When Your Pants Get You Into Trouble
Who says pants are… well, just pants?
These news items were, to me, rather “queer”. Ooppsss! Excuse me; it’s just that my statement begs to be understood from my peculiar cultural background…
Saggy, Baggy Pants are Illegal
When Pants-Issue Preoccupies a Preacher
Tight Pants are Not Allowed, Too
Padlocked Pants (and Skirts)
NY Subway No Pants Ride
Arrested for His “Bulge”?
A Pair of Pants Worth Millions of Dollars
When Buying Doughnuts Lands You in Jail
In any event, there is a mention that Riviera Beach (Florida), Flint (Michigan), Dallas and Baton Rouge, considered crafting legislation or passing laws to ban baggy and sagging pants (as in the picture) – far worse a fashion faux pas than wife beater t-shirts and untied skater shoes — that expose too much skin or boxers are not allowed.
According to the local police chief, this way of dressing is an immoral self-expression that is already beyond the freedom of expression; and, it is tantamount to the crime of indecent exposure or disorderly person. Such crime of exposing one’s buttocks is punishable by up to $500 fine and a three month-jail term.
Watch out, you thong-lovers ladies! And you, grandpa – check out your suspenders…
(Thanks, goodness… This attempted measure has already been pronounced unconstitutional by American courts.)
In similar news, a Florida preacher has become the self-proclaimed chief of the fashion police to stop young men from wearing baggy pants.
Diane Robinson, Jacksonville pastor, is said to be personally offended by the site of young men wearing sagging pants. Thus, so began a belt collection for your men called “Pull Up Your Pants!”
These belts – which are mostly symbolic, and a way to get to something much deeper and more serious (read: for these guys to pull up their pants and act like young men) are given away at a Jacksonville high school to all young men who want them.
Interestingly, too, there is also a report that in Sudan there is an ongoing police crackdown on women wearing tight pants (as in the picture) on the charge that such manner of dressing disturbs peace.
In an Indonesia town of Batu on Java Islands, women masseuses have been asked to padlock their pants and skirts (see the picture) to let their customers know that they are not to offer sexual service. This move is meant to change the “identity” of the town as a place where massage parlors are often front for prostitution,
Pranksters drop their pants and show their underwear on subways (see the picture). Usually, they if caught by the police are taken into custody and issued summonses for disorderly conduct.
These young men who like perfectly normal commuters from the waist up belong to the Improv Everywhere (founded in 2001), and they used to participate in the Fifth Annual No Pants Subway Ride.
According to Improv Everywhere’s founder, Charlie Todd, his groups’ intent is not to offend but to create scenes of chaos and joy in public places. He says, they intend to make people laugh and give them stories to tell.
And, what is this — a man with a bulging pants was arrested (as in the picture)?
Yup, he -a 46 years old — was. In Wal-Mart Supercenter in Palm Springs, California. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing “stolen property” and put behind bars in lieu of $5,000. bail. Know what – that which caused the bulge? It’s a 3½ pound package of Foster Farms chicken breasts from the front of his pants.
A lost pair of pants costing $65 million?
Yes, and the pants belong to a contentious local judge in Washington.
He brought his pants to Custom Cleaners in Northern Washington, a laundry service shop owned by Korean immigrants, and was told days after that his pants were lost.
A man pleaded guilty to public lewdness – for buying doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts drive-through in NY.
Well, the whole picture is – he bought his doughnuts without his pants thus exposing his genitals.