Possibly it is me and I do not appreciate insider gossip nearly enough, but there is nothing more tedious than a thread being hijacked over a debate as to whether a particular shirt-maker did or did not make shirts for a particular designer during a limited window of time. There are two options: Either he did and he is telling the truth or he did not and he is mistaken or being less than forthright. Neither option is intrinsically interesting. The sole questions Mr. Kabbaz raises to me are (1) are his posts important (do they inform, amuse, etc.) and (2) is he a quality maker of shirts and purveyor of other goods. While both are subjective questions, I can easily answer both. His posts are infomative AND witty and his shirts and other goods are amazing. (He also sells the most hedonistic underwear around.) I regret that my daughter has chosen college and that I have a legal and moral obligation to pay her tuition and cannot, therefore, be a steady customer of his. All that said, in answer to Lisapop's somewhat disingenuously phrased question: of course, there is no question but that you have the right to inform us of other shirtmakers. The point is that is inappropriate to hijack a thread to do so and to cloak the information in such explicit criticism of a member's veracity. As to the question at hand. I would vote NO as to the mixing. In all but the most serendipitous situations, I think it would come across as to busy and would not create a good point of focus for the eye.
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3/20/05 at 7:08pm