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(adn.com)   This is Alaska, where our clothes horses parade before the awestruck crowds in garments of duct tape, balloons, guitar strings, bubble wrap, computer parts, paper clips and coffee beans (pics)   (adn.com) divider line 45
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2008-03-02 02:09:06 PM
clothes horses parade

DOES NOT COMPUTE
 
2008-03-02 02:10:12 PM
Slow not-news day Drew?
 
2008-03-02 02:11:11 PM
Well, at least it's a direct quote from the article, and not subby's fault.
 
2008-03-02 02:13:21 PM
"paper clips and coffee beans... wine corks."
Yikes! Careful where you wear those, don't want to lose them, and have them stuck somewhere!
 
2008-03-02 02:14:42 PM
I'd pay for the jigsaw puzzle outfit.
 
2008-03-02 02:15:34 PM
Your mom clothes horses parade.
 
2008-03-02 02:17:48 PM
+++ Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++
 
2008-03-02 02:18:44 PM
Alaska - the land *Canada* didn't want because it was too cold.
 
2008-03-02 02:32:13 PM
is this just the worst headline ever, or can i not read?
 
2008-03-02 02:36:45 PM
studebaker hoch: Alaska - the land *Canada*Russia didn't want because it was too cold.
 
2008-03-02 02:38:19 PM
The horses always go at the END of the parade.
 
2008-03-02 02:49:59 PM
funmonger: clothes horses parade

DOES NOT COMPUTE


ERROR! ERROR! BAD GRAMMAR OVERLOAD!
 
2008-03-02 02:51:21 PM
Weird, I didn't see any pics at all.
 
2008-03-02 02:52:49 PM
illicit: funmonger: clothes horses parade

DOES NOT COMPUTE

ERROR! ERROR! BAD GRAMMAR OVERLOAD!


How is it bad grammar? If you can have a single "clothes horse", then you can have multiple "clothes horses". And those clothes horses could parade up and down the street.

Poorly written, yes, but grammatically correct.
 
2008-03-02 02:58:17 PM
Yes, this passes for real journalism in Alaska.

Sometimes I really miss that place. Rarely. But it happens.
 
2008-03-02 03:01:43 PM
Wow. How badly did these people need the attention?
 
2008-03-02 03:18:33 PM
What horses? Just a bunch of ugly womans, wearing sacks of crap.
 
2008-03-02 03:21:15 PM
Is that a syntax problem? WTH is syntax anyway?
 
2008-03-02 03:21:52 PM
erossing: illicit: funmonger: clothes horses parade

DOES NOT COMPUTE

ERROR! ERROR! BAD GRAMMAR OVERLOAD!

How is it bad grammar? If you can have a single "clothes horse", then you can have multiple "clothes horses". And those clothes horses could parade up and down the street.

Poorly written, yes, but grammatically correct.


Well, excuse me for making a joke. I was quoting:
www.brendoman.com
 
2008-03-02 03:25:58 PM
robot_in_disguise: Yes, this passes for real journalism in Alaska.

Sometimes I really miss that place. Rarely. But it happens.


They say it's beautiful there.

/My parents went there on a cruise
//Yeah, they're like that
 
2008-03-02 03:27:32 PM
Tim Gunn does not approve.
 
2008-03-02 03:45:18 PM
Headline makes my head hurt.
 
2008-03-02 03:46:51 PM
It must be even more mindnumbingly boring in Ketchikan than in North Pole this time of year. And why would'nt "Clothing horses" been more appropriate?

Some of the models DID appear horse like...
 
2008-03-02 03:49:14 PM
erossing: illicit: funmonger: clothes horses parade

DOES NOT COMPUTE

ERROR! ERROR! BAD GRAMMAR OVERLOAD!

How is it bad grammar? If you can have a single "clothes horse", then you can have multiple "clothes horses". And those clothes horses could parade up and down the street.

Poorly written, yes, but grammatically correct.


How is it grammatically correct? The reason it doesn't sound right is because it should be "clothed horses". The "clothes horses", seems to me, would only be applicable if it was written in a possessive form, "clothes' horses", which would make since in your argument (or cloth's horse). But that would only be correct if the cloth was the owner of a horse - how can an inanimate object own an animate one?

