The company spiel stopped just short of declaring that Israeli-Palestinian tensions would dissolve into harmonic yummy if everyone would just start wearing leprechaun outfits.
Further research revealed that the person most influential in Emerald receiving the 2013 nod is Kate Middleton, she of voluminous vomiting fame who apparently looks particularly smashing in bright green.
Moreover, if the Emerald City was good enough for Dorothy, that color is certainly good enough for cardigans and coffee table knickknacks.
Color us happy.
Brian Ojanpa is a Free Press staff writer. Call him at 344-6316 or email email@example.com.