Re: Fashion backwards

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Headline next week: "Georgia town overrun by sewage; plumbers say fines closed businesses."


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:35 AM
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Just you wait; soon enough boys in Georgia will be getting their ears pierced.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:45 AM
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Soon enough boys will be getting their ears pierced that what? Georgia will be able to field an all-pierced-ears male football team?


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:47 AM
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Enough!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:49 AM
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From the article: "It's time we all have a mutual respect for each other ... what a person does in the privacy of their home is fine," Best said.

He doesn't mention anything about window treatments, though.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:49 AM
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I think once you quit hearing "sir" and "ma'am," the rest is soon to foller.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:57 AM
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From the CNN piece:

It bans the wearing of pants or skirts "more than three inches below the top of the hips exposing the skin or undergarments."

So what if one is wearing, say, warm-up snap-away track pants over mesh shorts. Are the mesh shorts undergarments? Huh, officer? Are they? What if I snap off the track pants? Now are the shorts undergarments? What's that? I just blew your mind? Yeah.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:01 PM
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Low-slung pants are back here in NYC! Very cool! It is especially cool when you're sitting on the subway and none of your pants touches the seat because it's all your (rather long) underpants. I think it's pretty funny, and generally a bad choice because what if you get a boner?

Of course at Historically Black College where I worked last year, 9/10s of the curriculum was "how to pull your pants up all the way." Many of the professors made it clear that learning, like, writing or math came way way second behind the #1 most important subject you can teach in college.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:02 PM
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Is it too much to ask for someone to hold a 300 meter hurdle race between people wearing saggy pants and people wearing tight, hipster jeans?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:02 PM
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I guess I sympathize with the low-slung pants-wearers because I have a couple of pairs that are way too big and sometimes they fall down a bit and you can probably see a not-insignificant bit of my underpants. Also, 9 is true; when they run it's really funny and bowlegged, but I run that way for a bus when I am in the larger pants with no belt.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:04 PM
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Has this story about a professional football player losing his diamond earring during practice gotten much play? It made me long for the good old days when men were men. And I hate the good old days.

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/sports/miami-dolphins-players-search-for-lost-diamond-earring-dpgonc-20100901-fc_9440755


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:07 PM
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Has the story about a professional football player losing his Heisman gotten much play?


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:11 PM
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Although I don't really care, as long as the Mustards Truck aren't affected.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:13 PM
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9: At the very least, someone could make a good YouTube clip.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:18 PM
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Historically Black College where I worked last year

Wait, did you work at the one named after the civil rights martyr?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:18 PM
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12: I heard there's some question as to whether they're going to set Reggie Bush's ex-trophy out to sea on an ice floe. This issue is known in the sports-physicist community as the Heisman/'berg Uncertainty Principle.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:21 PM
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I do think racial profiling is a concern with such laws. Look for a spate of people getting arrested for Hobbling While Black.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:21 PM
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16 is awesome.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:23 PM
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It is especially cool when you're sitting on the subway and none of your pants touches the seat because it's all your (rather long) underpants.

I have to say that this look (underpants chosen as outerwear and exposed in their entirety, pants worn literally beneath the buttocks) does kind of mystify me. It seems so inconvenient that I'd expect it to be special-occasion dressup, like four-inch stiletto heels. But no -- not that it's terribly common, but the guys doing it just seem to be going about their daily business.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:25 PM
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(Expressing that mystification does make me elderly. If I had a lawn, I'd want everyone off of it.)


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:25 PM
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The other problem is that once your waist is a decent amount larger than your hips* -- middle-aged spread, beer-belly, whatever -- there's not much to hold the jeans up. If they fit at all, they tend to slide down.

* I'm comically this way. From the kickboxing I have the lower half of someone much fitter than the gut that goes along with it.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:26 PM
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the Heisman/'berg Uncertainty Principle.

Is there a name for this type of joke, the "Arrested for transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises" kind?

