Lileks, writing about MadMen's depiction of the 60s, drop kicks the greatest metaphor ever:
"It may seem impossible to some, but people played the accordion without making sure everyone knew it was being done ironically, or was intended to be understood with a certain amount of irony. God knows I love irony, but it’s the condom the culture puts on when it doesn’t want to enjoy something completely for reasons it will regret in the morning."
There Is No Such Thing as A Literal Translation
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