Activewear — for Camping or Cat Riding
Dynomite! is an ongoing segment where I publish submitted photos from the ’70s, ’80s or ’90s of readers demonstrating their fashion A-game. All accepted entries published on my blog will later compete in a Dynomite! All-Stars competition like this one here.
I confess that my Dynomite! series has gotten a bit out of hand.
I am up to my earlobes in permed bangs and velour.
Never did I anticipate receiving so many entries. Never did I anticipate the extent of my readers’ self-loathing.
Each blessed entry deserves its own special post. But, at the rate of this roll-out, the Mayans will end the world before I get that accomplished.
From here on out I will instead feature multiple Dynomite! entries at a time, grouped by category. Look for a Family Photos edition coming soon, along with a School Photos edition — and holy awkward years! — that edition promises to be uh-mazing.
But wait! First I must offer my second Dynomite! All-Stars Competition. That’s right — next week you will vote for the winner of this latest round of entries. And that winner will not only win a grand prize (!) but will rule the right-hand margin of my blog site
until I remember to take it down for the next two weeks.
Exciting stuff, right?
(4) John-Paul, better known as JP, from the blog Man of Errors.
When I received this entry from JP, I immediately wrote back something like,
Anyway, I totally intended to write that to JP. But actually it was more along the lines of,
But, trust me, he knew I meant business.
After JP assured me his cat was not harmed in the making of this photo and that he had no idea what he was doing here, I remembered he lives in New Zealand.
And who am I to judge the animal husbandry customs of other cultures? I know from watching The Jerk, that they do cat juggling in Mexico. And I hear that monkeys are a delicacy in Rhode Island. Which is actually comforting as I am terrified of monkeys and I sleep better knowing a few of them are off the streets.
But let’s get back to the issue at hand — JP’s stellar stylings. I love his adorable Shirley Temple coif, which is complemented by a pair of shop class safety glasses. Nope, no sawdust or metal shards are getting past those babies — although, that’s not to say he won’t lop off his fingers.
I’d also like to recognize JP’s phenomenal demonstration of what is best described as “activewear” — sweatsuit, tracksuit, whatever the kids are calling it now. Thanksgivingsuit, as I’ve been known to call it.
I admire the letters S-P-O-R-T printed across JP’s shirt, and the inclusion of prehistoric cave drawings depicting the types of activities that might fall under the category of SPORT.
In this case — kicking, punching and pounding a tent stake into the ground.
It appears one example of SPORT is a person lying on a stretcher. And I’d raise my glass of Tang to that person. But JP’s photo is not high quality so I cannot confirm this. I also cannot be sure whether one person isn’t riding a cat.
Let’s give a round of cyber applause for JP. I hope you’ll check out his blog here — it’s one of my favorites.
And remember — next week it’s so on, folks! May the best Dynomite! kid win.