I’ve long professed my love for the brilliance that is Veiled Conceit. If you’re not familiar, let me get you up to speed. Veiled Conceit is a blog that makes fun of the NY Times Wedding Announcements or, as VC puts it: A glimpse into that haven of superficial, pretentious, pseudo-aristocratic vanity: The NY Times’ Wedding & Celebration Announcements.

Well, Veiled Conceit’s writer has been pretty slack as of late on the posts, but the wait has been worth it. This week’s post is brilliant. Here’s a sample:

Just when you thought the announcement was getting boring, they drop this gem on you:

“The furrier Dennis Basso, a friend of the bride’s family, said his designer’s eye saw a future for Ms. Nehmen and Mr. Stark. “You know when you see a couple and visually they just fit?” he said. “Well, they fit.””

What the fuck? A furrier? Really? I like that he’s friends with the bride’s family, since it would be counter-intuitive for a furrier to associate with the shaven Stark Carpet clan. A furrier. Wow. I don’t know why that’s so weird to me, but I picture a french-canadian trapper decked out like Davy Crockett. I also think it’s funny that a man who makes his living ripping skin from the flesh of dead animals used his “designer’s eye” to approve their beautiful-people fucking beautiful-people relationship. It makes no sense.

So good and it just gets better. Do yourself a favor and read the Times’ announcement first and then go check out Veiled Conceit’s take.

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