I bring glad tidings for Festivus 2013! Last week Denver celebrated its second annual Beer Festivus (“A Beer Festival for the Rest of Us!”). There’s a Festivus pole constructed of Pabst Blue Ribbon cans inside the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida, erected by “artist/protester/drinker of cheap beer Chaz Stevens” to protest the Nativity scene in the same government building. And I’m back for the fifth consecutive year with a public Airing of Grievances, one of the canonical rites of this defiantly non-canonical holiday.
If you go in for tradition, Festivus is celebrated on December 23. But we Festivusians say feh! to tradition. We also say, “I’ve got a lot of problems with you people!”
Grievance the First.
Brooks Brothers, founded in 1818 by Henry Sands Brooks, needs no apostrophe in its name. But “women’s” and “men’s” certainly do require apostrophes.
Page 35, “1818: Our Lifestyle Magazine,” Issue 01, Fall 2013. Heavy, creamy stock; arty photos of BB products; high-minded essays on subjects like “The Art of the Handwritten Note.”
It’s not as though BB doesn’t know better.
Same catalog, page 49.