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(Fox 11 Online)   Having solved the rest of the city's problems, Green Bay alderman wants to ban saggy pants. Judging from the local reaction, it's about as likely as banning halter tops or stupidity   (fox11online.com) divider line 72
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2013-07-15 03:53:38 PM
Ahh yes....Green Bay with problems of increased homeless, an increasing drug issue, and has an issue with younger adults moving out to the twin cities or Chicago  because there are no jobs here outside of the new CostCo or Cabellas, lets focus on the 1% of the population of our city that dresses like dopes. But yet Helga on Sundays is allowed to wear a cheese bra and daisy dukes to Lambeau and no one will bother her.
 
2013-07-15 03:54:53 PM

JuggleGeek: There are already public indecency laws.  If those don't apply, then the government has no business acting as fashion police.

That being said, when you wear your pants around your knees, you look like a farking idiot, and I reserve the right to treat you like a farking idiot, or laugh at you, or make jokes at your expense.  What are you going to do, chase me down and beat me up?  You can't run, because you're a farking idiot who doesn't know how to dress yourself.


This. Those pants make you look like an idiot, but unless I see nad, dong, or sphincter, they have no business trying to outlaw it.
 
2013-07-15 03:59:24 PM
Whenever I've asked people what exactly it is that bothers them so much about sagging pants, the only substantive reasons (not just "because it's stupid") that I've ever gotten are variations of 1.) that it's not practical/functional (you have to keep pulling them up, it inhibits your mobility, it's uncomfortable), and 2.) that it began as an emulation of thugs.

As for the first reason, I think it's pretty obvious that fashion and practicality rarely have a lot to do with each other. You could make the same kinds of arguments against high-heeled shoes or neckties.

As for the second reason, I've always felt that however the trend may have started, it's long-since taken on a much broader appeal, to the point that many young people who do it aren't even aware of it's criminal origins. But today I was inexplicably motivated to do a minute of research on the origins of neckties (another pointless, superfluous, uncomfortable fashion trend) and lo and behold I found this:

     "The modern necktie spread by Europe traces back to the time of the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) when Croatian mercenaries from the Croatian Military Frontier in French service, wearing their traditional small, knotted neckerchiefs, aroused the interest of the Parisians."

I don't know about you, but to me that sounds awfully similar to emulating thugs. Just food for thought.
 
2013-07-15 04:01:16 PM
OK, I absolutely hate the droopy pants idiocy. I can tell the perp is an idiot just at a quick glance though.

Here is the weird part. I've seen a few females try this as a "fashion". It looks just as horrible on females as it does on males. I wouldn't have expected that.
 
2013-07-15 04:05:17 PM

SirEattonHogg: I dunno about droopy pants, but having spent plenty of time in Wisconsin, I'd say the main items of wear in that state during the non-winter months are sweat shirts (often with either packer or badger logos or t-shirts with the same), carharts, hunting camo and jorts.

People in Wisconsin really don't dress up.  Except maybe going to Sunday service.


Sweatshirts and Carharts during non-winter months?  It's 88 degrees today.  I promise you no one here is wearing a sweatshirt.

/wish I had one on now though
//farking freezing in the office.
 
2013-07-15 04:10:16 PM
blatz514:
Sweatshirts and Carharts during non-winter months?  It's 88 degrees today.  I promise you no one here is wearing a sweatshirt.

/wish I had one on now though
//farking freezing in the office.



Yeah, I meant more in the spring and fall.   Those Wisconsin summers can be brutally hot and humid.
 
2013-07-15 04:22:44 PM

SirEattonHogg: blatz514:
Sweatshirts and Carharts during non-winter months?  It's 88 degrees today.  I promise you no one here is wearing a sweatshirt.

/wish I had one on now though
//farking freezing in the office.


Yeah, I meant more in the spring and fall.   Those Wisconsin summers can be brutally hot and humid.


I figured as much.  It's pretty gross outside right now.
 
