Old Kissers Neither Die Nor Fade Away

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Photo: Timothy Fadek/Polaris


Yesterday was the 62nd anniversary of V-J, and to commemorate this country's hard-fought military victory over Japan in 1945, a bunch of guys dressed as sailors descended on Times Square to kiss a bunch of girls dressed as nurses, as they've been doing — or at least as we totally feel like they've been doing — every year on this anniversary for more than a few years now. It was a stirring, patriotic moment — or else just a chance for people who've never met before to engage in cheesy public displays of affection encouraged by a BID milking iconic imagery for its own marketing purposes. One of the two.