Mediocre Americans are allowed to get married and vote and run for office. Mediocre Americans have never been forced to sit in the balcony of theaters or in the back of buses. You are free to be mediocre in America. And proudly so. In fact, I'm surprised there aren't "Mediocre Pride" parades and T-shirts reading, "It's a Mediocre Thing. You Wouldn't Understand."
Read the rest of Bruce VanWyngarden's editor's note.