Lee Siegel of The New Republic has a rant about baseball caps at TNR's Blog. I'll just post one little bit of it.
But the baseball cap signifies, most of all, a lazily defiant casualness. It's less insouciant than I-don't-give-a-shit. I have an inborn antagonism toward any type of hierarchy, but I think natural elegance is the best reply to assigned status, not sloppy rebellion. Wearing your standard-issue baseball cap in a restaurant isn't a blow for egalitarianism; it's a hopelessness about the possibility of originality ever to fly in the face of hierarchy. It also gives the impression of someone whose ego is angrily planted on his head. NO, I won't take it off!When I see someone wearing a baseball cap in a movie theater, I want them to bring back the guillotine.TFM wears a baseball cap, but it is usually limited to when I go outdoors and then usually when I do my walking. Here is a rare instance of me wearing one indoors. Note- I lost alot of weight since that photo.
As to guillotine Lee, you go first. Get a life.
Hat tip- Poliblog
Open Post- Adam's Blog, Outside the Beltway