Thursday, July 27, 2006 Nice Dream...*

Nice Dream...*

"Throughout hundreds of years of history, what the skull has communicated is, 'I am dangerous.' that's where the irony is. You can buy dangerous for $11.99 at Kmart."
Thursday, July 26th NYT Style Section

I wrote a while back about The Preppie Pirate and how distraught I was that the zeitgeist of my generation was being appropriated by stockbrokers, college students, and mallrat teens who hang out at Hot Topic. Imagine my ire as I opened the New York Times this morning to find an article about the 'mainstreaming of the tete de mort' on the front page of the Thursday Styles section.

I am disconsolate.

*Song by Radiohead

12 Comments:

Blogger kapgar said...

Shop smart... shop S-Mart!

2:26 PM  
Blogger snackiepoo said...

LMAO - I love this post and your blog; you are the only other walking enigma that I know ;)

3:49 PM  
Blogger RC said...

not to mention that a preppy skull is pretty funny looking.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

4:11 PM  
Blogger MC said...

The Skull was just the latest subversive element to be devoured by the gods of commerce and popular culture.

Personally I blame Pirates of the Caribbean for at least 40% of this trend in the past couple years.

5:26 PM  
Blogger G said...

Funny - thought of you when I saw that (remembering your profile). The downfall of being a trailblazer I guess.

5:55 PM  
Blogger cipriano said...

I am just throwing this out there. You may really like to have a look at this one broad's poetry and stuff. She is sort of into the skulletry side of things, too. Really neat stuff, I really like her work. It has absolutely nothing to do with me or my own blogpage or anything. Can be found here: www.ladonnawitmer.com
I think you will like her, as do I.

7:21 PM  
Blogger James said...

Ah, Hot Topic and K-mart! Bringing you corporate approved rebellion and designer teen angst for.....well longer than I can remember

11:08 PM  
Blogger Extended Youth said...

face it

emo, punk, indie and other 'alternative' styles are becoming 'in'

thats why i stick with the art of permanent fashion

1:41 AM  
Blogger jromer said...

Maybe it will pass out of style and you can have it all to yourself again...here's hoping that put a smile on your face.

2:36 AM  
Blogger jack oatmon said...

It's a slick, extrapolative market. Even talking about it on the ones and zeroes here renders it that slight pixel more co-opted. The rank realities of the economy after the baby-boomer generation. They were all bad once, too, you know. A Vonnegut book told me so. Now they're analysts, retirement pending. Us too, soon.
As for Barcelona, east and west of La Rambla, South of Plaza Catalunya, is neato-keen, if touristed. It still maintains p-p-p-p-plenty of cheap, underground sangria caves where locals play that penny-cup game and swill 5-euro pitchers. Parc Guelle is absolutely clutch. Gracia is the coolest neighborhood. Plaza del Sol and surrounding area host the quaintest architecture and ningun palabra de Ingles. There's this amazing Salsa club on the waterfront with live Cuban bands all week. Also, THE BEST place to get food downtown (terrible cuisine is the achilles heel of Barcelona) is Maoz. There are 4 locations. You'll find one.
Tapas, tapas, tapas...

2:35 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

Once you start dressing all in Burberry, life's pretty much over anyway in'nt?

10:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Condolences, Anomie. I never even had a zeitgeist,

5:21 PM  

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