April 17, 2011

Protest fashion — pick your favorite from yesterday's protest fest.

1. Red ram's-horns hat, orange storm coat:

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2. Homage to the Shangri-Las:

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3. Looney Tunes, in leather:

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4. Gauzy skirt with woolly everything else:

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5. Retro-hippie:

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6. Shorts-n-sneaks in the snow:
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Your fashion choice is:
1. Ram's-horns on a hat.
2. The Shangri-Las look.
3. Looney Tunes.
4. Gauzy woolly.
5. Retro-hippie.
6. Man in shorts.

  
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54 comments:

shiloh said...

hmm

MadisonMan said...

I like retro-hippie's coat of many colors, so I voted for that.

I never see anyone I know in your pictures. Why is that?

Ann Althouse said...

I just noticed the extra "e" in "looney."

Ann Althouse said...

Probably didn't want to offend loons.

Maguro said...

Gotta be the Looney Tunes jacket. I mean, come on.

ironrailsironweights said...

I'll vote for the retro hippie chick. It's my hope that her look is retro in more ways that one. You all know what I mean.

Peter

EDH said...

How many potential male suitors view a mother and daughter side-by-side as a warning, like a skull and crossbones on a bottle of poison?

V the K said...

YouTube video of leftist union thugs booing the National Anthem. (Or, maybe, they are just "booing the message.")

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IURPRHVuqvM&feature=player_embedded

ironrailsironweights said...

While it's more of a long shot, there's a faint chance that the Gauzy Skirt chick in picture no. 4 might still be in her natural state.

Peter

Chuck66 said...

Hippie has a drum, so should be an easy win. You just can't have a good lefty protest without a drum to help you out with your "hey hey ho ho" chant.

Chuck66 said...

VK.....yeah, Badger Blogger has the booing of the national anthem. Stay classy, Madison!

Rockeye said...

"Man in Shorts" by a landslide. I blame anti-AltMead lowlifes.

Ann Althouse said...

"VK.....yeah, Badger Blogger has the booing of the national anthem. Stay classy, Madison!"

I was there (and mishandled my camera resulting in no video of it). What happened was: they were already booing and couldn't hear that it was the National Anthem. When they heard, they got silent, but many people were where they could not hear. Singing the national anthem is a way to silence protesters (if they can hear). Meade did it in the rotunda protests.

Ann Althouse said...

You won't get video of these protesters deliberately making noise during the anthem. That's my point. They just couldn't hear it.

Bruce Hayden said...

I won!!!

Though I suspect that Mr. Looney Tunes wears that coat out in public, other than just to protests. It probably was not cheap.

I think that the reason that I liked Shorts guy is that he looked the most normal, and after all the insanity, that counts.

I would almost suggest that he might have made it into Ann's line up based on her well known dislike for such on men. But I come from a part of the country where athletic or outdoorsy type men wear such routinely. That outfit would not be out of place in Boulder (CO) on cooler mornings. And, it is even worse in the mountains.

Ann Althouse said...

"I would almost suggest that he might have made it into Ann's line up based on her well known dislike for such on men. But I come from a part of the country where athletic or outdoorsy type men wear such routinely."

The temperature was in the 30s! It was snowing! That's not "athletic" wear for that weather. It's just plain stupid. It's not comfortable, and it's radically desexualizing (except to pedophiles).

Bruce Hayden said...

I just noticed the extra "e" in "looney."

I was wondering if it was an attempt to get around the Warner Brothers' trademark, but, no, according to Wikipedia, it looks like the way to spell it. And, here is their official site.

Ron said...

If the Manolo has a suicide wish...he just needs see these photos!

Ann Althouse said...

The winner *should* be one of the females, but I knew if I put the man in shorts in the quiz, a lot of people would vote for him as a way of claiming their own interest in wearing shorts (as against my disapproval).

And you wonder why women don't want to have sex with their husbands!

Anna said...

