Thursday, May 20, 2010

Taki himself’s latest
Remembering 1950s swank in NYC:
Last week after a liquid lunch I looked at the Seagram fountains and thought back of the time I first crossed the esplanade on the way to work. It all seemed so damn glamorous and not a track suit in sight.
On the decline of WASPs (well, their not having very many kids helped):
The powers that be which replaced the dinosaurs are politically correct bores and busybodies.
But of course that means WASPdom including its bad parts didn’t really lose (he’s describing quintessential English Calvinism even after it’s lost its faith and pigged out on granola); it just changed from an ethnic to a cultural thing.

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world: nobody in the ‘Mad Men’ era could have imagined this:
The Empire State Building was alit in red and yellow last autumn to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Communist revolution by that arch prick Mao, a man with the blood of 77 million on his hands. In other words mass murderers are to be celebrated.

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