Friday, July 31, 2009

Plaid Pants Friday

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion on Plaid Pants:

[Tonight's show] brought to you by Gary's Plaid Pants Warehouse.

Tim Russell: Get into the mood of spring with a pair of bright, festive plaid pants - the fashion exclamation - plaid pants, one way of saying, "This is me, it couldn't be anyone else."

Garrison Keillor: In primitive aboriginal tribes, the male who wore the brightest colors was the most virile and aggressive, and it's the same in this country too.

TR: That's right. If you get yourself the right pair of pants, people will remember you for years afterward.

GK: With bright plaid pants, you'll get faster service in restaurants, and you'll never be struck by a moving vehicle.

TR: Plaid pants keep bugs off and distract opponents in golf matches, and they revitalize your marriage or whatever else is going on in your life.

GK: So - get happy. Get a load of pants at Gary's Plaid Pants Warehouse, where the giant pants on the flagpole show you the way to big pants savings. Available only where sold, should not be used when operating heavy machinery.
A Prairie Home Companion, April 12, 1997

Honestly, I only listen to A Prairie Home Companion when I leave NPR on after Car Talk. I don't catch Car Talk as much as I used to because I'm not in my car when it's on anymore - which reminds me, why don't car stereos have Tivo? How hard can that be. The technology already exists - just put it in my car. Take out a couple airbags or something. I can't be the first person to think of this.

OK, the topic du jour: Happy Plaid Pants Friday - brought to you by Gary's Plaid Pants Warehouse.


  1. Indeed, Happy Plaid Pants Friday! This plug for the magical powers of Plaid Pants begs the question, if one were to start wearing plaid pants, would their children be less annoying, whiney, and non-compliant? Would they eat better, sleep better, pee in the toilet as opposed to the floor AND remember to flush upon completion? This is an interesting thesis that may be worth exploring....

  2. OMG! I was seriously thinking the same thing! I am so addicted to the pause & rewind of my DVR that when I miss something on the car radio, my first impulse is to hit rewind and then I remember, oh yeah, I can't do that.