It's All Because.
Have you ever had those days where you're wondering just why everything about your life is feeling like it's going down the toilet bowl? Oded Gross
knows, and he will tell you all about it. In a song
posted by brownpau
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Beyond boxers or briefs:
Undergarments vary much more than the current styles we find in the nearest haberdashery
department or at Victoria's Secret
. Mormons have the temple garment
, the next bold step after pantaloons
. But throughout modern Western history, women tended to wear dress-like undergarments
, (with or without
accompanying drawers) though both 19th century men
wore the union suit, an earlier type of long-johns.
Of course, there's always the earliest of them all, the loincloth, worn by the ancient Egyptians
. Similar is the malo worn
by some Pacific Islanders, the Japanese fundoshi
(warning: excess of manflesh), and the more elaborate Indian dhoti
, the male companion to the sari.
And we mustn't forget the bra! Though not a lower-body garment, it has had a long--if tumultuous
worthy of quick mention
posted by lychee
on Jan 30, 2005 -
Do you like boobs? Do you like spikes?
How about boobs that look like blowfish?
Spiky Bras is an innovative concept, to say the least. Bras (and other, related underthings) covered with spikes. Why not? Give people the impression you have 300, 400 nipples! But why stop there? They have feathery bras
and flowery bras
and men's underpants that talk
(ie. "I'm a horny 'lil devil!"). This may seem crass and juvenile but nothing is as cool as the glowing cactus
that now tops my Christmas list.
The site is relatively SWF, that is, if you think looking at pictures of boobs stuffed in bras covered with what looks like white, plastic Hershey's kisses is safe for your workplace.
posted by E_B_A
on Dec 2, 2004 -
"The "Brief Safe"
is an innovative new diversion safe that can secure your cash, documents, and other small valuables from inquisitive eyes and thieving hands, both at home and when you're traveling. Items can be hidden right under their noses..." [via Aces
posted by bluno
on Mar 31, 2004 -
Do men deserve it?
A new commercial for lingerie airing in the UK shows an attractive woman getting ready for her date (putting on a number of sexy unmentionables), then walking by all the men at the bar to kiss her equally lovely girlfriend, sitting alone waiting for her. The tagline implies the lingerie is too sexy to waste on men. (warning: Quicktime)
posted by jonson
on Jul 29, 2003 -
Underwear, raw eggs, temporary tattoos, condoms designed to match your blood type, emu jerky, marijuana, hot noodles, super glue. What do they all have in common, besides possibly being things you need to have a really unforgettable Saturday night? They're all things that have been sold in vending machines
. From Raphael Carter, author of the insect-centric Honeyguide weblog.
posted by iconomy
on May 29, 2002 -
Butt For You
"You can do a lot for your pecs, biceps and abs - but when it comes to your glutes you can only go so far. Great for sports!"
posted by kirkaracha
on May 28, 2002 -
Girls forced by principal to show underwear at school dance
What in the blazes is going on in schools these days that allows idiots like this to be administrators? First strip searching primary school kids, now forcing young ladies to lift their skirts and pull down their blouses to prove that they are wearing "appropriate underwear"? If only we were still allowed to keelhaul
posted by dejah420
on May 1, 2002 -
2001 Ig Nobel Results:
What is most suprising about this is that 9 out of the 10 winners actually wrote acceptance speeches. Awards went to the creator of "Stalin World," a study of teens who pick their noses, a study of injuries due to falling coconuts, and the invention of fart-proof underwear.
posted by KirkJobSluder
on Oct 7, 2001 -
It appears that foul contraption, the brassiere, is not only constricting, but holds up women's natural defenses against toxins. Surely, this article will give feminists of the bra-buring ilk the support they need to lift and separate their message from the din.
posted by CRS
on Aug 31, 2001 -
UnderEZ by UnderTec Under-Tec Corp presents a new product to eliminate the foul odor caused by flatulence. Under-Ease are a patented protective underwear with a specially designed pocket with replacable multi-layered filter.
certainly seems to be a marketable product. i'm thinking that beyond the geriatric set this appears to be aimed at, it might be useful for those sunday afternoon football games, when all the guys are huddled around the t.v., drinking beer and eating doritos...
posted by bwg
on Jul 23, 2001 -
Disney cast members no longer have to wear dirty underwear.
Apparently those Mickey and Goofy suits come complete with a set of undergarments that the employee had to wear, and turn in at the end of the day to be laundered -- that was the plan, anyway. Turns out those undergarments weren't being washed thoroughly. "Some workers had complained about getting pubic lice and scabies. 'Things have been passed around,' said Gary Steverson, a stilt walker at Animal Kingdom. 'I know I don't want to share my tights and I don't want to share my underwear.'"
posted by RylandDotNet
on Jun 7, 2001 -