Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, “All the Sad Young Men,” 1936
Thanks to Realitychex.com and Constant Weader for posting this one. Things don’t seem to have changed in the past 76 years. Some folks never learn.
- the ballad of the sad young men (aimlesswithpurpose.wordpress.com)
- The Largest Compilation Of Mitt Romney Flip Flops (VIDEO) (addictinginfo.org)
- Romney stands by secret video comments – Irish Times (irishtimes.com)
- Romney in panic mode (salon.com)
… for my son’s wedding in August. I haven’t bought a new suit in 30 years, so this is an occasion I’m dreading.
Anyway, Elly and I are of to Men’s Wearhouse (or as I refer to their Big and Tall section the Fat Man Shop) where I saw a suit advertised that I can live with, given my outrageous size. They also advertise 2 for 1, although what I am going to do with two fat man suits is beyond me. If I was an insurance agent or a stock broker or something, I could see it… but I’m a retired computer and theatre guy with a couple of local radio shows where no one sees me. Suits are not a big deal.
Buddy’s wedding, however, is another story and there are requirements that must be met, so I expect to come back with receipts for two suits which will be being hemmed and altered. Next step is shoes, shirts and a tie (something other than the couple of old ties I found in my closet.)
Pictures of me in this stuff to come.
- 2 Retail Stocks Hit 52-Week Highs: MW, DSG (thestreet.com)
…but I have to admit, 2% seems really small to me. And apparently men outscored women (except for one question where they were equal)… that really surprised me.
The Pew Poll was about the current political scene and related stuff. If you want to take it and see where you stack up, go to http://pewresearch.org/politicalquiz and take it.