Thursday, August 28, 2008

Economic Prognosticator Cravat

Brian Williams has finally worn this tie enough to make me stop hating it. I have come to begrudgingly appreciate these wide stripes of sweet corn yellow and suitcoat navy as a smart and snappy salute to America's diverse agricultural as well as Wall Street economy. Again, BW is wearing a Message Tie: he is telling us that with Barack Obama as Our President our nation can again fulfill its promise as an economic powerhouse and become a self-sustaining, burgeoning force in the global marketplace!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Symbolic Democratic Cravat

In harmony with the Democratic National Convention, Brian dons a blue-themed tie, this one a soft silvery chambray field with inky polka-dots. Is this Bri's way of subtly contradicting the republicans' message that the Dems are "elitist" and "stuffy" by wearing a cravat from his Casual Collection? I'd like to think so. Welcome to The Fold, Brian Williams. It's about time.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Shadow Club Tie

Smoked indigo stripes alternate with ebony in this familiar cravat. It's a little dark and shadowy, like a corner table at a martini bar, where navy serge double-breasted suits lean in to listen to softly purring little black dresses while the soft sounds of forties swing music carouse in the background. Cigarette smoke drifts in hazy plumes, and ice cubes clink rhythmically, punctuating the occasional laugh.

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's/I'm Back

The Report is back, and so, apparently, is Brian Williams' old standby. TWSNLBRAINDTM makes its appearance in the NBC loft at the Democratic National Convention.

Monday, August 11, 2008

When Is A Report Not A Report?

While Brian is sans cravate, the Report will Additionally, there may be a necessary hiatus while I recover from rotator cuff surgery. If you would like to Guest Report, please email me by clicking the link provided in my "About Me" bio blurb at The Dept. of Nance.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Has Brian Williams Just Plain Given Up?

Où est votre cravate? Et encore vous have on le même chemise et sportcoat. Come on, Brian Williams! Even my kids can manage to pack a different outfit for each day. Sheesh!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Allowing us all a brief respite, a cleansing breath, or a Sigh of Sartorial Relief, Brian is sans cravate ce soir. I, for one, am grateful for this time to reclaim my sanity.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How Soon The Axis Of Evil Threatens!

July 24, August 1, and now August 5. One of us has clearly Lost It. Unless I am in need of not just rotator cuff surgery, but also Lasik or Eyeball Replacement, Brian Williams has completely gone Around The Bend and Thrown Fashion Caution To The Winds with yet another wearing of this, The Gadgety Tie, member of the cravat Axis of Evil. Am I seeing things, or did he indeed knot up the cheery Mediterranean blue with...oh, never mind! You know this tie; he wears it all the time! I cannot describe it again! Grrrrrrrrrr.

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Welcome Respite From Ugly, Repetitive Ties

What's not to love about a tie in stripes of sandalwood and peacock blue? By itself, the blue would look a bit cheap and trashy, like those plastic eggs you get at Easter time to fill with jelly beans. But balanced by the lovely hue of sandalwood, that vaguely dawning-pink beige, it mellows and becomes less bourgeois. This tie is just downright pretty. And after what we've been subjected to lately, it's more than welcome, like a patch of sun after a cloudy morning.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Except It's NOT OVER...August Begins With A Sense Of Foreboding, A Designation, And A Declaration

Was there, perhaps, a fire at Chez Williams? Did the family pooch accidentally get locked in Brian's closet and, in its claustrophobic frenzy, rip apart all but a few of Bri's ties? Did The Nightly do a story on a charity that takes donations of business attire for men who are re-entering the world of work after years of homelessness or rehab and B.W. was moved to clear out his cravate armoire? Certainly one of these things had to have happened to cause Brian Williams to wear the Gadgety Tie yet again. We cannot seem to get away from this tie. He cannot stop wearing it and assaulting our vision with it, like a Sartorial Karate Chop.

Therefore, I am declaring this tie one part of the Axis of Evil, along with The Picnic Tie and of course, TWSNLBRAINDTM. These ties pose a grave and growing danger to the world at large by threatening the peaceful existence of fashionable good taste. I will continue to bash away at these ties and identify them as the threats they are. As someone once said, "The price of indifference would be catastrophic."