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Friday Caption Contest: Bored Jacket edition

By raincoaster

You know how it works. Captions in the comments, plzthx. Do your best for eternal glory and the ability to show off in front of your friends. Coming next week, reader-submitted captionable pix! Email yours to raincoaster at gmail dot com.

Our image for today comes to us from Yanko Design, who saw a niche need for a jacket specifically for lonely people. Lonely people who want to pick up other lonely people. Lonely people who want to pick up other lonely people, yet who need both hands free. This jacket is made entirely from strips of velcro, and as you can see from the image, has practical as well as faintly pathetic applications. This should, if it catches on, put an end to Drop the Baby once and for all!

The lonely jacket

Takkiainen is a jacket for lonely or bored people. It is designed to help the wearer to get in contact with others. Since we brush against each other every day as we move around in the city, we can use our clothes as a medium for meeting people and communicating with them. The jacket is made out of Velcro strips of different widths that have been sewn together side by side to form alternating hook and pile stripes. When these materials touch each other, they grab onto each other. The lonely user can be happily connected with other loners simply by walking around in the jacket.

Even babies can be attached to their parents.

Designer: Aamu Song & Johan Olin









17 Responses to “Friday Caption Contest: Bored Jacket edition”




  1. raincoaster Says:

    My comment suggestion:
    “Mommy really misses her days as a sharecropper, I guess.”




  2. Meg Q Says:

    Oh rats. When I saw the pic on my RSS aggregator, before I read the post, my first thought for a caption was “Ain’t this Velcro wonderful stuff!”

    Ha ha, not so funny once you read the post.

    Will have to think harder . . .




  3. Meg Q Says:

    Oh, okay.

    Suddenly, “hook-ups” took on a whole new meaning in Helsinki.




  4. raincoaster Says:

    Excellent recovery, Meg Q.




  5. Margaret Says:

    I’m stuck on you…got this feelin down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose…




  6. raincoaster Says:

    Now I’ve got that stuck in my head…oh well, better than “Can’t Touch This”.




  7. Susan Says:

    Moooom, I’m getting an armpit wedgie!




  8. Glinda Says:

    Who says you can’t have eyes in the back of your head?

    I’m sick, cut me some slack.




  9. gemdiva Says:

    Luckily little Johnnie’s fall was broken by a passing Ninja.




  10. jakjak Says:

    “I don’t remember this jacket being so heavy when I left the house”




  11. raincoaster Says:

    Things are heating up. This looks to be a tough round. I is all excite!




  12. Rachel of Cyberia Says:

    They did this in Home Alone 2…the sticky bandits!




  13. Meg Q Says:

    Thx, raincoaster, does look like it’s going to be a good one!

    P.S. Congrats that *some* of the Van city staff are back off strike!




  14. raincoaster Says:

    Thanks. Yes, those librarians are a stroppy bunch. They’re probably holed up in the Reference section, living off granola bars and waiting for the Rapture.




  15. Meg Q Says:

    Hmm, what would a librarians’ Rapture be like? Melvil Dewey descending from the clouds with his system definitively finished, taking all the librarians back up with him to librarian heaven, where the books shelve themselves, patrons’ questions are either easy or interesting, programs are fully funded, self-filling cappuccino machines are available near every desk, there are no stinky . . . um, patrons, and everyone has a fab salary, superb benefits, and no more grad-school debts.

    My mother-in-law is a voracious reader and she is PO’ed with the library people. “Oh, they’re just using this Olympics as an excuse to get a bigger paycheck and cushier benefits”, she said to me. “Of course they are!” I said. “Wouldn’t you?” (Not that I approve of holding the city hostage.) She thought for a moment, and then in her great Scots accent, said, “Ah, you’re right. ‘A course I would!”




  16. raincoaster Says:

    I’m cool with anyone who causes Sam Sullivan’s deeds to come home to roost like vultures waiting for the slow death of his career.

    Not that I’m opinionated.












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