Gotta Be The Shoes

When I saw the cover of this month’s Skateboard Mag, which features a wild-and-wooly interview with sometime BTO favorite Torey Pudwill, I got to wondering whether Swooshbuckler Brian Anderson was channeling the Ghost of P-Rod Advertisements Past with this “taste the rainbow” ensemble that harkens back to those anticipation-tinged days surrounding the release of the Paul Rodriguez 2 model. This ad made a big impression on me, because P-Rod at once debuted a wacky color-scheme for a pair of shoes, and simultaneously obliterated the days-long thought process that surely would go into constructing a matched outfit for them, by donning the only logical hat-shirt-pants combo in the universe that could possibly work. Clearly it also made a big impression on our hearty street pirate, who may have thought his people would receive more equitable treatment under an Obama presidency, but was proven woefully wrong last weekend.

Irregardless, the ad in question:

So. Hear any other good ones about Nike lately?

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15 Responses to “Gotta Be The Shoes”

  1. rich Says:

    it’s “regardless.” “irregardless” isn’t a word and if it was, it would be a double negative (ir- and -less) which would mean “with special regards with.”

  2. Joe P Says:

    Well, it is in the dictionary, albeit almost as a sort of anti-definition:

    irregardless |ˌiriˈgärdlis|
    adjective & adverb informal
    ORIGIN early 20th cent.: probably a blend of irrespective and regardless .
    USAGE Irregardless, with its illogical negative prefix, is widely heard, perhaps arising under the influence of such perfectly correct forms as : irrespective. Irregardless is avoided by careful users of English. Use regardless to mean ‘without regard or consideration for’ or ‘nevertheless’: : I go walking every day regardless of season or weather.

  3. Watson Says:


    Super awesome.

  4. carlos Says:

    i like this shot…i kinda like it better than matt field’s pony ad

  5. theProgram Says:

    “his people.” loving it.

  6. djtonto101 Says:

    I am wondering why the dude on Birdhouse back in the day was booted off yet know one mkes a big deal about BA

  7. bujiwam Says:

    djtonto101 – because Tony Hawk and Co. are a bunch of bigoted douchebags and BA’s sponsors could care less about his S.O.?

  8. pilot light Says:

    Hey, hey, I was of course referring to his buccaneer brethren falling under the cannon of the U.S. Navy…

  9. Tim Says:

    Who got booted off Birdhouse due to their orientation?

  10. bujiwam Says:

    Tim Von Werne kicked off of Birdhouse for his S.O.

  11. Mike Says:

    There’s a difference between street pirates and sea pirates, and I know for a fact that they hate getting lumped together like that.

  12. Watson Says:

    Wait a second… people anticipated a P-Rod shoe being released?!

  13. pt Says:

    should have resurrected the quee-quees tag. tied it 2gether

  14. knowhomo Says:

    is BA for sure gay? I think it would be cool if he was.

    also, didn’t the birdhouse guy have a really weird interview in big brother and something to do with assless chaps?

  15. Jerry S. Says:

    what is the deal with chocolate-flavored skittles?

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