Hippie-chick with drum was my choice. That is so 1960's.

The ram-horn hat? See weirder stuff at football games.

Shangri-Las. Mom is just a fashion disaster. What daugther was wearing, not too bad. Except I just can't bring myself to wear ripped jeans.

Ann Althouse said...

Here is video showing the respect the Wisconsin protesters have for the national anthem. This was witnessed directly by Meade and me many times.

The story about booing the national anthem yesterday is unfair and deceptive.

Bruce Hayden said...

The temperature was in the 30s! It was snowing! That's not "athletic" wear for that weather. It's just plain stupid. It's not comfortable, and it's radically desexualizing (except to pedophiles).

If you ever want to see that sort of thing on a routine basis, try Summit County, Colorado. I know of one guy there who won't put on long pants until the temperature, in Fahrenheit, goes negative. (Probably still working at the Sports Authority there).

On the other hand, there are others, like me, who never wear them, except in-doors.

Donald Douglas said...
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Donald Douglas said...

I'll get this linked up at my place later. Meanwhile, Meade might get a kick out of this, on Robert Farley's Lawyers, Guns and Murder: 'Patterson School of Diplomacy, University of Kentucky, Screens Steven Soderbergh's Che to Commemorate Fiftieth Anniversary of Bay of Pigs'.

Mr. D said...

I like the Shangri-La one the best. Remember, walkin' in the sand....

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

I voted for the guy in shorts for exactly the reason you predicted: solidarity! Shorts-wearing men unite! Down with the long-pants tyranny!

The best professor I ever had was George Piranian for Honors Math; and when weather permitted (and he tolerated some pretty cold weather), George taught in hiking boots, shorts, and T-shirt. If it was good enough for George, it's good enough for me.

MadisonMan said...

Anyone who votes for a man who wears shorts in Wisconsin in April when it's snowing is voting for ignorance. Shame! (And I'm not even mentioning -- 'til now! -- those dreadful socks!)

You only had to listen to the forecast to know that it was gonna be a sucky day weatherwise. Flouting the forecast only demonstrates you're too stupid to understand the spoken word -- or that you're trying to make some bizarre point. That doesn't always cost much -- but 30+ people have been killed by the weather over this past weekend. Pay attention!

Lucius said...

Younger Shangri-La girl wins on the sexy factor-- tho yes, willingness to be seen in public alongside "mom" in that guise has to be some sort of warning.

Subjectively speaking, Wooly Gauzy is more up my alley, though I can't quite decide by the face if she's more like 25 or 45.

In a pinch, the hat could be used to muffle the wrinkles, I suppose . . . . Anyway, she's taken.

--Seriously, I've had a couple of weird 'she looked 25 from behind, then I saw the face and I was *wrong*' moments lately, so it's a preoccupation. I think Wooly's still cute if she's 45, I'm just preferring she would be--

Rose said...

Giving The Sartorialist a run for the money! Love it!

Karl said...

I selected Gauzy skirt with woolly everything else. She looks like a lot of fun, except her guy would probably insist on watching.

This is before I looked at the Shangri-Las at the original size. Mom is holding a pentacle patterned thing - maybe an umbrella?
So she's got the wicken thing going on. In addition to the fisting button....

LarsPorsena said...

"I voted for the guy in shorts for exactly the reason you predicted: solidarity! Shorts-wearing men unite! Down with the long-pants tyranny!.."

Yes!!!! Rise and rally, my shorts clad brothers!

edutcher said...

Gauzy skirt gets it, but anybody in shorts in that kind of weather deserves a dishonorable mention.

Ann Althouse said...

The winner *should* be one of the females, but I knew if I put the man in shorts in the quiz, a lot of people would vote for him as a way of claiming their own interest in wearing shorts (as against my disapproval).

And you wonder why women don't want to have sex with their husbands!


Shorts are for warm weather. No currier of favor, I.

PS My wife thinks I look cute in shorts.

And it's no impediment to, uh, you know...

