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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

what hell really looks like:

11 comments:

That One Guy said...

sing it, sista....

Lincoln said...

How did Crocs ever become so popular? I don't know the history you have with them...but damn they're ugly.

El_Viajero said...

If only the croc inventor were stabbed in the chest by a stingray...

El_Viajero said...

By the way, please tell me that that collection of crocs were part of a public safety croc buy-back program and are scheduled for destruction. Sort of like a gun buy-back program, but with greater impact on the public aesthetic...

Jennyjenjen said...

I couldn't agree more. Bleck.

Lori Van Wagoner said...

what is better is that there are so many companies that have produced knock-offs that even us poor folk can get us a pair! ;)

Aimee said...

Can you please stop taking pictures of my closet? Thanks.

mk99 said...

ugly plastic shoes

Bryan said...

Take them away! Take them away!

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain why these are such a hated commodity? They are ugly but so are lots of things. What's the scoop?

El_Viajero said...

Anon - Crocs fall in the category defined as BAD, as described in Paul Fussel's book, BAD or, the Dumbing of America. While items may be merely "bad" - cheap, fraudulent, or unworthy of comment, "BAD" items are distinguished in that they retain all the miserable features of "bad" yet have somehow become desirable, admired, and so forth. Paris Hilton is a classic example of BAD in human form, the Hummer in automobiles. Crocs are hideous, cheap, an affront to both the foot and the eye, yet somehow have acheived a critical-mass cultural appeal (not meant to be ironic) that defies any explanation other than the "manipulation of fools by knaves." I don't know if Ms. Bellum has read the book, but she has a rather trenchant eye for BAD.