Sunday, February 2, 2014

For Those Who Care for That Sort of Thing


Apparently there's a football game today.

While I'm the last person to get caught up in our great national sports-industrial complex,* there's never a bad reason to consider a little prime beef, is there?

Personally, I tend to think of this not so much in athletic terms as a chance to mark the anniversary of the death of poor Miss Janet Jackson's career.  Her reckless moment (which was as much Mr. Timberlake's, although from all I hear he continues to go from strength to strength) reinforces my belief in Miss Stein's adage (originally on the death of Miss Isadora Duncan) that "affectations can be dangerous" - in this case, a rather unflattering piece of nipple jewelry in place of scarves, but still...

* I long ago shared the closest I ever got to this second national pastime, and I've never really given it much thought since.

9 comments:

  1. I think you should share that advice with this young man. That jock strap looks both well-filled and perhaps too tight.

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    1. Actually it looks just right!

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    2. But he should probably take it off. I mean, really.

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  2. I liked your comment on Towlroad about Rene Flemming. Very true observation.

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  3. I would certainly pay more attention to sports if all of the athletes dressed like this young man!

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    1. Indeed - I think we should start a drive to restore the Greco-Roman tradition. Think how much more diverting the Olympics would be. Well, at least the summer Olympics. One shudders to think of the shrinkage at the winter variety...

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  4. I'd start watching football and giving a damn if they'd make this the standard uniform.

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  5. This is the best argument I've seen in ages for a game of touch football.

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  6. Y'all have dirty minds. I like that.

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