Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When in doubt, discuss fashion

The other day, an estimable author invited suggestions of topics for a blogoscript whose unfurling opulence had seemed to hit a snag. I write to praise the consensus for fashion's genius for making experts of us all, in terms of such passing transience that no one will be held to account tomorrow, for what he'd say today. Never mind, how fashion allows things to be said for which there is no warrant in truth or discretion; or, rather, do mind that fashion lets us start a war, for example, by stylings on a subject lending favour to aggression surreptitiously, and by appeal to sensibilities too often undefended. We hear, there are two new "memoirs" from U.S. Navy SEALs.


  1. This is good advice for almost any occasion though I'd never truly contemplated its political meanings until now.

  2. Oops, we can't allow the place to be known for good advice, Stevie. :)