This American Life on PRI had a fascinating show on today (October 5, 2003), a show completely comprised of stories drawn from the classified ads in the Chicago Sun-Times. One highlight was a studio session that recorded a cover of Elton John’s Rocketman using musicians drawn separately and completely from the classified ads. People’s stories are fascinating; I think that’s really what it’s all about on this Earth, isn’t it? When you take away the rest, people are what truly matter on this mortal coil.