Phantom Girl Was Caught Wearing White After Labor Day

I don't care if it's the 30th or 31st Century. I don't care if you come from another dimension where they apparently ration the vowels. I don't care if half of fandom calls you the hottest Legionnaire (the half that's wrong, because it's clearly Lightning Lass). You do NOT wear white after Labor Day.

If you do, well, you're asking for one of the following to happen:
-to have a villainous force follow you from Bgtzl and "eclipse" Sun Boy
-to lose your memory and be sent back in time to work for Vril Dox
-to learn you're part-Carggite and that your twin was sold to the Luck Lords
-to get killed by Daxamites and live for a while as a ghost bonded to Ultra Boy
-to have your husband get "Legion Lost", perhaps forever
-to become Legion leader only to see Sun Boy lose his head under that leadership
-to have the Legion book cancelled during your tenure

In other words, it's BAD LUCK!

5 comments:

LiamKav said...

I have no idea what the "wearing white after Labour Day" thing is about. I also am seemingly incapable of looking it up. It always struck me as being like the "don't feed them after midnight" thing from Gremlins. How long until it's no longer "after Labour Day"? A day? A week? Is that the joke?

Siskoid said...

I think it means it's a faux pas to wear white in the fall and winter. It's a summer color.

Hey, I think it's ridiculous, so I just write jokes about it. But I'm not exactly a fashion icon.

Siskoid said...

From an article about its history:

"The wives of the super-rich ruled high society with an iron fist after the Civil War. As more and more people became millionaires, though, it was difficult to tell the difference between respectable old money families and those who only had vulgar new money. By the 1880s, in order to tell who was acceptable and who wasn’t, the women who were already “in” felt it necessary to create dozens of fashion rules that everyone in the know had to follow. That way, if a woman showed up at the opera in a dress that cost more than most Americans made in a year, but it had the wrong sleeve length, other women would know not to give her the time of day.

"Not wearing white outside the summer months was another one of these silly rules. White was for weddings and resort wear, not dinner parties in the fall. Of course it could get extremely hot in September, and wearing white might make the most sense, but if you wanted to be appropriately attired you just did not do it. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894, and society eventually adopted it as the natural endpoint for summer fashion.

"Not everyone followed this rule. Even some socialites continued to buck the trend, most famously Coco Chanel, who wore white year-round. But even though the rule was originally enforced by only a few hundred women, over the decades it trickled down to everyone else. By the 1950s, women’s magazines made it clear to middle class America: White clothing came out on Memorial Day and went away on Labor Day."

Juan Bisono suero said...

I liked that desing

Roger Nowhere said...

ANd the hottest legion girl is Dawnstar. Everybody knows!

 

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