Monday, May 26, 2008


We all get stacks of superfluous catalogs in the mail.

Some of those catalogs are very clear in who they want their customers to be. Sometimes a bit too clear, perhaps.

This I found next to a drawing of a nice white woven Panama hat in the latest batch o' pulp:

"Some of us work on the plantation.
Some of us own the plantation.
Facts are facts.
This hat is for those who own the plantation."

"Whoa", I told S. "These guys clearly don't want to tap into the African-American demographic."

"Where are they from?"

I thought the company was based in New York City. Turns out they're from Kentucky.

"That explains it," said S. "They're simply stupid."

Count on S. to always come up with the benign interpretation.

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