Two teens hop on the 58 Malton bus coming back from the airport.
He is wearing a baggy ensemble, cut from the pages of modern teenaged celluloid fantasy (rap music video)
She is dressed, rather simply, in a Walmart version of Lululemon Athletica
Both under 16, they are charming, guileless and they somehow do not notice that they have an audience – the entire back half of the bus sits listening, smiling faintly. There is this hilarious juxtaposition between their worldly attitude and their youth – it\’s a little like when you hear very little girls talking like grandmothers, very little boys saying things like \”We were very fortunate. We witnessed a derailment this week.\” (Rowan Ley, 6 years old,July 2004). They weren\’t snotty or rude, just very opinionated about the world of DVD\’s & gaming. At one point Ryan saw our young hero slip a game into her bag, \”All Women Wrestling\” (or something!) to borrow. Is this like the equivalent of when a guy burns you a mix CD? Does this mean he has a crush on her? On the bus, with the windows fogged over and night falling fast over the freezing streets, it is impossible to tell.
Ryan and I wiggle our eyebrows and grin when we heard these tidbits of teen thought:
Britney (scathingly) : Kirsten Dunst had her BOOBS done.
did you see her in Spider man? She was totally padded, they showed it in the extra features on the DVD.
Snoop: I like Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider.
Britney: SHE was TOTALLY padded.
Snoop: I don\’t care if they\’re real or fake. I just like \’em.
Britney (unable to give up the Kirsten Dunst angle): Did you see her in \’Crazy/Beautiful\’?
Snoop: I don\’t like chick flicks.
Snoop (deadpan): But I like flicks with chicks.
(later on, Ryan overhears…)
Britney: I want to see Finding Neverland.
Snoop: Why? because of Johnny Depp?
Britney: Johnny Depp is NOT hot. He\’s like, 40 years old.