The internet just doesn’t get any sweater than this
Here at The Punch, we pride ourselves on our original content. OK, so the prose in our stories might not be Shakespearean, but at least you won’t find us aggregating other people’s stuff and sneakily passing it off as our own. Except for today.
Aggregation is what good websites do when they become lazy, and what lazy websites do all the time. But we can’t resist. We have found the world’s best website and we need to share it with somebody. You’ll break out into a sweat. In fact, you’ll break out into a sweater when you see…
The absolutely amazing thecosbysweaterproject.com !!!!!!!!!
For the benefit of those born after the age of marble wash jeans, The Cosby Show was an ‘80s TV sitcom in which a family of black people adopted many cultural nuances which at the time were more associated with white people.
Other ‘80s shows like Diff’rent Strokes also tried to show that African Americans were not all jive-talkin’ dudes like the cast of ‘70s sitcom Good Times.
But the Cosby family had a special way of downplaying their cultural specificity. They wore silly jumpers. Really vomitous, multi-coloured sweaters which appeared to be modeled on the pattern you get when you stop shaking a kaleidoscope.
Maybe this was a subtle way of taking the whole black and white thing out of the equation, and helping viewers just see the Cosby family as a family.
Another interpretation would be that chunderous woollen knits were fashionable back then. But that couldn’t be the case, could it? Could it?
We don’t know. We can’t remember. And even if we could, we’ve shut it out. Because if people actually once wore stuff like this, that means - shudder - that we probably did too. Say it ain’t so!
Anyway, enjoy the website, which we should tell you we discovered on news.com.au’s “awesome! today” section near the bottom of the site. So we’re actually re-aggregating. Or regurgitating. Or something.
Still, at least we’re not regurgitating as much as the people who designed those sweaters.
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