“But in the unlikely story that is America . . . “



I never expected to be here, I always knew this journey was improbable. I’ve never been on a journey that wasn’t.

I am running in this race because of what Dr. King called “the fierce urgency of now.” Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.

Democratic National Committee Fall Meeting
Washington, DC | November 30, 2007

– Do you guys believe in, like: change, hope, repair, heal, you know: things?
– In the words of HOSTEL II’s Todd: “Fuck, no.”

  – What about three words formulas in general?
  – Well, you know, having been called names like Social. Fairy. Dust., we know a thing or two about that. It’s ok.

  – Does the term “Krisenstolz” ring a bell?
  – Well, “crisis,” to us, spells like “i-n-t-e-r-n”—and while they’re confused, deranged, and too young we choose them too young, beautiful, and willing. So while they keep messing things up from a professional perspective, they are, aesthetically speaking, great to look at. And in this sense: yes, we are proud of them.

  – What else?
  – We are suckers for Hoefler & Frere-Jones fonts.




Nashua, NH, USA, January 8, 2008
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