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August 5th, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me. Rodney Dangerfield
In an effort to publicly shine light on “unmentionables,” Freshpair founded National Underwear Day on August 5th, 2003. The main event takes place in NYC Times Square where people are invited to show up in there underwear and try to break the Guinness Book Of World Records for the largest gathering of people in their underwear. A few of Time Square rules:
Record Breaking Rules
We encourage you to show your individuality and confidence by wearing your favorite undies, but in order to break the Guinness World Record we all must adhere to the following guidelines.
Men must be wearing underpants, boxers, boxer briefs or briefs. They cannot be wearing shirts, undershirts, or jock straps.
Women must wear underpants, thongs (not too revealing; allowed on a case-by-case basis), shapewear or boyshorts (that are clearly underwear). Shirts or full coverage bras are also permitted.
All participants can wear socks and shoes.
If it rains, ponchos are not permitted but umbrellas are.
Remember that, although the National Underwear Day event is 18+ year’s of age, Times Square is a family-friendly location. Be courteous, but have fun. Wear fun undies, but keep in mind revealing items may be offensive to some.
Nudity is strictly prohibited. Although it’s not illegal to go topless in NYC, Times Square is a family-friendly location so we should all be considerate of non-NUD participants, passers-by, and tourists.
National Underwear Day is all about public displays of confidence (#PDC) but public displays of affection, towards any participants, are discouraged.
If you can not make it to NY for the big event (sorry for the late notice) We can still celebrate by wearing our favorite undies, buying new undies, and throwing out old undies,
Little know facts:
79.999% of Americans wear the same type of underwear their entire life?
The Fruit of the Loom brand name was inspired by paintings of fruit created by the daughter of one of the company’s customers.
Mormon underwear, which is made for both men and women, is meant as a symbol of loyalty to the church. A set consists of a white T-shirt and simple white boxer briefs. It has small religious symbols, and you can only get it from specialized stores and church websites.
★~ Work Like A Dog Day:
(Proud Moment: I finally taught them the concept of “sides.”)
If you’ve ever wondered how hard a dog really works, take a look at what your dog is doing right now…and then ask yourself who is working to feed whom. There is such irony in the idiom “works like a dog.” I suggest celebrating today by curling up on the couch,asking for a back rub, and eating your favorite treats all day.
★~ Food of the Day:
The foodies are saying it’s Oyster day AGAIN. Really. We need more of a selection of Food Holidays. Lets come up with our own food of the day…in fact, lets come up with several suggestions for the El Morno staff, for those days when the Food of the Day is dumb, tasteless or repetitive. Any suggestions?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1914 – Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio became the first intersection in the U.S. to be equipped with an electric traffic light. The lighting ceremony occurred on this day.
♥~ 1924 – The comic strip Little Orphan Annie debuted in the New York Daily News. Annie and her little dog, Sandy, were creations of cartoonist Harold Gray.
♥~ 1957 – “American Bandstand,” hosted by Dick Clark, made its network TV debut on ABC. The first record played was Buddy Holly’s “That’ll Be the Day.” Dick Clark had replaced Bob Horn the previous year when the show was still called Bandstand, Clark went on to host the show until 1989. Countless acts appeared on the show over the years, including Abba, The Doors, Talking Heads, Madonna, Otis Redding, R.E.M. and Pink Floyd.
♥~ 1975 – Singer Stevie Wonder signed the recording industry’s largest contract: $13 million over a seven-year period.
♥~ 1990 – The world’s tallest cake was completed. The cake was baked and served at the Shiawassee County Fair in Corunna, Michigan. The cake was just over 101 feet tall (1,214.5 inches), consisting of 100 tiers of equal height.
♥~ 1906 – John Huston Academy Award-winning director: Treasure of Sierra Madre ; The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Prizzi’s Honor; father of Academy Award-winning actress Angelica Huston; died Aug 28, 1987
♥~ 1930 – Neil Armstrong NASA astronaut: command pilot of Gemini 8 [launched Mar 16, 1966], Armstrong was first man to land a craft on the Moon and first man to step onto its surface
♥~ 1945 – Loni Anderson actress: WKRP in Cincinnati, The Jayne Mansfield Story, Easy Street, Necessity, Nurses
♥~ 1956 – Maureen McCormick actress: A Very Brady Christmas, The Brady Bunch
★~ Good to Know:
Deeanne Gist stood in a packed hotel conference room wearing nothing but her underwear.
For most people, giving a presentation in skivvies to 100 professional peers sounds like a bad dream. But Ms. Gist was giving a workshop on Victorian clothing at the Romance Writers of America’s annual convention. The romance novelists had gathered in New York to learn how to dress—and undress—heroines in their novels.
How to Dress a Victorian Lady:
It took an hour for Ms. Gist to squeeze into a dozen layers that a lady would have worn in the 1860s—stockings, garters, bloomers, chemise, corset, crinoline or hoop skirt, petticoats, a shirtwaist or blouse, skirt, vest and bolero jacket. By the end, workshop attendees were skeptical that seductions ever occurred, with so many sartorial barriers.
“How did they ever have hanky panky?” asked novelist Annie Solomon.
With great effort, it turns out. Women wore blouses under their corsets—making actual bodice ripping fairly pointless. Corsets fastened in front and laced up the back and couldn’t be undone in a single passionate gesture. “You’ll see pictures of corsets on bare skin. That’s completely historically inaccurate,” Ms. Gist told her audience.
And now from the I feel so old category: Risky Business was released 30 years ago today.
I’m wearing blue with stripes? And you?
Update: I was remiss for not linking to this post Fur Jockstraps with and without tails written by our own El Morno Friend Beth Ann. FUN.
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