Playgrounds: The Boss of Taste City

The American boy lies, on his left side, dreaming.

Someday, when I have enough money, I am going to have a house with a massage room, a steam room, a bar, and a bedroom big enough for two 7075. The floor will be covered with a white rug four inches thick, with a polar-bear skin near the hifi. And the bed, oh, maneroonian, the bed will be adequate for an exhibition match between the Green Bay Packers and the Los Angeles Rams.

Downstairsville, there is a two-story, chandeliered, oak-paneled living room with teakwood...