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Maybe we should bring them back? After all, we probably stopped using them Stateside in the '50's give or take a decade and haven't we really just been in decline since then? Look at what's happened to us. Watergate happened. Shag carpets happened. The 'burbs happened. Dirty flannel-as-fashion happened. Milli Vanilli happened. I'm-hiking-the-Appalachin-Trail-as-cover-story-for-a-trip-to-my-South-American-mistress happened.
Could pencil cases save us from ourselves? Could they return us to a golden age where politicians are so old and ugly they are incapable of sordid personal lives? Could they bring back an era where Wal-mart is a place you go when you're building a twelve-sided house and need a lot of sheetrock? Could they erase from our collective cultural memory some spectacutarly misguided ideas, like wearing all of your clothing backwards or teaching your hair to do business in the front and party out back.
Maybe not. But I think I'll buy one and find out for myself.