I received this letter via a guy on a horse from a group calling themselves “The Bell-Bottomed Windbags” this morning (OK, I actually made that up)
Esteemed Decatur residents, In an effort to remain the most progressive-thinking (and looking) city in all of Georgia, it has been determined that more must be done to take greater inspiration from the 1890s. The attached Portlandia video barely scratches the surface of 1890s life and style. We’re all going to need to go beyond the micro-brews, locally made sausage and the occasional curly mustache to really turn Decatur into the 1890s freak-show that will make it a world-class destination for bobos and discontented hipsters alike.
Please put on your thinking-caps and let us know what else Decatur can be doing to turn back the clock to the Grover Cleveland era. All ideas will be compiled and then screamed at the front doors of Decatur City Hall at our convenience. You’ll recognize us all by our awesome beards, knitted dresses, and suspenders. Thank you for your time.
The Bell-Bottomed Windbags
My first suggestion: un-pave the streets. I’ll do my part and turn Decatur Metro into an old-timey newspaper and hire some newsies. “Extree extree!!”