Because if I were to rank jokes according to how much they pain me, I'd rank these above the Opinionated series.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:26 PM
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15: Oui.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:27 PM
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I have a BIL who works there. Librarian (Coordinator of Information Literacy is the official title, I think).


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:29 PM
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Is there a name for this type of joke, the "Arrested for transporting gulls across sedate lions for immortal porpoises" kind?

Yes: awesome.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:30 PM
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Awesomes are terrible.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:31 PM
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24: Huh! I met all those guys I think. Liked them! They seemed really devoted to the students.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:32 PM
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HEEBIE SUX!


Posted by: OPINIONATED AWESOME | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:33 PM
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Well, go figure.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:34 PM
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Awesomes were classified among shaggy dog stories over here on some dorky guy's blog.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:34 PM
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That dorky guy's dog stories are so shaggy, they ain't that shaggy.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:37 PM
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21:Comity!

XX-Large baggy t-shirts help hide the crack. And I tighten the belt til it leaves welts.

(No "racist" jokes about "hiding the crack" please)


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:40 PM
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I don't see the baggy pants much here. I am a bit bemused by the women wearing sweat pants with "PINK" or "PITT" or "TEH BUTT*" written on the ass in giant letters, but I don't see the need for legislation.

*The other two are real, but this one is for my Cafe Press store.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:45 PM
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It's a shame suspenders are disfavored -- they seem as if they'd solve the problem neatly.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:45 PM
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What if I snap off the track pants?

That move is best left to the professionals.

does kind of mystify me

This might help.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:47 PM
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34: Suspenders are really for trousers that are cut in a softly old-fashioned way, to be worn quite high. The guy at A Suitable Wardrobe writes about it now and then.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 12:56 PM
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Suspenders are really for trousers that are cut in a softly old-fashioned way, to be worn quite high

Sez you!


Posted by: Skankin' Rude Boy | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 1:02 PM
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Via the NYT here, we learn that Science has proven that those of you without children are Losers. (And don't get me started on those of you who have either not acquried, or have failed to retain, mates.)

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Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:05 PM
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Well, the last two headlines I stumbled upon were 1) some real genius is having a Burn the Quran festival at his megachurch though apparently he's still in talks with noted literary critic Jesus Christ about it and 2) yes we are actually going to devote bandwidth to whether or not Obama accidentally quoted Jimi Hendrix which would matter because.

From here on out, I am only reading Cat Fancy.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:07 PM
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From here on out, I am only reading Cat Fancy.

Allow me to suggest some related literature.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:16 PM
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whether or not Obama accidentally quoted Jimi Hendrix which would matter because

Uh, because if he's all, "excuse me while I kiss this guy" the American people have a right to know whether he means Rahm or Biden. It's in the Constitution.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:20 PM
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38: "Mate retention"? That is some monogmacentric crap right there.


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:28 PM
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As well as just being all matal-retentive.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:30 PM
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A prophetic comment from the thread linked in the original post:

Obama, I think, is incapable of naming Hatch or Cornyn or Bernanke as the "bad guy. Every leader has to provide not only love but hate, real specific hateful enemies. We have seen in this campaign the need of Obama supporters to find and hate an enemy;it is a real need, and Obama won't do it. So when the frustration hits, his supporters will turn on each other, and then on Obama.

Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:34 PM
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some real genius is having a Burn the Quran festival at his megachurch

Not actually a megachurch. Hometown represent!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:39 PM
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44: The analysis there is all screwed up. People don't want Hatch or Cornyn or Bernanke treated as villains because of some deep psycholocial need, but rather because they are villains. People are turning on Obama not because he fails to nourish hate, but because he fails. Full stop.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:49 PM
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People are turning on Obama not because he fails to nourish hate, but because he fails. Full stop.

You think people are making a rational assessment about the degree to which Obama has blocked progress? And basing their hate accordingly? The Republicans are finally screwed!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 2:54 PM
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IF YOU RETAIN A MATE FOR MORE THAN FOUR HOURS U R DOING IT WRONG!


