NOV
2008
14

The Impending Demise of Crocs, Inc.

Manolo says, far be it from the Manolo to take pleasure in the misfortunes of others, but….

Crocs Inc. shares plunged 45% Thursday, stumbling after the colorful sandal maker reported a whopping third-quarter loss and warned of further financial pain as it downsizes what was once a high-flying business to better match sharply reduced demand.

Happy days are here again, the sky o’er head is clear again!
The Crocs are dead this year, Amen! Happy days are here again!

P.S. Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend, Aaron, for this good news.

NOV
2008
14

The Column of the Manolo

Manolo says, here is the latest column of the Manolo for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

I’m going to my boyfriend’s parents’ house for Thanksgiving next week. The problem is that I’m a Republican and my boyfriend’s parents are ardent Democrats. They’re very nice, but they are also super-political, so I’m sure I’ll be subjected to lots of gloating. (My boyfriend is no help at all. He’s a libertarian.) What do you recommend to help me get through the weekend?

Cecilia

Manolo says, America, the Manolo begs of you, please, stop! The campaigns are over. Put away the yard signs, and the buttons, and the flyers, and the full-sized votive statue of your favorite candidate that you have carved from sandalwood and hand-painted in realistic colors, and which is now seated in the easy chair in the family room.

Now is the time to come together in the spirit of comity and mutual affection, to remember, during this joyful holiday of Thanksgiving, that we have much for which to be thankful, like roasted turkey, and televised football, and little children who are dressed up like John Smith and Squanto in construction paper costumes.

And so, please, for one weekend, neither gloat, nor grumble. Be happy for the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

Blessings such as this handsome, tall, suede boot from Peter Kaiser, the Levke.

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