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(The Atlantic)   Q: Why do we wear pants? A: Horses   (theatlantic.com) divider line 78
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2012-07-13 11:23:10 AM
I'm not wearing pants.
 
2012-07-13 11:31:43 AM
The Scots don't wear pants because of sheep.
 
2012-07-13 11:47:42 AM
Jokes on you, subby! I'm wearing a horse!
 
2012-07-13 11:58:02 AM
Thanks for the earworm subby.

Do you know how to pony, like boney maroney?

/obscure
 
2012-07-13 12:06:10 PM
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2012-07-13 12:54:56 PM
Wrong.
The answer is because The Lord commanded it.

Deuteronomy 22:5

New International Version (NIV)

5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.
 
2012-07-13 12:56:00 PM
I'm going to forward this article to our admin officer and demand we either get to wear shorts or are provided free horses
 
2012-07-13 01:03:29 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Wrong.
The answer is because The Lord commanded it.

Deuteronomy 22:5

New International Version (NIV)

5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.


Why did so many priests wear dresses and robes?
 
2012-07-13 01:06:53 PM

AbbeySomeone: Why did so many priests wear dresses and robes?


Papists aren't really Christians?
 
2012-07-13 01:15:29 PM

AbbeySomeone: Thanks for the earworm subby.

Do you know how to pony, like boney maroney?

/obscure


Not remotely obscure. Not only was Land of a Thousand Dances a popular song in the 60's, it made a resurgence in the 80's (though I can't remember who sang it that time, there was a video in heavy rotation on MTV)
 
2012-07-13 01:22:30 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm going to forward this article to our admin officer and demand we either get to wear shorts or are provided free horses


Let me know where you work, have some friends looking for jobs. Kthnx
 
2012-07-13 01:34:55 PM
Q: Why should horses wear pants? A: Bronies.
 
2012-07-13 02:09:14 PM
Pretty sure there was plenty of pants wearing by people in colder climates, whether there were horses around or not.
 
2012-07-13 03:07:31 PM
You still look like a jackass in your Utilikilt, Subby.
 
2012-07-13 03:07:57 PM
just like that year in college
 
2012-07-13 03:09:54 PM

AbbeySomeone: Rev. Skarekroe: Wrong.
The answer is because The Lord commanded it.

Deuteronomy 22:5

New International Version (NIV)

5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

Why did so many priests wear dresses and robes?


The altar boys scatter when they hear a zipper?
 
2012-07-13 03:11:22 PM

timujin: AbbeySomeone: Thanks for the earworm subby.

Do you know how to pony, like boney maroney?

/obscure

Not remotely obscure. Not only was Land of a Thousand Dances a popular song in the 60's, it made a resurgence in the 80's (though I can't remember who sang it that time, there was a video in heavy rotation on MTV)


I blame Ferngully.
 
2012-07-13 03:11:30 PM

timujin: AbbeySomeone: Thanks for the earworm subby.

Do you know how to pony, like boney maroney?

/obscure

Not remotely obscure. Not only was Land of a Thousand Dances a popular song in the 60's, it made a resurgence in the 80's (though I can't remember who sang it that time, there was a video in heavy rotation on MTV)


Patti Smith - Horses
 
2012-07-13 03:11:49 PM
Oh no more horses, horses. I want to swim like a fish.
 
2012-07-13 03:13:50 PM
www.evilmilk.com
/like beating something that's already dead
 
2012-07-13 03:14:01 PM
Wow. Subby's succinct summary really did the article justice. Could the author possibly be less informative?
 
2012-07-13 03:14:08 PM
Because I don't want to get farked with for wearing a skirt, even though they're much more comfortable.
 
2012-07-13 03:15:45 PM
www.celebitchy.com

"If it wasn't for my horse. . ."
 
2012-07-13 03:16:11 PM
 
2012-07-13 03:16:27 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I'm going to forward this article to our admin officer and demand we either get to wear shorts or are provided free horses


Free horses are extremely expensive.
 
2012-07-13 03:18:12 PM

PYROY: Because I don't want to get farked with for wearing a skirt, even though they're much more comfortable.


I am squarely in the "pants are more comfortable" camp.
 
2012-07-13 03:19:00 PM
WHAT IS THAT MAN DOING TO THAT HORSE'S ASS?!
 
2012-07-13 03:20:50 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Wrong.
The answer is because The Lord commanded it.

Deuteronomy 22:5

New International Version (NIV)

5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.


Women's Pants are not Men's Pants

I have problem telling the difference. I am sure God isn't confused either.

/I was always told this scripture was more relevant to cross-dressing than clothing styles.
 
2012-07-13 03:21:51 PM
Is there such thing as horse zombies? Serious question.
 
