Get Your Stinking Foot Gloves Off Me, You Damn Dirty Ape!

30 Oct

October 30, 2010

Did you see these bizarre new running shoes people are wearing? They look like gloves for your feet, with each toe having it’s own little “toe finger.” They are the new rage with serious runners.


 Of course, everything old is new again. Take a look at what the well-dressed ape was wearing on his feet in 1968. 


One fashion from 1968 I hope never returns is Mia Farrow’s little boy haircut from Rosemary’s Baby.


8 Responses to “Get Your Stinking Foot Gloves Off Me, You Damn Dirty Ape!”

  1. Thomas Stazyk October 30, 2010 at 1:33 am #

    And I thought Crocs were dumb! I’ve heard about this–apparently running barefoot is the new thing, but you have to worry about stepping on sharp things (and dog poop) so these are supposed to give you the benefits without the downsides. Any idea how much they cost? PT Barnum is avenged yet again.


    • bmj2k October 30, 2010 at 2:09 am #

      One news report said they cost the same as other running shoes, whatever that may be. I have no idea what high-end running shoes go for. According to one runner on the same report, they force you to run on the balls of your feet, which is more natural. How do they force you to do that? They “hurt like hell” if you try to run on your heels.


  2. Unapologetically Mundane October 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I once wrote an article for my Examiner column about seeing some dude wearing those freakshoes, and the commenters were all up in arms about how comfortable they are. I’m not sure who told anyone comfort was allowed to matter in NYC.

    That said, I was actually just looking at stills from “Rosemary’s Baby” yesterday and thinking about how badly I want that haircut.


    • bmj2k October 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

      They look comfortable for walking around the house or on soft surfaces. I’d have to try them first before I believe they provide enough comfort and support for city streets.

      And as far as the haircut goes, I have nothing against short hair, but hers is so severe as to indicate how frail and gaunt her character is becoming.


      • TexasTrailerParkTrash October 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

        My hair is just a little longer than Mia’s here. Her current hairstyle is a little long and scraggly for someone her age (and mine). She would probably look better if she went back to a style similar to this one.

        I remember seeing “Rosemary’s Baby” when it first came out. I slept with the lights on all night for a couple of days.


  3. bmj2k October 31, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Despite being a horror movie fan all my life, it wasn’t until just a couple of years ago that I saw this film in its entirety. Amazingly scary and subtle.

    As for her haircut, I keep thinking “just another inch…”


    • TexasTrailerParkTrash October 31, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

      I found this tidbit on a hairstylist’s website:

      “One of the most famous hair choppings involved Mia Farrow when she agreed to have famous hairdresser Vidal Sassoon take her from super long to super pixie while new husband Frank Sinatra watched in horror. Celebrity hairdresser Peter Lamas told me during a phone interview some years ago, that he “was assisting Vidal during that famous Mia Farrow short hair cut”.

      Peter reported that Frank “arrived in the salon with a long haired blonde female urchin and left with what appeared to be a young boy”.

      The world was indeed shocked by Mia’s dramatic haircut but it got their attention and they turned out in record numbers to see her film, Rosemary’s Baby. While her movie career soared as the result of breaking the rules of established feminine hair styles, her marriage to Frank Sinatra crashed and burned.

      Was it because she broke the rules of short hair selection and went way too short? No one will ever know but Mia and the dearly departed Frank.

      While her major short cut was explained as a absolute requirement for the role she played, even back then, wigs were often worn for drastic hair length and style changes.”

      It could have been the haircut, and then again, it could have been the thirty year age difference between the two of them. 🙂


      • bmj2k October 31, 2010 at 10:22 pm #

        I’ve read that Mia simply doing the film at all was a major nail in the coffin of their marriage as Frankie DID. NOT. WANT. her to have a movie career anymore.

        The other thing I’ve learned is that,although I already know it was an iconic haircut, I had no idea it was so popular today.


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