SINCE IT’S BLOG SWEEPS WEEK, I guess I should note that it’s the Sixtieth Anniversary of the bikini.

Some people are talking about a bikini explosion, and there’s even a special anniversary bikini book. But despite its alluring cover, I urge you to ignore all this commercialism and go beyond Bikini Bottom.

I mean, what’s crasser than using bikini imagery to pump up circulation and sell stuff? Right?

Instead, let’s return to a simpler, more wholesome time.