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Joe Rogan explains why he doesn’t understand hype for Off-White shoes

Published: 7/Jan/2020 22:18

by Bill Cooney

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Former Fear Factor host Joe Rogan took a shot at the trend-setting Off-White shoe brand during a January 7 episode of his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

Off-White is a fashion label founded by American creative designer Virgil Abloh, which features large, red tags on its shoe crossovers.

Rogan brought up the brand while talking about buying new shoes for his child, questioning during his podcast why they came with a tag that people prefer not to remove.

NikeOff-White shoes can fetch some high prices, like this pair going for over $1,600 on eBay.

“I was buying a pair of Nikes for my kid, and they’re like, ‘oh those are Off-White,’ and I’m like, what’s up with this green thing?” Rogan told his co-hosts. “They’re like ‘oh you leave that on.’ F*ck you, I’m not leaving this stupid plastic tag on.”

“These are huge, they’re cumbersome, they look dumb,” Rogan continued about the tags. “But they wear them on their shoe. It’s part of the thing, it’s part of the brand.”

After one of his co-hosts tried to reassure Rogan that the trend would be gone in under five years, the host still wondered why it was even here in the first place.

“Why is it here?” Rogan asked before joking about how he would end the fad. “We should go up to these f*cking kids and just cut that off and go, ‘No, we’re about to go to war. They’re making you soft and stupid.'”

He also had an interesting theory about the true origins of the fashion trend, facetiously suggesting it was made to undermine American youth.

“This is probably a plot by the Chinese, the Russians and the Iranians to try and make sure our kids grow dumber and dumber,” Rogan joked. “Probably something that started out on Instagram by one of those IRA, Internet Research Agencies. That’s the people that make all the propaganda from the Russian troll farms.”

Joe Rogan
YouTube: PowerfulJRE
Rogan has discussed shoes several times before on his podcast.

A video from Off-White about the zip ties from 2017 says that there are two ways to deal with them: either cut them off or leave them alone  (super helpful advice).

Rogan isn’t the only one confused by the fashion statement, either: Pop star Justin Bieber was actually stopped by police who thought he had stolen his Off-Whites, since the tag could pass for some kind of security device.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
Instagram: adam___perkins
Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.