Smarmy Alligator

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This picture (in the link below) just reminded me of an analogy Susan Faludi makes between headwear and maturity (in the excellent book Stiffed). Her point is that a cap is a sign of boyishness, and that prior to WWII, it was expected for men to eventually graduate to man-hat-wearing status. The fact that men no longer tend toward man-hats, and continue to wear caps pretty much until death, signifies an inability for contemporary men to, uh, grow up.

It’s a pretty compelling argument in the context of the book. Read the book. Yeah, it’s a thousand pages long, but it’s really, really good.

Abramoff Plays Ball – Wonkette


Written by laura k

January 5, 2006 at 9:36 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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