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Trailer Park Boys

No finer way to mark Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend than to binge-watch Trailer Park Boys. A quick and informative read about TPB can be found here. A special toast to John Dunsworth whose death just about a year ago was a profound loss to the show. (C’mon Canada, within the year we must get rid…

Semiotics of Neckwear

Classic from issue 16 of The Chap. I guess this is why the Sartorial Agony section is no longer a staple of the mag. One has got to hand it to David for the most chap-like/Ignatius-like excuse: “He claimed business incompetence was to blame for the offence and said Saxby . . . hadn’t understood…

Chico Marx

Born on this day: Chico’s on-screen persona was the prototypical “foreign man” to Andy Kaufman’s Latka character. According to his daughter Maxine, Chico’s off-screen character can be summed up as a . . .  Bon vivant, compulsive gambler, congenital liar, and faithless husband who, as manager for the Marx Brothers, steered them to phenomenal success from vaudeville…

The Semiotics of Eyewear

Another classic from The Chap this time, issue 15. I trust that you chaps are also monitoring the encroaching vulgarity that I noticed corroding Jermyn Street. Long live anarcho-dandyism! anarcho-dandyismhumoursartorial agonysatiresemioticsthe chap