Archive for August 5th, 2008

(August 05) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Night Out

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

National Night Out
Raise awareness about crime prevention and help promote partnerships between communities and local police departments on this national crime-fighting night.

photo credit: via flickr

(August 05) Today we're celebrating . . .  National Underwear Day

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

National Underwear Day
Its bloomers. And boxers. And wifebeaters. Oh my!!

From Marlon Brando rending his undershirt in Streetcar, to the sexual revolution, to Helmut Newton’s lingerie-clad vamps, underwear has come a long way from being coyly referred to as “unmentionables” in American culture. A watershed event was the unveiling of Calvin Klein’s giant underwear billboard ads in Times Square in the Eighties – a statement of unflinching exposure that almost single-handedly transformed the public’s perception of underwear from ‘necessary undergarment’ to a brazen gesture of style and freedom…*

So join the fun and drop those drawers, take off those tank tops, and show the world your undies!**

 

** Please, please heed your momma’s warning and remember: don’t leave the house without clean underwear! Especially today.

* National Underwear Day

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