February 28, 2005

The Abridged Esquire

Okay, as per the promissory note below, I flipped through our office copy of Esquire and lo!, it was very cheerful indeed. Benjamin Wallace-Wells may think female boxing is brutal and hopeless, but his fashion counterparts in New York have some very good things to say about female wrestling from the 1950's: "They made almost no money, lived as vagabonds, performed dangerous stunts, and often faced bizarre sexual manipulation." Okay, maybe not. Moving on... this one bit, part of a mock retrospective of the 21st century, rung true:
By early 2005, every American had a blog. These blogs evolved into an incendiary form of 'new journalism' that aggressively covered previously unreported issues. The issues included the growth of the blogosphere, the future of blogging, blogging's relationship to other media, what blogging reflected about society, the unblogged lifestyles of certain blogging celebrities, why the mainstream media refused to recognize blogging as a legitimate news source, and potential cast changes on The O.C. It was an exhilarating time for anyone who knew how to type.
Nyuk nyuk. And then it's a few short flips through "The New Laws of Fashion" (e.g. "18. Be suspicious of the guy in the State U. sweatshirt." Too true!) and we're all done! Oh, okay, one more fashion tip that can't be understated: "25. Short socks are for Englishmen and Italian bus drivers—you are neither." Thank you.
-- Brad Plumer 8:59 PM || ||