The fashion police can be so cruel…

My heart skipped a beat, I pressed a knuckle to my mouth, my eyelashes fluttered wildly as I tried to hold back my tears as I read this cutting review:

Mr Geoffrey Deene of Fashion Wire Daily,  I still think you’d look sodding STUPID if you wore this anywhere:


NOOOOOOoooooooOOOOoooo!!! But I already ordered it for my Spring wardrobe! Whatever shall I dooooooo?


  1. SaraJ says

    I think it would look sexy on you, PZ. Especially if you also do the make-up and wear the little skirt.

  2. says

    I think it would look sexy on you, PZ. Especially if you also do the make-up and wear the little skirt.

    Oh gods. I would pay good money not to see that.

  3. skyotter says

    okay, i’ll fess up to ordering a “I [squid] NY” shirt, but i draw the line at knitwear

    … unless it were a Star Trek XI uniform. that’d be totally worth it

  4. LtStorm says

    Well, I’m not a fan of the *pictured* hat/bonnet, but I do like the concept. I think it’d look better if it was a more anatomically correct squid–with two long tentacles as the drawstrings for the hat, and the rest shorter and decorative.

  5. Naked Bunny with a Whip says

    See, this is why I stopped bothering with clothes. You just can’t go wrong with a few vines.

  6. SASnSA says

    Well, surely he was talking about the skirt. The hat’s obviously the top of fashion.

  7. Newfie says

    I have a unitard made of real Saskatchewan Squid Skin, but I only wear it on bowling night.

  8. 'Tis Himself says

    real Saskatchewan Squid Skin

    Don’t lie. Everyone knows that Saskatchewan is a figment of a diseased imagination.

  9. tsig says

    Someone needs to get away from the pressures of life and relax and view the frozen waterfall… Jesus.

  10. Newfie says

    Everyone knows that Saskatchewan is a figment of a diseased imagination.

    I did spend a drunken weekend in Saskatoon once, it wasn’t very memorable.

  11. puseaus says

    And just now, as I am perfectly balanced and in order (after starting to watch Eric Hovinds video…) you present this irresistible gear. The devil again, I guess. Wonder what my passengers at the MIHQ will say when I show up in this.

  12. 'Tis Himself says

    So this Canadian decides to get away from it all. He gets on a plane and 24 hours later he’s in Alice Springs, Australia. He’s sitting in a pub when this Aussie comes up to him and asks “Where are you from, stranger?”

    “Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.”

    The Aussie goes back to his table and one of his mates asks “So, where’s the stranger from?”

    “I don’t know, he doesn’t speak English.”

  13. Bride of Shrek OM says

    Is it just me or is that squiddies eyes looking in different directions. …Marty Feldman squid.

    At any rate go ahead and wear it PZ and be sure and act FABULOUS!

  14. Lee Picton says

    Hey! It just occurred to me than I haven’t seen the inimitable Cuttlefish lately. Anyone know why not?

  15. Nerd of Redhead, OM says

    Lee, he is spending more time with the Cuttlefishlets. Check his blog.

  16. says

    Oh gods. I would pay good money not to see that.

    Hmmm. We are trying to scrape up the money to get a new car. This opens up some interesting avenues of internet extortion.

  17. says

    What color should I use?

    Does it matter?
    I suppose some colour schemes might induce vomiting earlier. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing…?

  18. Newfie says

    What wasn’t memorable, the night or Saskatoon?

    I was being silly. I have friends from Saskatoon. I was there for a weekend sales conference back in the late 80s. 8 hour drive across the prairie was a bit boring for this bayman, but from what I remember, Saskatoon is a very pretty city, and actually has some hills, so you can see the city.

    “I don’t know, he doesn’t speak English.”

    ha! That one is going in the old jokebank.

  19. NewEnglandBob says

    I just showed this picture to my 2 year old granddaughter and she said “That’s funny!”

    I can’t believe that ANYONE takes fashion seriously.

  20. gypsytag says

    you’re not fooling anyone PZ. its not for you, its for your trophy wife. I don’t even want to speculate on all those unchristian things you do behind closed doors….

  21. Epikt says

    Patricia, OM:

    I want to see PZ in that outfit doing the runway strut.

    …in four-inch heels. And maybe a feather boa.

  22. Felix says

    we read a story in school many many years back in which the punchline for the renitent kids was ‘eat it or wear it’.

  23. Phorarhacos says

    Holy flashback… for a second there, I thought I was looking at a still from a Sid & Marty Krofft show!

    Tell me that model doesn’t look like an extra from Sigmund & the Sea Monster (or perhaps Witchiepoo’s lost daughter)…

  24. Charlie Foxtrot says

    Interesting, the PZ < -> Antipodean connection continues. That little number was part of Australian Fashion Week.
    (I only know that ‘coz I stumbled across the photos on the local paper site here)
    (ummm…gotta get back to watching the footy now… the ‘Pies are leading the ‘Roos by 42 in the 3rd quarter…)

  25. embertine says

    Mr Deene is absolutely right, PZ.

    The candy pink detailing would totally drain your complexion. I suggest getting this in a combo of teal and baby blue; soooo much more you.

  26. says

    Hmm. Now you mention it, my parents claim to have been to Saskatchewan. But they’re the only people I’ve met in person who’ll actually admit to such a thing… And these are also the very same people who were so very economical with the truth when it came to that whole Santa Clause thing…

    Coincidence? I think not.

    (/Now Manitoba, I’m pretty sure that exists. This on its own, however, does not necessarily imply anyone should go there.)

  27. Marc with a C says

    Well, now I know where to go to get my Zoidberg costume this Halloween.