Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for July 28, 2016
To the dancing Bug A brief History of Ties A public service of the American Tie manufactures assoc. Throughout the ages, mankind has been fascinated by the necktie. what is this miraculous garment, and whence does its universal and timeless appeal spring? Recent discoveries of cave paintings prove that the tie was one of the first articles of clothing fashioned by early man. The hedonists of ancient Greece revealed in the luxurious comfort of the tie- wearing. Man: Ah, it feels so good to have something tight around ones neck. The aztecs were voracious tie- wearers, recognizing a talismanic significance in having cloth dangling under the chin. What tie! I will follow you, O priest! In the 1800's, the movement toward medicine revealed that the tie serves the vital function of warming the crucial lower neck and central chest areas. Man: here we see the regions most vulnerable to cold.... During the cold war, neck- wear smuggled in from the west was used behind the iron curtain as a black market currency among the "tieless communists" Man: A paisley tie and half a roll of toilet paper for a two bedroom apartment. Man: DA Today the "hip" youth culture res colorful neck ties ti identify pop music preferences and gang affiliations. Nice tie homeboy Thank you, and what it is what will the future bring for humanity and this essential accessory? Tie: A meeting at 3:00 this way.... No one can say but rest assured their destinies will be inextricably "tied" together!
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