Ain’t Love Grand
With the passing of Kim Jong Il we now have tie for the most detestable person on earth, and they just got married! The Times has a wonderful account of the their recent wedding in Dumbo.
The couple did not want their wedding to “to be just about us” so:
When guests arrived on Saturday night two weeks ago, they were greeted with name tags that asked them to declare a commitment.
and, just to make sure everybody understood that this was not some sort of absurd joke, cards were printed up instructing the poor suckers who had the misfortune to attend this wedding (which, from the report of a friend who attended, served no food and only some cheap wine) to:
“Name something you are really committed to.” The cards contained further imperatives: “Name one action you can take in the next 24 hours that is aligned with your commitment.”
Following the ceremony, which involved some made up Hebrew chanting– which I had to assure my intrepid reporter was not a traditional part of Jewish weddings, instead of toasts, dancing or anything festive, they had speakers. Graham Hill, the founder of the sanctimonious environmental websites treehugger and lifeedited (you can look them up yourself if you care), the latter seems dedicated to things like making your Hamptons summer cottage as green as possible, got up and hectored the crowd about some such. And it just goes on and on. The writer of the Times account comments:
Mr. Hill did not seem aware of how unnerving it can be to hear rich people talk about the pleasures of not spending money
I’m a pretty green sort of guy, but all this crap is enough to make me want to beat a baby seal with a car battery.
I wish them a long and happy marriage.