I see you, trios of service industry stars, you’re just waking up now,
and your females hiding in their Jackie-O glasses, and your males, oh, you –
look at you in someone’s grandpa’s sweater. and bespectacled and lean
as Tom Joad…you remember buying Grapes of Wrath from the quarterly(ies)
sale at Urban Outfitters, and even though you found Joad and
the Dust Bowl compelling and relevant, you look at how swarthy
the bums at the City Market are, and want to swat them with the free periodicals.
The line, “Now you lean quarterlies, and swarthy periodicals,” is the first in Frank O’Hara’s To the Film Industry in Crisis.