February 19th, 2009


[GIP] This One Time, In Band Camp

Q found this book at the library last night, and insisted that I make an icon out of the cover:

And speaking of odd titles, I almost bought this one for the name alone back when there was still a store on Main Street selling DVDs from Asia. Q is glad I didn't, since she's afraid to find out what "Asia Extreme" means; but I loved the other movie I bought there strictly because of its title (it was about a thief named Ho, and the name of the movie was Dirty Ho).

Harry Potter

Lad, I Don't Know Where You've Been, But I See You Won First Prize

News.Scotsman.Com — It may be a tradition, but Scottish men's habit of "going commando" in a kilt is increasingly disgusting firms hiring Highland dress. Several companies are now requesting that customers keep their pants on when they hire a kilt to protect staff and future customers from unhygienic tartan. …

Ummm… ew. Then again, I've never rented a kilt. Worn 'em, though, both commando and not. Just had this conversation with a couple of different people recently.

… The company has come up with a rhyme that is displayed on posters around its stores in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, in a bid to encourage its customers to consider wearing underwear. It reads: "Though Scots like to prance/About in their kilts wearing nae pants/Fir the next punter make it fair/Dinnae firgit to wear a pair." …

*snort* That was the best they could come up with? (By the way, I ganked this link from yakavenger, and I'm only posting excerpts from the article. Click the link above if you want to read the whole thing.)

… Not wearing underwear under a kilt is a Scottish military tradition. During the First World War, some Sergeant Majors reportedly used mirrors tied to the end of golf clubs to look up and under the kilt during inspections. …

Don't ask, don't tell, dude.

… Generally, wearing a kilt is better for your health because you're not constricting that area and the air is able to flow around. …

"I like a healthy breeze on my privates." –a wizard in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.