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More Gym Shoes

Yesterday we looked at what WWII shoe rationing did to gym classes at the Alton School District. That was 1943.

How about we take a look at some insanity from 1982?

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You Know Where This Is Headed

A couple of days ago that haven of misinformed fluff, The Huffington Post, came up with another of their hard-hitting exposés. This time they tell you 11 Mistakes You’re Making In The Bathroom (And How To Fix Them).

Take a guess. Take a wild guess. What do you think one of the 11 mistakes involves?

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You Have to be High to Wear Heels

And by “high” I mean on some pretty powerful painkillers. That was illustrated for us by Emma Thompson at the Golden Globes.

And she’s not the only one (really only kind of) rebelling against high heels.

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What is really going on?

Sometimes with my lawsuits I really, really wonder what was going on. I am not any sort of conspiracy advocate, but I see how some people can go that way when it does not appear that there is anything that makes sense in what supposed rational adults (judges, even) do.

I thought I say a few things in that regard with my two state lawsuits.

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Mid-Flight Mis-Focus

The New York Times has weighed in again, this time regarding bare feet on airplanes, and yet again focus on the wrong culprits.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

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Jimmy Buffett — Timid Barefooter

Jimmy Buffett is pretty well-known for going barefoot, at least during his concerts. It’s part of being a relaxed parrothead. I’m reminded of him since I caught him on the Ellen Show yesterday.

But celebrity barefooting always seems to be rather limited.

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This Is Just Sad

Princess Caroline of Monaco recently attended a fundraiser for Monaco’s new national museum.

And she wore toe-shoes. No, nothing Vibram-like. Worse.

Much worse.

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The “Barefoot” Card in Advertising

There’s a real schizophrenia amongst the public when it comes to bare feet. On the one foot, there’s the whole problem of being in public with bare feet. On the other foot, people also recognize just how comfortable and natural it is.

The latter point is so true that even advertisers try to sell their products by depicting bare feet.

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Slippers Reinvented

At least that’s what the advertisement from our newspaper last Sunday said. And how, you might ask, have slippers been reinvented?

Why of course, they’re “barefoot”.

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They Don’t Know Why — They Just Know

There’s a new commercial out for American Airlines for their lie-flat seats in First and Business class.

And the commercial depicts the passenger violating their Contract of Carriage.

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What Is It About Heels?

There have been two stories in the news lately about women having to give up high heels. One is about Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Jessica Parker Is Done With High Heels… Unless They’re Really, Really Nice; and the other about Jessica Simpson, Jessica Simpson Stops Wearing Heels During Second Pregnancy, Practices Walking In Flats.

The real question is why so many women voluntarily wear the things that will ruin their feet.

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Nude Men—But Not Really [NSFW]

One of the “Weird News” stories going around yesterday was this one from the Leopold Museum in Austria, Nude Museum: Austria’s Leopold Lets Visitors Enjoy Without Clothes.

It was part of their current exhibit, “Nude Men from 1800 to Today”.

But there was something just not quite right . . .

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Peter Jackson was always known for being a bit of a hobbit himself. New Zealanders are pretty comfortable with bare feet pretty much anywhere, even out and about, and Peter Jackson was no exception.

But that has changed.

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Folks may remember my losing battle against the new footwear rule instituted at the Ohio Statehouse (its Capitol Building).

A photograph in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch thus just added insult to injury.

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See Ya Escalator, Alligator

I spent the weekend traveling (to do fun stuff at my destination) and spent a fair bit of time in airports. I saw quite a few escalators with different signs on them, so I thought I’d address how much you are required to follow those signs.

And are escalators really dangerous?

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