Captain Underpants and the WaPo
Unlike Captain Underpants, who believes in “Truth, Justice, and all that is Pre-Shrunk and Cottony,”, the media goes spinning bad economic news, yet again:
One more story on how the economy is getting better because it’s on a slower decline:
But the men’s underwear index — or, conveniently, MUI — may also have a silver lining. Mintel predicts that next year, men’s underwear sales will fall by 0.5 percent, and as with many economic indicators, a slowing of a decline can be welcomed as a step in the right direction.
Is that like being in a car that’s slipping in ice and is about to hit the barrier at a slower speed than it would have a few seconds ago? Or is it more like getting a wedgie at a better angle?
I didn’t know men would spend $30 for one pair of boxers or jockeys, but apparently some do(*),
The company sells high-end men’s underwear that can run as much as $30 per pair, along with brands that cost less than $10. Kleinmann said that such less expensive pairs have had double-digit-percentage sales growth recently, while demand for pricier pairs is slowing.
Overall demand for men’s underwear is down by 2.3%, its first decline in six years:
But hey, don’t get your shorts tied in a knot. The WaPo says that if the economy was really bad no one would have enough money to buy underwear in the first place. Well, guys, give it time.
Cassandra pokes fun at the WaPo’s sun shining where the sun don’t normally shine.
(*) Here’s a survey for you guys,