preppy names are back, too

This article in the Boston Globe points out that “preppy” is back. Whatever; I endured it once, and I will endure it again. What really knocked me out about this article, though was the name of one of the sources they got to comment on the trend: C. Britt Beemer of America’s Research Group. C. Britt Beemer? That has to be a joke. That could have been the name of the president of the preppy fraternity in Revenge of the Nerds (played by no less than Ted McGinley, the actor perennially added to sitcoms’ casts, as the show entered its twilight seasons). For that matter, it could have been the name of Jamie Gertz’s character in Square Pegs.