Archive - June, 2012

Brando’s Iconic White T-Shirt

Marlon Barndo makes underwear cool.

When discussing powerfully iconic items of American clothing, three of the most important are associated directly with Marlon Brando: the leather motorcycle jacket, Levi blue jeans, and the white crew neck t-shirt.

It is this famous image above, from the movie A Streetcar Named Desire, of Brando in his t-shirt, that has seared this item of clothing into our collective national consciousness as the symbol of dangerous and forbidden sexuality. From that point forward, wearing t-shirts as outer wear became not just acceptable, but actually cool, and young men who courted the Brando-like image for themselves, copied the style, down to the surly look.

From that starting point, as we moved forward into the 1960s and 70s, the simple white crew neck t-shrt was customized with slogans and symbols, peace signs and smiley faces; still one of the markers of rebellious youth, although the stark white had morphed into the colors of the rainbow, and been tie-dyed almost beyond recognition.

And yet the expressive power of the simple white t-shirt remains, still as evocative as it has been since Brando first brought it out from beneath his shirt.

Hump Day Hunk: Sir Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Happy 70th, Ol’ Doe Eyes! Here’s to the world’s hottest vegetarian stoner senior!

Post-Friday Caption Contest: Belieber edition

You know what to do. Do it in the comments.

Bieber vs Cobain Twitter Wars

Bieber vs Cobain Twitter Wars

Retro Flare(s)

Liz Taylor smells something

Liz Taylor smells something

Liz, Liz, what do you think about the casting of Lindsay Lohan in your biopic?

This is, as Retrogasm says, a perfect hipster look (flares are  ironic in a world of jeggings) with perhaps the exception of the enormous rock on her finger that tells you it’s the real Dame Elizabeth.

I can’t clop to this

Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole

Legions of Bronies nickered with relief at the news that Cheryl Cole failed to find funding for her proposed production of the musical My Little Pony/Power Ranger crossover.

Friday Caption Contest: Nolan Miller Edition

RIP Dynasty designer Nolan Miller. In your honour we present this week’s catfight-tastic caption contest.

DON'T RIP THE DRESS, BLAKE!!!!

DON'T RIP THE DRESS, BLAKE!!!!

Friday Caption Contest Results: Olympic Edition

It’s time to choose a winner in our Royal Purple Olympics caption contest! Thanks for a grape effort, everyone!

Purple. Puuuuuurple.

Purple. Puuuuuurple.

 

Desideria
June 3, 2012 at 6:56 am #

“Take me to your wine press.”

Congratulations and imaginary swag to Desideria. Imagine all the grapes they could stomp with those heinous rocker wedge shoes of theirs! And if you had to look like that all day for work, couldn’t you just kill a liter of Chardonnay when the whistle blows? For her imaginary swag of hypothetical glory, we present this much-better-dressed
Picasso Print: Sculpture of a Young Man with Goblet
from the British Museum.

Picasso Print: Sculpture of a Young Man with Goblet

Hump Day Hunks: Hemsworths!

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, invisible me in the middle

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, invisible me in the middle

Congratulations are in order to Liam Hemsworth, on his engagement to Miley Cyrus. It’ll be a horrible, short marriage, but as publicity stunts go, this one deserves all the attention it gets.

Cue video of a Kardashian actually getting impregnated in three, two, one…

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