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Tom Green - Rolling Stone (June 2000)
It was also within this skating friendship that Green and Giroux identified and developed two guiding principles, which help explain Green's peculiar contribution to modern culture. The first is chewing. In a literal sense, it is simply the pursing of lips and mastication that occur while considering a course of action, but by extension it is the process that gives you the resolve to do something, particularly something with potentially dangerous or humiliating consequences. The second is flipping. Flipping is when you consider something that seems an entirely undesirable course of action and then decide, simply by resolving to flip it, to treat it as though it were the most desirable outcome of all. "Basically," says Giroux, "if something's a nightmare, it becomes a paradise. If there's something that would normally be negative to other people, we convert that instantly to the other extreme, to the positive. Something that's totally not funny becomes really really funny."
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