Case in point, I heard about this post before I read it:
...I kind of hope Obama's election will kill off much of hip-hop, at least the gangsta-inspired parts. But just killing off bling and gangsta fashion would be a start...And after reading it, I wonder if Mickey Kaus has been drinking too much ketamine-laced Kool-aid or what.
Mickey, Mickey, Mickey. Where did you get this one?
Yes, we've heard so many times that JFK single-handedly killed off hats for men when he didn't wear one at his inauguration. But come on, man. Everyone knows that it was Dwight Eisenhower who signed the death warrant. (I keed, I keed. Actually, I think the Great Depression and WWII had more to do with making the hat unfashionable than any president, Eisenhower, JFK, or other.)
But does Mickey really think that gangsters have been sitting around waiting for a black guy to get elected so they can follow his fashion sense?
At any rate, it seems that of all the wide-ranging powers the Leader of the Free World has, changing fashions isn't one of them.
Do you wear a flag pin on your lapel? Me either. And I don't even own a suit. I'm not sure if that says more about Dubya's stature as a trendsetter or my status as a fashionista...
(Although I don't think it says anything at all.)
Call me crazy, Mickey, but I think the only thing that's going to kill the baggy pants and bling bling look is going to be the next trend, one that I'm sure Mickey will find just as objectionable.
(I was going to link him, but apparently I forgot. It's a good thing, too, because I also "forgot" that I don't link to Mickey Kaus.)