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Awesome trend reporting from The Washington Post which clues me in on this new "wingman" phenomenon. Next up -- the kids these days sometimes go to bars and consume alcoholic beverages as a social activity! The sun shines brightly in the day, but not so much at night! It's really fucking humid in this town during the summer!

June 1, 2006 | Permalink

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In her defense, she doesn't present the phenomenon as new...

Posted by: Petey | Jun 1, 2006 11:18:02 AM

And it was in the "Style" section, home of the comics, horoscope, jumble, movie times, etc...

It's not like they were treating this piece as another Watergate.

Posted by: SoCalJustice | Jun 1, 2006 11:35:51 AM

But yeah, it is a pretty inane story, as Style section reporting goes.

The moral code section is classicly ridiculous.

As for this:

Jentz picks up: "Sometimes you're a lawyer. You may only have taken one law class, but what the heck? It adds flavor, gets people excited."

If only.

Posted by: SoCalJustice | Jun 1, 2006 12:05:03 PM

Maybe the article wasn't intended for the audience of Matthew and people like him. Maybe it was intended for a bunch of old people who may not have the same experiences Matthew does.

Posted by: Al | Jun 1, 2006 12:32:40 PM

Yeah, those new-fangled alcoholic beverages... My cohorts at Happy Valley Retirement Home tell me they lead to all sorts of peculiar behavior.

Posted by: MattF | Jun 1, 2006 12:50:39 PM

Al is right. This ain't for you, Matt. It's for old married guys like me. It's a little soft porn for the soon-to-be geriatric set.

Posted by: JR | Jun 1, 2006 12:52:28 PM

How long till WaPo gets Page 3 Girls?

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Jun 1, 2006 1:23:53 PM

How long till WaPo gets Page 3 Girls?

The first time I bought a paper in London and started reading it on the underground was a bit of a rude shock. It was crowded in there...

Posted by: Pooh | Jun 1, 2006 1:41:49 PM

The choicest line by far ... "At college, a good wingman has been as important as a popped-collar shirt."

Popped collars were cool four years ago. Now only worn by douch-bags.

Posted by: Jake | Jun 1, 2006 4:35:27 PM

Then, of course, there are those of us who don't know what a popped-collar shirt is. It came and went without impinging on my consciousness.

But the Post does, several times a year, do the "It's really fucking humid in this town during the summer!" story. And it's been doing it for the quarter century I've been here.

Posted by: jim | Jun 1, 2006 5:09:30 PM

Was there ever a time when you might see a guy with his collar up and not think "man, that's a douchebag"? If there was, I don't remember it.

Posted by: Steve | Jun 1, 2006 6:44:54 PM

Damn. I looked it up and Washington has worse weather today than Dallas. Watch the Dew Point. I don't know what it is, but I know it is absolutely critical.

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Jun 1, 2006 7:53:40 PM

I second Steve. The popped collar has always been the Mark Of The Douche.

Posted by: gswift | Jun 1, 2006 10:26:37 PM

The popped collar has always been the Mark Of The Douche.

You, sir, have the boorish manners of a Yalie.

Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Jun 1, 2006 10:44:55 PM

News for the Post and others. Washington is not RF Humid. I grew up in South Louisiana. There are steam baths that are less humid than a summer down there. That is RF Humid.

Posted by: Doug | Jun 7, 2006 3:00:00 PM

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