With the recent discovery of the world's oldest known trousers
in China, it may be time to look at the history of that two legged garment invented in response to a specific need: to make travel by horseback far more comfortable. [more inside]
posted by julen
on Jul 3, 2014 -
At first, it seemed the Azeris would win the Olympic Pants War handily
, but then Norway, with its argyle advantage
(in crazy and crazier
varieties), seemed to have taken the lead. Now, US snowboard cross racer Nate Holland (competing, of course, in this wonderful outfit
) is stepping in to set the pants rules for his own sport
. But in the end, no matter what country they're competing for, it's the figure skaters
who have won. As history has shown us, they always have the best pants of them all
posted by ocherdraco
on Feb 19, 2010 -
Land of the free.
So long as you don't wear unapproved pants. The racist angle kind of surprised me; I would think people would be outraged on the basic principle alone.
posted by Bovine Love
on Sep 17, 2007 -
are a set of pants that enable the wearer to produce drum sounds by hitting various parts of the pants with his hands. The wearer thusly becomes a cyborg musician, his body assuming the roles of both player and instrument, allowing for spontaneous electric hambone solos or even collaborations with other musicians in a band setting."
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Sep 7, 2007 -
Possibly the greatest comic-book ever written about a dead man wandering through Hell in search of his pants, Stig's Inferno
is available online! Issues 1
, and 7
posted by lekvar
on May 10, 2007 -
Is Catholic-Anglican Reconciliation the only way forward?
, they're Catholics
In 1920 the Church of England - Anglicans - called for its reconciliation with the Catholic Church, and in 1925 the Catholic Ecumenical movement
sought to make the Anglicans an autonomous Catholic church with the Archbishop of Canterbury as its patriarch. It would have been similar to the Coptic and Syro-Malabarese
churches. The move was quashed by Pope Pius XI
, who ended the ecumenical movement there and then.
If conservative Anglicans chose this third way, instead of infighting over sexuality and gender issues or establishing a new model for membership, it could keep its married priests, its land, its churches, it's membership, and the Archbishop of Canterbury would still have a job.
posted by parmanparman
on Jul 7, 2006 -
FanPants To provide padding in the form of an oversized buttocks positioned in the seat of the pants.
Talk about over-serving your target market... yeesh. [SFW - some flash - via Milk and Cookies]
posted by scarabic
on Apr 15, 2004 -
Little robots in your pants
-- Popular Science calls Dockers to investigate their claim that the stain-repellent "Go Khakis" use nanotechnology. Certainly my favorite headline of the day thus far.
posted by logovisual
on Jul 18, 2003 -
Pants Are Evil --
at least for the ladies; so says the King of Swaziland
. The absolute monarch of this small African nation says the Bible prohibits women from wearing pants, and also that individual human rights are an "abomination." Before you laugh in disbelief (like I did), learn more on Swazi political and religious beliefs inside... (via kottke
posted by serafinapekkala
on Jun 3, 2003 -