April 18, 2007

Slate Magazine now ripping me off

Two days ago I wrote about some of Airline catalog SkyMall's finer products. Today, Slate's Ron Rosenbaum pens an article pointing out many of the same absurdities. Coincidence? I think not.

Of course, his piece contains a bunch of nonsense about how the existential anxiety of flying leads to the catalog's obsession with fancy watches. Not to mention a gratuitously dumb reference to event horizons and a weird connection between chicken wings and American imperium. As usual, in the process of stealing from me, Slate has watered-down what I wrote and stuck in a bunch of moronic platitudes.