Gangsta wear

We all know what gangstas wear, because those same clothes eventually ended up being worn by every middle class boy in America:  unlaced high tops, falling down pants over plaid boxers, t-shirts with menacing images, and reverse baseball caps.

For once, though, there’s a fashion that’s hit both ganstas and middle class kids alike.  How else can one explain these bona fide, gen-u-ine 2008 mugshots, collected at The Smoking Gun:

And over at My Pet Jawa, there’s one more image to add to the collection.

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  • SADIE

    Thanks for my giggles of the day.

    Phil Spector – guilty as charged with an additional 10 years for the button.

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    GAG me with a spoon!

    (retch)

  • Gringo

    In the last few months I have had contact with four people from my long ago childhood, either by phone, direct contact, or e-mail. All were Obama supporters. Three of them took it upon themselves to inform me directly or indirectly of their support of Obama without my bringing up the issue of politics. I come from a background in which whatever Democrats of the liberal persuasion currently believe is assumed to be what all thoughtful, well-informed, well-intentioned people agree upon. From Adlai to Barack, all informed people agree, didn’t you know? I suppose that some would see me as a traitor to my class.

  • SADIE

    “I suppose that some would see me as a traitor to my class.”

    Actually, Gringo, that would make the three childhood friends declasse!

    Get them all a shirt that says:

    I voted for Obama and all I got from the bailout was this T-shirt and deeper in debt.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    I’m sure Specter may be hoping that he will get a pardon from the Thug in Chief. After all, Obama returns his favors, so des neh.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    You have to ask every Democrat how they can sleep at night given the rampant corruption in the law, economic system, and basic society they not only tolerate but promote.

  • SADIE

    Ymarsakar:

    Great idea.
    Let’s begin with Roland Burris, who not only qualifies but embodies the description.

  • suek

    >>You have to ask every Democrat how they can sleep at night given the rampant corruption…>>

    They can sleep because they think that the rampant corruption is making things better for _them_. In other words, if you’re a Union member and the Union employs thugs to get people in line, you’re ok with it. If you’re one of the people who gets “got” into line, you’re not so ok with it.

    They won’t complain until they’re the ones who get “got” – and by then, it’ll be too late.

  • suek

    Nah. Just ask Helen. Burris is just getting even with the white man.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Burris is the example of the best of black culture, and Obama is the example of the best in white culture. So thinketh Helen.