Random thoughts for a Sunday

So I just went on Facebook and I got an advert popped up in my stream for magnetic earrings. Why?

Do I look like the sort of person who wears such an item?! I’ve got 8 flipping holes through my ears! I’m gonna wear the real deal!

Oddly, someone I know recently bought some magnetic bling… I’m sure he copies me sometimes!

Speaking of piercings…

I follow a few people on YouTube who share videos of classic leather in movies and TV series (often German, strangely!) and I’ve noticed a trend with leather in movies and TV. Hear me out.

The “leather guy” will fit into one of these categories:

1. He’s the badass guy. He wears leather because he’s a biker, or because he wants to look like a biker.

2. He’s a “hip young guy”, with peroxide, spiky hair and piercings (usually fake). They’ll often dress him in a really odd rock shirt. Often the actor will miss the mark with the rock/skater/neo culture and will play the character as an absolute dick.

3. He’s the sad middle aged guy. He’ll be clad in leather jeans and a silk shirt. He’s trying to look young but failing, not because of what he’s wearing, but often because the actor isn’t getting the culture of the person he’s portraying.

4. He’s gay, and we’re not talking gay, we’re taking camper than a Scout Jamboree. Everywhere he walks he leaves a trail of rainbows and every time he farts you smell lavender. The actor is often straight and the problem with too many straight guys is they play gay guys really badly – they’ll camp it up far too much. When played by a gay guy on the other hand, they often give really convincing performances.

5. He’s a control freak with neo-Nazi tendencies. Often the outfit will be quite uniform in appearance.

And finally…

6. He’s a main plot character wearing them for the first time, and the ridicule is inevitable.

See if you can find any other styles, but looking back through most of my personal memories I seem to be able to categorise all into one of these.

Anyhow that’s enough for today, and I’m going to leave you with a video – I recently heard this song on one such video and it’s now drilling itself into my skull. It also provides that not all songs in French have to be sung by hot chicks like Vanessa Paradis!

The song is called Tanne and it’s by Canadian Richard Petit. Tanne is roughly used to mean “fed up” or “bored” (although the first one is closer to the true meaning).

Published by Kris

Bassist. Cat servant. Everything is better shiny.

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