Thursday, May 07, 2009
What's up guys?
Thursday morning rolls around to find me in LA at Cam's apartment. As is usual when I visit Cam, the conversation turned to all things douchey...
Which brings me to my next point:
If you pop the collar of your shirt, stop. NOW!
It's super uber lame, and makes everyone think you're a loser. Plus it's like 5 years out of fashion. When I worked at Abercrombie back in 2004-5, I was asked several times to "pop my collar". I respectfully declined. For that I thank Past Jon profusely.
I don't really know what the point of popping a collar is, it was introduced to Hip Hop by E-40 of the Yay area. Coincidentally has anyone ever worked with more legends of rap while remaining relatively unfamous than E-40? Seriously... He's got songs with EVERY west coast rap icon of the last 20 years from Pac to Snoop, yet gets no love ( Oh well another post on underrated rappers is coming ) I guess popping your collar is to show you don't give a fuck.
Here's a list of better ways to show you don't give a fuck without polluting my line of sight:
1. Have unprotected sex with a native girl you meet in Africa.
2. Walk through Compton late at night screaming about how you hate black people.
3. Taser your own balls.
4. Eat leftover food out of the garbage.
5. Repeatedly bang your head against the speakers in a club until you pass out.
All of these are infinetly better.
So if you have popped a collar before, I want to reach out to you, and let you know it's not too late! You can become a productive member of society, you don't have to look like an extra from the latest little John video or like a prep who got caught in a stiff wind.
All you have to do to start the road to redemption T.I style, is throw the Polo shirts away... I'd let you keep them, but it's a slippery road from the attire of the office worker to the attire of the douche.
You've been warned!