Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    many enter into agreements and can ship and discounted rates because of bulk orders, so it makes more sense to stick with one. otherwise other couriers are required to be 2x as much.
     


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    Ah, ok. Makes sense. I ordered from Project No 8 and they offered three different choices of shipping. USPS priority was 4 dollars cheaper than UPS ground and would arrive 3 days before UPS. I don't mind paying shipping cause I'm not paying tax, but $14 for a scarf from South Willard that will arrive in 5 days kinda sucks, especially since I've shipped from my place to Cali for $5 (light shirts and scarves)
     


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    I've seen this guy the couple of times I've been on TFS. What's the deal with the mask? I saw him wearing a shirt he "made" that had the Chanel logo plastered all over it. I get some pretty out there stuff, but I guess I just don't get it. Girlfriend gets a good laugh every time he posts though, she is on TFS a lot more than me.


    I agree completely, my boots are on the Leydon. I have a pair of redwing GTs and thats basically what the barrie last looks like, blobby and bulbous. Could be what Kent$ needs to not have tiny feet syndrome though...
     


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    Shahanshah, I was to reply earlier--where on Earth did you eat Somali food? Seems rather sardonic to have Somali restaurants, given what's going on right now in Somali territory...I don't want to seem cold, but if I think Somali and food now, I think Red Cross high-protein peanut paste (the stuff Prince William licked and scowled, and Kate refused to try)....

    I have difficulty eating hot/spicy food. I only went to an Ethiopian restaurant once, few years ago. All i remember was the giant spongy sour pancake and they put all these brightly colored "dishes"--small portions of them--all over the pancake. everything was so overcooked i couldn't recognize anything...and everything was very peppery. there was red, bright purple, bright green, brown, dark brown, orange....and the raw minced meat as well, which was also spicy. It rather turned me off. We chatted with the waiter afterwards--he spoke perfect English, he said he was Kenyan.
     
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  7. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    was actually nearby, but the more ghetto adjacent town. there is a large somali population, so much so that the word refugee is a bit inaccurate -- they are quite established round these parts. I must say, in comparison to the Ethiopian places I've tried it was far superior, the shining light of Africa's horn if you will.

    What did not make sense was the massive portions, I at 2.5 meals from one single order (unlike you I don't eat to the point of bodily harm) and all the ingredients, while properly cooked, were still distinguishable. The lentil soup on the house was a nice touch, a creamy delicious puree of warmed spices and sweet something or other in it.

    It seems that once in a first world country, the rather small-framed east Africans quickly tend to overeating in excessive abundance (yes, the double emphatic nature of that statement was intended). I had never imagined a country plagued by such strife and drought and famine could produce 2nd generation spawns so willing to counteract what their compatriots suffered by simply enacting the complete opposite here. I actually felt guilty while eating. Interestingly, first generation African immigrants, while dressing indistinguishable from their American counterparts, usually want nothing to do with the blacks -- but as soon as you hit second generation, it becomes a case of 'where is Africa?'
     
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    I love good Ethiopian food. It is surprisingly easy to get in Seattle, who woulda thunk it.
     


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    aldens are less bulbous than you think.
     


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    Brother, they are humungous! I have a pair of Alden 403s...I can use them to do weight training! So heavy, they are unwearable.
     
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    I wouldn't lump Somalis with "blacks", shahanshah. Black in America (I am not American, but my take at least) is a different beast altogether than Somalis...who are a unique ethnic group, Muslims, keep themselves to themselves, their own language, closer racially to Arabs than other "black africans"....

    This woman lived in Holland until recently....she is the loudest voice about Somalia here, and she is on the crusade to defame Somali culture:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayaan_Hirsi_Ali

    you should check out some of her stuff--I don't know what to believe, and what is just propaganda...
     
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  13. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I have a glass milk bottle, I am tempted to use it as decoration. Should I make a miniature replical vessel, perhaps a miniature replica Queen Ann's Revenge to place inside ?
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    or one of those post-modernist decorations faux-intellectuals enjoy, made of coffee beans and a green stalk ?
     


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    note I said 2nd generation -- as in born and raised here, reluctant to stay within the confines of their ethnic culture.

    Ayaan-Hirsi is an interesting character, she was shown to have defrauded the Dutch government by making up wild tales about some abusive past with death threats whereas she just wanted to escape an arranged marriage. Her father refused to speak to her until he lay on his death bed, and she was removed from her post in the parliament there. Now she is on a self-hating crusade in the US/UK/Netherlands to make her point about 1.5 billion people being slaves of a message of horrible violence lurking in the shadows waiting for the opportunity to consume all of humanity. yes, I know a bit about her :foo:
     
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    make the world's tiniest pair of drop crotch pants, and put them on the world's tiniest bear figurine.
     


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