Dogbert talks about traditions

Stolen from the Dogbert’s New Ruling Class newsletter 67.0:

Dear Dogbert,

How do holiday traditions get started? I mean, who goes first?


Dear Brine,

Traditions are started by attractive people who are not too bright. Ugly people can’t start trends, with the obvious exception of scrapping, because no one wants to do what ugly people do. And smart people are unlikely to come up with ideas such as killing a perfectly good tree, covering it with crap, and keeping it in the living room for a month.