Monday, January 31, 2011
THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF DIOGENES
Diogenes is your average suburban neighborhood, save for the population of obsessive compulsive hoarders. Everyone in Diogenes is addicted to the instant gratification that comes of consumership; their homes are uniquely representational of this. Between the flea market and the Diogenes mall, your typical Diogenes citizen has no further needs, aside from maybe a licensed therapist and a wrecking crew. While these people obsessively hoard and collect, they present themselves as normal, hard-working people to their neighbors and friends, even as they have to sleep on a pile of newspapers out back in spite of their nice Colonial homes.