Over the last week or two, we’ve made no bones about our problems with currently happening PIFA clusterfest: Not to put too fine a point on it, it’s infuriatingly sprawling and unfocused, and it’s also possibly a little out of touch and even more possibly the wrong thing at the wrong time. Reacting to our most recent post on the matter, frequent Philebrity commenter and PIFA poster boy Lord Whimsy had this to say in reaction to our griping:
I completely agree that the Parisian theme is every bit as bad as the average Philly Flower Show theme, but no worries: with the inevitable fading of the middle class, such tame, middling, mid-century tastes will soon die off and we’ll be left with what we had during the last Gilded Age: the vulgarity of the poor and the bloodless perversity of the rich. You only have to look at the headline of this Philebrity post [regarding the Philadelphia Orchestra filing for bankruptcy protection] to see what delights lie in wait for us all.
Enjoy your cultural cringes while you can. They’re about to become as expensive to own as a Hummer.
To which we say: Good point, my Lord. But God damn it if that Eiffel Tower still doesn’t remind me of something my mom would pick up at Pier One.