Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Return of The Emergency Tie: Ill-Advised

Ill-advised. That is the first word I must use to describe tonight's neckwear choice by Brian Williams. The color, a garish thistle, is evocative of bad bridesmaids' dresses and cheap polyester short sets festooned with gaudy unlicensed cartoon characters for girls at Wal*Mart. No one willingly wears this color, which leads me to believe that this is, in fact, Brian's "Emergency Tie." I advanced this theory once before in an earlier Tie Report, now lost, and hypothesized that this solid cravat is one kept hanging over his office door in case he splotches some basil aioli or pomodoro sauce on his first-string tie. Oh, I hope so. I do hope so.