AprilApple said...

It just doesn't feel complete without a pippy goth stocking.

Anna said...

Karl, Shangri-La Mom has a cowbell in her hand. Not sure of the sticker on her coat, looks like a green Africa on a pink circle. Or a green Power-Fist.

wv - henatio I have no clue, but Rahm's chicken has to be invovled.

PatCA said...

Speaking of retro hippie...This lefty/Madison movement utilizes all the paraphernalia of the '60s for its protest, sans one: big puppets.

I attribute Prosser's win and Walker's on this sloppy organizing.

Karl said...

Anna -
Look at mom's left side, *Original Size* (right click on photo, select original size)

My mom's cool - she's a witch!



WV - tater. They call me 'tater salad

Anna said...

Karl, OK. I really don't know how I missed that. If its an umbrella, wow never seen one like that. if she is Wiccan, I would not think she would mis-use a symbol of power like that. So betting a wanna-be, perhaps leather chick, wanting to be cool and then letting Mom tote it.

It speaks of epic fail.

wv - neeks Necromonicum Geeks are Neeks?

Michael said...

I believe most of these people are not far removed from the farm and their small towns. Several laps behind the fashion seen in any real city or coastal enclave.

D.D. Driver said...

No mention of the guy with Gauzy-Skirt-Woolly-Everything-Else. You know, the one with his pants tucked into his socks?

D.D. Driver said...

Oooop. On closer inspection it looks like he cuffed his pants halfway up his ankle. Still, he looks like he should be traipsing around Neverland with the rest of the lost boys.

Karl said...

Anna - you're probably correct.
The kids' entire outfit was purchased at the Hot Topic at West Towne mall.
Still. I like to think that mama's a witch.

Stephanie said...

Ann Althouse said...
You won't get video of these protesters deliberately making noise during the anthem. That's my point. They just couldn't hear it


Well, epic fail on your part, because there is video galore, if not your own.

virgil xenophon said...

I'm with Maguro all the way!! GOT to be the best! (Probably got it from one of the now defunct Warner Bros stores. We have a large framed collage of Marvin the Martian & his helmeted dog on a motorcycle [Maguro would be jealouse] purchased for our son's room at the King of Prussia Mall Store in 1999--as well as a large red heart-shaped porcelain vase w. Pepe le Pew and struggling cat in embrace on front I bought as a Valentine present for my wife.)

m stone said...

You won't get video of these protesters deliberately making noise during the anthem. That's my point. They just couldn't hear it

Isn't that the point. The anti's simply don't listen to what is being said nor do they want to. How do you reason with people who drown you out?

Penny said...

"How do you reason with people who drown you out?"

Troublesome when that happens...BUT

How do you drown people who do not reason?

Well...without being charged with murder?

Penny said...

Being charged with "not listening" carries a much lower jail sentence.

Penny said...

Must say that makes me laugh!

What IF we were charged and convicted to a jail sentence for "not listening"?

Penny said...

Hell that might put most Americans either IN jail, or BUILDING jails.

Penny said...

OK, I overspoke with that "most".

We still have those 99'ers on unemployment, the welfare crowd, PLUS the old and the infirm, all of whom have no good reason to either go to jail, or build that jail.

BOOM BOOM BOOM!

Can you hear me now?

Penny said...

As an aside...

Hillary Clinton just tweeted me.

She wants to exchange her cankles for the ankles of gauzy skirt's male companion.

I put her in touch with Chief Boxerbeagle at the Protest Cafe'... two doors up thataway ^.

vbspurs said...

I voted for Looney Tunes. Not only apposite, but it makes me feel I have SOMETHING in common with at least one person in that crowd.

Deb said...

Plato's Closet must be cleaned out.

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Tully said...

In summer, you can have my cargo shorts and aloha shirts when you tear them from my cold lifeless body.

In winter, you'll have to get them from my dressser. I mean, come ON. It's SNOWING, you moron!