Finally, proof positive that the world is going to sh*t.
The Economist, to prove a point, has linked to an article in The Onion.
The matter of love, literature and taste is a silly minefield—one that often says more about how we brand ourselves than about what is essential for romantic compatibility.
What’s even more ironic, is that the linked Onion ‘article’ could just have easily made fun of someone holding up a copy of The Economist instead of Pynchon’s The Crying Of Lot 49 to make their lifestyle statement.
Its fire-engine-red logo peeks out of fashionable handbags and from the back pockets of designer jeans. Bankers read it in first-class seats. Hipsters read it on the subway on their way to work. It’s The Economist.
If all this seems too silly and confusing, count yourself lucky that we didn’t slip in a reference to The New York Review of Books.
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