women and their pants

The King of Swaziland has singled out women wearing trousers as the cause of the world’s ills.

What do the women there say?

The king says I am the cause of the world’s problems because of my outfit. Never mind terrorism, government corruption, poverty and disease, it’s me and my pants. I reject that.

The King has nine wives, a tenth marriage pending and is choosing a “fiance after reviewing videos of topless maidens performing a traditional Reed Dance ceremony.”


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  1. The King is wrong but so’s the chick if she thinks that clothes don’t play a small role in contributing to society’s problems. I would submit that pants are the least of those problems, though. The Britneys and Christinas of the world could do a favor to the parents of 10 yr olds wanting to dress like them and put some pants on.

    Comment by Renee on June 2, 2003 @ 10:01 am
  2. Oh my. My mind is on overload of things to say here. I’ll just say – Excccellent. BTW, where is swazzy-land and how would one purchase travel accomodations to this wonderful land of opportunity?

    Comment by jason on June 2, 2003 @ 11:08 am
  3. I found this link about a lawsuit a mother has filed against His Majesty for his marriage practices. What a guy.

    Comment by jason on June 2, 2003 @ 11:13 am
  4. Swaziland is in South Africa but it isn’t all kicks and giggles there. Life expectancy at birth is 37 years, 35.6% have AIDS and subsistence agriculture occupies more than 80% of the population.

    Comment by dan on June 2, 2003 @ 11:22 am
  5. uh-oh. i wear SHORTS. and sometimes a SUNDRESS that bares my ARMS. surely, we’re headed into nuclear war soon.

    show me a pair of pants that have caused the world’s problems, and i’ll show you the MAN who owns those pants. and he lives in swaziland. what a doof.

    Comment by arrancia on June 3, 2003 @ 12:09 am
  6. Hah! I haven’t heard the word doof in far too long. I don’t remember a conscious decision to stop using it, but for whatever reason it dropped from my vocabulary. Now, thanks to King Mswati III and his foolish ways, I can use it again.

    It is only fair, since he fits it so well, that his picture be added to the dictionary as the illustration for doof.

    Comment by dan on June 3, 2003 @ 1:12 am
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  8. I’m gonna give His Majesty the benefit of the doubt, and assume that he made this decree after seeing girls in capri pants. Or as my friend says, “capricious pants. Make up your mind: pants or shorts? Not both.”

    Comment by Sarah on June 4, 2003 @ 11:57 am
  9. hehe I love capricious pants!

    Comment by Renee on June 4, 2003 @ 12:26 pm

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