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POSTED: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 2:56 PM
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Parisian cobbler Christian Louboutin lost his legal fight in a New York federal court Wednesday against YSL to be the exclusive Scarlet Leather, that is, the only pricey purveyor of red-soled shoes.

Luxury goods continue to sell, according to the New York Times, even in these queasy times.  The day the article ran celebrating the strong sales in German cars, Tiffany jewelry and high-priced footwear, the stock market slumped 512 points. (The story also resulted in one of my favorite recent corrections, where a photo caption misidentified the designer of a $1,495 pair of peek-toe pumps.)

My column Wednesday questioned whether it was wise for women to spend so much of their income on high heels that, literally, get them absolutely nowhere. I'm not immune to the charms

POSTED: Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 5:58 PM
Filed Under: Silly Walks

Crabbed Who's been crabbing the great hipsters of Philadelphia?

It happened last Wednesday to Beto Alvarez, bassist for the band Walker Lundee and illustrator at the Inquirer.

First thing in the morning, he stepped out of his Northern Liberties rowhouse and looked down at his feet. There it was, a cooked crustacean, with a dash of Old Bay, pinching a little sign that said, "You've been crabbed."

POSTED: Monday, September 4, 2006, 11:02 AM
Filed Under: Silly Walks

Wizardofoz Have you heard of the explorers who've charted the striking similarities between Pink Floyd's master LP, The Dark Side of the Moon, and the MGM classic film The Wizard of Oz?

Apparently, if you cue the album at the same the movie starts all sorts of strange things happen, convincing some that the record is really an alternative soundtrack to Dorothy's story.

DarksideSkeptical, you say?

POSTED: Wednesday, July 19, 2006, 8:00 PM
Filed Under: Blinq Favorites | Silly Walks
Posted 07/21/2006 03:11:23 PM
Much more entertaining than the World Cup.
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