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On the Boats and on the Planes

They’re coming to America.

These intrepid travelers are our Specimens of the Week! They also open our Independence Day celebration, which will run through Monday evening.

On the Boats and on the Planes

Ugly-Pants Alert! The Cat’s Pajamas, Part II

“They may have been slightly fuzzy,” writes Phil. See Part I.

Ugly-Pants Alert! The Cat's Pajamas, Part II

These Boots Are Made for Gawkin’

And that’s just what we’ll do.

These Boots Are Made for Gawkin'

Acid Rain

She’d have to be on something.

Acid Rain

Floral Flotsam, Part XI—Another Black-and-White Edition

We return to a black-and-white motif for entries 86 through 90 in our Floral Flotsam category. See more Flotsam here.

Floral Flotsam 86

Floral Flotsam 87

Floral Flotsam 88

Floral Flotsam 89

Floral Flotsam 90

Does She Nazi the Problem?

Red bootlaces are sometimes associated with neo-Nazi and skinhead movements. Urban dictionary says that they are:

Color coded shoelaces used by the skinhead movement. Signifies that the skinhead has committed [sic] a violent act against whoever the heck it is skinheads hate these days.

Forum participants on that bastion of critical thought, Stormfront.org [warning: racist “white-pride” site], have remarked:

I’ve always heard red means you’ve “spilled blood” usually by fighting someone or attacking someone but necessarily killing anyone.

Boot laces were usually in support of your soccer team.… It did end up crossing over. I always hear:… Red: Honor the blood spilt to preserve the race.

The color [Red] shoelaces/suspenders means/symbolizes our “Blood” or “Race” with equally meaning in Paganism as well Christianity and both Pagan and Christian scriptures.… So when Skinheads … use Red and White shoelaces and or suspenders it means (The purity of the blood of our White race and people).

Growing up in the San Fransico [sic] bay area durring [sic] the early 80’s … [r]ed laces on oxblood Doc’s meant neo-nazi gang member.

I’m not suggesting that this woman is a neo-Nazi, skinhead, or anything like that. I don’t even remember what race she is. (If I had to guess I’d say white, not because she’s a racist, but because white hipsters are usually the ones who wear stupid shit like this.) However, she might want to explore the history of the red bootlace and alter her boots accordingly.

In any case, she is our Footwear Felon of the Week!

Does She Nazi the Problem?