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October 03, 2011

Weekend Pictorial – Art on the Avenue 2011 Edition

We had a Planet Moron family outing Saturday to the annual “Art on the Avenue” festival in the Del Ray section of Alexandria, Virginia.

Urban Holsters

Urban Holsters

Butch Fanny Pack In a desperate attempt to butch up the widely derided fanny pack, a local artist has created the “urban holster.”  Like the “European satchel” which attempted to make it okay for a man to carry a purse, the urban holster appears to be riding a new trend that hopes to rebrand items that are not considered particularly masculine.

You can try this yourself.  Too embarrassed to tell the bartender you want a wine spritzer?  Tell him you want a “greenhouse gas grape bomb.”  Do you drive a Toyota Prius? No you don’t. You drive “canned lightening.” You like to wear lipstick?  That’s a .44 caliber cartridge of color, pal.

It could work.

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

LSD Hippo

Question:  Who did the most drugs? The artist?  Or the Hippo?

Tots for Tyrants!

Moran Balloon

What did my son make a beeline for the moment I turned my back?  A balloon promoting the reelection of our embarrassment of a congressional representative.  Not even two years old, and already he’s rebelling.  Mrs. Moron later claimed she “lost” the balloon while picking up a boot that had slipped off his foot. 

Hey, “accidents” happen, right?

Does it Come With Corruption Cole Slaw?

Pork Barrel BBQ

Pork Barrel BBQ StandPork Barrel BBQ” had a stand set up in front of their restuarant.  They had a stand set up rather than just open the doors to their restaurant because the restaurant, which was started in 2009 with an expected completion date of this past summer, still isn't open.

We think maybe they're taking this whole government-themed thing a little too far.

Regardless, it was a fine, if wet day, and we probably spent as much money on art as we did on food.



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Posted by: John | Oct 5, 2011 12:10:14 AM

I'm pretty sure if you were to mention to her an "urban 1911-A1," she would think you were talking about a vintage clothing store.

Posted by: Planet Moron | Oct 3, 2011 3:37:33 PM

There's nothing unmanly about wearing an urban holster if it's sporting an urban 1911-A1.

She does mean "holster", doesn't she?

Posted by: Michael | Oct 3, 2011 12:48:42 PM

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