video: we’re uh… NOT the dancers
It seems to have been the week for men in leotards. I haven’t been watching Prototype This! very much since it’s pretty much Mythbusters with less explosions and seeming more scenes of them hurting themselves. I honestly haven’t been a huge fan of the “time slot benefit” shows that they put around Mythbusters, but at least Prototype This! is actual scientists and engineers working on stuff. My main complaint with that show and Time Warp was that I had to wonder why they couldn’t seem to find any non-white, non-male specialists/scientists to star in these shows. Still when this image flashed by in a commercial, I had to back up the TiVo with a “What the hell was that?!”
It’s actually a cool idea, they’re making a firefighters outfit and wanted it to fit really well. It reminds me of my last trip to San Francisco. I was visiting a guy that worked for Levi-Strauss and he took me to the flagship store. In addition to their experienced fitting staff, they also had a laser scanner fitting room that would take exact measurements so the staff could match you with the perfect pair of Levi’s. Even better was after you bought your perfect pair, there was a hot tub you could sit in with your new jeans to make sure they were shrunk-to-fit before you left the store. Amazingly enough, that wasn’t even the most extravagant service offered in the store. I also got to see where the custom orders for celebrities are done to get just the right patched, ripped, and embroidered looks for appearances and music videos.
I’m just happy finding a pair that’s long enough… and that makes my ass look good. After all, you gotta have priorities! 😈
I’m also very proud of myself for getting through this whole post and not making a single joke about it… you know what I’m talking about. Those scanning leotards, for obvious reasons, leave nothing to the imagination.