Monday, January 17, 2011

LBJ's Pants

For the past few months I have been thinking about LBJ and his presidency a fair bit. Most of this thought has been driven by the fact that I have been slowly working my way through a very engaging three volume LBJ biography.

This context should explain why I was so pleased to see the following LBJ animation from Put This On. LBJ's crass/crude personality really comes through quite nicely even as he does something as simple as order a pair of pants.

Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.

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Nickislander said...

That is excellent. "Cuts me, just like ridin' a waaare fence"

Cameron said...

I like how easily he talks about his 'balls' with a complete stranger (and then records the call).

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you haven't yet heard where LBJ refers to his unit by the moniker of "Jumbo" (in the same way that BJ Cli'ton called his presidential member "Willard").

Cameron said...

I had, though, sadly, LBJ doesn't seem to make the case that he needs the pants modified to make way for 'Jumbo.' Should we take this notable omission as a statement about Jumbo's size?