28 June, 2007
Do you know the guy in this photo? Fashion Tragic
It was taken at Southbank, in Melbourne.
Please pass this link on to everyone you know in Melbourne, and request that they do the same.
Hopefully someone who knows this man will eventually point out to him the error of his ways, and prevent him from inflicting this sight on anyone else in future.
This has been a community service announcement.
27 June, 2007
Go to roaf’s site, Gaijin Tonic, and find out.
He reminds me of one of my relatives, who shall remain nameless…
Loonies come in many shapes and sizes.
One of my favourite types is the ‘Pot Laugher’, so-named for their penchant for sitting alone in bars, laughing at their beers. As well as the customary hearty chuckle, they express their platonic love by muttering sweet nothings in the direction of their drink.
Another brand of loony is the ‘Collector’. I’m not talking here of your normal person with a single hobby such as stamp collecting or coin collecting. I’m talking your fully blown collector of old cardboard boxes, back issues of the local paper, string, used milk cartons, KFC food wrappers – all at once.
The ‘Winter Dresser’ can be seen walking down Puckle St in the middle of summer wearing an overcoat, scarf, gloves, and woollen hat. Near relative, the ‘Summer Dresser’ is seen at the other spectrum of the scale, wearing t-shirt, shorts and thongs in the depth of winter.
Any other categories I’ve left out in my haste to get to bed? As Hans would say [listen to sidebar audio file] ‘Let me know’.
20 June, 2007
Where can I buy a pair of these pants?! (In fact, the whole ensemble is pretty snazzy…)
I posted a link a few weeks ago to 50 Writing Tips, which I found a useful resource – so useful in fact that I subscribed to their Writing Tools newsletter.
Today’s newsletter made reference to this article, which in turn is where I found the photo of the author with the snazzy pants. I would imagine the owner of this type of outfit in the Swinging 70’s would have driven one of those wood-panelled station wagons a la The Brady Bunch, and would have enjoyed having his friends around for a fondue party. Did someone mention Hot August Night?
All this thinking about fashion reminded me of Australia’s latest major golf choker, Aaron “Dresses” Baddeley, famous for his collection of shocking plaid trousers as well as being a very talented golfer. Funny how the two often go together. I loved this line from ESPN –
Take a moment to send a sympathy card to Judge Smails — apparently, Aaron Baddeley raided Smails’ closet when the Judge was sleeping. Purple plaid trousers: The kid has stones, I’ll give that to him.
Sorry, I couldn’t find the purple pants anywhere on the web, you’ll have to make do with the red look above.