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(Popular Science)   A bunch of guys forced to wear button-down shirts and white lab coats invent a scientific justification for their jealousy over those of us who get to wear Hawaiian shirts to work   ( popsci.com) divider line
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5971 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Feb 2014 at 1:44 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-25 12:58:49 PM  
I'm trying to imagine a scientist being jealous of a guy serving umbrella drinks at one of Jimmy Buffett's theme restaurants, and I just can't do it.
 
2014-02-25 01:28:32 PM  
As a senior manager for a major airline, I wear a Hawaiian shirt everyday.   I do a boring job, and I care more about my comfort than I do about the opinions of others.

Besides I married a latina, and she seems to be drawn to the bright colors.
 
2014-02-25 01:49:27 PM  
As a game programmer, I also wore Hawaiian shirts to work every day. It beat just a tshirt.
 
2014-02-25 01:50:08 PM  
I enjoy wearing one on occasion, and if others choose to mock me, I will bear it in stride.
 
2014-02-25 01:50:40 PM  
"There's only two kinds of guys who wear Hawaiian shirts: gay guys and big fat party animals.' - Homer Simpson

Big fat party animal here. Love Hawaiian shirts.
 
2014-02-25 01:54:01 PM  
In our lab, dress code is pretty lax, so long as you're not in rags, and you have on your PPI when you're going to be doing something.

Classic story is we had a senior scientist get phenol on his legs years ago. He refused to take off his pants because his tech was there.

Or he was just that hardcore.
 
2014-02-25 01:54:38 PM  
Hawaii gets its own shirt.  Where's my Illinois shirt?  It's a kinda casual/dress shirt with deep pockets and a tail that hangs down to Kentucky.  Will and DuPage are still considered Collar Counties.   As soon as you buy one, you assume a portion of a billion dollar debt but the person you sell the shirt to will actually have to pay that.

Still nicer than many of the other flyover shirts.
 
2014-02-25 01:55:03 PM  

carmody: "There's only two kinds of guys who wear Hawaiian shirts: gay guys and big fat party animals.' - Homer Simpson

Big fat party animal here. Love Hawaiian shirts.


And guys who work in IT. Hey...wait....
 
2014-02-25 01:57:50 PM  
i1048.photobucket.com


Ua mau, ke ea o ka aina, i ka pono, o Hawai'i
 
2014-02-25 01:58:07 PM  
FTA:
According to a report from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, the victim, 35-year-old Donald Canary of Zolfo Springs, and two of his friends confronted lounge employee Brad Stanford over what they felt were disrespectful comments Stanford made towards a waitress.

See, folks, THIS is what happens when you try to white-knight for someone who won't sleep with you regardless.  We have all been forewarned!
 
2014-02-25 02:00:39 PM  
I could wear a hawaiian shirt, but I don't own any.  I do have a few nice guayaberas though.

/IT
//Flip Flop season is here
///spring fever slashies
 
2014-02-25 02:00:42 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: FTA:
According to a report from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, the victim, 35-year-old Donald Canary of Zolfo Springs, and two of his friends confronted lounge employee Brad Stanford over what they felt were disrespectful comments Stanford made towards a waitress.

See, folks, THIS is what happens when you try to white-knight for someone who won't sleep with you regardless.  We have all been forewarned!


But was there a hawaiian shirt involved?
 
2014-02-25 02:07:04 PM  
Whenever our 6 regional sales VPs came to town for conferences, they all dressed the same. We called them the "Tommy Bahama mafia."
 
2014-02-25 02:08:40 PM  

minoridiot: Besides I married a latina, and she seems to be drawn to the bright colors.


what a latina may look like:

www.latinawallpaper.com

/carry on
 
2014-02-25 02:15:41 PM  
You know who else used to wear white button down shirts?

static7.bornrichimages.com
 
2014-02-25 02:18:49 PM  
I used to drive a paratransit van, and the customers were very appreciative of my bright shirts. They all were broke with medical issues and were glad to have something to laugh about.

