Jessica McCabe, 21
On walking, reading—and renting out porn.
Clark Street and Farragut Avenue
What are you reading? Oh, Jesus! Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. I just got through with this description of a girl being at an AA meeting. She tells a story about how her foster parents had a biological daughter who’s paralyzed, and how the dad would go into the daughter’s room at night, put a mask on her face of an old Hollywood movie actress and diddle her.
Wow, how do you manage to walk down the street reading something like that and not accidentally step into traffic? It’s my skill. Some people walk and listen to music. I walk and read.
You’re carrying a stack of DVDs, too? Yes. I’ll admit I’m watching a lot of Californication right now. It’s pretty much David Duchovny’s life as a sex addict. Plus, he’s so hot, so it’s awesome.
His sex addiction somehow seems less tragic because he’s good-looking. But it might be even worse because he’s just able to feed his addiction. Then your standards plummet and before you know it you’re a hotshot celebrity sleeping with someone in an alley somewhere.
What do you do? I work at Specialty Video up the street. Video stores are becoming extinct, but we’ve been really successful.
What’s Specialty’s specialty? Besides the extensive porn collection? [Laughs] Huge gay porn selection!
Do you have a favorite porn title that the store stocks? Occupy Ass! [Laughs] It’s a current-events piece.