April 2, 2012

"Bought a pair of men's Dockers cargo shorts through the Althouse Amazon portal."

Email from a reader strikes a perfectly dissonant chord. He knows how I feel about men in shorts... and people who are nice enough to use my Amazon portal.

So: get your Dockers cargo shorts: here.

35 comments:

Scott said...

In the Health & Personal Care section, Amazon.com has a wide variety of "bullet vibration toys." I'm assuming these are for your cat, right?

Fen said...

Bought Shorts through Althouse?

Ooooh. Bring out the ban hammer. :)

Curious George said...

I bought a book on roofing and a hammer. I'll be wearing shorts.

Scott said...

OMFG they sell DILDOS on Amazon.com! Except you have to use the zero character (0) in the word so that it's spelled "dild0". I'm not making this up, go try it.

I think we should all buy sex toys through the Althouse link.

Scott said...

Under Tools and Home Improvement, check out the "Miller Mfg. SS36 Livestock Prod". Great for if your cows don't come home.

Scott said...

Also in Tools and Home Improvement, one gallon jugs of Coyote Urine. Just the thing for summer cocktails. Amazon.com has everything.

Scott said...

Summer reading? You can download "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" to your Kindle for just $2.22

Elliott A said...

I was planning on buying some shorts this week (along with regular khakis. The stores never have my waist/length combination. I'm going to Hilton Head in a couple of weeks and I need shorts for biking and golf! Men cannot survive a southern summer without shorts. We don't have the clothes the ladies do with flow through ventilation!

purplepenquin said...

At what point does "short pants" turn into "shorts"? 'cause during the summer I tend to cut off jeans 1/2-way between the knees and the ankles...are those "shorts" or just "highwaters"?

Peter said...

What a moral dilemma. It's like if someone bought a women's razor through my Amazon portal.

edutcher said...

I believe this sort of situation is what the word, bittersweet, was intended to describe.

purplepenquin said...

bittersweet,

That word usually puts this song into my head. And that's a tough ear worm to shake.

Or use this link, if you're a fan of WoW.

Rockeye said...

If only Dockers were to produce a Squirrel-print short. Now that would be worth traversing any portal.

Titus said...

"In other words, [Obama]’s a racist hatemonger. Just to be clear. So much for hope and change. Hope is what he promised. Hate is what he’s delivering," - Glenn Reynolds.

Althouse's hateful best friend last Saturday night at 3:18 a.m.

lovely.

And Althouse, you are really fat. Any blogging heads you do you look like you are going to eat the liberal-not because of your amazing rhetoric, but because of your huge head and huge girth.

Pogo said...

Titus wants to get banned, being too cowardly to leave in a huff, fearing no one would care.

Take your mommy and daddy problems to a counselor, won't you? They might find it interesting.

Patrick said...

Ignoring Titus would probably bother him more than banning. Probably less paperwork, too.

AllieOop said...

Is it cruel to make a husband wear long pants on a 90 degree day in Wisconsin? What if said husband insisted on wearing shorts, would it cause a spat?

jimspice said...

Cash trumps principles. There IS a future for you in conservative politics.

Bob said...

Shorter Althouse: Buy shorts through my Amazon link! But don't send links of you wearing the shorts!

wyo sis said...

And again Titus proves that liberals are really fun nice people. I think I should follow his advice, because he has such a winning personality.

Ann Althouse said...

There was always an exception for genuinely hot weather and no air conditioning.

I'm considering a new exception: if you bought the shorts through my Amazon link!

Skippy said...

In other words, if Ann can make some money on the shorts, shorts are OK! How quickly her principles can be swayed, just for a few pennies!

WV: willyho. That must be Titus.

Carnifex said...

You won't be roofing long in those shorts. The shingles eat up your bare skin like sand paper, and when the sun comes out, you'll want that layer of cloth between you and the shingle. It gets hotter than a skillet.

Being a carpenter for 30 years, I did my share of roofing. Roofers are a special kind of crazy. It's back breaking, labor intensive, dangerous, and low paying. You stand on a slope, 20, 30, 40 feet in the air. No ropes, no safety harness, just friction and a belief in God keeping you there.

I've had the tar paper melt out from under my feet before. I've falling through the roof of an old theater, the only thing saving me from falling 30 feet to the concrete is my wide hips (thank you mom) catching on the sides of the hole I went through. I've been on roofs so hot that they burned the tips of my fingers, couldn't handle anything for days afterwards. I've had to shovel snow and ice off flatters roofs, some so slick just standing on them you slowly slide towards the edge. I've had to tell assistants "Don't do this. This is dangerous. I'll do it".(back before I became sane). I've roofed in blizzards, and heat waves, and hated every effing minute of it.

