the nerd truth has arrived

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My glasses broke. And i just had new lenses put in them.

Oliver Peoples of Soho, where i bought them during the dot com boom, told me that:

1) the frame isn’t available anymore because frames have to change every 2 years because they are fashion

2) they only expect their good plastic frames to last 5 years if you’re lucky.

Made to break. Nice business model.

In the meantime, they are ducktaped together and hold for about an hour at a time if I’m lucky.

One Response to “the nerd truth has arrived”

  1. matt Says:

    Hmm. I wonder if that 2 year fashion thing is related to my eye exam I get every two years. Perhaps superglue will do the trick?

    You should buy your glasses online instead. They’re much, much cheaper. I found out about all this stuff at

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