Sunday, October 29, 2006

Random Thought

There's a Pagan-themed fashion spread in the New York Times magazine. Which got me thinking about what a Humanist-themed fashion spread would look like. I'm thinking tweed. Lots of tweed.



fausto said...

The men should smoke pipes and wear tortoise-shell glasses. (Since it's a fashion spread, they shouldn't have pocket protectors or use slide rules.)

Or else they should smoke Gauloises and wear black turtlenecks with goatees.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize pagans were that into horns and skulls. The photo spread looked more Goth/ Satanist to me.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and if you haven't already seen it, I figured a pro-Walmarter would appreciate this.

LinguistFriend said...

What's wrong with tweed? And pocket protectors go nicely in the inside breast pocket of the jacket, thank you. But - slide rules! I leaned to use one in the sixth grade, bought my last one in fall 1974 for my first electronics course, and by the end of the fall everything was small calculators, which did not always give the same answers to the same problem, from one make to another.

fausto said...

Yeah, nobody much uses slide rules today, LinguistFriend, but that's part of what makes it such a great retro look.

Epilonious said...

I feel like I should find and buy a slide rule. Find it, buy it, use it, converse about it, and even go so far as to encrypt things with it just because no-one understands how they work anymore.

Hell, everyone has gotten into Sudoku... maybe my veritable brain-academy/thinky-fun-thing will just be using a logarithmic scale constantly and thinking about the math behind it

Joel Monka said...

Hmmm... As a Pagan who also owns and uses sliderules, I could make an interesting fashion statement! Especially since one of my slide rules has not a pocket protector, but its own leather sheath with belt hook! I may have been the last class to use a sliderule in college, at least at Purdue.

Chalicechick said...

((Especially since one of my slide rules has not a pocket protector, but its own leather sheath with belt hook...)))

Hot! Hot! Hot!

who has been romantically involved with engineerish types for so long even SHE doesn't know if she's kdding.

ps. On second look, the spread is more Wiccan.

Anonymous said...

No link to the spread?