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It is said that the difference between men and boys is the size of their toys. True enough, but these days the difference between men and boys can be determined by the size of their friggin' PANTS!

I think I can safely say that the men on this board wear "normal", or loose-fitting pants. But as the age of the guy goes down, the size of the pants goes up...WAY up! Then you get down to high school, where the pants turn GIANT.

My brother and I often laugh when we see kids walking down the street wearing those clown pants. Does anyone know where this hideous trend started? Was it Micheal Jordan and his flappy shorts? Is this some sort of fashion statement? If so, does it actually APPEAL to somebody? Do school girls look at guys and say something like "Hey Sally, look at Johnny over there. Doesn't he look soooo cool in those giant pants? Oh, and look at Billy, he has clown pants too! And look how they fray at the bottom from dragging on the ground! Ooooh, and you can even see his underwear! That's like, waaaay cool! I hope he asks me out!"

I may be showing a little age here, but I just cannot envision this scenario. Nor can I understand how this trend ever got started. Does this qualify as a mystery of life??? Maybe somebody around here with kids can clear this up for me, 'cause damn if I can solve The Mystery of the Giant Pants.


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