So, maybe you hear about this crazy GQ article in which my fellow Philadelphian Buzz Bissinger (author of Friday Night Lights ) talks about how he spent more than half a million dollars on fancy leather clothes, most of which are from Gucci. Now he is in rehab for his shopping addiction. That is good news, because he clearly had an addiction that was, like many addictions, probably symptomatic of a sense of deep personal unhappiness, and deep personal unhappiness is bad for everyone, even when you can afford to throw a half a million dollars of leather pants at it.
The article is about three parts, and two of them I am not going to get into. The first is that it’s an addiction, yes, and addictions are bad, and it’s good that dude is in rehab. The other is when he talks about he got into S&M and gay orgies, and that is his business, I am not even interested in that.
The third part that’s pretty important is that half a million dollars of Gucci leather makes you look fucking ridiculous.
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