If this were the 80’s I’d say, “Plaid is Rad!”
I’ve been a card-carrying member of Plaid Wearers United (PWU), Chapter #1, for more years than I care to mention.
Maybe I’ve been channeling my inner lumberjack, or it could be that my Irish heritage is so closely linked to the Scot’ish (said with Mike Myer’s Scottish accent) – I’m not sure.
Whatever the case, “Plaid is not a fad” for this tartan-wearing dude. I sported the same plaid flannel jacket for so long that MLB implored me to give it away and make room for the next one. Which I did, by the way.
For those of you who share my love of plaid – don’t meekly tilt your head down in shame – proudly raise your hand … and then be entirely appalled at the horror you’re about to read.
To set up the story, last week this subject heading popped up in my email inbox from MLB, and I was compelled to open it immediately:
“This is fodder for a post, for sure!”
I thought, this must be great stuff for MJ Monaghan, or she wouldn’t have mentioned it.
This is the headline of the article MLB had sent me:
Plaid-hating Marin man pleads guilty to assault
What the HECK is going on in Northern California???
Sure, the economy is in the dumper, we have a VICIOUS election campaign going on, no one can get a job (thanks for the reminder), and then THIS travesty occurs??
- Here’s a paragraph straight out of the story from The Marin Independent Journal:
“Anderson was arrested July 23 on suspicion of driving on a Tiburon Boulevard sidewalk and nearly hitting a pedestrian in a plaid jacket. The pedestrian jumped out of the way, and when police stopped Anderson’s car down the road, he suggested he drove at the man because he found his jacket offensive, police said.”
I d-d-don’t even know where to, what the … I’m just SICKENED by this.
“… because he found his jacket offensive.”
If we live in a world filled with people who hate plaid, I’m not sure where we’re headed as a country, as a society, as …
I can’t continue.
My dear, dear readers:
Seriously, how does this make you feel?
Does it make you want to watch a movie?
“The Good, the Plaid, and the Ugly”
“It’s a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World”
I leave you with this quote:
“Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy.” Albert Einstein