Thongs for throngs are flinging prongs?

June 20, 2008

As you may have read, a woman is suing Victoria’s Secret because she says she was hurt by her thong panties when a metal clip holding a rhinestone flew off and hit her in the eye.

victoria-2-180.jpgPersonal injury is a very serious thing. Still, if this comes to trial she’s probably going to have to show how it happened in court. I can see lawyers, jurors and the judge all wearing industrial goggles to protect their eyes while the woman pulls on thongs every which way, trying to duplicate the sharp zing of flying rhinestones.

As a dedicated consumer advocate, I’ve tested odd claims before. You may recall Help me, I’m in a grape jam! If something bad happens, please explain to my family why I was found in a room full of extra large thongs, the walls pock-marked with staples and shards of imitation gems. They’ll want to know what happened.

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Model presents winged angel lingerie by Victoria’s Secret in 2000 file photo. REUTER/Fred Prouser

Brazilian model Adriana Lima poses with lingerie at a Victoria’s Secret store in 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Albert Ferreira

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Has anyone told her thongs are not sling shots?

Posted by Lady Weasel | Report as abusive

I wasn’t aware the semi-automatic thongs had been legalized.

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What did she hear when the clip hit her? THONGK!

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I think the problem here is her vintage of 52 years of age. Had she been just a hair younger she would have had the benefit of a concerned parent warning her, “you’ll shoot your eye out!”

at 52 years old, she may be better off with somehting to blur vision, she will not be able to see herself in something made for those half her age!

Oh My god Brazilian chicks are sooooo hot!

Posted by Dann Zanetti | Report as abusive