Those Kids And Their Jazz Music

I mentioned the impending death of the old-media institution the other day, but somehow I overlooked this tender little morsel. From atop his pedestal at the Washington Post with every topic in this modern world to choose from, what pressing issue does George Will choose to address?


Denim is the infantile uniform of a nation in which entertainment frequently features childlike adults […] Denim is the clerical vestment for the priesthood of all believers in democracy’s catechism of leveling — thou shalt not dress better than society’s most slovenly. To do so would be to commit the sin of lookism — of believing that appearance matters. That heresy leads to denying the universal appropriateness of everything, and then to the elitist assertion that there is good and bad taste.

Achievement Unlocked: Irrelevance.


  1. Posted April 22, 2009 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    The worst part is, it’s actually an improvement from when he took on climate change.

  2. Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I can’t read more than a paragraph of his column without my eyes glazing over.

  3. mhoye
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    It’s awful, yeah. Somehow I imagine that this man’s deepest, darkest secret is that Marmaduke makes him chortle.

  4. Posted May 14, 2009 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    I wonder why people wear jeans so much. I mean, I wear jeans a lot too, but I don’t really know why. But I’m not sure this guy telling people they’re stupid for wearing jeans is really the right source of information for this curiosity…

  5. mhoye
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    “Because they look OK, are comfortable and reasonably durable”?