Friday, October 3, 2008

Economics


A lot of people are worried about the economy lately and I know things look grim. But there is a silver lining, friends, and that silver lining is FASHION. Observe:

13 comments:

Ry Guy said...

I am kinda looking forward to the economic collapse and the fall of civilization if, for no other reason, my love for post-apocalyptic fashion.

I think I'm going to go for the eye patch look. Nothing looks cooler than a post-apocalyptic guy with an eye patch.

j'aime said...

what about a full mask? i thought those were supposed to be all the rage. wesley says so.

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! I'll have to raid my rag box and see what kind of post-apocalyptic gear I can find!

--Elizabeth Butina

Ben Hatke said...

Good Idea my old KK.

I'm on the lookout for huge spiky studded boots. Fashionable AND useful.

Daniel Nichols said...

Very nice, Ben, but wouldn't a helmet be useful? Maybe one with scary horns?

Ben Hatke said...

You know, helmets with scary horns are probalby a good example of how fashion is cyclical.

With all the financial turmoil lately, and the new "great Depression" looming, I bet a lot of people are wondering what they can do for income in a pinch. Here are some thoughts:

-buy up all the banjos now, while they're on the cheap. There will be a huge demand for banjos soon. Same goes for overalls, fingerless gloves, old boxcars and hip flasks.

-Speaking of hip flasks, I am predicting a veritable renaissance in moonshining. If you don't think home brewing is for you, perhaps you could sell moonshining parts and accessories!

-If writing is your forte, start scribbling down some cheerful song lyrics! And remember, it always "pays" to use phrases like "dag nabbit" and "con sharnit"

Daniel Nichols said...

Actually, I have read that ethynol is pretty much corn whiskey. All it needs to become bourbon is aging in wooden barrels. So it may be wise to stock up.
I am fortunate that I work as a mailman. Did you know the Roman postal service was still functioning 400 years after the Empire fell?

mike said...

haha! that's awesome, ben. i've been WAITING for the right time to finally tuck my pants in to my boots.

hey- it was great meeting up with you in florence! jen and i had a great time and it was cool to spend the evening just kinda chit chatting away with someone other than orselves. :)

Ry Guy said...

Here's a blog that agrees with you:

http://blogs.herald.com/dave_barrys_blog/2008/10/yes-the-world-e.html

Anonymous said...

Ben, I'm taking your advice to heart, dag nabbit! We've already got your first two suggestions covered here at my house (well, we didn't BUY a banjo, but we had one on loan from my father-in-law for a while). Now, I'm off to write a cheerful little song called, "The Big Chinese-milk-Tainted-Candy Mountain"--where's my flask?

--Elizabeth Butina

Tag said...

Bring on the Thunderdome!

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