Thursday, February 18, 2010

Getting high......

Last night, our local news decided to show videos of runway models falling down. Apparently a slow news night, the co-anchors got quite a kick out of watching these waifs tumble to the ground. Considering most of them don't weigh enough for gravity to kick in, I suppose this really was a news worthy event. 

Here is a video showing what they were so amused about....


With my sharp eye, I noticed that some of the issues were with the chosen footwear.

For example:

The Guinness Book of World Records documents the weirdos/ weirdo things of this world.  It's not so easy to get a slot in that book. These high, high, high heels have made the cut.



My niece is a dancer, sometimes performs ballet. I suppose these would be her formalwear.



These are kinda cute.


These would be excellent for camping. That's about the only time I find I don't have access to a bottle opener. I never remember to pack it. (toilet paper-check. bug spray-check. bottle opener-oops!) (Oh wait, I have my heels on!)


Come to think of it, these might come in handy for camping as well! Never know when varmints will raid your cooler.


Usually when you see a photo of a baby, the response is, "awwww".  I saw this photo, and I'm sorry to say, I said, "ewwwww".


Ummm.....well.....ah.......love his man-bag.

The reason I chose this topic was because yesterday I experienced an almost disastrous fall because of my footwear and if it wasn't for a wall, I would have fallen right over. The culprit?

These......


Don't even ask.......

12 comments:

brattcat said...

I suspected this walking erect thing was going to be a problem.

Piecefulafternoon said...

That photo of the slippers made me laugh out loud - glad you weren't hurt, truly, I'm glad.

Eva Gallant said...

Glad you're okay. That video had me cracking up! Especially when the model fell at the begining end of the runway and pulled the curtain down and the models changing behind it were exposed! But with those shoes, it's no wonder. They should be out-lawed! Someone could get seriously hurt!

Fearless Nester said...

I wear yak trax to keep me from falling on the ice and then forget to take them off when I go grocery shopping...good thing for shopping carts. Fuzzy slippers throw me off too! ~Lili

Kathleen said...

I saw the same story on the news, my husband was mesmerized by it....who knows? Most of these shoes look like instruments of tortue. I can fall just out of no where. Clumsy I guess. I do love your slippers, though, Hugs, Kathleen

Balisha said...

I'm laughing out loud....Don't they have any common sense? As for the last picture...I threw mine out...don't ask.
Balisha

Birdman said...

For those who do NOT know me... and what I really look like---
the answer is NO! That dude next to the 18 wheeler is NOT me!

Deb Shucka said...

So funny! I keep thinking about the foot and back problems whoever wears those shoes is going to have when they're bunion age.

Your choice of footwear, while not fallproof, is certainly cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt.ELENKA its cali i saw the video of the models that were falling down. And i saw the picture of the shoes. my favorite one was the one that had a gun heal. i think some day she will fly off if someone clicked the button!!!
LOVE:CALI

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

I have tripped in slippers and just socks enough times that now I don't dare wear them around the house...broke my big toes slipping on the stairs in socks...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how I love your fuzzy slippers... I have some almost like them --and it is easy to take a tumble in them.. BUT--they are alot better than those horribly high heels... GADS!!!!

We all seem to be amused when people fall down... Wonder why that is????

Yes--it must have been a slow news night.

Hope you have a great weekend and week ahead. We are headed to Arkansas tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

Snippety Gibbet said...

Holy smokes! I think that as weird as all those shoes were, the baby high heels were the scariest.

You asked about doing paper cutting with 7th graders. I have never worked with middle schoolers, so I have no great frame of reference for working with them. Are they allowed to use X-acto knives?

I was wondering if they could draw their designs with fat markers. If they draw the lines fat enough, then they could try cutting everything but the fat marker lines. Or try doing something wide before something intricate.

Sometimes, to get into an enclosed space, scherenschnitte artists will cut right through the black paper, and just glue it back together when the piece is done.

Good luck with your idea. I'd love to see what they do. jan