Overheard Around Town
Very attractive mother/daughter duo; 30-ish daughter, 50-ish mother:
Mother: "OH! I heard something interesting on TV this morning. Richard Simmons has a new clothing line that Dillard's is going to start carrying..."
Mother: "Yes, and it's called...oh, I can't remember..."Fat" something?
Daughter: "Baby Phat?"
Mother: "No, that wasn't it..."
Daughter: "Phat Farm?"
Mother: "Yes! That's it! And it's jeans and things...(daughter begins dissolving into hysterical laughter) and he's supposed to make an appearance at the store...with his wife? Can you believe he's married?"
Daughter: (Shrieks with laughter) "MO-OM! It's RUSSELL Simmons! And his wife is Kimora Lee.... What kind of clothing line would Richard Simmons put out, just a bunch of tiny striped shorts and tank tops?" (she's still crippled with laughter)
Mother: (Also laughing at this point) "Oh, well that makes a LOT more sense. I was trying to listen to the TV from another room, and I couldn't figure out why in the world Richard Simmons would be so insensitive as to make a clothing line called "Fat Farm", or how it was possible he was married!"
They continue on their way, still cracking up. I don't know how long it took them to stop laughing, but it has to have been quite a while.
This whole exchange begs the question: Who would YOU rather have dressing you?
Consider your options carefully;
I know it's a difficult decision.
Billionaire music/fashion/poetry jam/etc. mogul, or greased-up lunatic in a 'fro and tiny shorts? Think long, and choose wisely. UPDATE: Click on Russell's picture for a look at his clothing line. I think you'll be surprised.
Hey, at least it wasn't Gene Simmons, right? Now, that would be a fashion travesty.