Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

(fm the BC thread "The Age of the Demon")

bogie wheel,
(who defended 50's Dads)
You are correct. Those fuddy duddy Dads of Leave it to Beaver and My Three Sons were the same guys, like my father, who had landed at Oran or Anzio or Normandy or Guadalcanal or Okinawa or who flew those bombers over Ploesti and Schweinfurt and Tokyo or who manned ships under kamikazi attack. Only the self obsessed boomers who as perpetual children evaded Vietnam and then claimed credit for the suffering of all the others who fought over 3 generations could think that the world was soft and dull before they showed up. The Boomers are the people who think they invented sex. Pity they never let their parents in on the secret.

The Man In the Gray Flannel Suit had quite a life.


virgil xenophon,
For the record I agree with whiskey's assessment of Michelle Obama's job at the University of Chicago. I was there and I am confident it was arranged at the behest of Penny Pritzker, as was her prior job for the Dean of the College.

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