Tuesday, March 6, 2007

War Zone = No Tie

Brian, reporting live from Baghdad, has eschewed cravats for the time being in favor of a very Land's End-esque tan coat made of a cotton twill-looking material. Ordinarily, I would be aghast at such a garment, but Brian is in a War Zone, people! He does not have time to concern himself with frippery and furbelows! There are other things far more worthy of his notice, such as IEDs and insurgents and proper pronunciation of phrases in Farsi so he doesn't unnecessarily annoy the populace. So, for now, he gets a pass. Even though his khaki pants were ridiculously long, almost to the point of inexcusability. After all, Richard Engel, aka "The Baghdad Dish," is always impeccably dressed, and he's been living in Iraq for years now. Perhaps that's the key, then.