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Draplin Design Co., North America

NEVER TO BE USED WITH SANDALS: After much product development, testing and refining we’re proud to announce our latest offering of “Stuff You Need” from the DDC Factory Floor: The “DDC Crew Sock.”

Orange. Crew fit. Cotton/Acrylic Blend. Arch and Ankle Support. Long-Lasting Quality. Durable Materials. Shameless but Discreet Branding in Normal Wearing Mode. A chance to add a little color to yer kit.

CLICK HERE: Treat yer feet to a pair of these beauties. A fair price. They’ll last for a long, long time, and man, you’ve got our word on that one. Lovejoy is standing by, ready to ship these suckers.

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“True love is like a pair of socks: you gotta have two and they’ve gotta match.” -Some Romantic

‚€œBoth of your socks should always be the same color, Or they should at least both be fairly dark‚€ -Dave Barry, Armonk, New York

“I believe that if you don’t want to do anything, then sit there and don’t do it, but don’t expect people to hand you a corn beef sandwich and wash your socks for you and unzip your fly for you. ” -Shel Silverstein, The Great Unknown

“Happiness is: A new pair of socks.” -Aaron J. Draplin, Portland, Ore.

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NO NEED FOR A HIGH HAT: The Lips practicing in Wayne’s house for their upcoming The Who Tribute Show song. Man, I would love to be there, in a corner, losing my shit. I don’t care how big they get, or how many war cries of, “They aren’t the same Lips I grew up loving…” that I have to hear, here’s proof of why these guys ARE and WILL ALWAYS BE fuckin’ amazing in my little book. Practicing in the “rock room” at Wayne’s house in Oklahoma City. There you go.

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: “The World’s First Album Cover.” An interesting read for audiophiles, graphic designers and basically, anyone who has a reverence for the beauty of the “old way of doing things.” Graphically, at least.

From the article, “78s shipped in brown kraft paper sleeves for years before someone thought to change this. Today, most orders still ship in brown corrugate boxes. It‚€™s only a matter of time before this generic wrapper is completely transformed into a new medium altogether.” Interesting. (Sent in by Justin Braem. Thanks!)

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SOMETHING INTERESTING GOING ON HERE, AND, KINDA SAD: The Rollei Rolleiflex MiniDigi camera that is the got the old body, with modern, digital guts. Pretty cool, but, I’d be a liar if I didn’t admit that I got a little sad when I saw thi. And here’s why: More and more, the old days of real film move father and farther away from regular people, fumbling around on vacations or documenting thier kid’s graduation and closer to photo people who actually know what the hell they are doing.

I am in the first group when it comes to real, live film, and really miss that beautiful grain from time to time. So it goes. Buy two, drop one, feel glad you have a back up, then get to work. Wow.

There Are 3 Comments

You did it again!
always making my day a little better.

Posted by: Dustin Ortiz on 07/11/08 at 10:51 AM

I enjoy your web page, and you have a good thing going on. But, please don‚€™t create ‚€˜edited expletives‚€™ as you did in my last post.

While on your route 127 shopping spree, please take the time to appreciate the wicked pleasures of the infinite opportunity that the volunteer state (TN) has to offer. I think any dude who hawks ‚€˜live free or die socks‚€™, would appreciate what lies 8 miles south of Static, KY on 127. If you take the time, you should wear your socks to pay tribute to a Tennessean who lived New Hamphire‚€™s ‚€˜live free or die‚€™ slogan.

Alvin C. York was a Tennessee backwoodsman, who on October 8, 1918 in the Argonne Forest in France led a small patrol to eliminate flanking machine gun fire that had pinned his regiment down. Soon York found himself alone opposing a German machine gun unit. With rifle and pistol he engaged the enemy using skills he learned as a youthful hunter. As the Germans advanced, he shot the soldiers at the back of the advancing column, as to not spread panic. The 1-sided fight ended with more than 20 Germans dead. When the other 132 soldiers, including 4 officers and 35 machine guns, realized what was happening, they became discouraged and surrendered to York and 6 of his comrades who came when they heard his shots. For that York was decorated with a dozen medals, including the Congressional Medal of Honor and the French Croix de Guerre.

York returned to open the York Institute on route 127, which still provides education opportunities. Maybe ‘shop free or skulk in malls’ is more appropo.

Enjoy the TennesseeCountryside. Later

Posted by: Mr. P on 07/12/08 at 5:52 PM

Well done Draplin. Can’t wait to get a pair, or ten. These socks mean business.

Posted by: Huckleberry Hart on 07/14/08 at 10:36 AM
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