Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Bring back rolled jeans!

Rolled jeans!
Originally uploaded by ChrisCope.
  • I think it's time to bring back the ultra-sexay fashion that is rolled jeans. If there are any readers in Fargo, right now they are thinking, "Bring it back? Where'd it go?" But for the rest of us, it was a style that sadly died out in the late-1980s.
    I was reminded of the fashion high point the other day, when Heather blogged about going to an 80s-themed party. The host of the party provided a number of pictures from the event (most consisting of gratuitous shots of cleavage), one of which was of Heather and her friend.
    Now, you wouldn't guess this about me, since I'm pretty thickheaded, but I appreciate subtlety. Where every other guest was wearing thin ties and Lennon sunglasses and on, Heather won the prize (if there was one) with the simple touch of rolling her jeans. That is brilliant.
    At this point, I am inclined to encourage you to take pictures of yourself with rolled jeans and send me links, in the spirit of when Crystal had people show Blue Steel and their butts and their middle fingers. Then I would post them all on, say, Friday. But Crystal is a girl and she's pretty -- people are more willing to take pictures of themselves for her amusement. Sending me pictures has an uncomfortable MySpace feel to it, I would think. So, we'll see what happens.

  • You know who doesn't get enough respect in EastEnders? Winston. I want an entire episode dedicated Winston.

  • I'm not one to condone bad sportsmanship, and there's that whole unnerving white-man-throwing-something-at-a-black-man element, but just for today Russ Springer is my hero.
    "Sometimes it just gets away from you," Springer said after the game.
    Yeah. Right. Five times.
    Springer was (rightly) ejected from the game after he nailed Bonds in the back, but it's telling that he left the field to a standing ovation.

  • So, the National Guard is supposed to assist the Border Patrol in "protecting our borders" (from nefarious strawberry-pickers, cooks and cleaners) without any weapons or the legal capacity to arrest anyone. Sometimes it seems as if the Bush administration is trying to be stupid.
    Keen observers will note that we're not really twisting our undies over "protecting our border" with Canada. A group of friends and I will be going fishing on the U.S.- Canada border in late June. I hereby pledge to donate $1 to charity for every Border Patrol agent or National Guardsman that I see up there.

    Afe said...

    I can see your fillings.

    heatherfeather said...



    lfc said...

    it's called 'pinch-rolling'... DUH.

    littlegoat said...

    We called it "tight rolling," but I can see "pinch."

    Chris, I will send you this photograph tonight. Hells yeah.

    heatherfeather said...

    i called it peg-legging.

    Crystal said...

    we call it tight rolling. although, where i grew up, thumping was called plucking and wedgies were called turkeys. so who knows.

    where the heck did we come up with turkey? weird kids, man. weird kids.

    Andraste said...

    I thought rolled jeans looked fabulous. Levi's 505's and 501's looked like flares on women, (I HATE FLARES AND ALWAYS HAVE) so I would peg 'em, and when worn with 8-hole doc martens, a big black belt and a black Clash t-shirt...

    In 1987? I was the belle of the fucking ball, son.

    Dave Morris said...

    I nearly lost a foot from too-tight tightrolling in the late 80's.

    I've posted my picture on my blog right here.

    Crystal said...

    I suck. I left my picture at home. Perhaps I can post tomorrow?

    Crystal said...

    dang - it looks like you are holding a maraca again. i looked closer and realized it's just a clock.

    crystal = disappointed

    all men need to own a pair.