I can confirm: Postwar Suburban Chic never left.
Hey friends, I’m speaking this Tuesday, April 12th at Odd Salon in San Francisco, and I want you there. Get tickets here and Learn Something Weird.
What are people talking about?
Regarding the SCOTUS nomination of Merrick Garland: "“At no point did I say: ‘I need a black lesbian from Skokie in that slot. Can you find me one?’” Mr. Obama said. “That’s not how I approached it… About Judge Garland, he added: “Yeah, he’s a white guy. But he’s a really outstanding jurist. Sorry!”” - Obama Revisits Law School to Give a Supreme Court Lecture
"Sometimes it’s easier to break it down: two cupcakes walk into a flower shop, and they want to buy a dozen roses. But the florist doesn’t believe in selling flowers to cupcakes, because they don’t have any money. But gay people do, so sell ‘em the damn flowers.” - Ellen’s opposition monologue to Mississippi’s ‘religious freedom’ law (ht Ben)
"California Republicans who backed a wealthy celebrity candidate named Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003 are almost three times more likely to back another, Donald Trump, in the June 7 primary” - Poll: Schwarzenegger voters for Trump in California
On insidious WebMD advertising: “... a WebMD quiz for depression, sponsored by pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, was rigged to suggest everybody who took the test was at risk for major depression. Naturally, that would make them a potential candidate for antidepressants, conveniently manufactured by Eli Lilly.” - The truth about WebMD, a hypochondriac's nightmare and Big Pharma's dream
"Try to imagine the calamity of that: Zack, age twenty-eight, with no management experience, gets training from Dave, a weekend rock guitarist, on how to apply a set of fundamentally unsound psychological principles as a way to manipulate the people who report to him.” - Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble by Dan Lyons
"With San Francisco flush with more cash than at any time in the last 15 years, we have an even more open embrace of opulence," Kane theorizes the trend. "This new aesthetic isn't afraid of kitsch or the repurposing of grandma taste (or mobster taste, or postwar suburban chic) as refinement.” Peter Lawrence Kane’s review of SF’s Leo’s Oyster Bay, quoted in Season Of The Kitsch: Tacky And Tiki Are Back, Again
You’re all awesome!