/added 'party' to the trip to the doctor
 
2014-02-25 02:26:07 PM  
pnmedia.gamespy.com

"Why must we wear these ridiculous ties?"
 
2014-02-25 02:26:53 PM  
Cue Kleiner complaining about wearing these ridiculous ties.
 
2014-02-25 02:27:36 PM  

JerkyMeat: ToastmasterGeneral: FTA:
According to a report from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, the victim, 35-year-old Donald Canary of Zolfo Springs, and two of his friends confronted lounge employee Brad Stanford over what they felt were disrespectful comments Stanford made towards a waitress.

See, folks, THIS is what happens when you try to white-knight for someone who won't sleep with you regardless.  We have all been forewarned!

But was there a hawaiian shirt involved?


Ha!  Yeah, probably.  Especially if it's Friday.
 
2014-02-25 02:27:46 PM  
*shakes tiny fist*
 
2014-02-25 02:28:08 PM  

NightSteel: *shakes tiny fist*


Serendipity.
 
2014-02-25 02:28:54 PM  

buckler: NightSteel: *shakes tiny fist*

Serendipity.


You can do anything, at Zombocom.
 
2014-02-25 02:31:46 PM  

buckler: [pnmedia.gamespy.com image 200x200]

"Why must we wear these ridiculous ties?"


Good to see you!
 
2014-02-25 02:33:19 PM  
"Fat" was 90% of the shirt's popularity in the late nineties.

/I was fat in the late nineties
//I had 5
 
2014-02-25 02:34:26 PM  
Haha it is Magnum PI Tuesday at my work place. I got the cap and shirt and jeans and shoes.. just need a Ferrari now lol.
 
2014-02-25 02:43:48 PM  
I wear Hawaiian shirts that are made by actual Hawaiians... at least that's what Chang tells me. He sells them to me out of the back of his van. Sometimes he acts like he doesn't know they are the genuine article, but he snaps back into it once I remind him what he told me before. He's very happy in general, unless his pals show up and ask him about "Vig"...(?)  He says that's the name of the town in Hawaii where my shirts are made. I like Chang... he's pretty cool. He tells me he donates most of the proceeds from our sales to "the poor staving Armenians". Wow, what a man of the world.
 
2014-02-25 02:43:55 PM  
Not all Hawaiian shirts are equal.
 
2014-02-25 02:44:55 PM  
Work dress codes achieve nothing at all.
 
2014-02-25 02:51:01 PM  
Given that the scientists in question are at the University of Hawaii, and even titled their paper in pidgin, I think they likely wear ALOHA shirts any day they like.

/Now what mainlanders think of as Hawaiian shirts? Those they are very unlikely to be jealous of.
 
2014-02-25 02:52:43 PM  
Hawaiian shirts I have no problem with. I've got a ton of 'em and they're great for by the pool, cookouts, and summer poker parties and of course the yearly Buffett concernt .

It's the farking bowling shirts that I got to toss.   I haven't been able to wear one of those in 3 years. Thanks Charlie.
 
2014-02-25 02:56:27 PM  
Every group has it's uniform to identify themselves and to others

i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-02-25 02:57:47 PM  
Begs to differ:
static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-25 02:58:53 PM  
dashburst.com
 
2014-02-25 03:10:01 PM  
The only thing worse-looking than Hawaiian shirts are bowling shirts.
 
2014-02-25 03:16:08 PM  
My old boss (VP at a technology company) wears nothing but Hawaiian shirts.

He has long-sleeved Hawaiian shirts.

LONG-SLEEVED Hawaiian shirts, I tells ya.

/long-sleeved Hawaiian shirts
 
2014-02-25 03:17:06 PM  
If you don't like what I am wearing you can keep your mouth shut and just keep on living.
 
2014-02-25 03:18:44 PM  

TheNewJesus: If you don't like what I am wearing you can keep your mouth shut and just keep on living.


OR, we can tell you you look ridiculous and you can keep on living.

/PS: you look ridiculous in a Hawaiian shirt
 
2014-02-25 03:19:49 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: The only thing worse-looking than Hawaiian shirts are bowling shirts.


