Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tacky, Striped, Purple: A Triple Threat Tonight

*In typical Cleveland, Ohio mentality, The NBC Nightly News was pre-empted by an Indians baseball game. It mattered not that Typhoid Murray had flown to four separate locations or that a Chinook helicopter crashed and lives were lost or that most of our hotel art comes from China. NO! Nor did it matter, apparently, that Brian decided to take again the fashion risk of 22 February and wear the violet tie with gauche narrow white diagonal stripes. This tie is so incredibly tacky and misbegotten that I refuse to believe it is not either A) a gift from Mrs. Williams; B) a gift from a Hurricane Katrina survivor; C) a "dare" tie; or, D) a memento from a colleague who has gone to that Big Newsroom In The Sky. There simply is no other reason for it.