Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Gangsta style

You know that scene in Mary Poppins, when Dick Van Dyke starts dancing with the penguins? Needing to become more penguin-like, at one point he sort of hitches down his pants so that the crotch is around his knees and starts waddling.

Well, today as I was walking to the library I found myself behind a hip, urban gangsta type, wearing an oversize green tracksuit with a low-slung waist and the crotch hugging his knees. Thus encumbered, his walk was more of a rolling waddle.

So here’s the question: if you were a hip, urban gansta, would you go out of your way to look like a green, plush penguin?


Paula said...

Funny. If I was a gangsta, I probably would, just because in order to even be a gangsta, you have to have a certain level of stupidity.

On Broadway, this scene was replaced by a rather risque (because of the costumes) scene where the naked statues in the park come to life. Body suits and the miscellaneous grape leaf did little to help. It was a little uncomfortable with the kids there. Luckily no one asked why there were naked people dancing on stage.

Reenie's World said...

My confusion lies with the "urban gangta" look. Where the boys who where really tight jeans "sag" them. I guess it's because they're so tight they can't get them up?

The warm up pants I never understood. If you're excising do you really want to risk your pants falling down? And if you're not exercising why wear the warm up pants?