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Monday, March 27, 2006

Bizarro World

Recognize this tie? It's the same as my wedding tie, but in a different color scheme, or "colorway" as they say in the fashion industry. While the wedding tie has an Albert Nipon label, this one has a Ketch label, so I can't really say who designed it. Probably a house designer at Wemco or Superba. This tie obviously comes from the Bizarro World, which is populated by imperfect copies of people and objects from our own world, most notably Superman's copy, Bizarro. And of course no reference to the Bizarro World would be complete without a further reference to the "Bizarro Jerry" episode of Seinfeld, in which Jerry and the gang encounter a group of friends remarkably similar to them (Kevin, Gene, and Feldman), yet different (i.e. they are thoughtful and respectful of each other). Episode transcript here!

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