Posted by: OPINIONATED BONOBO | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:08 PM
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Rebecca West has an unnerved and hilarious description of Albanian bravos swaggering around in their... kilts? slung so low on the hips that she was sure they would fall off. Restoration London had the same fashion among pretty much the same guys. So what is it about embodied cognition that ties them together? Laydeez? Laydeez?


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:08 PM
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47: I only say that Obama has failed in key areas - most obviously the economy - and that he'll pay for that failure. A rational electorate would be looking for liberals to counterbalance a center-right president, but we ain't got a rational electorate, just a pissed off one.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:14 PM
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50:The economy is not Obama's worst corruption

Blood Tests Show Elevated Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Gulf Coast Residents

...Naked Capitalism

...And Hermine is working her way up and in from the Gulf.

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Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:32 PM
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A rational electorate would be looking for liberals to counterbalance a center-right president, but we ain't got a rational electorate, just a pissed off one.

This is exactly right.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:36 PM
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And somebody, maybe Krugman or DeLong, after this pathetic business tax cut "not-really-a-stimulus" proposal, said "This administration is in over its head."

Fer Crissake, Larry Summers based on his youthful work is a Nobel Candidate, and has thirty years of varied experience.

Giving them the benefit of "incompetence" is exactly like saying Bush & Cheney "made a mistake" in invading Iraq.

It's delusional.

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Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:39 PM
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50 is from the same guy who managed to make water samples explode while trying to test them. FYI.


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 3:49 PM
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re: 34 and 36

Yeah, that can be a really great look, too, although it makes a bit of a statement. Not one I could personally carry off, though. Although I wouldn't mind looking like a white Dexter Gordon.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 4:14 PM
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I am a bit bemused by the women wearing sweat pants with "PINK" or "PITT" or "TEH BUTT*" written on the ass in giant letters

At a certain university in the American south, women wear sweat pants with "COCKS*" written on the ass in giant letters.

What are the odds that people who enthusiastically support a ban on baggy pants are also people who would view Hijab as dangerously un-American? High, I'm guessing.

*I am not making that up.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 4:30 PM
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women wear sweat pants with "COCKS*" written on the ass in giant letters.

I think that that particular university should be shamed into changing its mascot, seeing as it is a paean to animal cruelty. Certainly more politically incorrect than the tribute to the fortitude of the Native American that caused so many schools to adopt the ridiculous (Yes, I mean you, Syracuse.)


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 4:38 PM
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Awesomes are terrible.

What about the guy who lived in a town called Lincoln, who made a fake street sign labeled "Gettysburg" and then put it next to his driveway so he could claim that he lived at Lincoln's Gettysburg address?


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 5:43 PM
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I hope none of you is masturbating to Otho right now.

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Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 5:48 PM
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54:I'm sorry, I forgot what blog I was on. But the guide to approved comment style at the bottom of the post should have helped. Let me try again.

Isn't it just nuts that the White racists along the Gulf Coast are injecting themselves with massive amounts of benzene and xylene, and getting cancer and anacephalic foetuses, just to embarrass the President? I mean, we rational scientific types, having heard Carol Browner and the President say the oil and dispersants were gone and the Gulf is fit to drink, have all the information we need.

It's the Racism! It's destroying everything!


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:18 PM
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60: That's the way to tell us how it's really going down, bobby boy, Obama's killing the cracker babies!

..and if you're drinking from the Gulf u r *definitely* doing it wrong.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:26 PM
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57, 61: Combining these, let me be the first to suggest we all go cheer for the University of South Carolina Crackers. Really, other than Notre Dame, there aren't any offensive white-stereotype mascots, so this would be an improvement at the NCAA level. Plus, they could throw little packets of saltines on the field and that seems much safer than throwing oranges.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:48 PM
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I'm kind of offended that my alma mater chose to honor a buncha royalists with its mascot. I mean, how fucking lame is that shit? And at Mr. Jefferson's University, no less.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:51 PM
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61:Yeah, pretty much.

