It dawned on me the other night where it all went wrong. At least from one perspective.
Here I was thinking the Buy-Centennial Sell-Abration was only supposed to last for one year. 1976, if anyone is keeping track. Apparently I misunderstood. Apparently it was intended to last much longer.
At least it seems to have lasted that way.
The business of America is business.
Did you know you can purchase a white chocolate (i.e. cocoa butter) replica of the Capitol building? What could be more patriotic than eating that? And you can also get a dark chocolate (i.e. chocolate) replica of the Washington Monument. What could be more phallic than that?
I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m glad so many other people have finally noticed this. But it’s not like it is news. And pardon those of us who have understood this for as long as we can remember and have trouble working up a good hysteria.