Monday, February 7, 2011

Lookin Like A Fool With Your Pants On The Ground

Long Beach Tells Teens To Pick Up Saggy Pants
City leaders want young people in Long Beach to do two things this February: pick ‘em up and keep ‘em up.

Bishop William Ervin along with Carson City Councilman Mike Gipson are calling on black children and teens to “pull up their pants on their waist” as a sign of respect during Black History Month.

But why stop there? A few suggestions I'd like to add...

Asians could be asked to drive like normal people during the Lunar New Year celebration. A good start would be to refrain from cruising the expressway at 25mph, or not signaling a right turn six blocks in advance.

Irish could refrain from drunken, loutish behavior in public every St. Patrick's Day.

Mexicans can turn down the cemetery boom boxes for Dia de los Muertos, and limit portable bar-b-cues to one per family.

Rednecks can put that rebel flag away on July 4th, and quit trying to run others down with their oversize truck.


Brian said...

I can't believe the whole wearing pants absurdly low thing has lasted as long as it has. Guys (black and white) were doing that when I was in high school (I graduated in '96).

Related aside: I got to witness an on-foot police pursuit of a young man in downtown Seattle this evening. The most impressive thing about it was how fast that kid could run with his pants halfway to his knees...

Gino said...

yeah, i hate it when casual becomes style and fashion, and this one wont die.