Today's post is courtesy of Quincy from Thank, Q for Common Sense. Direct all praise/anger to him, and feel free to visit his site! This dude is worth following. Trust me.
First of all, thanks to Brandon for allowing me to use his page to rant. I've had something on my mind for a minute and Idaho seemed like the perfect place to release my inner-most thoughts. After all, I could show photos from a crime scene on this site and it won't be as bad as Brandon's amputee post...
"Mommy, look at the penguins!" is what I would imagine hearing from a child who is visiting the United States for the first time. This imaginary child, from a foreign land, would not be referring to the frigid birds of the tundra, but instead... idiots and their sagging pants.
My mom and / or dad would have stapled my pants up to my nipples before they let me walk around sagging like a convict. Yes, I said convict. After all, that's where the trend allegedly got its start.
Prisoners were forbidden to wear belts in jail because some of them would use the belt to hang themselves. As a result of being beltless, the pants they wore tended to sag. This made it more difficult to commit suicide and it also made it more difficult to run when trying to escape custody. It was also stated that the men wearing their pants "extra low" were some other prisoner's "bitch." Some how in the 90's, this prison trend crept its way into hip hop culture and has now infected our kids. I'm guessing because they're too stupid to research the origin of things.
Now, let me state this first: I have no problem with kids having trends. I participated in some trends as a youth and I understand how cool it looks when you're young. That's why you have to be a certain age to drink because youngsters are naturally stupid and can't tell "cool" from "fool" very easily. What I don't understand is how something so flat-out laughable has become cool. People used to moon other people as a joke, but now it's a fashion trend to see someone's butt. No longer do you have to go to a strip club or call a plumber in order to see a butt crack.
Now Hanes sightings are a dime a dozen and the only sad thing about guys doing it is that women are liking it. Any ladies care to explain to me how a man who has to reach behind his knees for a wallet is "sexy?" What is so appealing about a guy who has to drive with both feet because his pants are rolled up around his ankles?
|If you were a prisoner, wouldn't this be more of an invitation that a fashion statement?|