The Patron Saints of Patronization

It always strikes me how people can put a bunch of innocuous, perfectly fine words together and make them mean something so ugly. 

Robert Jacob Crowe

My friend Jake once decided, for a reasonably decent period of time, to do only what TV and GAP commercials told him to do. He dressed in only wool sweaters and khakis. He wore dress-casual leather boots. He put gel in the front of his hair and spritzed himself with a very sensible amount of [...]