On another note, monocles are about to make a comeback. At least in Great Britain. Seriously. I've been expecting this for years.
A British optical chain is bringing them back by popular demand. Apparently my own demands have not been popular enough in this country.
Thank you, Kevin, for this important report: http://www.stylelist.com/2009/12/11/monocles-poised-for-comeback-thanks-to-british-eyewear-chain/