24 January 2002
News: Pierre Bourdieu, whose theories on the persistence of social structures (“cultural capital”) reinforced my cynicism at a refreshingly early age, has died.
“You are ugly! U G L Y Ugly! I am a man and I am nowhere near as ugly as you!” – man on the #66 bus last night. I was listening to something else at the time but still managed to share a “what’s wrong with this guy?” suppressed grin with a fellow passenger. Oh, and it turns out that a co-worker was the mysterious person who poked me as I stepped off the train in the morning. See the joys I’m missing by not riding transit?

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