Everyone’s pretty much realized that I hate Tall Tees, Ghetto Gowns, Skittle Kids, Human Life Savers, or whatever the hell you want to call these dumb twats that feel riding in their grandmothers night gown is the coolest thing to do since jerking off with lube. Now what I do love is when people can find a way to turn blatant mockery into a way to make money off these same no talent ass clowns. It’s one of the greatest feel good moments in anyone’s life when you can not only mock someone for taking things to an extreme level but also line your pockets at the same time.
Enter The Thuggie, a tall hoodie mocking all that is unconventional and non-functional in the snow sliding world. Here’s the story behind this glorious mockery of absurdity:
The Thuggie was born in Whistler, BC in 2009. Noticing more and more people clad in hilariously over-sized t-shirts, hoodies, snowboard jackets etc but without any apparent sense of humour, Bryan Pudney and three of his chums decided to make their own version of the overly long garment to mock these irony-lacking souls.
One fine spring day they hit the slopes in 4 long, large, brightly hued, yet unnamed hoodies. They expected a reaction but the reaction they got was one of appreciation, applause and even envy. No one got the joke, but Bryan got the point. Fast forward to July when Bryan and 3 fine individuals wore the original 4 Thuggies to the 1st annual Vancouver Leisure Society Lawn Bowling Tournament. While everyone else was decked out in tight fitting tennis whites, Bryan and co smugly bowled in comfort, taking the league by storm. Kim Bowie was one of those envious souls however never one to sit idly by, she approached Bryan, awestruck, and begin mercilessly harassing him about the vision she had. Not long afterwards while coming home from work, it hit her. “We shall call it, the Thuggie!” Bryan was overjoyed and shared the news with his good friend, Brad. Business Brad shared the vision and there it was: the perfect trifecta. And that is how the Thuggie was born.
Seriously though the fact that these people can sell something that is a blatant mockery of one of the worst trends in snowboarding is amazing. It really does show that instead of being original people will just try to take things to a further extreme.
Oh look a Thuggie in the wild!
Look it’s the My First Tall Tee from Pischer Frice
While I full commend anyone that can turn a buck off stupidity of people, it should be known that encouraging unoriginality will only lead to the demise of one of the fundamental building blocks of snowboarding and that was originality. We must do our part to ridicule these people at every opportunity and to show them that while they think they’re unique they are not.