Now that April’s Jazz Appreciation Month is over, Ivy Style would like to declare the merry month of May Squaresville Appreciation Month.

Throughout the month Ivy Style will cater to philistines, dullards and middlebrows with series of posts devoted to repressed WASPs, conservative politicians, the accounting and insurance industries, Internet trads, and the buttoned-down mind of Bob Newhart.

Music will be provided by Mantovani & His Orchestra. Here he is in 1958 with an arrangement of “Charmaine” you can almost pour on a waffle. — CC