some famous guy once said The Root of all Suffering is Desire

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forget who said it. maybe they all did.

but it is hard to look at a kickass swimming pool

or a shiny car with a Star Wars dashboard

or a puppy smoking a cigar with a kitten being dealt blackjack by a baby mule with a garter around his bicep

and not say, why yes, I want that.

I want that very much.

one of the nice things about living in LA is you get to watch people get the things

in some cases all the things

and then still not be happy.

you also get to be friends with kids of parents who got that pool or monkey or dinosaur

and deep down all they really wanted was

more cocaine.

it was probably like this way back in the dark ages too.

but its fascinating to watch people keep doing the same thing

keep hitting on 19

even though the dog barks

and the mule snorts.