Thuggishness Is a License for Silly Clothing

October 20th, 2007

Being a thug is a license to wear silly clothing.

I’m not talking about stuff like wearing your pants down around your knees. Sure, that’s incredibly silly, but it’s missing the intentionally silly aspect that I’m considering. No, I’m talking about things like the early 90’s trend for gangstas to suck on pacifiers. The same thing happens in Japan, with the preponderance of Wil-E Coyote and Bugs Bunny jackets worn by yakuza wanna-bes, and of course the ubiquitous Hello Kitty stuff.

Seriously, you have to be a pretty violent guy to get away with painting your totally street-illegal motorcycle pink and cover it with Hello Kitty decorations or Mickey Mouse ornaments.

At first, it kinda threw me, but I think I’ve figured it out. Basically, it’s a taunt. It’s a way of saying “I can do the stupidest stuff ever, and you won’t say a thing, because you know I’ll break your face if I hear it”.

Maybe that’s where all the evil clowns come from. “Sure, I can wear big floppy red shoes, a rainbow colored afro wig, and a giant nose that sqeaks when you touch it. I can do that because you know perfectly well I can carve you into little strips and gnaw on your bones.”

Oh, yeah, and about the lack of updates: no, I’m not abandoning the site, I recently bought a house, so I’ve been busy.  Should be back to normal now.

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