Behold!

felt.co.nz

The Hawaiian shirt bowling shirt!
 
2014-02-25 03:22:28 PM  
Wear Hawaiian shirts most of the time when the weather permits.  Been too farking cold to wear them lately.

/Not fat or gay.
//Really,  just old.
///Slashies for added emphasis.
 
2014-02-25 03:35:32 PM  
I wear Hawaiian shirts and a lab coat, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2014-02-25 03:40:58 PM  

TheNewJesus: If you don't like what I am wearing you can keep your mouth shut and just keep on living.


See, the reason I don't care for Hawaiian shirts is the people who wear them often turn out to be douchebags. So thanks for providing an example.

www.supertopo.com
=Smidge=
 
2014-02-25 03:56:48 PM  
I wear Hawaiian shirts, a pair of crocs and a fedora to work.

It is the lesser of two evils. Otherwise I would need to explain to each and every person I interact with that I have a whole box full of mental illnesses, and am not just trying to be obnoxious.  Before I started dressing like a clown, guys would try to fight me as I carried on about my tasks, talking to myself and twitching away. Now, everyone just laughs and takes pictures.

TLDR; peoples impulse to facebook/twitter a funny picture is one of the few things that will over-ride their impulse to kick someone when they are down.
 
2014-02-25 04:08:21 PM  
I'm a scientist and have worn Hawaiian shirts much more often than lab coats.  The researchers in this story aren't the mixing chemicals kind of scientists and likely have never worn lab coats and certainly don't have anyone forcing them to wear button down shirts.  Being a scientist is probably among the least restrictive dress environments.
 
2014-02-25 04:25:13 PM  
I love Hawaiian shirts. At one time I had 12 of them, some old, some new. Two of them I got in a bar (at different times). I saw someone wearing them and asked if I could have them and they said yes. That was when I used to be young & cute.
 
2014-02-25 04:25:38 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

/scoff
 
2014-02-25 04:33:49 PM  

trappedspirit: Not all Hawaiian shirts are equal.


This
There are good and bad Hawaiian shirts. Some have muddy colors or colors that clash -  like they are trying to be the midwest version of a Hawaiian shirt. A good Hawaiian shirt is a thing of beauty.

ikanreed: Work dress codes achieve nothing at all.


This too
Look at people who have to follow a dress code - might as well tattoo 'Replaceable Peon' on their forehead.

I have about a dozen Hawaiian shirts. These include ones made of silk with the pattern done in the weave of the shirt. I've worn one of those to job interviews. Also there is nothing like a bright Hawaiian shirt (over long underware) on a cold dreary Jan/Feb day!
 
2014-02-25 04:40:48 PM  

zzrhardy: I wear Hawaiian shirts, a pair of crocs and a fedora to work.

It is the lesser of two evils. Otherwise I would need to explain to each and every person I interact with that I have a whole box full of mental illnesses, and am not just trying to be obnoxious.  Before I started dressing like a clown, guys would try to fight me as I carried on about my tasks, talking to myself and twitching away. Now, everyone just laughs and takes pictures.

TLDR; peoples impulse to facebook/twitter a funny picture is one of the few things that will over-ride their impulse to kick someone when they are down.


It's probably your lack of pants that disturbs them.
 
2014-02-25 04:57:15 PM  
As Teiritzamna: pointed out, they're called Aloha Shirts subby.
 
2014-02-25 05:00:42 PM  

Fark Irony Police: Classic story is we had a senior scientist get phenol on his legs years ago. He refused to take off his pants because his tech was there.


Phenol taught me the true meaning of the phrase "chemical burn."  Turns out they call it a chemical burn because it feels like your skin is actually on fire.  Who knew?
 
2014-02-25 05:05:25 PM  

Crudbucket: ArcadianRefugee: The only thing worse-looking than Hawaiian shirts are bowling shirts.

Behold!

[felt.co.nz image 592x543]

The Hawaiian shirt bowling shirt!


so the restaurant in the Aiea Bowling Alley is actually eally farking good with awesome food to include top shelf desserts
 
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