Thursday, May 06, 2010

Not Pretty in Pink

Today is Theme Thursday and the theme is pink.

Remember that ridiculous fad when men thought it was ok to wear pink as part of their work suit? You know, those "sensative" men that weren't afraid to wear a pink tie or a pink shirt?

Well, let me just say it, IT'S WRONG!

But don't get me wrong, some things are ok being pink.


Then again, Pepto Bismal shouldn't be pink because let's face it...unless you brush and gargle about four times in a row, your tongue is just going to turn black from that crap anyway. Remember, a black tongue didn't turn out so well for the Pope in the book/movie Angels and Demons either! (see how I get to ruin that for you...get over it...you should have read/watched it by now).

No, some things should NOT be pink. Period. Let's examine...

Tanks! Unless we're going back in time to the 80s and invading infiltrators in California, pink camo tanks will not send the kind of message you want your enemy to receive...

Football Uniforms! Put players in pink uniforms and you'll learn a whole new meaning to the term "Sudden Death"...

Coffins! There is nothing pretty in pink about cold lifeless bodies...the reaper wears black for a reason...

Hunting Rifles! That 87 point buck you so cleverly outwitted with your off road vehicle and heat seeking sensor devices for the perfect shot? That's right...don't disgrace his needless death by using a pink rifle...

Pink Hummers! Show up to a truck rally in this and you'd better truck away quickly before the others rally on you...

Pink Power Tools! Oh, hell no...

50 comments:

Mrsupole said...

I'll take me a pink hummer, but I will also need a gas station to go with it. Hummers should be black, yellow, or dark green and possibly dark blue.

Now as to pink tools, well they are every women's dream, not.

God bless.

nursemyra said...

that pink coffin... it looks child sized but it has a playboy bunny emblem...?

Brian Miller said...

yeha pink is a little disturbing in some cases...

The Silver Fox said...

"That 87 point buck you so cleverly outwitted with your off road vehicle and heat seeking sensor devices for the perfect shot? That's right...don't disgrace his needless death by using a pink rifle..."

Yeah, it's kinda like adding insult to injury.

Well said.

CatLadyLarew said...

I keep threatening to buy Vlad a little pink rifle for Christmas. They look so silly! But the pink playboy bunny coffin takes the cake. Nothing says "sexy" like a dead bunny!

Subby said...

Thanks. Now I've got th' old Pink Panther theme runnin' round in me poor widdle head!

But pink power tools? What, Mattel is branching out the Barbie line again? GAAAAAH!!!

Sorry...

ReformingGeek said...

I nearly puked when I saw the football uniforms. Ew.

Pink power tools? Maybe a man thought of that idea. ;-)

sharonheg said...

Pink is the new green, which is the new black.

Or not. LOL!

Ms. Gibson said...

hello VE,
I just KNEW you would find some comical yet disturbing images!
Happy TT.

Roy Scribner said...

Actually, if my power tools were pink I might be able to find them...

Roy said...

Pink football uniforms, eh? I wonder if they survived their first season?

järnebrand said...

Funny... As a little girl I used to dream about getting to wear pink clothes. My parents didn't think that was a very practical color though... My son who is 7 loves pink and says it's the coolest color... :)
And I have always wanted a pink screwdriver... but that coffin, no, that's where I'll have to draw the line... :) Happy TT! /Jo.

VE said...

mrsupole – Yeah, pink power tools…even if women had them they’d just be for decoration. Even women don’t use pink power tools…

nursemyra – I think the angle is weird. It’s actually much larger than you think. Makes you wonder who’s actually in there, doesn’t it?

Brian – I bet you don’t dress the boys up in pink!

Silver fox – Thanks. I’m not a hunter so I say things like that…

Catladylarew – Yeah…in your coffin isn’t the time to be sexy…

Subby – See…there you go. I didn’t even have that PP theme on my mind and now it’s there. D’oh!

Reforminggeek – I’m guessing that’s not Texas football…

Sharonheg – It all comes down to black, doesn’t it? In the beginning all was black…

Ms. Gibson – Glad I didn’t disappoint!

Roy – And…they’d still be there because there’s no way you’d use them! You’re lucky I didn’t feature your pink tent…you’re in California, you must have a pink tent, right? ;)

Roy – I doubt it. Can you imagine the other team mowing over all that pink?

Jarnebrand – So…you have a pink camo tank too, eh?

PattiKen said...

Oh, I dunno. I kinda like the little pink camo vehicle. Pink tanks, Hummers, and rifles might just be a way to end wars. ;-)

My post for Pink, close to my heart, is up here.

Gladys said...

I used to work at a construction company and that company worked inside a huge chemical plant. It was one of the requirements of the plant that each construction group have colored hard hats and nomex jumpsuits to identify them. Do you have any idea how much the guys hated me for buying pink hardhats and purple nomex? For me it was a marketing decision. We were henceforth known as the Pretty in Pink Crew. :)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I think the bunny logo is more offensive than the fact it's pink. How sleezy is that!

Leslie said...

I love the pink camo now all they need to be completely over the top is an army outfitted in pink. What is that Barbie's tank???

I agree pink has it's place - let's keep it there!!

Hilarious TT

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Cheryl said...

I especially loved the pink-trimmed safety goggles. Gotta me a pair of those babies!

Great TT!

Jingle said...

wow,
we share some pink stuff this week!

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/thursday-poets-rally-week-17-may-6-12-2010-homecoming/

here is my theme Thursday pink post.

Betsy said...

I don't know, VE...I have my own set of power tools. I'd use a pink drill for sure! haha.

Now...those pink bball uniforms are quite disturbing!

thanks for the laughs!

Dreamhaven said...

I always thought it was dumb to make masculine things in pink,(or things one considers masculine). It doesn't make them work any better,lol, and I for one wouldn't buy it.

