My Buddy, LawDog, a wickedly funny fellow, inspired today's blog. You can check out his related blog at http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com It's entitled "You're gonna go Blind, dammit" Try not to spew on your screen, okay?
Now, I get so dang ticked off when I see boys of all ages sort of walking, and I say sort of walking because their stride is impeded by the waistband of their pants being about three miles south of their actual waistline.
I am told, and I can believe it, that this fashion trend started as a social/political statement in the world of Rap/HipHop Music. Quick tangential side trip: Rap Music: a modern oxymoron. Then it was adopted by the boys, who listen to that music.
Myownself, I'm not sure most Rap stars, I refuse to call them musicians, have the intellectual fortitude to formulate a strong political stance without the guidance of a mentor or manager or keeper. I heard that wearing their pants low enough that everyone around them was treated to a view of first, their butt cracks, and later their clashing boxer shorts, was a way of literally telling mainstream society to "Kiss My A$$".
I tend to believe that it falls more within the category of the phrase my maternal Grandmother was fond of using, "showing your a$$". That meant that you were showing what an a$$ you were/are.
I have seen, far too often, boys who must walk with one hand holding the waistband of their pants, that is almost at the end of their arm's length. They cannot walk properly, they cannot reach into their pocket for anything stored there without bending over and reaching for their shoe tops.
If you saw the news footage from the Casino shooting in Las Vegas, you noticed that the youths there couldn't not get away from the shooter in a speedy manner due to the impedence caused by their flippin pants!!! This fashion trend is gonna, if it hasn't already, get somebody killed for just this reason.
Am I the only one who has an almost irresistible urge to step up behind them and either give them a super wedgie or pull their pants AND boxers completely down? Please, tell me I'm not the only one who harbors these fantasies.
And by the way, I can't believe none of you commented on line jumpers! Harumph! I hope you all get cut off by several of those dastards the next time you're in a traffic jam! Wankers!