Keeping tabs on the abs, Babs…

July 5, 2010

SOUTHAFRICA/

Boss, We got trouble. BIG trouble!

What is it THIS time, Lamar?

SOUTHAFRICAOne of the male models got confused and wandered out on the runway almost naked. I think the women in the audience are gonna be pretty offended.

That’s awful, Lamar! They may get the vapors and faint. Is he wearing ANYTHING?

Sure, a tiny pair of underpants. Oh, and an itty-bitty bracelet. That’s it.

That’s enough, Lamar. Underpants and a bracelet together, we can call that a “creation.”

You know, we can act like we thought of it ourselves. Soon, lots of guys will be going to work in nothing but underpants and bracelets.

Yeah, but boss, this guy has really tight abs. I think that’s going to be a real turn-off to the chicks out there.

True, Lamar. Run out and put a Manvas on him then, before people start leaving.

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A model presents a creation of South African designer Fabiani during Africa Fashion Week in Johannesburg July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Kjnesidl ngejnl sneiwlwnnbsdp!! Heisnyl sehiwa sleki :swoon:

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

You forgot his bow tie….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Waka waka, E… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Blakwln blakwln?? Wwhato!!

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

@E: what language is that?

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

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@fwd… E apparently got “the vapors”

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Bbtpwljhh! Ywoitly…hetr…:cough cough:

Sorry fwd! Overflow of drool was messing up my speech. Won’t happen again.

Baz, you made my first day back at work much more enjoyable. Heh heh. Heh…

;)

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Fwd, she is slobbering over the keyboard…. and talking at the same time…. now you figure out what she is trying to say….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Jeez. Slobbering, swooning, and we haven’t even heard from Spinster or Onedoor. They must just be catatonic.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Good one, Shra–the bow tie. That’s the first thing I noticed too.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

I think his bowtie’s crooked.

Posted by kgolden1 | Report as abusive

Spin… even the designer has Fab in his name… which gets me to the question… “Fab”iani… South African???

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

He’s very nicely lit, but there is something odd going on with his lower left leg…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

That guy should be entered for the Turner Prize.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Black tie extemely business casual? Haven’t seen that anywhere I’ve worked. Though it is starting to sound like a good idea now – 99 when I drove home only to find the city crew working on the corner. Noooo electicity in the neighborhood. The city crew still has their clothes on with their hard hats and boots. They must not have gotten the memo…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Told ya, BG: not Catatonic, Recovering Catholic. He’s nice to look at; but maybe a tad scary. Does he do more than work out so he can afford more clothes? LOL!

Crow, this is the perfect place for odd goings on. Maybe the runway is hot and he is trying to step carefully so he doesn’t burn the soles of his feet. Or he could just be odd!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

He might be about to bust out an accoustic tap-dance routine!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

That’s a “creation”???? I’m in the wrong line of work.

So exactly what kind of event would one wear this “creation” to? NEVER MIND! Please don’t answer, I don’t think my cave-addled mind could take it.

Back to work you rebellious colonials! You’d think the 5th July was a holiday or something.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Dave, maybe you should be more descriptive. What sort of cave do you live in?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

<3 for being such an equal opportunity blogger, BG.

Posted by Wyvie | Report as abusive

Holy Moly Abman! That’s one heck of a picture!

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

Mr. Dave,
who doesnt need to shave
and is very brave
would not deprave
the OE slaves
from the description of his cave?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Good one, Shra. As for myself, I am already depraved and it would probably be a blessing if I worked in a cave and spared the general public from my presence!

Some of us, including the Great Blog Man, did work on the 5th. And are ever so happy to have done so!

Like the acoustic tap dance. Nothing like the patter of bare feet on freshly waxed runway. Tap, tap. tappity, tappity, swoosh into the first row! Happy landings!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

This outfit is from Fabiani’s “Emporer’s Clothes” range.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

That actually is an entire outfit. Once I recovered the power of speech, I also regained my senses and spotted the socks.

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Emm… E…. socks? Ab Blindness?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Don’t forget the wristband!
E. – Spotted socks?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Dave – a porn shoot ?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I’m sure the guys know what I mean when I say socks…if they can bring themselves to look that is.

:D (there’s no rofl smiley!)

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

E – Hahahahahahaha! Loved it!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Life is so much fun.
When you live in a stark cave.
Is it winter yet?

Haiku by Dave

Shra – my latest cave is half of a 40′ shipping container right outside of Kandahar airfield. Styling, wish you were here. It’s not so bad until a pair of F/A-18′s do a low-level flyover directly overhead. That’s loud. The only other issue is the dust and the heat. 46 today, but it’s a dry heat.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

@Dave…. you got F/A-18′s doing fly overs?? Awesome!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

You need to send me pics… I can give you styling tips from here….
On the other hand, that could kick ya out… so, say… how are the windows? You can use the periwinkle burqa cloth to decorate?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Wow, you guys and gals are GREAT! Sniffle.

Shra – My curtains are… something. Periwinkle blue they’re not. Nice brown cheap vinyl on the floor, nothing but the latest in home decor.

Ifly – lots of interesting aircraft – Tornados, A-10s, C-17s, C-5s, C-130s, IL-76s, An-124s, Mi-17s, Blackhawks, CH-47s, AH-64s, predators, assorted other drones, Mi-35s, MV-22s, etc. Pretty much every aircraft in the NATO inventory at one time or another.

Spinster – if I dressed like him here, they’d throw me in jail….

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

Dave, is your shipping container big enough to host the next Odd Blog commenters reunion? Will I be able to land a Basler BT-67 there?

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 10/05/11/flying-high-with-my-secret-care er/

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Reeeeaaaalllly Dave??? Oooohhhhhh……..shiny shiny airplanes!!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Ifly – they are actually pretty darned dusty.

Baz – Sure, all two of us will fit into my cave, no problem. As for the BT-67, you will need to adapt it to a VTOL, then you can land here. But please don’t, you’ll disturb all of my carefully arranged dust, which really is the number one attraction in Kandahar. We’ll find a nice grassy field for you to land in, say, near Islamabad?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

thanks, Dave. Hmmmmmm. Happy to adapt to a VTOL, since I don’t even know what those are. I certainly don’t wish to disturb your dust. I’ve been to Jalalabad – may I just land the Basler BT-67 there?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Vertical Takeoff and Landing. Like a Harrier can do.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Dave, wouldnt it be better if we just pick you up on our way to Basler’s secret OE hangout?
Basler is planning to buy the OE’ers a lush tropical island, with loads of Mr.Fab Abs to serve us drinks…
The guys would get to see a few VS models too.. but they better be on a flying visit…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Thanks, Ifly…. Then I’ll bring ZZ Top with me. There’s nothing Harrier than those guys….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive