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Today In Failed Pretension


Uh, what?

Indeed, the sturdy, retro, all-American character of the river towns fits well with the whole Filson/Woolrich heritage-brand aesthetic. People who set their cultural compass to the Brooklyn Flea appreciate the authenticity. [Christ. –ed.]

“Hastings-on-Hudson is a village, in a Wittgensteinian sort of way,” Mr. Wallach said. He added, “We are constantly hearing about the slow-food movement, the slow-learning movement and the slow-everything-else. So why not just go avant-garde into a slow-village movement?”

What could the bolded section possibly mean? Kieran Healy has answers! All are entertaining, but #1 is the killer:

1. It is filled with very rich people affecting to be quite poor people.

We have a winner! But do click through, it’s worth it.

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