"The reason I live in New York City is it's the loudest city on the planet Earth. It's so loud I never have to listen to any of the shit that's going on in my head. It's really loud, they literally have guys come with jackhammers and they drill the streets and just leave cones in front of your apartment and you don't even know why. Garbage men come; they don't even pick up the garbage, they just bang the cans together. And if your block's too quiet, they actually hire a guy who wanders around going, 'Fuck me! Fuck me! Fuck me!'"
Lewis Black, The White Album