Friday, August 10, 2007

Here's A Picture Of A Pair Of Black Converse Hi-Tops

Discussion Questions

-Culturally, where are we on these? I just recently bought a pair, having not worn this particular style of shoe since High School, and I'm now curious if I look like a walking advertisement for "clinging desperately to a time when I was cool."
-Parenthetically, do you believe me when I infer that I was cool in High School? Because I totally was. Okay then, prove I wasn't. Can't do it, can you? Because I was so cool back then, your investigation immediately got shut down by the Awesome Cops (motto: Protecting Those More Awesome Than Most).
-I will admit, wearing my black Cons does make me feel a little bit like one of The Strokes. Do I mean that as a compliment? An insult? And if it's an insult, who am I insulting? The Strokes? The shoes? Hipsters in general? ZFS! is just packed with exciting questions on this dreary Friday morning!
-This is kinda off-topic (though it does tie in with the hipster discussion, I guess), but did anyone catch The Hold Steady at the Prospect Park band shell last night? I ended up not being able to make it because I totally suck. Was it as amazing as I'm assuming it was in my head?
-I can't think of any other questions to ask about shoes, so I'll just ask this: What's your favorite sandwich? At the moment, mine is salami, pepper jack cheese, V & O, S & P, and tomato on a hard roll with a little bit of mayo.
NOTE: Winner takes all. And by "all," I mean, "me out on bar-hopping excursion that begins with a few friendly pints and ends with us in a Mexican jail awaiting our upcoming trial for attempting to infiltrate their Army by posing as sexy nurses." Loser gets the same, but I'll throw up on you a lot more. Also, I get automatic dibs on the cell's top bunk.


Blogger lioux said...


I have a pair of Chuck Taylors that are zebra striped AND [wait for it]...


10:17 AM  
Anonymous highonmoxie said...

1. uh. i hope we're okay with the chucks. i own probably ten pairs. pink. hot pink. no doubt special edish. black pinstriped. scribbley hot pink and black hearts. yellow (which i drew hearts and stars on after getting them home). i also have a pretty decent collection of rocket dogs, which are my favorite shoes. evar.

2. i totally believe that you were cool. as cool as the kid at my elementary school who got shoved, head first, into a vat of cole slaw for ratting out the 'lame' kids who cut in front of him in the salad bar line.

3. dude. totally an insult. to all humankind. not cool, man.

4. man. living in the midwest sucketh.

5. oh. totally the beach club sandwich from jimmy john's. on wheat. alfalfa sprouts, guacamole, dijon mustard, turkey, lettuce, tomato, cucumber. sooo good.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Midwesterner in NYC said...

Yeah, I would love to own a pair, but I would completley feel like I was "clinging desperately to a time when I was cool"

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Giggleloop said...

I would like to own a pair too, if only because David Tennant wears them as Doctor Who and that makes them therefore the total hotness (to me at least, because I'm a geek). But they're just so damn flat on the bottom, I've always found them uncomfortable to wear. :(

And I totally believe you were cool, because you still are. :D

11:37 AM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Lioux... Thus, you are our king.

Moxie... I like guac and I like Dijon, but putting the two together sounds like madness. But, you've never steered me wrong before... what to do, what to do???

Midwesterner... Hm. Well, I guess I'm just going to keep on being that guy then, because I certainly can't afford to buy ANOTHER pair of shoes.

Giggleloop... Flattery will get everywhere. Is everyone else paying attention???

11:57 AM  
Anonymous highonomxie said...

TRY it. do you guys have jimmy johns in ny? if not...just order the sandwich from a trusted sandwich retailer. it won't be as good, but it'll still be tasty.

mmm. lunch, here i come!

12:11 PM  
Blogger d said...

so, the chucks are still totally cool and with it, but we hipsters are much over the strokes.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Moxie... I don't think we've got them here, but I used to eat at one when I lived in Austin. I remember them as being mucho tasty.

D... See, there needs to be like a website or a hotline you can call that will keep you up on what we're over as a collectively hip nation. Someone get on that.

12:28 PM  
Blogger stewpid said...

"Livestrong" bracelets? Are they still cool? Because I saw a guy at the supermarket yesterday wearing two and I wanted to laugh at him. But then I thought "maybe they're back."

12:36 PM  
Anonymous highonmoxie said...

Stew! You're alive! Your blog looks like it's been hacked? I'm so sad. No Stew today.

2:12 PM  
Blogger lioux said...

Yea, Moxie! I was kinda worried myself.

2:28 PM  
Blogger exile_grrl said...


2:33 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

Stewpid... Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult, weird-blog time.

Exile_Grrl... Fuck. Figures. I'm so pissed at myself right now for having to miss the concert, I'm seriously considering punching me in the mouth.

2:44 PM  
Blogger blythe said...

1. culturally, i don't give a shit. consumer-wise, i own a pair of off white low tops and they rock my world maybe once every three weeks or so.

2. so what's happened to you? where're the awesome cops now?

3. just as long as you don't have a stroke.

4. YOU DIDN'T GO!? oh clinton.

5. capicolla w/pepperoncini, mayo, oil and vinegar, s and p, on any kind subbish type roll. also, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions.

3:11 PM  
Blogger Clinton said...

I know, I know... It's lame, but I had some stuff I had to do. I'm hating on myself for it, though. And I'm ashamed.

3:19 PM  
Blogger blythe said...

good and good.

3:47 PM  
Blogger stewpid said...

no ruling on the livestrong bracelets? homies, don't let me down. I have eight on right now. am I OUT?

I deleted my blog on account of two real-world peoples found me. I hate real-world peoples. hate. hate. Or maybe its my tendency to overshare about my pathetic love life and drinking I hate.

No! It's the people!

4:02 PM  
Blogger stewpid said...

oh and I'm a mozzarella and prosciutto on baguette with vinaigrette and red onion girl myself. I have fucked-up appetites. I used to have a serious crush on Quizno's meatball sub with cheese and extra sauce.

hey, who knew blogger's spell checker had "prosciutto" on file?

4:05 PM  
Blogger stewpid said...

oh ps I heard the Hold Steady canceled due to van trouble and the only act they could get was a Journey cover band and the Journey cover band were DICKS and they made the whole audience swear that they'd said it was good and the Hold Steady were cool and it as a great gig but it seriously was NOT plus most of the audience got food poisoning and the ones who didn't got um ebola. That's what I heard anyway.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Simone said...

My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy, who knows this kid, who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Big Daddy said...

I'm so cool, that I have never owned a pair of Chuck Taylors.

They have no arch support.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous chacha said...

My mom started buying me chucks when I was about 12, mostly because they were cheap. 15 years later my arches are so busted they're the only shoes I can comfortably wear. I just have to live through the hip/unhip cycles.

Just rock 'em like you just don't care, man.

10:38 PM  

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