Category Archive 'Iowahawk'
23 Sep 2020
Vanity Fair identifies the next essential accessory for members of today’s urban haute bourgeois community of fashion.
Now that face masks and shields are officially a part of our everyday outfits for the foreseeable future, it makes sense that luxury designers would want to cash-in on the biggest accessory trend to come out of the pandemic. A number of brands have already made the foray into fancy masks, but Louis Vuitton is the first to offer a high-fashion face shield, with the price tag to match.
The French fashion house announced this week that it will be releasing its elegant $961 take on PPE as part of the label’s 2021 Cruise collection, available in stores worldwide on October 30th. The shield is composed of an elastic monogrammed strap that goes around the wearer’s head with a moveable shield attached by golden studs engraved with the LV logo. The shield itself also comes trimmed in Vuitton’s signature monogram print, can be flipped upwards to be worn as a peaked hat, and also comes with transition lens technology so it can go from clear to dark depending on the level of sunlight.
A press release announcing the shield describes it as â€œan eye-catching headpiece, both stylish and protective.â€ And once cities are allowed to safely have in-person runway shows again, these LV Shields are almost guaranteed to be the must-have accessory of fashion week.
You think the above is silly? Try this:
12 Jul 2019
Officers in Oklahoma made a startling discovery after arresting two people at a traffic stop, only to find that their vehicle contained a rattlesnake, a canister of uranium, an open bottle of whiskey and a firearm, authorities said Wednesday.
An officer with the Guthrie Police Department had pulled over Stephen Jennings and Rachael Rivera for driving with expired tags on June 26, Sgt. Anthony Gibbs told ABC News. After the officer discovered that Jennings was driving with an expired license and Rivera was a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, both were placed under arrest, Gibbs said.
The vehicle, a Ford Explorer, was impounded because it did not have insurance. It was later discovered that the vehicle had been stolen.
“So when the impound of the vehicle begins and they start moving compartments, here’s the rattlesnake in the backseat,” Gibbs said. “It was surprising to the officer, obviously.”
As the officers continued to search the vehicle, they spotted an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey near a firearm, the sergeant said. Then they discovered a container of “yellowish powder” that was labeled “Uranium.”
Jennings, of Logan County, told officers that he had the uranium because he recently purchased a Geiger counter to test metals, and the chemical element came with the purchase. He joked with officers that he was trying to create a “super snake,” Gibbs added.
30 Jan 2019
Columbia Journalism Review managed a bit of anger between the sobs.
Last week was brutal for American journalism. By one estimate, BuzzFeed and media properties owned by Verizon and Gannett made plans to lay off more than 1,000 people between them, then got to work carrying them out. On Saturday, the president of the United States rubbed salt in the wound, tweeting that â€œFake News and bad journalism have caused a big downturn.â€ As well as being wrong, the tweet was, as Ben Smith, BuzzFeedâ€™s editor, replied, â€œa disgusting thing to say about dozens of American workers who just lost their jobs.â€
The combined genius of Iowahawk and a Twitter contributor prevously unknown to me set a kind of new record for brilliance of response and spoke for all of us.
03 Aug 2018
Of course, Iowahawk is just joking around, rhetorically hoisting dog-eating Gook girl with her own Intersectional petard. In reality, I expect that he, like Robby Soave at Reason and Jonah Goldberg and Kevin D. Williamson at National Review and I, thinks 1) employers ought to keep their noses out of employees’ social media, 2) the current practice of print-mobbing people out of jobs for crimes against political correctness is outrageous, and 3) we old white men (despite our propensity to sunburn) are just not so thin-skinned as to get all weepy and distressed over a few insulting cracks on Twitter. Old white men are a lot more secure than all that.
02 May 2018
Keziah Daum wore this quite becoming Cheongsam dress to her Utah High School Prom, and proudly tweeted some photos. And why not?
But the dress offended SJW Jeremy Lam, who reprovingly tweeted:
Note: 41,958 retweets — 178,771 likes !
Iowahawk observed sharply in reply:
And the editorials are still flying, days later. David French is perfectly correct.
As you survey pop culture, the academy, and American corporations, which side has the upper hand? Which side is defining American discourse? Americaâ€™s most prominent culture-makers obsess over identity. They elevate prom dress choices to matters of national debate. And thatâ€™s why people who still possess a sense of reason, proportion, and manners (on both sides of the political aisle) need to push back. Reason canâ€™t cede the public square to rage. Sometimes a prom dress is just a prom dress. But Lamâ€™s tweet wasnâ€™t â€œjustâ€ a tweet. It was a symbol of the incoherent anger that is tearing this nation apart.