However, I invite you to see the concentrated stupidity that is George Will's diatribe on blue jeans. If you want to know why both the Republican Party and mainstream newspapers are bleeding rectally, this one column pretty much captures it all. The even better part is that Will, in talking about how jeans are a symbol of a laziness of appearance, essentially borrows most of a Wall Street Journal editorial against jeans by Daniel Akst. I guess George had to pad out his column long enough to get his check so he could head to Brooks Brothers.
The WSJ column is no better, dropping this doozy:
Despite its air of innocence, no fabric has ever been so insidiously effective at undermining national discipline.This, of course, ignores statistics showing that while our dress has gotten more casual, we still lead the world in worker productivity.
I suppose next week's columns will be about the Satanic influence of necking and comic books.
Have a good weekend, and remember to straighten those ascots and polish those monocles before you go out.