April 16, 2009

XKCD is right; George Will is wrong

George Will, who most recently was promoting his inane and facile denials of climate change, now is lamenting that adults wear denim. I wish I was kidding.

Edmund Burke -- what he would have thought of the denimization of America can be inferred from his lament that the French Revolution assaulted "the decent drapery of life"; it is a straight line from the fall of the Bastille to the rise of denim -- said: "To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely." Ours would be much more so if supposed grown-ups would heed St. Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, and St. Barack's inaugural sermon to the Americans, by putting away childish things, starting with denim.

Denim.

Crap, where can I get a high paying job putting out columns like this? Or, better yet, maybe George Will and I can trade jobs for a week. Maybe the Washington Post would be happy to make the change permanent.

By contrast, I give you this comic from XKCD.

Posted by Jvstin at April 16, 2009 6:26 AM
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