A Sight for Sore Eyes

Since my scooter was in the shop yesterday, I rode the bus home from work. As we chugged down Mass Ave in Cambridge, near Porter Square, I noticed some bouncing flesh off in the distance. They were heading my way and I soon noticed it was a gaggle of men (probably college kids) jogging down the street in their underwear.

Unfortunately, the wimpier of the lot were wearing boxer shorts 2 times their size (likely in an effort to conceal as much skin as possible). A few wore boxer briefs and one or two wore standard briefs.

Come on guys…if you’re going to do something silly for fun or a dare (or end-of-semester prank?) go all out and have fun. Don’t be a loser and say you’ll participate and then wear the underwear that covers you more than running shorts would have covered. Doesn’t that the defeat the whole purpose? Hell, I’ve read of a similar prank being done elsewhere (Canada, I think) where the students run naked through the streets of town one day each year. Grow some balls, people.

Yeah, you’re still going to have a story to tell the grandkids about how you ran the streets of Cambridge in your underwear when you were in college. But wouldn’t it be more fun if the story was actually scandalous…instead of having to embelish or imply it was scandalous?


  1. Comment by Fred on May 1, 2008 1:12 pm

    Woo hoo – some Karl flesh/fur as illustration – but…hmm..don’t you kinda contradict your own statements here?! NOT that I’m enciouraging you to be indecent on, ahem, your employer’s blogspace (grin)…fine line, innit?!

    Hope all’s grand – good luck with that scooter…now, what was I saying about Honda reliability…

  2. Comment by snarl on May 1, 2008 1:17 pm

    It’s funny, Fred. I actually thought of that when I posted that photo. But I think that might be the only photo I had of me in underwear (boxer briefs, as you can see). Of course, that photo is 15 years old (sigh).

  3. Comment by jeff on May 1, 2008 3:27 pm

    If you had a trouble free scooter, you may have never seen those underwear boys. Things have a way of working out in the end.

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