Monday, June 12, 2006

World Cup Size

Read the very latest on all the World Cup games at Austin Kelley's World Cup Newsletter. The adorable, sneaky, sharp illustrations on Austin's site are provided daily by the very handsome Marshall Hopkins.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

We Are One

If you think you have nothing to wear, or are otherwise depressed, just remember that we are all ineluctably connected. If you pass a gorgeous, well-dressed woman on the street, you too are in a way gorgeous and well-dressed. (And we begin to see how the torture of prisoners is ultimately self-defeating.)

Six Degrees

When your brain starts zinging with electric connections between bubble skirts and Plato, Kevin Bacon and prisoners on death row, then you know you're cooking with grease.

But what does any of this have to do with what you should wear this very second?
1) Kevin Bacon wore a bubble skirt in Footloose
2) Bubble skirts remind us of hot air balloons
3) The world's first hot air ballon ascent was in 1783. The passengers were a sheep, a rooster, and a duck. (The sheep was utterly terrified, while the duck and rooster remained blase throughout.)
4) The first hot air balloons were made of silk.
5) Apparently (yay, Internet!), silkworms are easy to raise. So no more pesky shopping trips.
6) Ergo, this very second, wear a pale pink kimono fashioned of homemade silk, made in your very own apartment by your very own worms.