September 18, 2003


Governments canít even duplicate the accomplishments of a typical halfwit teenager.

And in other news:

A New Zealand outdoor clothing brand has changed its name to cater to the sensitivities of the insecure Australian male.

Fairydown clothing has changed its name to Zone because of homosexual connotations associated with fairy.

Hugo Venter, managing director at Arthur Ellis, which owns the brand, said market research in Australia found the fairy was holding the brand back.

Great work, Hugo. Now letís see you break into the Long Island market.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 18, 2003 12:45 AM

it would sell well on fire island...

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at September 18, 2003 at 03:16 AM

Will Fairydown/Zone (tm) change the name of their women's product line too? Austrailian women can get pretty insecure sometimes. They just won't buy clothes with a lable Facial Hair (tm)? I don't understand why.

Posted by: Charles at September 18, 2003 at 03:43 AM

I'm surprised. All these metrosexuals don't mind pooncing about looking like total fairies, but don't want to wear something that directly labels them as such. Where to start with that logic?

Posted by: Caz at September 18, 2003 at 09:06 AM

Yup, glove puppets in charge.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 12:53 PM

Historical note.

Collingwood Football Club, the proud Magpies, melded from unbreakable working-class Irish Catholic stock, was once famously, or infamously, chaired by the publisher of The Age newspaper, Ranald Macdonald; with head of the Australian Ballet, Peter Bahen, as Managing Director.

Didn't the fans love that duo.

(I could have posted this onto just about any thread today and still been relevant.)

Posted by: ilibcc at September 18, 2003 at 02:58 PM