Political Dresser

2017: Gold Decadence

2017: Gold Decadence

While the Ramallah catwalks are embracing the recycled look with duds made from old newspapers...

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

Memory Lane Monday: Lagerfeld on Merkel

The Outraged Class has forgotten about Donna Karan’s tips on risqué fashion, in favor of putting...

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Genius Idea: Cancel Gone With the Wind

Since our PD Book Club pick for the this month is To Kill a Mocking Bird, our staff felt that we...

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

EU: Greek Yogurt Can Only Be Greek

In the off chance you were lamenting last year’s Brexit Vote, just know that Britain’s leaving in...

With Love From Bulgaria

With Love From Bulgaria

Sure, Zimbabwe’s in the middle of a military coup-non-coup, but have you checked your mail...

Memory Lane Monday: Beware the Accent

Btw: Those “endangered” polar bears have increased their numbers by over 115% since the 80’s. Our staff celebrates Earth Hour by leaving our fridges open, and turning on every light in our 100,000 square ft abodes. Well PDers, we sure have talked a lot about the environment thus far this month. Two Memory Lanes devoted to Climate Gate and its arch nemesis the Polar Vortex, and another article about how Tomáš Podivínský wants to clad them both in cormorant briefs. Why not round off January with one more tidbit about these eco warriors?

Side note: Is anyone else getting a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers flashback?

Cue a late 90’s inspiring keyboard instrumental, and the stage is set for 2013’s WWF Earth Hour promo. Add an accent and the first line almost goes down without incident---almost.

“The world is using the equivalent of one and half planets to support life on Earth.”How can you live with yourself? It’s because of your indoor plumbing and love of fresh meat that Pluto is no longer a planet.

Yeah, wow, yeah---wait, what? One and half planets? How exactly does that work now? It feels like the WWF might have forgotten to carry a one somewhere…

Wait! Are all of our SUVs and microwaves why Pluto got demoted?

Why is it that some of the most asinine concepts or ideas somehow sound almost brilliant when coming out of the mouth of some British or to a certain extent Australian slub?

That’s another reason why we don’t participate in Earth Hour.Take the ease and chuckles of the audience of the Duke of Edinburgh after he comes to the podium and rattles out, “In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation."

Applause, applause---wait…What?

Happy Monday, and leave your thoughts on this type of parlance idiosyncrasy down below. 

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 Character restriction
Your text should be more than 2 characters
terms and condition.

People in this conversation

  • Guest (imporicipe)

    Who doesn't love the Royal family? Oh wait, everyone.

    0 Like
  • Guest (Ann Ng)

    -45 in ChicAgo.

    0 Like
  • Guest (Terance)

    Documentaries and those types of things are simply to biased to watch.

    0 Like


Book Club

Social Widget

Due to the European Union's Cookie Act (it's not as delicious as it sounds) the EU wants you to know that we use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. More information.