2012-07-13 03:24:36 PM
As a Roman, I don't wear pants since they are not of the gods and am getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-07-13 03:25:50 PM

BumpInTheNight: [www.evilmilk.com image 600x337]
/like beating something that's already dead


Winning!

weiserfireman: Rev. Skarekroe: Wrong.
The answer is because The Lord commanded it.

Deuteronomy 22:5: A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

Women's Pants are not Men's Pants

I have problem telling the difference. I am sure God isn't confused either.

/I was always told this scripture was more relevant to cross-dressing than clothing styles.


Correct, at least in many modern understandings of Orthodox Judaism. The basis for that rationale is fairly obvious - the text doesn't specify what mens' and womens' clothing IS, just that the one group wears one style and the other group wears another and not to cross-dress.

It also makes this one of the few rules determined by zeitgeist and not an absolute standard.
 
2012-07-13 03:26:52 PM
During a course in high school we had to identify a technology which has changed our every day lives. Most groups chose things like the lightbulb or cars, I convinced my group to choose pants, with one of the benefits of the technology being able to ride horses.

I'm always happy to see history support the smart ass remarks I made in my youth.
 
2012-07-13 03:29:35 PM

AbbeySomeone: Rev. Skarekroe: Wrong.
The answer is because The Lord commanded it.

Deuteronomy 22:5

New International Version (NIV)

5 A woman must not wear men's clothing, nor a man wear women's clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.

Why did so many priests wear dresses and robes?


I think that may be the least of the RCC's problems
 
2012-07-13 03:30:52 PM

sweetmelissa31: Q: Why should horses wear pants? A: Bronies.


i.imgur.com
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-07-13 03:31:05 PM

albuquerquehalsey: [www.celebiatchy.com image 261x331]

"If it wasn't for my horse. . ."


"...I never would have spent that year in college."

/insert aneurysm
//explode head
 
2012-07-13 03:32:04 PM
Done in the Boobies
 
2012-07-13 03:34:06 PM
 
2012-07-13 03:34:54 PM
A horse took my pants.
 
2012-07-13 03:37:10 PM
Jodhpurs are eh black latex bicycle douche pants for people who ride horses like douches.


/Apache style.
//Western, if I have to.
///Hates hourse douches.
 
2012-07-13 03:40:39 PM
Wait - this suggests that EVERYONE wore skirts (or kilts) at some point, and that pants were invented to allow people to straddle horses. But I thought that skirts were invented by the male penis-archy to dominate women into submission!?
 
2012-07-13 03:44:46 PM

meanmutton: I am squarely in the "pants are more comfortable" camp.


Surprised nobody's done 25 Lines from Star Wars that Can be Improved if You Substitute the Word "Pants" yet.
 
2012-07-13 03:49:22 PM

AbbeySomeone: Thanks for the earworm subby.

Do you know how to pony, like boney maroney?

/obscure


Only obscure if you can't swim.
 
2012-07-13 03:49:36 PM

Boatmech: Modulistic: Is there such thing as horse zombies? Serious question.

How about zombie deer instead?

[cellar.org image 640x361]


What the fark!?
 
2012-07-13 03:51:23 PM

AbbeySomeone: Thanks for the earworm subby.

Do you know how to pony, like boney maroney?

/obscure


Is it wrong that my first thought was "Falls to Climb" by R.E.M.?

Link
 
2012-07-13 03:57:49 PM
Everyone knows this.

What is more fascinating is why women wore skirts (but no underwear) for most of recorded history. (Hint: Because we can't write our names in the snow)
 
2012-07-13 03:58:50 PM

Boatmech: Modulistic: Is there such thing as horse zombies? Serious question.

How about zombie deer instead?

[cellar.org image 640x361]


Whew, that looks nästi!
 
2012-07-13 04:01:24 PM
Ummm, another reason pants evolved is that pants are warmer than dresses which can make a real difference in cold climates where you don't want a breeze blowing up your dress.

However many things that looked like pants were really separate leggings: "Boots extended up the leg to button at the waistline". I guess the stress caused by horse-riding caused the fusion of 2 individual pants into a pair of pants that wouldn't separate during a gallop. Otherwise disjoint leggings make more sense because each can be independently replaced.

www.foundmark.com
www.thespiritoftheoldwest.com
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-13 04:03:09 PM

BumpInTheNight: [www.evilmilk.com image 600x337]
/like beating something that's already dead


I just clicked the "Funny" button for the first time...
 
2012-07-13 04:03:48 PM
I wear the ultimate in pants: German buckskin leather riding breeches. You stick like a post it note in the saddle. They are snug, confining (restricts swinging your leg over freely when getting in the saddle), a biatch to clean, but gawd the saddle grip is awesome. Them and a stiff pair of riding boots and you're securely clamped around the horse and feeling bulletproof.

/wears a Kilt on occasion....
 
2012-07-13 04:07:03 PM

PhDemented: Is it wrong that my first thought was "Falls to Climb" by R.E.M.?


you're not the only one
 
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