Keith Richards: As far as I’m concerned, it was an experiment that went on too long.
James Howard Kunstler: No, wait a minute. Hold on a second.
Richards: So, in a way, it’s a reverse joke.
Kunstler: What I am describing is a discontinuity.
Richards: Well, it’s always been the same, really.
Kunstler: It’s a kind of archetypal purposeless activity.
Richards: Wanking, you mean? These chicks would look after you.
Kunstler: And the ones that charged, charged very little.
Richards: Then it just changed overnight.
Kunstler: But it’s not necessarily the end of the world.
Richards: The stakes are much higher. All I can say is that I haven’t had any complaints.
Kunstler: When I hit the key to get a live operator, it booted me back into the main menu, telling me they were closed. A lot of them were young.
Richards: They’re always an education. Then you realize that it’s getting insane and you have to learn to deal with it.
Kunstler: People are in various states of shock, disappointment, chagrin, resentment, disbelief.
Richards: Loads of people have problems and they get into some weird shit.
Kunstler: And they snatch anyone who is coming through town.