Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Signs Of The Times, Part 3

I think this kind of thing so often nowadays that I asked the lovely and talented Biscuits to make it into a cartoon:




That isn't me in the picture by the way. I can't wear things with buttons down the front.


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23 comments:

Aimee said...

Mildly curious: why can you not wear things with buttons down the front? They really aren't as tricky as you might think..

Billy said...

I'm the opposite, I have to have things with buttons down the front. Except cardigans. I don't want to look like Paul Weller for crying out loud.

Wyndham said...

I don't like buttons - they give me the creeps, to be honest. But the world is full of them.

Tim Footman said...

It's buttons down the site that perturb me. What are you, a duvet?

Tim Footman said...

That should, of course, be "side".

Although...

WV: "nehve". Name given to child by parents who think the Celtic vibe is pretty cool, but can't get their heads round the peculiar spelling.

Arabella said...

Chocolate buttons are nice.

First Nations said...

i've always wondered by they call it a belly button when you can't undo it and nothing happens when you press it. like an elevator door opening, or your origional copy returning or something. not even a candy bar.
stupid buttons.

patroclus said...

Ah yes, everyone focuses on the buttons. Of course.

I can't wear things with buttons down the front because of general issues with my size (tiny) and shape (selectively curvaceous). In fact I have many problems with clothing in general, which I won't bore you with.

While we're (sort of) on the subject, however, I do have a pierced belly button, but I got fed up of the ring quite quickly. Kept getting caught on things. Ow.

Tim Footman said...

"selectively curvaceous"?

Does that mean you have big tits when you feel like it?

Cool! Very few people can combine a parallel career as a glamour model and a hurdler.

patroclus said...

Well, these things are all relative, Tim.

Although 'selectively' really wasn't the right word. I think 'curvy in parts' is what I was trying to get at.

I'm rubbish at hurdling (too short), but on my wedding day my father in law told me that if my writing career ever failed (which it will do if I insist on using words in totally the wrong context), I could still make it as a Page Three girl.

This is the same father in law that once said to me: "You know, you could be a tart if you really wanted to." So far I haven't really wanted to, but it's nice to know I have alternative career options.

cello said...

I thought the button problem might be something to do with protecting your very expensive French underwear, but of course it's all about your stunning chest. You do realise a less modest woman would deliberately select buttoned tops in order to parade the straining buttons.

Interpreter Pavlov said...

Judging by several recent comments here and there it seems that Tim Footman's predilections are belied by his name, unless of course he has deliberately spoonerised it.

Clearly Arabella has had her membership of the Sensible Society confirmed.

Was First Nations never told as a child that if she tried to undo her belly button her bottom would fall off?

It's probably not blog-etiquette to comment on commenters, but how are you on down-the-front zips?

patroclus said...

Look, it was a cartoon about the internet. How have we got on to Wyndham's button-phobia, my underwear, Tim's corporeal fetishes and First Nations' bottom?

Arabella, as the most sensible commenter present, I think you need to sort everyone out.

frangelita said...

Alright, I'll play...the thought of the internet just up and vanishing scares me.

And I like chocolate buttons too:-)

Wyndham said...

Arabella's sensible? How's she going to explain it when those chocolate buttons melt all over my shirt? I'm going to look pretty stupid, then.

Pashmina said...

Apparently buttons are *the* clothing detail for 2006. I seem to have inadvertently bought a t-shirt with one on it, which means this must be true.

In other news, that cartoon resonated with me far more loudly than I find comfortable.

Arabella said...

I thought my ears were burning...
Thank you Interpreter P - I do try try to be punctual renewing subscriptions.
And you can sort yourselves out.

Arabella said...

It seems I have a speech impediment.

Tim Footman said...

Predilections? Fetishes? I was only asking which bits curve and which bits don't. My interest was purely geometric. Although I suspect there are mathematicians who get a bit light-headed at the sight of a particularly scrumptious parallelogram.

Billy said...

I like a nice icosahedron myself. 3-dimensional you see. :)

First Nations said...

the dodecahederon is my preferred solid.

give up, quin. its all become mayhem.

patroclus said...

If I had an infinite amount of time to spend doing 'research' in the blogosphere, one of my little projects would be to analyse the thematic distance travelled between the original post and the last comment in any thread.

That's on top of my survey of the semantics of inaugural posts, and hot on the heels of my study of the semiotics of users' profile pictures (although I think someone's already done a PhD thesis on the semiotics of LiveJournal avatars).

Lord, sometimes I bore even myself.

BiScUiTs said...

Ah! You blogged my cartoon! Yay!
I realise I'm a bit late at noticing really seeing as it's now October, but still.
Wyndham has a phobia of buttons? Poor Wyndham!