50 is a perfect example. {"same guy who managed")

I can't even begin to count the multiple sources of scientific tests referenced in the Naked Capitalism.

"same guy?

NK, separate mentions:Jerry Cope; Intel Hub; Huffington Post;Pensacola ABC News Affiliate; Bob Naman; geochemist from East Carolina;New Orleans channel WDSU.

If you read the last comment at Naked Capitalism, you will understand why Obama knew he could get away with it. "...here are petrochemical plants up and down the Mississippi River and 17 active refineries..."

Even though there was massive scientific resistance to use of millions upon millions of gallons of horribly toxic dispersants rather than the approved boom-and skim method, Obama and his BP sponsors knew the if the Gulf testing could be put off for a few months, all the casualties and deaths could never be definitively attributed to the Deepwater Spill.

He knew. He knows. We will someday see how well he is compensated.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:52 PM
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Back to the OP:

9: Is it too much to ask for someone to hold a 300 meter hurdle race between people wearing saggy pants and people wearing tight, hipster jeans?

No. No, it is not too much.

The pants-worn-below-the-butt-entirely fashion remains popular enough in Bawlmer that you'll see it once a day or so (depending on the areas you travel, of course), and sure enough, those sporting the look are hitching up their pants every three steps. Nobody ever said fashion was easy.

That style is waning, though, in favor of things that look more to me like mid-calf-length culottes. That particular linked image is of women's trousers, but quite a few young black men are wearing something like them around here lately.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:53 PM
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OT: I've running for six weeks now and I've gone from about 12.25 minute miles to 11.5 minute miles. Is that about as fast as I'm going to improve? Should I try some sprinting or just keep doing what I have been doing? (Which is running 3.4 miles as fast as I can then doing 45 seconds of stretching.) Any suggestions that can't be half-assed will be ignored (i.e. I'm not joining a gym or working out more than three hours a week or


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:55 PM
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THE RUNNING KILLED MOBY!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:56 PM
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I was going to finish that thought, but hit "Post" instead of "Preview." On reading, it seems complete enough if you just mentally replace the final 'or' with a ').'


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 6:57 PM
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Should I try some sprinting

Yes, but you should alternate wearing the baggy pants with the tight jeans. And post the video.


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:00 PM
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Yes, but you should alternate wearing the baggy pants with the tight jeans.

I think TLL didn't read carefully enough:
Any suggestions that can't be half-assed will be ignored


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:04 PM
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My favorite high speed chase ended with baggy pantsed thugs apprehended flat footed after bailing from a burning car, while their skinny-jeaned friend bolted. K9 got him before he made the retaining wall (happened on LA freeway somewhere).


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:05 PM
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Are you implying that wearing the baggy jeans can only be full assed?


Posted by: Tasseled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:05 PM
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Moby: fartlek, plain intervals, or just alternating shorter, faster days, with longer, slower days are all useful ways of increasing your speed!

MOST effective? Lose weight.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:08 PM
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73.2: If I were thinner, I wouldn't bother to exercise at all.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:10 PM
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I bought a bunch of 34" pants and then started to creep up the scale. I don't want to have to buy new pants before I even get gravy stains on the current ones.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:13 PM
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Should I try some sprinting or just keep doing what I have been doing? (Which is running 3.4 miles as fast as I can

I don't understand how these aren't the same thing. Though I guess you can't sprint for 3.4 miles.

Anyway, I'm not a runner, but it seems as though varying the pace, per TJs 73.1, makes sense. What's the goal? To become faster per mile in a 3.4 mile stretch, or to become stronger and, perhaps, lose weight by raising your metabolism and burning calories? If the latter, then intervals/pacing. I think that's right.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:15 PM
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74: I hear that, but thems the breaks.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:24 PM
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76: The goal is to run faster so I can burn more calories in less time so I don't have to stop eating Swedish Fish and drinking*.

