Everything I Never Wanted to Know About Barneys*


* but was afraid to ask

For some reason (maybe because I bought the cheapest item in the store, once, two years ago), I seem to be on the mailing list for the Barneys New York catalog. When it arrived today, my husband looked at the envelope, emblazoned with the unpunctuated Barneys slogan "Taste Luxury Humor," and made the best argument for commas I've ever heard: "Is that an imperative?"

Because if you think about it, "taste luxury humor" as an imperative would have to mean "orally partake of upscale witty banter" -- or, let's cut to the chase here: "Lick Woody Allen."