NY Times: Rex Reed Bangs a Gong on the Mediocrity of Modern Life

You go now, and honestly, if you have white hair, you’re over the hill. They don’t believe that you can even understand the kind of movies that they like. It’s very true. I don’t understand. I mean, they’re voting for James Franco. How more absurd can life get than that?

And another quote: "I think people are intimidated by people with opinions."

Mr Reed, people don't fully understand what an 'opinion' actually is anymore. As my late friend Denise McCluggage repeatedly emphasized, the past is completely different. Fewer people! You moved in much smaller circles. Security was not necessary. You could walk up to the famous. We cannot fathom the ease of earlier eras. Indeed, noone is trying.