*Those are two valued alternatives, not a single combination.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:30 PM
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Also, Moby, the track coaches say that you can get faster in two ways: higher turnover rate and longer stride. Do a *very* slight lope for a quarter mile some time when you are well warmed up--just be careful, as this is tough on your calf muscles and all those connectors. Then do normal stride length, but slightly more rapid for a quarter (to do this I always had to make it *feel* like my strides were shorter!). Then put them together for a quarter, and you will be flying.

Also pay attention to form; be vertical. Hands s/n/be clenched. Forearms at a gentle 90, swing through about 90 (rotate the center of that arc to the front by about 20/"-30 degrees). Get your thighs up, etc.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:32 PM
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O.K. I'll try that. There is a nice flat tenth of a mile track by me that I could try this stuff on.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:37 PM
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Fartleks!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:53 PM
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Excuse you.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:53 PM
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Anyway, I've always wanted bigger calf muscles, so maybe I can get that if I lose the plodding gait I use.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:56 PM
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You can also try fleeing something scary or catching something awesome.


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 7:58 PM
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You might also tear your Achilles tendon, giving you plenty of time to lie around, eating Swedish Fish and drinking.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 8:03 PM
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It's interesting to me that Moby's approach is to focus on time, because he and I started on running around the same time. I've been pretty much ignoring time but interested in adding distance, always allowing myself to walk for a spell if I want to, and speeding up and slowing down with what feels right. I'm quite sure I'm shaving off time (based on how long it's taking), but I'm just actively ignoring that and keep focusing on adding new bits to the course I charted.

Not saying one approach is better than the other; it's just a different approach. Moby probably doesn't listen, while running, to nearly as much Saves the Day as I do, either.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 8:14 PM
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My feet really hurt last time I tried to run much more than four miles and they hurt when I tried to walk more than 10 miles in two days.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 9:02 PM
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What everybody else said: intervals and fartleks. Couch to 5K is basically interval training, and I went from not running at all to being able to do 2.8 miles at a 10-minute-mile pace in a couple of months.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 9:24 PM
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You know what doesn't hurt your feet, Moby? Powerlifting. Also, you never have to exert yourself for half an hour.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 9:34 PM
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You know what doesn't hurt your feet, Moby? Powerlifting. Also, you never have to exert yourself for half an hour.

Then there's climbing which can be thought of as sustained powerlifting where you can push yourself way beyond your normal limits because your brain is flooding your body with do or die chemicals. Trains all the muscle groups too.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 9:40 PM
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@60

Or I could make all the points about "standard range" "statistical significance" "minimum toxic dose" and "alternate sources of hydrocarbons including gasoline and refineries", but these are all Obamanoid conspiracies too. Richard Hofstadter would be proud.


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91:No, you are the one trying to tell me that one the top five biggest oil spills in World history, disguised by a simply insane use of toxic dispersants, has had and will have no adverse toxicological effects on the surrounding populations, either directly or along the food chain.

Or are you demanding I prove a direct causal chain to any epidemiological events? Cause that is what BP, the Coast Guard, Interior, and the EPA--and Obama--made the first priority, hiding evidence and preventing studies.

The second priority was hiding the amount released, as in dispersants over boom-and-skim, because BP pays a fine for every barrel recorded as released.

This was corruption that will kill, and a coverup done in plain view.

Obama didn't want any torturers investigated; didn't sic the SEC on Finance; and aided and abetted BP. The guy is a crony and a crook. Corrupt. Evil. Kills kids for profit.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:28 PM
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Firedoglake archives on BP and Deepwater

I can link and cite all day.

Every day. Every fucking day.

Been following the Bank Scandal in Afghanistan? This administration knew billions were being funneled to Bahrain. Now we are going to pay twice.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 7-10 11:38 PM
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I started doing some longer cardio work* recently after doing nothing but short intervals [HIIT type stuff] and martial arts training for many months. Was interesting to find, after finally replacing the battery in my heart monitor, that the kickboxing and HIIT stuff seems to have been working just fine at keeping my resting heart and basic CV fitness levels at where they were when I did more cardio training.

