mad anthony

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Saturday, March 18, 2006

I wear birkenstocks, but I won't tell you how to live...

Via Manolo comes this NY Times article on Birkenstocks - the sandals beloved by loads of hippies, and by MadAnthony, who is not and has never been a hippie.

From the article:
Nothing says, 'I want to tell you how to live your life' more than Birkenstocks," said Jason Reitman, the director of the film, which is to open in New York, Los Angeles and Washington on Friday. "The visual registers immediately. There's something about the shoe that is universally understood that makes it so funny." The sandals are emblems of liberal do-gooderness, he said, and the senator — a villain in the movie — wants to "regulate the world."

I'd like to assure MadAnthony readers (both of you) that despite owning a pair of Birks, I have no desire to regulate the world, have never been called a do-gooder (more like a do-nothing-er), and enjoy a cigar on occasion.

But I also like comfortable shoes, and will frequently wear Birkenstocks during the summer. However, I do feel that there is a time and place for everything - they are fine for wearing on, say, a Sunday morning while running errands, but I wouldn't wear them to work. And I would never wear them with a suit, or with socks.

I would, however, love to meet Birk wearer Tamera Perkins who is depicted on the side of the article. She looks very, umm, flexible.


At 5:10 PM, Blogger Muneer said...,_Die

Best episode of South Park ever.

How's that beard going?


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