Sunday, November 22, 2009

The heat has fried my brain

I've sat here for some time wondering what to write. I have further thoughts about multiculturalism, I had a massive argument with Crash about how what should and should not be said to young women about rape and I'd like to rant about that, I read a post about the importance of parenting for independence, and that combined with the potty sitting (unused) on the lounge room floor reminded me how terrified I am of toilet training and inspired half-thought musings - and myriad other things, but I just can't form any of it into anything coherent.

Instead, I am going to invite you to join me in a campaign to bring back the cape. Despite the stifling heat today, I saw them on the TV tonight, and I think we need them back. They are practical, they are gender non-specific and they are swishy.

I started to make myself one about 20 years ago, and I think I shall return to the endeavour - or maybe try to buy myself one. Next winter I shall wear a cape. Who's with me?

There's some nice cape action about 2 and bit minutes in - and the show was pretty awesome too.

Here's the link if you can't see the embeddedness


  1. I'm with you. I have a cape. It's black, lined with gold. But I wish I had a shorter one that falls just below my shoulders. That would be cool.

  2. That would be cool. The one I started constructing all those years ago was black with purple lining, although now I think I'd tend towards red - a rich dark red - or maybe even a self patterned shiny black of some sort.

  3. i couldn't resist this

    Seriously cloaks are very practical, they are jumper, raincoat and portable blanket all rolled into one, there is no downside.
    Appart from no arm holes, which is probably why jumpers, raincoats slankets where invented...

  4. OK, so no super hero capes. They aren't nearly swishy enough anyway. :)