I need to get the speed up also, but not quite sure how fast one can go walking without adopting the stupid race walking gait.

* speed/power walking, as running fecks my knees and shins.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 12:15 AM
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Friend of mine powerwalks, and I think you have to look stupid really. But you get a fucking great arse from it, so probably worth it.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 12:23 AM
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re: 95

Hmm, that seems a Faustian sort of bargain. Worth a go, though, I suppose.

I wonder what the limit is for non-stupid walking technique. I'm around 13.5 - 14 minute mile pace at the mo' [sustained for an hour, I can no doubt go faster for shorter periods].


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 12:28 AM
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Bob,
You got spit in my eye. And it stings.

Did I say there would be "no adverse toxicological effects on the surrounding populations, either directly or along the food chain"? No.

Did I imply that mildly elevated hydrocarbon levels in the blood of 1 (or maybe 2) Gulf Coast residents from a possibly unreliable source at levels that may or may not be dangerous is possibly spurious and irrelevant? Yes, yes, I did.

Did I also imply that a guy who can't test ordinary water samples without having them explode might not be the most reliable of narrators? Yep. Guilty as charged.

Do I believe that the extensive use of Corexit was wrong? Actually, yes, even though I'm not convinced it's especially toxic and I have actually worked for Nalco. (Random trivia: one of the main components is also used as a laxative)


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 1:22 AM
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I am a bit bemused by the women wearing sweat pants with "PINK" or "PITT"

I am picturing a whole gang of the latter having a massive barney with a gang of women with "FOX" on their sweat pants.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 2:10 AM
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Is the Huff Post peer reviewed now or something?


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 4:13 AM
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89: I'm clumsy and drop weights on my feet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 4:39 AM
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How are you at snappin your hips, Kobe Hick?


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 4:53 AM
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97:That's twice you have said there is only one source.

Do your bosses count on readers not following links?

But hey, the regulars and readers can go with you, or follow the links I have provided above.

Meanwhile, I am getting drenched with Gulf moisture.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 6:48 AM
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97.last: I do question the extensive use of Corexit based in part on the Ixtoc experience. So it must have been Obama I suspect there are a variety of motives--some certainly may be less than honorable--but I bet it is mostly attributed to a misplaced reliance on "better living through chemistry" solutions.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 7:05 AM
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103

100% Agreed.

102

The commenters support me in email?


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 1:23 PM
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104:Keep it up,asshole and I will go to the FDL Archves and fill this fucking blog.

Let's start here and work backwards

Dilemma of Gulf Seafood August 20

Sometimes the best stuff is in the comments #25

The NRDC and 22 other groups sent Dr. Margaret Hamburg a letter yesterday saying that the FDA should revise its seafood risk assessment because the protocols don't sufficiently protect children and pregnant women and is asking for tests that look at "the potential for contamination of seafood by dispersant chemicals". I'd like confirm a few things.

1) What is your time frame for replying to the letter?
2) Shrimping season started Monday, but based on a AP story there are currently no testing for the dispersant chemicals in Corexit in the FDA tests? (AP story Aug. 16) http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2010/08/16/us_gulf_oil_spill_104/index.html
Is this correct?

Dr. Solomon's letter asks the FDA to revise its seafood risk assessment specifically for women, children and pregnant woman.

Here is Dr. Gina Solomon's letter for reference.
http://docs.nrdc.org/health/files/hea_10081602a.pdf

Dr Gina Solomon, didn't she make a pregnant woman blow up in testing?

You never did respond to the multitude of sources at 50, twice saying there was only one.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 8-10 4:43 PM
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22 :
An older term for awesomes, traditional in the SF fan community, is Feghoots


Posted by: joel hanes | Link to this comment | 09- 9-10 12:51 AM
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