2013-07-15 04:24:40 PM
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2013-07-15 04:27:20 PM
If the ghetto dipshiats wish to self-identify, why would we want to stop them?
 
2013-07-15 04:53:45 PM

Molavian: someonelse: I'd be in favor of it, as long as they also ban belts cinched below the giant overhanging beer gut, which, frankly, is much more of an issue in Green Bay than the urban saggy diaper look.

someonelse: Wisconsin is already full of people who emulate the looks of Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein

someonelse: Whenever I see one of these, I want to play it like a bongo.

someonelse: And crafty.

someonelse: Based on the hat Boyce was wearing in the interview, he seems to be a bit ... fastidious about his attire, as my grandmother would say (because she wouldn't say "gay.")

someonelse: These should be outright banned, not just for overweight women. They don't look good on anybody.

But chunky gals should not be allowed to wear puffy winter coats. Especially not white ones that make them look like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

Did Wisconsin not call you back after a one-night stand, or something?


I live here. I kid because I love.

/Packers win the Super Bowl!!!
 
2013-07-15 04:57:22 PM

eagles95: But yet Helga on Sundays is allowed to wear a cheese bra and daisy dukes to Lambeau and no one will bother her.


Blessings be upon her.

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2013-07-15 05:10:54 PM
And my hometown makes the Fark front page.

So proud.
 
2013-07-15 05:14:22 PM
It's stupid, but what are you really going to do about it? Outside of schools and private venues it's a first-amendment issue.

As long as it's not clearly indecent, like a wang hanging out, it's a waste of time and money to try to legislate it.

In other words, if someone has more covered than a speedo or a string bikini then the city is going to be spending way too much money in court. Even then many places now allow women to go topless, so the bottom standard is, well, bottoms. It's not a fight I want my government in.
 
2013-07-15 05:42:37 PM
Oblig:

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2013-07-15 05:58:03 PM

blatz514: SirEattonHogg: blatz514:
Sweatshirts and Carharts during non-winter months?  It's 88 degrees today.  I promise you no one here is wearing a sweatshirt.

/wish I had one on now though
//farking freezing in the office.


Yeah, I meant more in the spring and fall.   Those Wisconsin summers can be brutally hot and humid.

I figured as much.  It's pretty gross outside right now.


And we get to see some 90's later this week. How does Winnebago smell now?
 
2013-07-15 06:06:41 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: blatz514: SirEattonHogg: blatz514:
Sweatshirts and Carharts during non-winter months?  It's 88 degrees today.  I promise you no one here is wearing a sweatshirt.

/wish I had one on now though
//farking freezing in the office.


Yeah, I meant more in the spring and fall.   Those Wisconsin summers can be brutally hot and humid.

I figured as much.  It's pretty gross outside right now.

And we get to see some 90's later this week. How does Winnebago smell now?


As long as the wind blows west to east, we should be good. But I'm sure it's pretty smelly.
 
2013-07-15 06:21:11 PM

Jument: They should make pelvis movements on stage and dancing in the aisles illegal too!

I hate droopy drawers. Looks retarded, not even considering WTF it's all about. But in 5 years it will hopefully be out of style and a thing of the past.


Its already been over fifteen years, I doubt it goes away in five more. I hope it does, but I'm not counting on it
 
2013-07-15 06:28:10 PM

Jim from Saint Paul:


I've just learned a very valuable lesson about reading fark whilst eating. To not to.
 
2013-07-15 06:30:47 PM
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2013-07-15 07:04:59 PM

Lundah: They might as well ban halter crop tops, have you ever seen the women in Green Bay?


FIFY.
 
2013-07-15 08:38:27 PM
Watching an episode of Cops right now...

If it's not white trash smacking each other with baby wipe boxes, it's pants sagging pieces of shiat hollering, "What I do?" as a bag of crack is pulled from the knee level pants pocket.
 
2013-07-15 09:59:39 PM
While we're at it...

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