Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Time Has Come to Break the Silence.

If I could talk about something serious for a second. Something awful happened in the 1980s. Nobody will talk about it. In fact it was so terrible that to cope we have repressed all memories of it. We have been, and remain, in a state of cultural amnesia.

For a time in the 1980s it was considered "cool" for a heterosexual male to wear a half-shirt. This really happened. And, nobody stopped to ask: "Hey, does this make me look, you know, super comically gay (not that there is anything wrong with that)?"

We have reached the point where people laugh about parachute pants and tight-rolled acid-washed jeans, but it is still "too soon" to talk about dudes in half-shirts.

It is time to break the silence.

I know its painful to think about, but we have to start talking if we are to make sure that nothing like this ever happens again.

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