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(Huffington Post)   Now you've done it cruel world. Because of your neglect, former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos' legendary shoe collection has been destroyed   ( divider line
    More: Sad, Imelda Marcos, Ferdinand Marcos, fourth floor  
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2012-09-23 03:57:40 PM  
4 votes:
Does anyone there really give a sh*t? I mean honestly, the whole reason for the shoes' significance is that they were a symbol of the kind of irresponsible decadence that pervaded the Marcos' regime while many of their citizens lived in desperate poverty. I'm kind of amazed that they weren't burned/shredded.

It would be like French peasants crying because Marie Antoinette's powdered wigs were found moth-eaten in a closet.
2012-09-23 04:13:26 PM  
2 votes:
After having been stricken with the Marcos' in the first place, I don't see why the people of the Philippines would be obligated to curate all of their leftover shiat. They should have handed all of those shoes out to people who needed them.
2012-09-23 03:22:30 PM  
2 votes:
"It's unfortunate because Imelda may have worn some of these clothes in major official events and as such have an important place in our history," he said.

I get that they have some historical significance, but surely they can just choose a few pairs as representative of her reign and lose the rest. They weren't even displaying them.

I mean, it would be cool to have a pair of George Washington's shoes on display somewhere, but do we really need every pair he ever wore?
2012-09-23 07:23:08 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Gyrfalcon: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Thousands of soles have been lost

/oh the shoemanity

Useless without a 'shop.

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Excellent. + one and a cookie.
2012-09-23 07:14:14 PM  
1 vote:

Darkviking: I was stationed on Guam when the US evacuated her and their plan landed on Anderson AFB. Several of us lined the landing strip and waved them hello with the one finger salute.

Plane..plane landed. Damn Sailor Jerry!
2012-09-23 06:43:15 PM  
1 vote:
I was stationed on Guam when the US evacuated her and their plan landed on Anderson AFB. Several of us lined the landing strip and waved them hello with the one finger salute.
2012-09-23 06:25:27 PM  
1 vote:
At least we're not stuck footing the bill for them anymore.
2012-09-23 06:10:46 PM  
1 vote:
She is perfectly lovely in person. But of course that's her entire job.
2012-09-23 05:50:45 PM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Thousands of soles have been lost

/oh the shoemanity

Useless without a 'shop.
2012-09-23 05:41:49 PM  
1 vote:
Women be shopping.
2012-09-23 05:30:53 PM  
1 vote:
Cruel Shoes, Cruel World.

Works in reverse, too.
2012-09-23 05:07:14 PM  
1 vote:
Ah the Philippines; The Florida of Asia.
2012-09-23 04:57:41 PM  
1 vote:
Time wounds all heels.
2012-09-23 04:57:37 PM  
1 vote:

Notabunny: KrispyKritter: the foot fetish slide show below teh article is faplicious

I found it a little tame

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meanwhile in russia?
2012-09-23 04:53:56 PM  
1 vote:
Sic semper tyrannis!

How's the Filipino economy doing post-departure of the Marcosiosi? Might this not be a fitting symbol of a country long infested by kleptocrats as well as termites and mold?
2012-09-23 04:40:52 PM  
1 vote:
I visited the palace in the early 90's while my parents were stationed at one of the US bases. The entire basement of the palace was shoes. That may not seem like much until you figure that the basement was larger than most US middle-class houses.

/My mother made me go.
//It still haunts me.
2012-09-23 04:30:19 PM  
1 vote:
Time is cruel to shoes.
2012-09-23 04:18:04 PM  
1 vote:
Imelda Marcos, now a member of the House of Representatives...

Why does this not surprise me? She and her husband looted that country and were driven into exile, so of course they should elect her right back into government.
2012-09-23 04:09:39 PM  
1 vote:
My grandfather was somehow good friends with her husband during World War II. I think they worked together when he was stationed in Australia, or something. I don't remember all the details, but my grandmother kind of hung out with her a few times or something to that affect. Anyways when she kind of lost her wealth or status in the Philippines, she wrote a letter to my grandmother asking her to send her female American products like panty hoses, and other things. My grandmother said she was a high class biatched, and she literally burned the letter. She said she wished she kept the letter to show off how much of a biatch she was.

2012-09-23 03:30:38 PM  
1 vote:
Thousands of soles have been lost

/oh the shoemanity
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