Friday, July 20, 2012

Made in China

Yeah.  I get it.

I understand why people are getting their panties all in a twist over the fact that the U.S. Olympic team is being outfitted in uniforms made in China.

My first thought:  "Well, that's what you get for shopping at Walmart."


My second:  "Does the Brady Bunch know you have their clothes?"

By the way, have you seen the Spanish team?

Yeah.  Charo and this.  Doesn't seem fair. 
 NOTE: I hope these are mannequins. 
Otherwise, they're so gonna get their ass kicked in gymnastics.

So, seriously USA? 
Quit yer bichin'.

41 comments:

  1. Those clothes - they make me want to punch people. And mannequins.

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  2. The Spanish team look amazing in a very corny, horrible way, honestly the USA have very little to complain about, I guess it is odd for the USA to use Chinese clothes though.

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  3. @Dawn: Punch a mannequin at Walmart. That'll show 'em.
    @Matthew: The Spaniards look like they're pizza delivery people.
    Rather than being outraged by the fact the US has Chinese made clothes on, I just think it's funny. Can you imagine...
    "Did ANY of you dopes even bother to check out where these clothes were made!"
    "Well...we...uh...um....err...guess not."
    "Well, that's just frikkin' GREAT!!! Wait'll Bill O'Reilly gets ahold of this!!"
    "Maybe they won't notice. Have you seen Spain's? They're made by the Russians. And don't we hate Russians?"
    "You're FIRED!!"
    "Oh...sorry. Mr. Trump."

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  4. I do like the Spanish outfits. So wait people are complaining that the Chinese team is having their clothes made in China? Where else are they going to be made?

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    1. Ahhh the US team are getting equipped with Chinese outfits. I misread that. Well, I still don't see what the fuss is about. Nearly every American (if not actually every American) owns and wears clothes made in China. I'll be surprised if anyone in the US knows how to make clothes.

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    2. Like I told Matthew, I actually think it's funny more than anything. Personally, I can think of many more things to get all bothered about. I think the main reason people bitch is that, since the US team represents the US, their clothes should be made in the US (which promots me to ask: why not go dressed as Snooki or Sly Stallone?). Whatever. A lot of our clothes are made in Honduras, Mexico, the Dominican, etc. In fact, I think I may visit a clothing store in the next couple of days to see if ANYthing is still made in the US. Like you, I'd be very surprised to find any.
      The Spanish? Their duds look like an exploded bag of Reese's Pieces.

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    3. *prompts
      damn pudgy old man fingers

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  5. This is what the US Olympic committee gets for going with the lowest bidder. Though really are there any clothes manufacturers left in the USA?

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    1. I'm really going to visit a clothing store (probably Kohl's). I'll probably do it today. Not like I have anything else to do.

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    2. how did your usa clothing manufacturer hunt at kohls go? did you find any?

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  6. Those Spanish outfits are very 70's. I thought China and Taiwan made everything anyway.

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  7. LMAO maybe the Spanish are hoping for a Mannequin 3 movie deal!

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  8. Who woulda' thunk that Ralph Lauren is manufactured in China? Tres expensive, too!

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  9. There's a economist who said the uniforms were only stitched together in China and most of the value added comes from elsewhere. Unfortunately, I was too bored to listen to him. Weren't the rail roads built by Chinamen?

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  10. @Pat: Especially since that whole Armada thing didn't work out so well.
    @Eva: Wasn't Jackie Chan manufactured in China, too?
    @Gorilla: I don't blame you. Blah, blah, blah tends to put me to sleep.

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  11. Are you freakin' kidding me? I was happier not knowing this tid bit of information....now my panties are in a wad....

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    1. Let's just hope they're not made in China. Or, more importantly, not made OF china.

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    2. If they were, I'd have asbestos....

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  12. I see a lot of stuff that's made in the US as of lately, honestly I can't bring myself to really care what they're wearing. That's just me though... Monkey Butt throws poo at everything, I won't discriminate :) Happy Friday and have an awesome weekend!

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    1. I don't really care, either. Except that it gives me an idea for a post. Yep, pretty self-serving that way.
      Back at'cha!

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  13. Our uniforms should be made in America. Period. But at least our uniforms don't resemble fast food outfits like those of the Spaniards.

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  14. They probably will be in 2016. I think.

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  15. Is Charo really Spanish? Oh, thank the Lord. She is not my people. Mexico doesn't have to apologize for her.

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    1. She really is. She was born in Spain. I checked to make sure.

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  16. Hey the Chineese uniforms are made in Bangladesh how do you think it makes them feel?
    I say they all just go nude! ratings will be sky high and even Nike and Budweiser will have a hard time affording a commercial during those spots!

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    1. i like that. the nude olympics. but wait, aren't a lot of the athletes kids? maybe that's not the best plan. televised nudity for adults only.

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    2. They are? Oh, now, THAT'S funny.

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    3. Yeah....but do you really want to see a Budweiser swilling dude go nude?
      Oh...you mean the athletes and not the competitors? Would sure spice up Beach Volleyball.
      Oh, well, alright then.
      Except for the kids.
      That would be icky.
      And not a little disturbing.

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  17. Where are they SUPPOSED to make their clothes? Milan? Funding is tight.

    My problem with the outfits is that they look so. . . Hitler Youth. Not the look I would have gone for.

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    1. My real problem is with the way they look, too. Where they were made doesn't matter. They look atrocious.

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  19. What's going on with my comments? Something weird, Al. Really weird.

    I hope you're well. Let's see if this posts.

    xoRobyn

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    1. You? Or the comments? As well as I can know you from one coast on the blogosphere to the other, it MUST be the comments and NOT you.
      NOTE: And I don't mean "know" in the Biblical sense.
      NOTE: Because I would have picked up on that-wiseguy that I am-if you wrote the same to me.

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  20. Remember a few years ago when people threw a fit because American flags were made in China?
    Those are just ugly ass uniforms no matter where they were sown.

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    1. In fact, I think I took a picture of an American flag which was made in Honduras.
      Ugly ass uniforms. Yes!
      The real crime is NOT lack of patriotism. It's lack of fashion sense.
      Thank you.
      Think I'll go get some Freedom Fries now.

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  21. That Brady Bunch comment was too funny!

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    1. Coulda said "Partridge Family" or the "Osmonds." It's all good.

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  22. If most Americans wear clothes from China they should be proud there Olympic team does too!

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    1. Rather than visiting a clothing store (I thought that would get me unwanted attention), I inventoried the clothes in my closet instead. Shocking, I tell you, shocking (no, not because of all the stains. Well, not completely). I'll relay the results in the next few days.
      Put it this way, if I had to rely on clothes made in the USA, I'd be arrested.
      Good news: one shirt was made in Canada. But, that was an LL Beans shirt. Which is in Freeport, Maine.
      More to follow...

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  23. I think it is visionary of the designers. Don't they look militant yet pure?

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