(from The Best Short Stories of J.G. Ballard)
And then the people go crazy and everybody’s stiff and plain and there’s no mistaking this for a modern story. Just so silly and stiff. It needs some fun, some more personality, though it is certainly interesting. Know what else it needs? A new title. I read this on the Peter Pan to New York to see Superchunk and I wondered if anybody caught a glance of the title at the top of the right-hand pages. Way over the top. Nobody would name a story “Manhole 69″ these days unless it was, you know, supposed to be dirty. Ridiculous.
So, there’s a pic I took of Superchunk. There was no architect designed this view.