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garbanzo a gogo

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Who let the dogs out?
Who, who, who, who, who?
-- the prophets gurley and douglas

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I get a lot of Running Warehouse ads at this joint, which I rarely notice. Until today.

I'm not sure what to make of these shorts. A bonfire, possibly. Not only are they dogs (which offends my cat greatly), but they're a one-inch split inseam. How could anyone fast enough to be worthy of one-inch split inseams think this was a good idea? Although to be fair, they're marked down six dollars and five centavos, just in time for Groundhog Day giving. 

I can't imagine anyone running in these. Which, of course, means I likely will order them immediately.
 

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Weirdly, in the Christmas classic "Who Let The Dogs Out," the lyrics are as follows:

Me and my white short shorts
And I can't see color, any color will do.


No mention of dogs being let out on the shorts. But music is complicated.

What's YOUR ugliest running apparel? It will be our secret. Confession is good for the soul, the psalm says. Or maybe that was in the 14th verse of the dog song. I never actually made it that far.

 This would make an excellent blog post if you're looking for something to write about and are a glutton for public embarrassment.

Just curious ...

(ps if you happen to own these short, i think they're magnifico and I applaud your excellent taste. Sorry.)

(pss the legs on the left in the feature photo belong to the mythical El Se
ñor Runner. Yes, I still get tingly.)

(pssssssss I JUST CHECKED THE RW SITE AND THEY'RE NOW 
Clearance: $26.88. ACT FAST THEY WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS INCREDIBLE PRICE!!!!!!

(pssssssssssssssssss Now they're down to XS and XL, so never mind unless you're a fan of X-rated shorts, which is a different post entirely.  

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7 minutes ago, Keep Running Girl said:

I have SO many ugly running tights!  They make my heart happy.  I’ll have to rustle up some pics.

Didn't you have some pineapple tights? I recall those as being quite glorious.

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As a rule, I try not to judge, but I'm likely to make an exception in this case.🤢

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9 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

Didn't you have some pineapple tights? I recall those as being quite glorious.

They are amazing! 
 

It has been years and people in my life are still giving me things in pineapple print or shaped like pineapples because they think I REALLY like them.  

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EVEN MORE FANTASTIC THAN I REMEMBERED!!!! I will send you pineapple stuff immediately since you are obviously such a big fan.

warning though: my computer shows you are staring longingly at the dog shorts. quarantines do strange things to the mind ...

 

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Your computer is accurate and I AM looking longingly at such an ugly pair of shorts.  Sadly (thankfully?) I only run in spandex/bicycle type shorts so these wouldn’t work for despite the god awful pattern.  Sigh 

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I googled "ugly dog cycling shorts" in an effort to find you some, and this came up, which just seems mean. Short? Maybe. Ugly? Um, yeah I guess. Never mind.

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actual conversation just now:

me: look at these shorts!

mo: Wow those are so ugly I can't believe HEY WAIT I LIKE THOSE CRABS!!!!

I'd point out that I think they're lobsters, but she's pretty crabby.

 

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Please clarify: the ones on the right with the evil eyes and sharp teeth - is that the front or the back?

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10 minutes ago, Dave said:

Please clarify: the ones on the right with the evil eyes and sharp teeth - is that the front or the back?

I LOVE THOSE SHORTS!!! Seems perfect for some high school cross country guy closing in on the leader. A young Dave, perhaps.

Reminds me of the Deathmobile in "Animal House."

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Oddly enough, I get a similar advertisement (not on this site), but with cat shorts.  My dog is worried that I might be a "cat person" in disguise. 

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On 1/6/2021 at 8:06 AM, Keep Running Girl said:

They are amazing! 
 

It has been years and people in my life are still giving me things in pineapple print or shaped like pineapples because they think I REALLY like them.  

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Those tights are awesome!  I love how the tops of the pineapple look like shorts.

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