Jumat, 28 Januari 2011

Firewater Friday - Pants on the ground

I don’t know about you but I hate to see kids (and worser(1), adults) wearing their baggy ass pants below   . . . well, their ass. This silly fashion trend has been around since I was in high-school, which is to say a fairly long time. 

What’s the point?  It looks stupid and it can’t be comfortable having to hitch your pants up or have to hold your pants up with one hand or walk like you just got sodomized in a ridiculous effort to keep your pants from dropping to your ankles. 

If you were ever curious about this fad, here’s what I found out.  I can’t say whether or not it’s true but this is what I found on the interwebs about this goofy “style”.  And, if it’s on the Internet then it MUST be true.


This thing started in the 80’s as a way for gang member to identify whether they have done a stint in prison. Or, at the very least, imply  that that they’ve done some time.

What was once a mark of shame is now fashion statement.  Originally, wearing your pants in this manner was a prison thing that signified that you were another prisoner's property. If you were some dude’s bitch, he forced to wear your pants this way so it would be easier for him to pull your pants down and corn-hole you.

Seriously, who would make something like that up??

To those of you who think this look is uber cool, do you really want to give the impression that you’re available to do the bunghole boogie?  Uhm . . . ew!


In several municipalities it is actually a crime to where pants in a such a way as to show underwear . . . indecent exposure and whatnot. 

It’s ironic that a fashion statement that started in prison will actually get you thrown in the slammer. 

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A man has creatively invented a created a device to keep saggy pants from hitting the ground.  Subs™ is a garter belt that “fastens around the waist like a belt and is connected to expandable straps that clip onto pants, regulating how low-slung they are.”

You can purchase your Subs™ here.


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Speaking of pants on the ground . . . I had just started a job and the funniest, but embarrassing, thing happened.  My new boss and I were moving some equipment; computers, printers and whatnot.  My boss was a big, BIG man.  He lifted a printer off a table and his pants slid down his legs.  There he stood with the printer in his arms in his in his stripy boxers and his pants around his ankles.  I'm not sure who was more horrified.  TOO freaking funny!

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Pants on the ground





  • 1 Oz Vodka
  • 1 Oz Gin
  • 1 Oz Tequila
  • 2 Oz Orange Juice
  • 8 Oz Cranberry Juice



Fill a glass half full of ice.  Add the vodka, gin and tequila. 

Top off with cranberry juice, leaving a little head space.

Pour orange juice on top and garnish with an orange wedge.  

Sit back and keep on your pants up.






(1)  not a typo  :-)~


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