Exhibit 26.17

Today in Apartment Searching

"Big, separate living and dining room, the original REALITY BITES building, hardwoods." --from a building's description.

It's been years since I've seen that movie--and even then I don't think I ever saw it from beginning to end, more like the way I've seen Die Hard II over the course of 28 unique and out-of-order TBS viewings--but apparently Reality Bites took place in Houston. Incidentally, learning this sort of solves the movie for me. I mean, I've got a pretty good idea why reality bit.

I don't even know if they're serious or not, but either way it's pretty great to use a 15-year-old movie about malaise as a feature, as if it's a dishwasher or something (the apartment does not, notably, have a dishwasher, thus ensuring another disaffected generation).

Either way, I want to believe Ethan Hawke's character is living there. I want to believe they call him Okie, and every time he's carrying his groceries up the steps his apple-cheeked neighbors beg him to tell stories about the Candlebox.


Anders Peterson said...

good form, sir. and so relatable! ;)

Pete said...

I believe Ethan Hawke's character is in fact named Troy, which fit his James Dean of the 90s persona about as fittingly as Okie would have.