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Easter Parade

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The Easter Parade is an event in which a few bold and creative people wear Easter costumes, and a much larger number of people gawk at them.

Nevertheless, when Charles Murray implied, in his quiz from the book Coming Apart, that bobos don’t participate in parades, he was clearly wrong about that. In addition to this parade, there’s the Halloween Parade and the Mermaid Parade.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

March 31, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Posted in Bobos, Photography

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  1. Cute hats on the dogs.

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    March 31, 2013 at 2:30 PM

  2. Murray wasn’t wrong; sociology deals with generalizations, not laws, and the generalization that bobos don’t march in parades remains true even if there are exceptions. Another exception might be the Israel Day parade.

    DaveinHackensack

    March 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

  3. That is a spectacular photo. The dogs are just ridiculously adorable.

    David Flory

    March 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM

  4. Lion must like this area so much that he even had to snap a picture of the Easter Day Parade in it.

    The infamous One57 residential building that he and we constantly mention on this blog is very close by. This picture was taken about several blocks away.

    Just Speculating

    March 31, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    • My guess is its close to where he lives/works/hangs out.

      albert magnus

      April 1, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      • It takes a lot willpower for a grown adult, who is not a prole or foreigner to be on 5th Avenue during a holiday parade, where every sane New Yorker would want to avoid. It’s bad enough during the weekdays with its throngs of rabid pedestrians, most of them tourists babbling in an incomprehensible language, bouncing in and out of the retail outlets, all vying for sidewalk space with people who work and live in the city. Talking about a Babylon!

        Just Speculating

        April 1, 2013 at 7:02 PM

  5. and a much larger number of people gawk at them.

    By “gawk” you mean “proles stare slack-jawed”, right?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 31, 2013 at 8:54 PM

  6. In addition to this parade, there’s the Halloween Parade and the Mermaid Parade.

    What about the Thanksgiving Day float and St. Patrick’s day?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    March 31, 2013 at 9:16 PM

  7. >>Another exception might be the Israel Day parade.

    Bobos don’t attend or watch the Israeli day parade. While not exactly prolish the unabashed ethnic affiliation of the Israeli day parade annoys bobos. NAM ethnic parades (West Indian day parade, Puerto Rican day parade) scare the bobos.

    Another bobo parade is the gay pride parade. If a parade is profane or irony laden the bobos will attend it.

    Daniel

    March 31, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    • Gay Pride parade is prolish as much as any ethnic/divisive street revelry.

      Just Speculating

      March 31, 2013 at 11:41 PM

  8. I don’t call it the Easter Parade, I call it the Cesar Chavez Memorial Tribute Celebration.

    Rifleman

    March 31, 2013 at 10:21 PM

    • ::sardonic laughter::

      islandmommy

      April 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

  9. Charles Murray is correct. She’s atypical of Bobos and most SWPLs without children, who could care less about these parades that draw swarms of proles and underage youths. Unsurprisingly, these type of events in NYC takes place in touristy babel land 5th ave, teems of foreigners like the Asian guy next to her who have no connection with the city whatsoever, and therefore it is not a good representative of the general population of Manhattan.

    Just Speculating

    March 31, 2013 at 11:22 PM

  10. That isn’t a bobo. That’s either a prole hot-dogging it or an old money wasp in dotage

    d

    April 2, 2013 at 2:06 AM

  11. Bobos don’t participate in the WRONG KIND of parades.

    Nick B. Steves

    April 3, 2013 at 12:34 PM


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