Friday, July 24, 2009


  • 18 years ago, New Bedford allowed a shop owner to revive a fad that had been solidly and irrevocably dead for ten years.
  • Fifites Night: celebrating the "Fabulous Fifties" faux-stalgia known only through fantasy teevee vehicles like Happy Days. And people still show up for the party. To see the cars that are universally derided as inefficient, dangerous, and symbols narcissistic consumption. To listen to old music that hip-hop acts don't even sample. To ignore the racism, red-baiting, and the beginning of America's arrested adolescence.
  • But at least it ain't this:

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