These days, the idea of a grown man wearing short-shorts is hilarious–the whole character of Lieutenant Dangle on Reno 911 was based on this comedic principle. But there was a time when wearing short shorts was not just the norm, it was considered cool. Just compare basketball players now with basketball players from the 70’s:
On the left, LeBron James. On the right, a guy who’s OK with people seeing his balls every time he jumps.
Today we’re taking a look at the shortest of short shorts, aka a 1970’s fashion trend that, as a man, I hope never makes a comeback.
Those jorts come in three sizes: “relaxed fit,” “slim fit,” and “low sperm count.”
HER: Sorry, hon. I thought I was hitting the birdie.
HIM: JUST GET ME SOME ICE!!!
Honestly, it’s not that impressive to call yourself a “streaker” when you’re already 3/4ths of the way there.
It’s gotta be tough fighting crime when everyone assumes you’re a Stripper Cop.
Male camel toe is real, and it’s a serious affliction. #solidarity
After they all sat on that van’s leather seats, it became known as The Summer of Skin Grafts.
Johnny Appleseed’s lesser-known cousin, Peter Plum Smuggler.
How can you smile when your shorts and your junk are having a fight to the death?
Pictured: three friends enjoying the view from atop Mount Moose Knuckle.
You gotta do what you gotta do. Even if that means putting talcum powder on your inner thighs.
No, the “unsung hero” is the pair of Jockey shorts just baaaaaarely keeping him from popping out.
Just wear a Speedo, guy on the left. You obviously want to.
Magnum P.I., hard at work trying to solve “The Case Of Why Does Everyone Laugh When I Sit Down?”
“Hmmm, how do I make shorts-shorts even more humiliating? I could add a gold belt! And sandals that go all the way up my calves. And a weird hat. Dear god, I’m out of control! Somebody stop me!”
And finally, a photo I call “Lifeguard! Help! Um…on second thought, I’m good.”
h/t: Sad And Useless