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Are you wearing an AWNING, Lamar?

June 29, 2010

TRINIDAD/Okay marketing staff, we’re riding the wave now!

Our recent decision to sell more fashions by inventing new items and creating a demand for them has paid off in solid gold with the Rube Tube and the Skanktop, but we’re not stopping there.

Ladies and gentlemen, I now give you the first wearable art.

It’s a colorful piece of canvas for men, with lots of straps and buckles, and you can wear it, sleep under it or hang it on the wall.

That’s great, Boss. What are we calling it?

Well Lamar, it’s canvas apparel for men, so we’re calling it The Manvas!

Boss, you must be a GENIUS to think of stuff like that!  So what does it do?

What does it DO, Lamar? It sells for $499!

Guys can wear it when they go out, and when they’re at home they can strap it up on the wall for decoration!

But Boss, some guys don’t care much about art.

Oh, they’ll care about it if it has straps and buckles, Lamar. Trust me.

harry blanket 220Now, the key thing is we need to get some famous guys to be seen in Manvases, so regular guys will think they need to get one. Lamar, are there any celebs who will walk around in a a thing like this?

Uh, you could offer a couple of bucks to the British royal family. Maybe Prince Harry?

Good idea, Lamar. Send Harry a Manvas and a $100 Starbucks card.

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Left: A model presents a creation by Camille Harding of Mille Wearable Art for the New World Style theme during Fashion Week Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain, June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva

Right: Britain’s Prince Harry wears a blanket given to him while visiting a school run by the charity Sentebale, which he had founded with Lesotho’s Prince Seesio, in the village of Semongkong, Lesotho June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Arthur Edwards/POOL

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The Stiletto Unit thanks you for Mr. Fab Abs(& hip definition!) We can appreciate a well groomed happy trail as well.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive
 

Thanks, Mama. It’s my understanding that Shra has been escorted out of her office by security, for slobbering on her keyboard on the second day of her job. A pity…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Should we be keeping score?

Guy got recently:
Cellphone boob babe..
Biker babe..
Chicks sunbathing in Mexico..(bathe under the warm rays of the sun by day….chill on a cold slab in the morgue by night)

Girls got recently:
Mr. Pec-a-boo..
Mr. Fab-body art wearer..
Multiple shots of nice shoes worn by celebrities…

Call the playing field level and go from here?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

But WHERE would we go from here?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

I was going to ask what he used to suspend the awning; but that would be tacky:)

Suspect the young man donned his bed sheet in order to do his laundy.

Ok, primitive kilt. But no guy I know that wears a kilt would don that thing with the sheer stripe at the hem…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Has anybody noticed this post has been up for five hours and we still haven’t heard from Shra? I’m afraid we may need to brace for bad news.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

It’s no use trying to make me feel better. I know Shra, and if she were still alive, she would have found something to complain about by now.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Thanks Basler…. I have just woken from the dead to slobber up as much saliva as I possibly can (not much.. my mouth is very dry)… and I must hand it to you… he is pretty fab…
Thanks for making a sick girl smile, Baz… :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I don’t want to be the one to perpetuate sexism and the objectification of men (or women) but …

Mmmmmm…….

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive
 

Hope you feel much better very soon, Shra. Keep smilin’.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

LMR you are in the clear. Sexism and objectification was perpetuated way back on the VS calender shoot blog.

And can anyone believe Miranda Kerr married Orlando Bloom??? Orlando “Leggo-my-eggolas pansy-est elf/pirate on BOTH sides of the pond” Bloom!!!

She MARRIED Orlando Bloom!!!!!!

Married him!!!

Where’s my A-10…

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

That is the question Jazz….

Basler is my blogger; I shall not want.

He maketh me to read Oddly Enough on Reuters: he distracteth me from my daily work.

He refreseth my page: he posteth more blogs to occupy my six hour lunch break.

Yea, though I scroll through the pages of the Oddly Enough blogs, I will fear no knowledge: for medi-doughnuts art with me: thy sprinkles and thy glaze they comfort me.

Thou displayeth my comments in the presence of other commenters: thou filleth my computer with cookies, my cache runneth over.

Surely mediocrity and complacency shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the blogs of Oddly Enough for ever.

Psalm 23
Oddly Enough version

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Thanks Doc… put it all down to my tonsils which are aching, on and off…. funny how they seem to be all ok during the day but come 6 o clock and I start feeling as if I am sitting in a tub of boiling water…. with my tonsils acting up….

Baz… this is one luscious pic… and I can manage some drool now… but I know my manners… I may just lick my screen later and put it down to hallucinations induced by fever… :D

Umm… Mr.Pilot… am I allowed a sly grin… ;)

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