Tuesday, November 27, 2007

No Static, Got An Automatic
Too Much Of Anything Makes You An Addict



Is there any reason in the world that someone should own 10 pairs of Adidas Classics? I'm ready to admit it. I have an addiction. I just really like them. And I don't think I can stop any time I want.

These are all of my Adidas in the order I bought them. Those last three pairs, the blue stripes, baby blue, and khaki colored, I bought all this week from endless.com all at the same time. That spells problem. In my defense, though, I try to only buy them when they are a good price. I got most of these for less than $45. (Not the navy blue ones, but I waited forever for them to go on sale.) The first, second, and seventh pair I got off the clearance rack.

And I'm still upset about the one pair I didn't get. That third pair, which is supposed to be that tan color is made of hemp and I got them at Journey's, which has great shows, for the record. At the same time they had another hemp pair that was green with white stripes. I always wanted to go back and get those too, but when I finally decided to get them they had stopped making them. Or at least stopped selling them there, and I can't find them online anywhere, either. I was pretty disappointed.

I was super excited when I got the first pair. If you can't tell in the pictures, they are white with purple stripes. I had been looking for that particular combination forever, and they don't really have them anywhere. I've never seen them on sale before or since. And to top it off, they were on the clearance rack at Modell's, I guess since no one but me wants Adidas with purple stripes, so I think they were $28. And in case you can't tell, those brown ones are actually corduroy. They're fucking awesome, also twenty something dollars off the clearance rack. Given that most Adidas Classics cost in the $65-$75 range, I feel it's my duty to buy them when they are on sale for deep discounts. I'm actually saving money by buying them. Yeah, that's it.

Also notice the first and third pair with the rubber shell top that is now yellow. Both of those used to be as white as that last pair. In the case of the hemp ones, though, the yellow actually makes them look a little better, so I'm hoping that the khaki ones will be similarly improved when they age, even though they're pretty awesome now as they are.

80 comments:

the wife said...

Oh dear... so, you're going public about your addiction...
Shouldn't we have discussed this first???
Are we ready?

The Notorious LJT said...

i hope kathy didn't have to *foot* the bill for all of the those.

ba dum ch

ChuckJerry said...

Gosh, Luke, what a *corn*y joke.

Your sense of humor really *toes* the line between tasteful and not.

The Notorious LJT said...

ouch.

i guess i have to admit de*feet* on this one.

i'm hurt but i hope that in time, my feelings will *heel*.

Open Bar said...

Uh-oh, this is getting ugly. I keep waiting for the other *shoe* to drop.

The Notorious LJT said...

no need to *lace* into us like that, open bar. you really have no *sole*.

Open Bar said...

Didn't realize I was offending you, but if there was a pussy of the year award, you'd be a *shoe* in.

The Notorious LJT said...

you can't see me right now but i'm sticking my *tongue* out at you.

The Notorious LJT said...

incidentally.

flag on the play.

against open bar, using the 'shoe' pun twice in one comments section.

very lazy o.b., didn't realize you were such a *loafer*.

Open Bar said...

Ouch! Your comments hurt me, I need to go into my room and *heel*.

Open Bar said...

Shit, just realized I just fouled again (Chuck used *heel*). I feel like I've been shot with an arrow, just like *Achilles*.

I know I fucked up twice, so I hope I *nailed* that last one.

Open Bar said...

By the way, and I know Side Bar hasn't even offered up a decent comment yet, but we could start a pretty badass pun-based blog.

We could still talk about whatever, but puns would be the over*arch*ing theme. Y'see?

The Notorious LJT said...

Maybe side bar feels he can't hang, we should try to *pump* up his ego.

*Ugg* that was bad.

Maybe you didn't get the last one because it's a girl shoe but I bet his sister would, although she isn't a New Yorker, she's a *Bostonian*.

Faith said...

Wow, LJT, seriously impressive with the punning. I think you've been hanging out with Mr. Westbrook for far too long.

This trail of puns is a very *slipper*y slope.

ChuckJerry said...

Open, you go from great puns to bad one. You're such a *flip flop*per.

We might have to give you the *boot* from the punning comments.

I don't even care any more wha*teva*.

The Notorious LJT said...

if i had a foot fetish all this talk would make me *horn*y.

ChuckJerry said...

Keep up this pornographic talk, Luke, and I'll *sock* you. Then you might have to go see *Dr. Marten*.

Of course, I don't want to get in trouble. The police might *lace* into me pretty good. I'd have to hit you covertly, which would make me a *sneaker*.

Oh man, someone already used "lace".

The Notorious LJT said...

Yea, I already did. Until you reused my pun I thought that was going to be a dope comment but it turns out you were just *string*ing me along.

Faith said...

It seems we must *tread* lightly around LJT's punage.

Hope you guys don't mind me *clog*ging up your comments section with my own attempts since I've *wedge*d myself into your pun war.

The Notorious LJT said...

well done faith, you're punning with the grownups now.

next thanksgiving you can move from the *keds* table and eat with the adults.

The Notorious LJT said...

where in the world are carmen sandiego and side bar?

perhaps they flew to amman on *air jordan*.




i dont even know how to stop.

Faith said...

Glad to know my attempts haven't fallen *flat*.

The Notorious LJT said...

faith, pretty good - but i don't know if you are as *polished* as the rest of us.

Faith said...

Aw, and just when I thought you all had begun to take a *shine* to me.

Hasdai said...

I don't think I want to "Wade" into this conversation. I'm not sure I have the "balls"

Hasdai said...

If I did, I'd go on a "booty" call.

Faith said...

I hear *Mary Jane* is available.

Hasdai said...

