But growing numbers of young people are leaping into the fray and doing the job themselves.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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Wednesday, January 02, 2008
While I find everything Hello Kitty disturbing, there are some things that turn up the disturbed barometer a bit more than others. I’m still having trouble figuring out if this Hello Kitty underwear that Sanrio is producing in multiple patterns is for boys or girls:
In either case, they are just plain wrong. And a closer look tells you just how wrong they are. What exactly is Hello Kitty trying to sell here?
Yes, you read that correctly. This is Hello Kitty kid’s underwear with “Juicy and Sweet” right across the crotch and the question “Want a bite?” directly above. I’m not too sure how appropriate that is for adult underwear, let alone children’s. Then again, it doesn’t seem like Sanrio is having much of a problem selling adult themed products masquerading as something else these days…
Of course, the native Japanese licensing deals are even stranger and if possible, more inappropriate. Say hello to Hello Kitty Douche. A highly reccomended blog for those who both hate and love Hello Kitty, with apparently inexhaustible depths of plausibly deniable cartoon depravity left to plumb. It makes me want to whomp up a Hello Kitty Tentacle Monster, but I am half afraid it might turn out to be a violation of an existing Sanrio copyright... Permalink to full story.
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
And this isn't even the most extreme example of "what's the point" swimwear at this site. (Click photo to go there.)
You could pare these sticky triangles with their selection of "string ONLY" swimwear which might make you street-legal.
Personally, though, this is the sort of "absurdly obscene" clothing that makes me snicker instead of stare, and frankly, I think full frontal nudity is less of an offense against whatever community standards there might be than these bits of tape that might well be legally sufficient coverage in some jurisdictions.
That's the irony, of course, and that's why I draw your attention to this. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the trashy, nearly naked blond. Nothing whatsoever. Permalink to full story.