June 22nd, 2008


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Discussion (15)¬

  1. brigitta says:

    digger without jacket??? but she’s nekkid!

  2. NigaiAmai Yume says:

    The jacket is more for providing useful pockets.
    The hyenas wear loincloths because, um, go read about their biology, it’s better to keep those things in. (Yes, even the females)

  3. Wombat32 says:

    that could be considered a nod to the early days of Hannah/Barbera, brigitta. When they first started creating Yogi Bear, the TV censors said “You can’t have a naked bear on TV”, so they put a bowtie on him, and lo and behold, Yogi was no longer naked. Even though the bowtie is the only article of clothing he wears.

  4. Pester says:

    So is that why they call it bear naked?

  5. BunnyRock says:

    Pester shame on you! (and my shame on you i of course mean “dang, he bet me to it.”) Yep, another graduate of the Donald-duck school of half-dressed cartoon animals. but if i may invoke Pratchett, pockets are useful. Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents: Darktan takes the idea of clothing and reduces it to a series of belts with dozens of pockets on them. I’d imagine Digger’s jacket has similar roomy pocket-space for all kinds of useful bits.

  6. Eugene says:

    Also, I believe Jerry Seinfeld had a monologue about the lack of pockets being the only reason we’re so uncomfortable with nakedness. And his solution was similar to that, where you’d wear a belt that had pockets attached to it. Except I think the only purpose they were meant to serve was to be a place you could put your hands.

  7. Rista-liehna says:

    They were probably glad of the bowtie, though, in retrospect. It made animating a moving head on a still body much simpler.

  8. TekServer says:

    Six hours before dawn!? Talk about an ungodly hour!

    (pun intended … )

  9. Sammi says:

    Speaking as a person with her entire wardrobe full of cargo pants and jackets with even greater proliferation of pockets, if I had a fur coat that rendered clothing unnecessary or uncomfortable, I’d still be wearing something like what Digger has. Pockets are ♥.

  10. Sildraug says:

    Cargo pants, cargo shorts, hooded sweatshirts with pockets, a trenchcoat I call the SS trenchcoat (got what appears to be patched up bullet holes in the spine and was found in a dump) full of pockets, heavy vests with pockets, jackets with pockets…

    Yeah, I agree with Sammi. Pockets are ♥.

  11. Pangolin says:

    i know I’ll regret admitting to this knowledge, but Yogi wore a hat (modeled after that worn by Ed Norton, Art Carney’s character on “The Honeymooners”, and a standard tie, while Boo Boo wore the bowtie.

  12. Tindi says:

    To Pratchettize further, Otto the vampire photographer replaced his traditional formal garb with a vest covered with pockets. To keep with tradition, however, it was black with red silk lining…

  13. BigFuzzyChris says:

    Pockets+belt = podbelt. http://podbelt.com/ Not so great in daily life, but at least in the weird world of burning man, and other festivals? very nifty.

  14. Jamie P. says:

    This is why I love Digger- because whenever I wake up and hear the time, my immediate reaction is also “WHY?”

  15. Beacon80 says:

    A relevant story, pocket-wise.
    My friends and I go to Comic-Con each year, and we often cosplay in groups.
    One year we did two sets of cosplay. In one, all the women dressed up in various outfits Princess Leia wore from the original trilogy, while all the guys dressed up as identical Han Solo’s.
    The other was from a made up anime, which was fun (plus we got a few people who “thought they might have heard of that”).
    As Han, I wore a vest full of pockets. It was insanely convenient. I could keep my phone, camera, spare batteries, etc., each in their own pocket. I’ve been tempted to wear it as casual wear, just for the pockets.
    As Kenji of Kamikaze no Ken, I was wearing a traditional Samurai outfit, Hakama pants and… not sure what the shirt is called. It had no pockets at all. I had to keep all my things in a canvas bag (for all intents and purposes, a purse).
    Bouncing between the two was interesting.