Let Them Eat Cake

Welcome to a very special greg.org tribute to lowculture:

And I am an optimistic person. I guess if you want to try to find something to be pessimistic about, you can find it, no matter how hard you look, you know?
- 7/15/04, George W. Bush, talking about what he never promised in the Rose Garden.
"You know what?'' she said. "I don't look at it that way. I'm a very positive person. I really always think positive. I think of good thoughts for people, and when you have a negative thought you know what you have to do?''

(Why do we think she thought we were particularly needful of this advice?)

"You close your eyes,'' she instructed. "You dismiss it and you think of something that you love and you know what I think about? You're gonna laugh. A Hansen's cake!''

We looked at her blankly.

"This great bakery in Beverly Hills, California,'' Ms. Hilton said. "It's got lots of sugar hearts on it and roses and little butterflies. I close my eyes like that'' - here she demonstrated - "and you dismiss it. Negativity only brings negativity around you. ''

- 7/15/04, Kathy Hilton, reality TV star and voice of Barbie, demonstrating how we've found the level of the political room in this country at Tavern on the Green.

Since 2001 here at greg.org, I've been blogging about the creative process—my own and those of people who interest me. That mostly involves filmmaking, art, writing, research, and the making thereof.

Many thanks to the Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Program for supporting greg.org that time.

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