A Conversation for Talking Point: Things that are Irredeemably Tacky
Scott Bennett-AKA Scoop Started conversation Dec 9, 2001
Many towns are tacky but some pull it off better than others.
Here in the UK Blackpool takes tackiness to the greatest extreme to the extent that it pushes right through tackiness and out the other side existing into a parrellel dimension of parody by simply being an ironic version of itself.
Blackpool is acceptable though as its tackiness is famous and easy to avoid at will.
Worse are areas like here in Merseyside where I am writing. Liverpool is without doubt the tackiest major city in Britain with its population who have made a life of being the blue whales of fashion (ie they have spent their lives scooping up only the plankton and scum from the surface of decades of fashion rather than the prime fishy cuts). This is the town where cheap and nasty shellsuits with white socks over the bottom of the trousers worn with cheap shoes is not just an acceptable form of the dress but the most highly respected!
Mister Matty Posted Dec 9, 2001
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