"Clothed horses" is correct because, in this instance, "clothed" is an adjective describing "horses". Furthermore, the phrase from the headline is "clothes horses parade". It should be, "clothed horses' parade", although some English teachers will argue that it should be "clothed horses' parades" (so long as "parade" is not used as it's verb form, then there's no doubt it would be "clothed horses' parade").
 
2008-03-02 03:51:23 PM
Oh yeah, and I make no excuses for any incorrect grammar in my previous post (except the parts I was pointing out).
 
2008-03-02 03:56:08 PM
You don't know what a "clothes horse" is, do you, laebshade?
 
2008-03-02 03:56:47 PM
My uncle used to live in Ketchikan. I believe he said they had so much precipitation they could use rainwater for their plumbing. He lives in Fairbanks now.

Visited it once in July, so it doesn't really count, does it? :-)
 
2008-03-02 04:06:48 PM
us.movies1.yimg.com
 
2008-03-02 04:13:13 PM
Tillmaster, is that one of those damn compound nouns that have a space in them? If it isn't, well.. it should be "clothed horse". "Clothes" is not an adjective.
 
2008-03-02 04:23:12 PM
I just wanted to say "winterdyke."

Winterdyke.
 
2008-03-02 04:39:49 PM
laebshade - Yea. It is one of "those damn compound nouns that have a space in them". Isn't English grand?
 
2008-03-02 04:40:47 PM
WHAT THE FARK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?
 
2008-03-02 04:47:55 PM
So none of you have heard the expression 'clothes horse?' Seriously? I've seen it with a hyphen between them, but you can take my word for it that it is a real expression.

Generally 'clothes horse' means someone with a penchant for fine clothing, with a slight negative connotation, like glutton.
 
2008-03-02 04:48:00 PM
huh.. for some reason all the title made me think of was:

Our country reeks of trees
Our yaks are reeeeally large
and they smell like rotting beef carcasses


/ I am the keeper of the cheese
// and you are the lemon merchant
/// and he KNOWS it
//// thats why he's going to KEEL us!
 
Ook
2008-03-02 05:06:09 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotheshorse

can we be done with this argument now? the clothing on display are cool and funny, the concept of the actual designers/artists/creators/whatever doing the modeling themselves is a good one, one I'd like to see more often.
 
2008-03-02 05:12:28 PM
TTIUWOP of my favorite Portland stripper who occasionally wears dresses made of shredded newspaper and shopping bags, when she wears anything at all.



NSFW, duh but no bewbies since its Myspace.
 
2008-03-02 06:09:18 PM
palelizard: Wow. How badly did these people need the attention?

It's called "having fun".
 
2008-03-02 06:39:15 PM
www.248am.com
THIS. IS. ALASKA!!!!
 
2008-03-02 06:50:21 PM
'Clothes horse' is a wooden frame used for drying clothes.

It's often used metaphorically to describe models, since they are, in a sense, a frame used for displaying clothes.

c/f 'washing line'
 
2008-03-02 07:03:23 PM
HaHaHaHa .... Alaska is a frozen shiathole that nobody wants to visit.
 
2008-03-02 08:03:53 PM
Didn't they decriminalize marijuana up there?
 
2008-03-03 12:23:50 AM
4 oz/at home/for personal use - it's a long winter.
Why else would we dress up in duct tape, balloons, guitar strings, bubble wrap, computer parts, paper clips and coffee beans?
 
2008-03-03 02:39:34 PM
hyperspacemonkey: studebaker hoch: Southeast Alaska - the land *Canada*Russia The rest of Alaska didn't want because it's too full of hippies.
 
2008-03-03 02:43:05 PM
bloop287: 4 oz/at home/for personal use - it's a long winter.
Why else would we dress up in duct tape, balloons, guitar strings, bubble wrap, computer parts, paper clips and coffee beans?


Yeah, but the feds can still nab ya for it. This only applies to state/local authorities.
 
2008-03-03 07:36:21 PM
Ook: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clotheshorse

can we be done with this argument now? the clothing on display are cool and funny, the concept of the actual designers/artists/creators/whatever doing the modeling themselves is a good one, one I'd like to see more often.


Thanks for that. I suppose I didn't really have an idea what a "Clotheshorse" was.

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