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Uh, More Like FUNemployment…

Posted in California, really?, San Francisco, topical with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by thedith


Are we still raising the roof?

Are we still raising the roof?

So, unless that case of the swine flu you caught the other day has left you disoriented and/or amnesiatic, you probably know that our economy? Not so hot right now.  And California? Not the healthiest state in The Union. You may have heard that California has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the country; or that the entire state ran out of cash in February .  Today, I read that one million Californians are unemployed.  That’s right, 1 million.  You’d think that this would kind of bum people out.  You’d be wrong. Now that no one has to work during the day, people are happier than ever.  Take my neighborhood for example:


My local park was teeming with people sprawled luxuriously in the sun.  Some were shirtless, others wore bathing suits — and only two were just crazy homeless people.  None were tourists.  The sidewalk cafes were littered with Yuppy couples and friends, probably trading composting tips; gelato shops were packed with hooded-headed hipsters.  I could go on, except, what is going on San Francisco?  No one is at work, and no one seems to mind.  Is there a such thing as “funemployment?”

I’d ask my unemployed musician neighbor who lives upstairs, but he’s too busy blasting gypsy carnival music to answer.

In Defense of Leggings

Posted in Rebuttal with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by thedith

Lindsay Lohan has a line of leggings, and I think that’s swell.  She couldn’t have picked an article of clothing that most clearly reflects her: both have come under fire recently for finding themselves in inappropriate situations; however, when utilized correctly, you can’t deny that bitch is ta-len-ted! [finger snap]. 

Take this look for example:

Leggings clearly being used as pants, and you know what? It works.  Normal pants would be too chunky underneath. Tights would be not enough coverage. And bare legs?

Why we need leggings -- Exhibit 1: Tara Reid

I’ll let this picture of Tara Reid speak for itself.

I’m not gonna lie, I’m a big fat fan of leggings.  I wear them lounging around the apartment, when I go out with friends, the 2 times a year that I work out, to dinner, at the doctor’s office — hell, at my old job I wore leggings at least twice a week.  

You can dress them up 


Careful with this look though, Victoria Beckhams like thisclose to being confused with Tranny Spice

Careful with this look though, Victoria Beckham's like thisclose to being confused with Tranny Spice

Or you can dress them down

doesn't she look more comfortable than you, right now?

You can even, do crazy shit like this


Not gonna lie, I would wear these

Not gonna lie, I would wear these


The fact of the matter is, leggings are comfortable.  People like being comfortable.  People are never gonna stop liking being comfortable.  Thus, through the transitive property of leggings, we can deduce that people are never gonna stop wearing leggings, right? Wrong.  As in generations before them


I think Mens Renaissance fashion introduced us to leggings

I think Men's Renaissance fashion introduced us to leggings

 we will eventually put down our leggings, relegating them to the back of our closets to become some lucky moth’s lunch.  This is a sad, yes, but also? This is fashion.  There’s no crying in fashion.  Although there is a lot of whining.  

Basically, what it comes down to?  Let the people enjoy their leggings while they can.  Just like I let you enjoy your khakis without (an insanely disporportionate amount of)  judgment, let me, LL, and all members of the spandex-lovin’ world enjoy our moment.  

Besides, it’s almost over anyway.