Yesterday, I saw on television blunt evidence that our culture has finally descended into the dregs of both sloth and slovenliness indicating the end of the world is nigh upon us in the evil incarnation of a new product called: Pajama Jeans.
The entire idea behind Pajama Jeans, it seems, is that regular jeans aren’t stretchy or comfortable enough for an American public growing fatter by the day, so instead of losing weight to actually fit your clothing, the better idea is to wear pretend stretchy fake “jeans” — But Not Those Gawdawful Jeggings! — because “Pajamas” are the new comfort food of the day.
We all remember the half-witted Booty Pop, right?
The other night, I was half-watching television and half-listening to the radio when a commercial popped on the TV screen. I thought someone had changed the channel from TLC’s newest fetish show, Our Little Lives and I was watching a comedy skit for a new product called “Booty Pop.”
We also remember racing around the world in pajamas for a million dollars, right?
On last Sunday’s Amazing Race aired on CBS television, team Zev and Justin raced in China and India with Zev Glassenberg wearing silk pajamas. It was ridiculous, disrespectful and plainly dumb — and we can’t blame Zev’s bad clothing taste on his Asperger’s syndrome or on CBS. The fashion faux pas belongs squarely on Glassenberg’s grimy shoulders.
I will mention, but not link to, the ridiculous — I go to school in pajamas — trending meme because I cannot abide the ruination of our nation any longer. Are we now a country of manic depressives who never want to get out of bed and face reality and that’s why we want to stay in our bedclothes and slippers all day long?
What is it with the invention and selling of false comfort in America? Why do we bother to pretend we care about appearance and respect when we only want to dress, and behave, on the lowest common denominator? I thought the slip dress was tacky, but I’m sure I’ll be stunned when nipple pasties are the new public, in-school, fashion of the pre-school day.