Leave the roofing to the professionals.

Curious George said...

"Carnifex said...
You won't be roofing long in those shorts. The shingles eat up your bare skin like sand paper, and when the sun comes out, you'll want that layer of cloth between you and the shingle. It gets hotter than a skillet.

Being a carpenter for 30 years, I did my share of roofing. Roofers are a special kind of crazy. It's back breaking, labor intensive, dangerous, and low paying. You stand on a slope, 20, 30, 40 feet in the air. No ropes, no safety harness, just friction and a belief in God keeping you there.

I've had the tar paper melt out from under my feet before. I've falling through the roof of an old theater, the only thing saving me from falling 30 feet to the concrete is my wide hips (thank you mom) catching on the sides of the hole I went through. I've been on roofs so hot that they burned the tips of my fingers, couldn't handle anything for days afterwards. I've had to shovel snow and ice off flatters roofs, some so slick just standing on them you slowly slide towards the edge. I've had to tell assistants "Don't do this. This is dangerous. I'll do it".(back before I became sane). I've roofed in blizzards, and heat waves, and hated every effing minute of it.

Leave the roofing to the professionals."

LOL you sound like penguin.

It's a 12 square three tab job on a three car garage (now converted to my woodshop)with a 5:12 roof. Pretty much the easiest roofing there is.

You can't work once the shingles get too hot because they get damaged. Not that it will be such a problem...it's at my lake home in northern Wisconsin. Hot means 80...if you're lucky. Plus the tree canopy shields the roof from the sun until very late in the day. I'll wear knee pads. I have already lined up a person that will do the heavy lifting. 3-4 day job.

A will save a bundle which will pay for a new drum sander, but more importantly I have never roofed, so I'm looking forward to it.

John Burgess said...

I'm still looking for a pair of shorts sporting squirrels.

chuckR said...

more importantly I have never roofed, so I'm looking forward to it.

12 squares should fix that. As much fun as getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick. I'm not quite as loony as carnifex, but I do have some stories from roofing days....

caplight45 said...

I had no idea my purchase would cause such acrimony.

Curious George said...

"chuckR said...
more importantly I have never roofed, so I'm looking forward to it.

12 squares should fix that. As much fun as getting poked in the eye with a sharp stick. I'm not quite as loony as carnifex, but I do have some stories from roofing days...."

Look, I have no intention of becoming a roofer. I'm just putting a roof on a garage.

Two summer ago I resided a 100 year old house just east of the Capitol in Madison. This roof will be a cake walk compared to that. BTW, the last portion of that job required me to get on a 12:12 pitched roof.

Rusty said...

Curious George said...
I bought a book on roofing and a hammer. I'll be wearing shorts.


Do yourself a favor. Get some knee pads as well.

Rusty said...

I'll wear knee pads.


Didn't see that. Good move.


The crappiest part of roofing other than tearing off is getting the bundles up there. Young, overconfident, teenagers help a lot.

Rusty said...

Ann. One of the most uncomfortable summer feelings is wearing shorts under welding leathers when it 80+ outside.

EMD said...

" I tend to cut off jeans 1/2-way between the knees and the ankles"

Careful, you might look like a hick.

Curious George said...

"Rusty said...
I'll wear knee pads.

Didn't see that. Good move.


The crappiest part of roofing other than tearing off is getting the bundles up there. Young, overconfident, teenagers help a lot."

I had a bursectomy on my right knee so knee pads are a must.

As far as getting the bundles up there, I have a laborer lined up. That said, I already built a sled that will slide up my ladder. Simple pulley and rope system.

Tear off should be easier since I can pull my pick up right under the eave and simply slide the shingles directly into the truck, and off to the dump.

I enjoy this kind of work. I'm a white collar professional (well, I work from home so most days t-shirt and shorts)with blue collar interests. I've completely remodeled the place myself...all new supply plumbing (PEX) and fixtures, carpeting, drywall, new kitchen cabinets, added a bedroom in the basement, added a sliding patio door. Most of the furniture I've built myself. All new trim in the entire house.

My wood shop I wired everything, put in a wood floor, took out a two car door and walled it off, added a window. Insulated the walls, and drywall. Did the heating myself.

I've never roofed. Need to change that.

city said...

nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

Nitin Kumar said...

Love these short trendy cargos. So comfortable and keeps you cool and dry for the duration of your most intense workouts