8.14.2006

Sooner or Later, Gotta Cut You Down

When I went to public school for one year there were a slew of fights (this was completely amazing to me since there were 0 fights at the school I had attended before) . There was controversy about one of them because supposedly one of the guys had brass knuckles and the cops had a tape of the fight. You know where I'm going with this. Well, the guy didn't have brass knuckles in the fight but he still scared me. I had to see him everyday after school selling cigarettes on the corner and staring at everyone like a pervert. That is just 1 reason why wiggers really annoy me.
Anyways, I still have an undying love for brass knuckles. Why? I do not know. But considering I won't be getting into any tussles in the near future I will just wear this necklace. Because I'm now a proud member of the work force. Sort of. I don't really have the job yet. Brass Knuckle charm necklace from Rebellious by Bijou Boutique, $41.

28 Comments:

Blogger pennylane said...

its really different, which is really refreshing. not something that you'd see everyday!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Haute Girl said...

i love their new fall collection!

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your comment about wiggers is a bit out of order for starters, but then again I am antifa. Ignorance: Brass knuckles = PUNX. Used for protection. I'm not being pedantic or anything, I can see it's unusual and original, just not my thing because it kinda treads on my punx feet.

God, I'm so weird.

Tchus x

6:21 AM  
Anonymous smartie said...

it's kinda cute in a i-live-in-the-ghetto sorta way...

11:42 AM  
Blogger Hypnotic Romance said...

http://www.pnutjewelry.com/
Pnut Jewelry has LOADS of stuff like that. They make a lot of stuff for rock stars. Its a little pricey though.

3:20 PM  
Blogger missc said...

that is pretty punky-fab. brass knuckles are cool in a scary gonna-punch-you-down kind of way.
p.s. link me!

8:38 PM  
Blogger Rin said...

I don't like it. Brass knuckles freak me out. I wouldn't want to wear them around my neck.

11:33 AM  
Anonymous brennan said...

hahaha oh leith. how i will miss you.

:]

2:21 PM  
Blogger Isabel said...

I've always liked the look of those things. If you didn't know what it was used for, brass knuckles would look kinda cute.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's so suburban.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous Claire said...

That would happen at B-neck. Because it is just sooo ghetto here in suburban Maryland! But I might be biased, as I go to SP, with the Parkies!(for you marylanders, you know where im talking about) At least we own up to our preppy-ness.
Which makes it all the more...annoying!
Anyways, love the blog, hope your end of summer goes well.

6:43 PM  
Blogger Julz said...

They're so cute! I love it cuz it's feminine but kind of tom-boyish at the same time! It can go with anything, u know?
Julz

10:08 AM  
Blogger Polish-Pierogies said...

Hey cute blog! How did you get it so popular I berly have anyone go on my site. =[ I sall you once in the issue of Elle Girl..it was pretty coool. It was in that issue with Nicole Richie. Well cute blog anyways [= comment back--K-rod.

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're ignorant and quite naive. You have a pseudo sense of fashion, yet you want to come off sounding enlightened and "in the know". I'm sure your closet is filled with b-list brands and cheap knock-offs. Perhaps you wouldn't be receiving such an angry rant, if it wasn't for your highly uncalled for "wigger" comment. You can have opinions but it would be nice if you'd maintain a sense of decorum and censorship, being esp. aware that perhaps some of the people who read your blog, may be minorities and could deem such a word offensive. Oblivion isn't stylish or in vogue EVER. Please keep that in mind when and if you choose to use another vulgar and offensive euphimism.

4:29 PM  
Anonymous susie_bubble said...

Sorry, ignorant British girl here! What in the world is a 'wigger'?
I surprisingly quite like the brass knuckle.....

8:02 PM  
Blogger Leith said...

The root for wigger is a racial slur. But basically, it's a white person who tries to act "black".
The urban dictionary definition is:
"A male caucasion, usually born and raised in the suburbs that displays a strong desire to emulate African American Hip Hop culture and style through 'Bling' fashion and generally accepted 'thug life' guiding principles."

8:07 PM  
Anonymous bluejay24 said...

Right, so what exactly is acting "black". Once again this only furthers and strengthens unnecessary stereo-types, as well as perpetuates racism. you should be ashamed of yourself.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure you should be ashamed of yourself. Afterall free speech is a right, but wigger is definitely a racial slur.

