“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
— Oscar Wilde
Obviously Wilde didn’t live long enough to understand the sophistication of the Steel-Cage Match involving Baron Von Rashke, Nick Bockwinkle and the Iron Sheik; The Real Housewives of Hollywood; or twittering a shot of one’s junk.
Or, of course, the tricorn hat guy at a Teaparty rally who thinks the 1812 Overture is really about Andrew Jackson.
So Happy Birthday anyway.