Friday, May 06, 2005

Veiled conceit

Veiled Conceit is an enormously entertaining and funny blog, devoted to “a glimpse into that haven of superficial, pretentious, pseudo-aristocratic vanity: the New York Times’ wedding and celebration announcements.”


To grab a ¶ more or less at random,

Ruye and Marion occupy a tricky de-militarized zone in terms of Veiled Conceit mockery. They achieved “Vows” status, but they're really not that awful at all. They didn't get married in an ice cave, nor does their Vows column picture make you want to kill them. Marion never cheated on a prior husband with Jerry Seinfeld, and Ruye isn't the most awful fucking person in the universe. But while Ruye and Marion may not be hateable or pretentious or nauseatingly self-describing, they've still got a story to tell. Into the fray!

All this, and a discussion of Lord of the Rings wedding bands. Rock on.

[via Reihan Salam at TNR (!); copyedits to VC quotes to conform to ff style]


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