Sunday, February 26, 2006

Representing for the Sock

I just wanted to do a quick post reiterating that socks aren't just some meaningless accessory. This is important people! All you birkenstock wearing sockless hippies would do well to heed my call. WEAR SOCKS! You only help yourself when you protect your feet from all the bad things out there. While antibacterial socks would be a good step, you should at least wear some traditional socks. Afford your feet some protection and you will be thanking yourself down the road.

Remember, socks are a multi-use item. Whether it's putting on your own rendition of Hamlet with some sock puppets, or putting a bar of soap in a sock to inspire discipline in an unruly cadet, a sock's utility is only limited by your imagination.

Did you see that superbowl commercial where McGyver used a sock to ride down that powerline? Now, that's what I'm talking about.

Till next time... .

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Great Moments in Sock History

We often take our socks for granted. They were around since before we were born and we just assume that they always were. However this is not actually the case. Did you know that socks experienced an evolution much in the same way life on this planet has. What you put on your feet everyday is just the latest incarnation of what has been a massive sock evolution starting in ancient times. This so called "sock darwinism" is responsible for the fine state of socks today.

It is generally accepted that the word "sock" is derived from the latin "soccus". A brief yet concise history of the sock can be found here at sock history.

In addition, we here at Sock Talk would like to highlight a site dedicated to theories about the truth behind missing socks. Though we have recently put alternate theories to rest with our hard hitting sock expose "Missing Socks Found", we do encourage readers to check out this interesting sock site.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Missing Socks Found!

Do you ever wonder what happens to those socks you can never find? It happens to all of us. One minute we have a pair of socks, and the next minute we only have one sock. Where did that sock go? There seems to be no logical explanation. Is it alien abduction? Perhaps, an international sock kidnapping conspiracy. No, it is none of those things. I'm here today to tell you good people out there what really happens to those missing socks. After careful "studying" of the situation, our scientists have confirmed an alternate sock universe. Yes that's right, a universe where all the lost socks now reside. While details of the sock universe remain scarce, we can say that it seems that all the socks that have disappeared eventually reappear in this other dimension. What we still don't understand is why only one sock. We don't know who or what is responsible for this massive sock heist, but we will get to the bottom of it. While tests are still being administered, we felt that it was of the utmost importance to share this breaking sock news with you concerned citizens.

In addition, I'd like to congratulate the Pittsburgh Steelers on their recent Super Bowl victory. I think we all know what everyone on that team had in common. That's right, they were all wearing socks! Proof positive that regular sock use makes you a champion.