Belts and Drugs

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The rodeo-clown-pants fad has long been a favorite target of mine. When young men first started wearing baggy pants falling down below their butts, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I’d ever seen (and I was right) and I thought that given the unadulterated stupidity of it, and the inconvenience of shuffling around town with your pants half down as though you were using the toilet when the fire alarm went off, I thought the fad would pass quickly. (I was wrong.) By my unofficial calculations, these pants have been in style now for around 20 years. We now have an entire generation of children who will grow up thinking it is normal to wear comically-huge pants. It may be a sign of the apocalypse. So the idea of an international organization that provides belts to baggy-drawered boys is an appealing idea. Not that they would use them. (My apologies if I have offended any Jazz Pickles who wear comically-huge pants. You may make fun of my mustache if you like.)

 

 

 

And here is a cartoon about everyone’s favorite subject: DRUGS! Honestly, the holidays in my family were not nearly as much fun as they are now before the invention of Prozac. A generous helping of marijuana can make the holidays go down easier, too. So I’ve heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIZARRCHIVES: Here’s an oldy-but-goody from 1999 that tells the same story in a different way. I really dislike the character art in this one but it is what it is so there you go. No sense crying over spilt cliches.bz12-29-99

8 thoughts on “Belts and Drugs

  1. I clearly remember as a kid in the 60s, that *other* kids were wearing their pants very low, so that “fashion” is much more than 20 years old…it’s just that the pants have gotten progresively lower over the years.

  2. Some of the young men/boys in the high school I work at have evolved to the next level of baggy pants wearing by using belts and then they push their pants way down below their butts, my guess is the belt keeps the pants in place to free up the hand that held onto the pants.

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