Friday, September 3, 2010


There's a trend in New York--I don't know about other cities--where young males fasten their pants below their buttocks.

No, I'm serious.

Even though the original reason for buttocks was to keep your pants up.

Every time I hear that advertising will be replaced by "conversations" people are having about brands, I think about this style of dress.

99% of the world, I don't even want to say good morning to, much less have a conversation. Come to think of it, 99% of the world, seems incapable of having a conversation.

I put my pants on one leg at a time. And I fasten them how people have since mankind started wearing pants.

I don't want to hear from anyone who does otherwise.


Walter Dufresne said...

Garrison Keillor wrote a hilarious piece for his variety show, in the voice of an elderly Minnesotan, grousing about these youngsters who won't keep their pants up. It was a delight to hear.

george tannenbaum said...

The thing about the world today--and I suppose it was ever thus, is that it's hard not to feel old. So much of new is outright illogically dumb.

I grew up in the 60s--during truly tumultuous times, but the things we did to be different--the denimization of America at least had a point of view. Sandals in the rain, exposed ass cracks, jeans below the buttocks and "ink," I cannot fathom.