Patterico's Pontifications

10/15/2007

Journalism 101: The Importance of Underpants

Filed under: Miscellaneous — DRJ @ 8:24 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Any story about “underpants” has got to be good:

“An Australian man dressed only in his underpants survived a fall from his ninth-storey apartment when an apparent incident of high jinks went badly wrong, police said Tuesday.”

The importance of underpants to this event escapes me but I’m just a Yank. Maybe underpants have special powers down under or maybe Australian journalists just know a good story when they see one.

— DRJ

11 Responses to “Journalism 101: The Importance of Underpants”

  1. DRJ – Looks like he took his mother’s advice. They look clean.

    daleyrocks (906622)

  2. Maybe it had to do with the uh, aerodynamics factor.

    But good lord, what an eyesore.

    Itsme (7d820e)

  3. The importance of underpants. I gave that lecture to my three year old daughter, i.e., “When I get you ready for school, don’t wait until I’ve walked you inside the classroom to tell me I forgot to put on your underpants. It’s not funny.” Luckily, the school keeps a couple of spare pairs on hand just for that problem.

    dave (393eef)

  4. I once caramelized some underwear. The story is here, but I don’t really recommend reading it.

    Doc Rampage (ebfd7a)

  5. The importance of underpants to this event escapes me but I’m just a Yank. Maybe underpants have special powers…

    They certainly did for Mitt Romney’s religion’s founder.

    Allegedly.

    Christoph (92b8f7)

  6. Heh.

    Leviticus (68eff1)

  7. I believe specifically citing underpants in this scenario is important primarily due to the alternative.

    Also, “high jinks”? Where’s the love for “shenanigans”?

    PCachu (e072b7)

  8. i don’t wear underpants. i don’t fully understand their appeal. when i take my jeans off, you get to see the source of the force!

    assistant devil's advocate (2e1b4f)

  9. It must be underpants week.

    DRJ (67ced6)

  10. Just trying to visualize the shrugs and “who me?” looks.

    Itsme (689e6f)

  11. Adult Male Mormans do wear “holy underwear”. Which may originate with founder, Smith, or not.

    Gerry (5c570e)


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