Category Archives: Fashion

Silly Season

Today, “Talk Like A Pirate Day” marks the official end of the silly season, those glorious few months toward the end of summer when the gherkins are ripening and the mass media hit their lowest audience levels of the year competing for their share with lies, fables, fantasies, and frivolity. Around 1950, C.M. Kornbluth published [...]

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Shilling for uggs

I received an email from some Brit suggesting that if I’d plug his ugg style “Whooga” boots, he would perhaps give me an extremely modest sum for the favor. Works for me because I’m a big fan of ugg style boots anyway. No conflict of interest! I especially like them on women with long legs, [...]

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L. Ron Jobs and the Millennials

Come mothers and fathers throughout the land And don’t criticize what you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin’. Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin’ - Bob Dylan, 1964 Steve Jobs, Disney [...]

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Snuggly not too uggly ugg ‘stryne boots

Whittier wrote, The foot is yours; where’er it falls, It treads your well-wrought leather, On earthen floor, in marble halls, On carpet, or on heather. Still there the sweetest charm is found Of matron grace or vestal’s, As Hebe’s foot bore nectar round Among the old celestials. Rap, rap!–your stout and bluff brogan, With footsteps [...]

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Shoes fly in Montreal…

Quebecers stepped all over George W. Bush’s visit to Montreal on Thursday. Bush was on a tour promoting his soon to be ghost written autobiography. I liked the part about throwing shoes, but the burning in effigy? A little strong for my taste. Police collected an odd assortment of shoes, including a slightly worn Jimmy [...]

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NYT Fashion and Style

Cultural biases run deep. Look for the Netroots conference and you’ll find coverage in the New York times Politics section. Look for BlogHer and you’ll find it in the women’s pages, the New York times Fashion and Style section. Erin Kotecki Vest has already commented on this in her own space, Queen of Spain, and [...]

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Lenox, Limoges, and Linux

Halley cracks me up today with a proposal for a china/tech mash-up that will bring YouTube to the table. [tags]halley suitt, dinnerware not shanghai[/tags]

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What a cut-up

As I watch him pulling the chickens across the floor, I’m reminded of last night’s dominant dream… Turner was helping from England and we had charts of the currents in th elakes, not a Lake Ekalake thing exactly, but somehow a modeling for the Atlantic, and as I pulled the cord to drag that suitcase [...]

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