Friday, February 21, 2014

the science behind trends



I sometimes question why I terminated my science prospects so shortly after grade 10. It could have been maybe the fact that I couldn't memorize all the elements of the periodic table or that maybe science and I just were not symbiotic. After graduating high school, science was just as significantly far away as Papua New Guinea. Then came university and that fucking required group C elective that I needed to complete to graduate. I took a semi-easy route with a half-credit in Environmental Science and half-credit in Earth Rocks: Shaken and Stirred! I wasn't aware there were labs and Perry and labs are kind of like wearing something trendy and complaining about it.

My Earth Rocks prof. Dr. Osinksi was so, earth shattering (good pun?). Undeniable hot dad.

I had friends majoring in science and any form of dialogue in that field just didn't register. Unless, we are talking social science! What were we talking about in my undergrad, oh, KONY 2012! That shit went awry.

As a loyal consumer of science delivered pragmatically, (see: The Magic School Bus), I've come to understand arbitrary science facts via AsapSCIENCE and have utilized that information to amaze my layman friends. Did you see the video on hair loss? Man's worst socially constructed fear! It's linked to our masculinity, our youth, our ability to be alpha. Seriously, alpha? Hair loss is like equating it to impotence.

No one wants to fuck an impotent bald man.

The U of Guelph alumni's, Gregory Brown and Mitchell Moffitt have projected their love of science and artistic creativity onto YouTube. On one of my many procrastinating days, I clicked on their behind the scenes video to see the face behind the videos. Does anybody know the face behind Celine? Duh, Phoebe Philo. Brown and Moffitt are adorable trendy fuckers. Moffitt, look how skinny of a hipster he is; only hipsters button their shirts all the way to the top. E.g.: this guy, me.

What's the number one trend amongst science YouTube stars? New Balance sneakers. Ubiquitous amongst Torontonians for their stylish, yet affordable atheletic-cum-casual footwear. Perfect for walking to the closet to do voice recordings, and then leisurely heading to the drawing board and then, I don't know, perpetually clicking refresh on their YouTube videos to see how many views they've had?

What I am concluding is this, is there a science behind following fashion trends? Or at least explain to me how Alexander Wang emblazoned his name on his s/s 14 jumpers.

Photos: AsapSCIENCE

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