The Blog of Dabido (the Baka one). Everything in this blog is copyrighted. Copyright 2004, 2005, 2006 by D. Stevenson.

13 December, 2005

Baggy Trousers – Why my balls still work!

I grew up in a time commonly called 'The Seventies'. Some of you might remember such things from the seventies as ... um ... er ... wait, I'll hit my head against the desk so I remember! ****BANG**** Ah ...
  • The Brady Bunch (TV SERIES, NOT THE MOVIES)
  • Starsky and Hutch (TV SERIES, NOT THE MOVIE)
  • Deep Purple
  • Led Zepplin
  • Frank Zappa
  • The Towering Inferno (Disaster Movie)
  • Earthquake (Disaster Movie)
  • Carwash (Disaster Movie)
  • Star Wars
  • King Kong
  • Jaws
  • Vietnam War and it's ending
  • China playing Table Tennis with the US of A
  • Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (Radio Series and Book)
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Real Men Don't Eat Quiche
  • Really bad Porn movies with outragious plots and wow wow pedal induced rhythm guitar. (Not that I ever got to see any of them ... or any now ... though I've also heard of a porn cartoon called 'Fritz The Cat' from that time too).
  • Bean bags
  • Ugg boots
  • Flares
  • Really HUGE collars on shirts
  • Disco Dance Music [passes paper bags for all who remember]
  • The Phil Donahue Show
Anyway, one of the MAJOR things about the seventies that I remember, was all the guys wore tight fitting jeans ... like real tight ... like ball crushing, blood stopping, testicle killing TIGHT! Amongst all that, was one guy at my school who never used to wear those sorts of jeans. He was nicknamed BAGGY TROUSERS, and when the Maddness song of the same name came out, people would often sing it to him as some sort of insult. That guy was ME! [But of course you knew that] Baggy trousers, dirty shirt Pulling hair and eating dirt Teacher comes to break it up Back of the ’ead with a plastic cup. Baggy trousers, baggy trousers, baggy trousers Baggy trousers, baggy trousers, baggy trousers It wasn't too bad, as I actually liked the song, so having a load of w*nk*rs sing it at me was fine. Sticks and stones. It was more the brain pounding beatings I got off the Skinheads and Punks that hurt. And lets face it, Madness did sell more singles than any other British act in England in the 1980's (woops, time slip ... I was talking seventies ... the actual song came out in 1980 ... but it was nice that someone had caught up to my baggy trouser wearing. Also that stat I quoted about them selling more singles, I read on a site ... so must be true, or at least fabricated by someone else!) It wasn't until 1990 that MC Hammer finally helped the US of America catch up and started to wear trousers so baggy, that even I was left in his wake. This of course lead into that trend of wearing trousers so darn baggy and so loose that fat men all over America were being robbed of their trousers by young thin punks after an easy ride to success with the ladies. It got really stupid - after all, at least my baggy trousers fitted around my waste and left room for my balls ... those guys, well, I blame David Byrnes a bit too with his enormous suit!!! It is funny, that after all that teasing I got at school for my 'baggy trousers', that Doctors decided that it was important to have room for ones testicles to breath in order to produce offspring - and yet, they are complaining the fertility rate is going down (and lets face it, most of it has declined since that era and involves people who wore tight fitting jeans from that era). Thank goodness for my Baggy Trousers. :-) Revise List:
  • Jungian 'collective unconscious' Versus Hegel's World Spirit thingy (The real deathmatch you wanted to watch!)
  • Crazy Dates I have been on Part III
As per usual, any new suggestions will be added to the list. :-)