Not sure if we're compatible. I have something of a foot fetish.

Hasdai said...

But I'd make an exception if she gives good Ked.

Hasdai said...

This is getting addictive. Perhaps we should all consider a 12-Step program.

The Notorious LJT said...

now everyone is getting in on this - i half expect to read a comment from sarah goggin's uncle 'cleat'us!

Faith said...

Well done, LJT. I knew you'd be able to *cobble* together another one.

The Notorious LJT said...

maybe you're *right* but the reference to sarah g is a bit esoteric. perhaps i should have just *left* it alone.

Open Bar said...

Sorry to re-join so late, but my computer's a *croc*k.

The Notorious LJT said...

it's getting quiet - are we *running* out of puns?

The Notorious LJT said...

maybe it's just a momentary *paws*

Open Bar said...

We could use Side Bar's help. If he doesn't join in soon, I'm gonna give him a *knuckle* sandwich.

Faith said...

Everybody's pretty *mule*-ish about letting this go.

(Yes, Open Bar, before you attack my spelling...again, I know it's mulish).

Open Bar said...

Man, this comment thread is *kicking* ass!

The Notorious LJT said...

i don't know about that one faith.

maybe it's time to just *walk* away - i think you're just *hoof*assing it now.

Faith said...

Your last one's a bit questionable as well, LJT, but I'll *stiletto* you get away with it.

Open Bar said...

All right, I'm takin' off -- got tickets to *Stomp* tonight!

The Notorious LJT said...

i usually find faith's comments kind of *ped*antic but she did ok this time around.

The Notorious LJT said...

i bet when kathy made that first comment, she didn't realize it was a *gait*way to all of this!

Open Bar said...

Yeah, I bet if she were in our presence and we started punning like this, she'd *sprint* for the exit.

The Notorious LJT said...

she'd probably *march* her way back home.

The Notorious LJT said...

this exchange really *jogs* my memory back to high school when we'd do this all the time

Faith said...

Yes, apparently you're all *leaps* and *bounds* ahead of me in this punning business.

Open Bar said...

Speaking of high school, remember that kid who was the drummer -- Matt *Ankle*?

The Notorious LJT said...

OB, that was bad. we are going have to sacrifice you now, like a fatted *calf*

Open Bar said...

Not you, Faith! Cathy. When people misunderstand me, it makes me *hopping* mad.

Open Bar said...

I disagree, LJT. Let's discuss the pros and *Cons* of this.

Faith said...

OB, don't go *jumping* to conclusions. I didn't misunderstand, just saying you've all had practice with this from back in your days as young *bucks*.

The Notorious LJT said...

faith, you really *knee*d to follow this conversation more closely

Faith said...

Rest assured that I am completely capable of keeping up with the *blister*ing intensity of the rapid-fire commenting.

Open Bar said...

I believe you, Faith. Your last few comments have been strong. Not Paul *Bunion*-strong, but strong nonetheless.

The Notorious LJT said...

you're pretty good, babe - but i'm like paul *bunion*

Open Bar said...

FLAG!!

Faith said...

Now, boys, we don't want any *sore* losers or *callus* comments.

(What's the internet version of jinx?)

The Notorious LJT said...

flag on what?

The Notorious LJT said...

oh i see, but i was writing it as you were and hadn't refreshed so i guess you could say the world wide *web-toe*ld me no one had used it yet

Open Bar said...

Now LJT, don't go blaming the internets for your slow-ass response. And by the way, the precise call on your flag was *clipping*.

The Notorious LJT said...

open bar, you're such a *pedestrian*

Faith said...

I don't mind telling you both that this is pretty *shod*dy behavior you're both exhibiting.

The Notorious LJT said...

i guess it's time to *tap* out

Faith said...

I think everyone's a bit *worn* out.

The Notorious LJT said...

this is getting ridiculous, let's play a sport instead - shall we?

i think *tennis shoe*ld be fun for everyone.

Faith said...

Tennis sounds lovely. I will *espadrille* my serve right at you, LJT.

The Notorious LJT said...

sorry faith but FLAG!

The bar is official knocked own.

*Darn*, it was fun while it lasted.

Faith said...

Well, gee, I guess there's nothing I can *sling back* at you for that. (oh wait, looks like I just did.)

The Notorious LJT said...

*tube*ular

Faith said...

Wow, over 70 comments. We're *thigh-high* in puns.

The Notorious LJT said...

You told Hasdai that I gave up but I didn't.

You told a *fib u la*zy punner!

Bring it on!

Faith said...

You think you scare me with your lies, but I'll not be gotten rid of that easily. I've been punning since I was *knee-high* to a grasshopper.

Open Bar said...

You two better stop being naughty to each other and start being nice or you'll end up with a lump of coal in your *stocking*.

The Notorious LJT said...

*ho ho ho*

The Notorious LJT said...

chris, that woudl be *coal*d

Open Bar said...

I had been meaning to comment on this earlier, before the great pun-splosion of 2007 got underway, but didn't Chuck say he had 10 pairs of Adidas Classics? In the pictures, I only see 8.

Don't you teach math, Chuck?








(I am officially out of foot puns. That's the truth. Can you *sandal* the truth?)

ChuckJerry said...

Open Bar, you god forsaken slut. There are 10 pairs of shoes in each picture. 5 in the top row and 5 in the bottom. (It's possible that you need to scroll to the right to see the whole picture, but if that's the case then you have a really small monitor.)

Instead of thinking about your *foot, massage* those brain cells and learn to count. Aye, there's the *rub*.

The Notorious LJT said...

open bar is an awful human being.

what do you call a large frog?

a *big toe*d!