fun for all ages (the half hooker, half clown)

Linette came to pick me up from work a few days ago wearing red fishnet stockings. When I opened the car door to hop in with her, I guess she noticed the expression on my face and asked what I thought of them. After struggling for a few minutes to find the right word, I said that they were, “a bit… hookerish.” Linette, trying to salvage her dignity, returned with, “I don’t think they’re hookerish… I think they’re more…. ummm… clownish.” (Dignity saved!)

We spent a good part of the day, after that, discussing clown hookers, where you’d most likely find them, what they’d look like, the names they’d use, and, yes, their impact on fashion. Of course, we thought that we were kidding…. until we just stumbled across this, the new look for the Japanese Ronald McDonald.

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8 Comments

  1. Tony Buttons
    Posted November 17, 2004 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Personally, I find Willard Scott’s 1963 interpretation of Ronald McDonald more titillating? It’s something about the Dixie cup nose.

  2. Tamara
    Posted November 17, 2004 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Oh, I want to see Linette’s red fishnets! Fun!

    I have some purple ones somewhere, the kind with a really small weave, as opposed to the giant weave. I might need to get some of those, too…

  3. Posted November 17, 2004 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    So?

    Where would you most likely find them, what would they look like and what names would they use? Don’t leave us hanging here.

    As for fashion, so much of it seems clown inspired that there’s no real need to speculate.

  4. Posted November 18, 2004 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    I prefer the small weave, too, Tamara. I’m a little old-fashioned though and stick with straight black. Red and purple do sound like fun though…the younger generation’s version of the purple/red hat club.

    Nice, Mark. Calling your wife a hooker. I’m thinking that there’s a puritan soul underneath that liberal exterior. ;-)

  5. Dave Morris
    Posted November 18, 2004 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    I found this one at the Dau report.

    Follow the link to the Money article. I think the corporate people call this “Synergy” – like two brands copulating and producing a bad seed.

    http://feministing.com/archives/000421.html

  6. Dave Morris
    Posted November 18, 2004 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    Sorry, that is Daou report.

    http://www.daoureport.com

  7. Alicia
    Posted November 18, 2004 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    That is SO bizarre. Did you notice the way she thrusts the bulging burger at the end of her stiff arm into the band of red that’s advancing on her?

    The obvious question is what will they do with Grimmace?

  8. mark
    Posted November 18, 2004 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got lots ot say, but it’s almost midnight and I still have a comic to finish for the Ann Arbor Paper. Sorry…. I promise, I’ll try to catch up on all this stuff over the weekend.

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