Sunday, April 29, 2007

Rebel yell

I'm tired and I'm sick, so I'm not going to write a novella today. Instead I'll leave you to ponder this thought.

Who goes out in public in matching mother-daughter outfits of cut-up-to-here ragged cut-off blue jean shorts and Confederate flag tie-dyed T-shirts that say - in very prominent letters - REBEL B*TCH - right across the stomach? And yes, it was the full word for a female dog - in letters two inches high.

When did American taste go right past the gutter and take the first handbasket on the expressway bound for hell?

And it wasn't like these two were going to be a catch for any man. The mother looked like a body double for that old woman in "There's Something About Mary" -- but with more wrinkles and fewer special effects. Think crocodile after ten years of an African drought. The daughter was an elephant trying to fool everyone into thinking she was a gazelle. Muffin top, thou art no woman's friend.

I'm all for freedom of expression, but I'm still just not quite sure of the taste level there. But hey, it's just the Wal-Mart.

What were they returning you ask? A car sun visor - too small for their Ford F150.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hope you feel better! DH is ailin' too, must be too much exposure to the Florida elite =P.
Some people have funhouse mirrors in their trailers.....

Plummy said...

You said it yourself. It's Walmart taste. Not American taste. The breed that goes into Wally World is not the norm.

IF I have to go in to Wally World, I make sure to go at 6 am when the one out here opens because it's basically empty, and the people that are in the store are like me and would rather not be there, but live in such a small, isolated town that there is no alternative for what we need.

Debo Blue said...

Well, I'm all for free expression and you know what they say...you are what you wear.

At least no one will have to wonder where they stand on civil rights.

kelmeister said...

Did they have a receipt?

luckycanucky said...

We have fashion felons up here in Canada, too. Sometimes I love working the fitting rooms. I just wish I could really tell them how they look when they ask for my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Rebel doesn't necessarily have anything do do with civil rights, jackass. States Rights mean anything to you?

Anonymous said...

Dude, as you go south from Minneapolis the taxes get lower as do the levels of sophistication, taste, and personal hygiene.

Anonymous said...

That's ok, the last Monday in April is "Confederate Memorial Day" in Mississippi and state employees have the day off and state agencies can close.

Anonymous said...

Anon@11:24: Yes. In particular, rights to keep slaves and to relegate people who aren't white to second-class citizenship.

Lincoln's major mistake was being too generous. After the Civil War, every former member of the confederate army above the rank of corporal should have been deported or shot, and their property distributed among former slaves.

Property rights? Rights against the government? Fine. But those rights end when they start to infringe on the freedoms of others.

Fuck off to somewhere that still has slave markets and see how you like it there. Dickweed.

Anonymous said...

"Rebel doesn't necessarily have anything do do with civil rights, jackass."
In defense of the other anonymous. No need to be nasty. Take a guess at the race of people who wear the confederate flag and call themselves rebels? They don't believe everyone should have the same rights....just sayin'

Anonymous said...

I sure wish we had some pictures of you to laugh at and ridicule!