Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
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Soon There Won't Be Anything Unpretentious Left

"We’ve gone way beyond organic food, and Starbucks is passé. Organic cleaners have become a barometer."

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conklin (#364)

Wait, I thought bragging about how unfussy and "authentic" one is was the new pretension?

jolie (#16)

I would definitely attend a ladies day off all-male program featuring Alex Balk and Alan Spielvogel.

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

Only the finest benzenes for my cravats.

Faintly Macabre (#235,741)

"Although the Environmental Protection Agency does not classify clothing laundered in perc as posing a health risk, the agency says the chemical does pose environmental risks and is a 'likely human carcinogen.'"

Because the only time any one is ever exposed to perc is when they're wearing dry-cleaned clothes? It's kind of funny that the article sneers about "greenwashing" and "buzzwords" and gentrification and then doesn't even mention health risks to the people who work in the dry cleaners. (Wikipedia claims that modern machines let almost no perc escape, which would change things, but the article doesn't even pose the question.)

my_piru (#13,158)

@Faintly Macabre well yeah – its the white yuppie york times, remember? All threats, warnings and cautions are about *consumers* being exposed to something, or afraid of something, or changing something – never those that work or need protection by regulation.

BadUncle (#153)

When I read the phrase "organic cleaners," I assume it's got to be about Gwyneth Paltrow's colonic regimen.

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