Like the term 'white trash' it is a nasty term that judges people based upon their race which is something none of us has any control over.

To suggest that acting black entails acting like a thug denies all the wonderful achievements of black people.

I bet you didn't intend your post to suggest this. I bet you just think it is a clever funny sounding word but in fact it can be very hurtful. Not just to white people who appreciate hip hop culture (which by the way is not exclusively black), but also to black people who every day have to find a way to psychological survive in a world that judges them on physical characters they have no control over.

Is inventing the traffic signal acting black? Is inventing the blood transfusion acting black? Is inventing peanut butter acting black? Black people invented all of these things, but terms like 'wigger' discounts these achievements and instead reduces the millions of black people in the US to a rowdy band of criminals who frankly have never invented a darn thing.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Leith said...

Wigger has become a high-school social class label. It's just like prep or goth.
And there is a difference between black and "black". I was acknowledging the fact that there is a black stereotype but I was not in fact endorsing it. No one can act black, however they can act "black". "Black" is the way media portrays the way black people should/do act. Quotations can change the meaning of a word.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Carissa said...

If you want to be real urban, wear a necklace with a bunch of quarters as a charm. People put coins between their knuckles to fight if its quick and unexpected.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think maybe pointing out what leith said is okay, but you dont have to be rude about it! who do you think you are to just yell at someone like that!

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey it's your blog do what you want,
but wigger is a nasty racially-inflamatory word.

Like many little kid insults, it's hateful, harmful and hurtful -- not to mention incredibly unoriginal.

This bit about quotation marks strikes me as a bit pathetic, too. Not only did you not use quotation marks, but your mentioning them defensively only makes you appear stubbordly "close minded."

2:23 PM  
Anonymous s♥girly said...

Hi there. So, I find this whole brass nuckles necklace very...untasteful. You just said that you hated 'wiggers' and that the kid scared you [because] he had brass nuckles and now you want to wear them on your neck? I don't think so.
Chow Bella's!
xxx

11:25 PM  
Anonymous s♥girly said...

Pardon my use of the word 'wigger'.... I'm just quoting but I fogot the quotes. Sorry!

11:27 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

hey, go to www.glassgiant.com and you can make a bling ring that looks like brass knuckles, it's pretty hilarious!
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www.the-golden-afternoon.blogspot.com

11:34 PM  
Blogger *emma* said...

excuse you... leith i really like your blog, but why are you using the word "wiggers"? not cool. i mean, u can say whatever you want, its your blog, but you have to think about how people might interpret what you say. the word "wigger" not only perpetuates the idea that using the N-word is okay (which im sure u know its really, really not), but it also smacks of racism- why should a white girl who listens to rap be labeled a "wigger"?
i dont know if u even read thse comments, but i hope u read this one.
*peace*
emma
p.s. wow i was just reading comments, and there are some seriously smart people out there. the anonymous who talked about all the things black people invented- ur one hundred percent right. "wigger" is a nasty word, and it diminishes all the progress that's been made in overcoming racism in the last fifty years. leith, i know i dont HAVE to read your blog, but please dont put shit like that out there. its just not cool.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm almost 100% positive she meant 'wiggers' as in the white people who act 'black', as in stereotypical-what-the-media-portrays 'black'. as in, speaks in ebonics, acts 'thug', tries to be and claims to be a 'brother'. like.. not the white people that appreciate hip hop/african american culture. and obv, she didn't mean 'wigger' in offense, she only used it because what else do you call people who act like that? she only used it so everyone else would know what she meant. and yeah, some white people were raised taht way and can't technically be called wiggers, since they do those things naturally.

but jesus fuck, y'all. get off her ass. don't like what she says? don't read it. read it? don't get a stick up your ass. it's HER blog, she can say wtfe she wants. i don't see why using 'wigger' is any worse than black people calling white people honkies or crackers. we hear it every day, yet we don't say jack about it. it's a social slur, not so much a racial slur. it's only racially related because it refers to one race acting/trying to be like another.

and the brass knuckles? i think they're cute, i personally have some in my car for protection, AND i say fashion is fashion. it moves in cycles, it'll go out and come back in like the tide of the ocean. whatev.

5:17 AM  
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