a young man’s t-shirt.
Now, I too was once young and headstrong (today, I am old and headstrong).
But, I was struck by the absurdness of this statement. Had to come from somewhere.
Turns out the original quote is “Live fast, die young, and have a good-looking corpse”is a quotation from the 1947 book Knock on Any Door by Willard Motley, also found in the movie version of the book.
It’s also the title (without the corpse) of a biography of James Dean and…wait for it…a 1981 song by the US punk band Circle Jerks from the album Group Sex.
The Circle Jerks?
Sorry. I know this is a very strange post today but sometimes life and culture baffle me beyond words.
End of today’s rant.
Back on to audio tomorrow.