The Incredible Woody said...

My husband wouldn't wear pink to save his life. Well, maybe to save his life but he would NOT be happy about it!

California Girl said...

Never knew there were so many inappropriate uses for this color. That poor basketball team. Pink rifles? I don't believe in guns so there shouldn't be any...especially pink.

And was that a Bunny being buried? Or are they practicing for Hef's funeral or what?

Dot-Com said...

Ha ha that's a lot of wrong pink! I better prepare myself for the slagging I'll get for haivng a pink keyboard though...

Monkey Man said...

Leave pink to Mary Kay. I'm surprised there isn't one of her stickers on the bumper of that hummer.

Janice said...

I got a big laugh out of your pics of all the things that shouldn't be pink...but I kinda like the pink power tools.

Magpie said...

I don't think men should feel funny about wearing pink. Women don't feel funny about wearing blue. How did it get to be a woman's color anyway? That being said, I think you're hysterically funny! :)

The Silver Fox said...

@Magpie: IIRC, blue was originally associated with kings, as in "royal blue." Red was chosen at first for women, but it was felt that it was too "strong" a color, so it was "softened" to pink.

Marina said...

love the tools and the hummer!! yes, I do :-)

Jaime said...

love the pink tank... and there are still a few guys in my office who wear pink shirts with their suits. i find it totally unappealing

Janna said...

I've actually never had Pepto Bismol. Does it really turn your tongue black? That might make it cool enough to try.
Maybe.

My mother actually has a set of those pink power tools. Well, ok, she doesn't own the actual POWER tools, but she has that same pink case with the hammers and screwdrivers and nails in it.
In fact, she left it in my kitchen a couple years ago, and it's still right there waiting for her to come pick it up.

Megan said...

Pink. Overload.

aladdinsane12 said...

ugh. the worst part was that the safety glases that came with the pink power tools had pink rims! ridiculous.

Elizabeth said...

I kinda like the pink power tools too.

Jasmine said...

A very funny post. I know someone who was burried in a pink playboy coffin just like that. Its not good is it. Happy TT

lime said...

i'm with ya on every item except the power tools. they just make me giggle like a little girl.

VE said...

Pattiken – I think it would just make the men angrier…

Gladys – Awesome…I would have gone with a radioactive neon green jumpsuit and a neon orange helmet…

Perpetual – Maybe it was a former Playboy bunny…

Leslie – Pink does have its place…

Cheryl – That was a special touch, huh?

Jingle – Yes we do! Wait…did that sound wrong?

Betsy – Glad I could find something disturbing for you…

Dreamhaven – Me too…and I like to buck the trend…but not when it comes to pink…

Incredible woody – Here, here! I salute him!

California girl – You knew I could find all the inappropriate pink things though…

Dot-com – A pink keyboard? Yikes…

Monkey man – Mary Kay goes commando…

Janice – I suspected as much…

Magpie – Don’t be blue about pink now…

Silver fox – Thank you for the history lesson! And here I was going to have to actually look that up…

Marina – Hummers and tools go together like celebrities and drugs…

Jaime – Leave “Nancy Boy” labels on their desks when do that…

Janna – It does! Everyone should try it…

Megan – I’m the king of overload…but not pink…

Aladdinsane12 – Wasn’t that special…

Elizabeth – Sheesh…another one!

VE said...

jasmine - Really? I didn't know there was a fad...

lime - I threw that in to trip you up and reveal the inner girl desire in you. And see? A bunch of readers fell for it...

Baino said...

Late again! Why do manufacturers persist in the vain attempt to attract women to power tools and cars by painting them pink. We don't want to learn how to drill a hole thank you. That's what men are for!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

You're right ... some things in pink are just bad feng shui. -j

unfinishedperson.com said...

I'm with you, my friend. No pink shirts for me either. In fact, no pink pants or shoes either or even, God forbid, pink underwear. Ewwww.

Unfinished Rambler
who can be found at:

unfinishedperson.com

00dozo said...
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00dozo said...

Well, if you think about it, pink tools are somewhat practical: no one would want to steal or even borrow them. I don't know how many screwdrivers and such I've had to replace over the years.

Funny post and pics!

00dozo said...

Oh, I almost forgot, about that earworm of the Pink Panther Theme, it could've been worse - it could've been "It's A Small World".

(yeah, I just had to do it - sorry folks).

BTW - I'm kinda new here - love your blog.

Sarah said...

haha way to ruin Angels and Demons for the people who haven't read it! :p

A side note: I read it before I read The Da Vinci Code (as it is supposed to come first) and enjoyed it MUCH more.

Sarah said...

One more thing...what is wrong with pink power tools?!?! :-)

gab said...

Even though Im a girl I HATE PINK!!!! give me anything blue or purple Im happy. But it was funny seeing some of those pics......Ive seen those pink tool kits though.

Now on a personal note Im doing ok sorta if I had your email I would give you a full update and your mouth would probably drop to the floor, from what Im going through. Thanks for thinking of me!

padraig said...

http://www.everyjoe.com/articles/hello-kitty-ak47-kawaii-armageddon-130/

Yes, it's a real firearm.

VE said...

Baino – And we’re very good at it…well, some of us…

Harnett-hargrove – It’s like everything else…I can find some misuse of virtually anything…

Unfinishedperson – See…we can agree on some things!

00dozo – Welcome, new or not, my gnomes will make fun of you anyway! You’ve got a good point about the pink tools…but then again, I still wouldn’t use them…

Sarah – Ah….they’re PINK!

Gab – Surprisingly, most people are either way on the anti-pink side or way on the pink side. There’s surprisingly few in the middle…

Padraig – Now that…is crazy. I’m guessing that isn’t an authorized licensing of the Hello Kitty franchise…