George H. Will, Rich American Douchebag

George H. Will is so out of touch from the reality of "normal" American people, he's almost a parody of himself in his latest piece for the Washington Post.

From this Op-Ed piece Will wrote on why denim is evil:

Denim is the infantile uniform of a nation in which entertainment frequently features childlike adults ("Seinfeld," "Two and a Half Men") and cartoons for adults ("King of the Hill"). Seventy-five percent of American "gamers" — people who play video games — are older than 18 and nevertheless are allowed to vote.

His ridiculous assertion that gamers are unworthy of the right to vote aside, the fact that he felt he had to define the word "gamer" made me picture him as a stodgy old coot who has just learned the meaning of the word himself.

For men, sartorial good taste can be reduced to one rule: If Fred Astaire would not have worn it, don't wear it. For women, substitute Grace Kelly.

Is he joking?  I love losing myself in a classic Astaire or Kelly film, but the clothes Grace Kelly wore are totally impractical to the daily life of a typical American woman, whether she works or stays at home with the kids.

Someone who would write this drivel must be completely out of touch of the American public.  In a time when our pocketbooks are lighter due to a financial crisis, the durability of denim makes it well worth the investment.  And the entertainment cost per hour of video games make it one of the best buys for entertainment, being much cheaper than a movie or, Will's favorite past-time, a day at the ballpark.

I have zero tolerance for this kind of snobbery.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “George H. Will, Rich American Douchebag

  1. I second your thoughts on this. And Cranky, love that "what a maroon!" line. Probably the only insult this guy would be able to understand without a "Slang Since the 1960s" dictionary.

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