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Pimp My Swine Flu Mask

Things are kinda nuts watching all the Swine Flu headlines in the news. So in times of crisis, it’s nice to see some crafty ingenuity on self-expression. Crafty Chica sent me this link from a Latino pop culture blog called Guanabee with their pimp my swine flu mask feature. Check out the photo gallery.
From the site:

One thing Mexicans know how to do is roll with the punches and no swine flu epidemic is going to squelch their sense of fun.

28 thoughts on “Pimp My Swine Flu Mask

  1. zen says:

    best post ever!

  2. Trilobyte says:

    This makes me want to move to Mexico. When facing a serious situation, you need some humor to get through it. Too bad more USmericans don’t realize this.

  3. Hee hee says:

    I’d like to put words on a mask saying..Government Scare..let’s cause a panic.

  4. cyndali says:

    Wow…now that’s a fashion statement!!

  5. amy says:

    can we please stop with the “pimp”? it’s not cool, it’s ignorant. exploiting sex workers has nothing to do with decorating flu masks, or any of the other things that the crafting community uses it for.

  6. Natalie Zee Drieu says:

    The word “pimp” is part of pop culture and started gaining popularity with MTV’s TV show “Pimp My Ride”. In this case, it’s not used as a noun.
    1. very good, excellent; COOL, AWESOME. Also pimping.
    That is a pimp car.
    That’s a pimping car.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Faced with a serious situation and still having some humour is awesome.

  8. delta says:

    btw, flu is transmitted via contact i.e. touch infected subway seat, touch your eye…it is not airborne, so masks are a mute point BUT cute pimpin’…

  9. Pimp My Swine Flu Mask Becky Stern says:

    In this case it’s not even used as an adjective, it’s used as a verb. It has nothing to do with sex workers, but rather the popular cultural representation of pimps as very decked-out people wearing extravagant clothes and excessive jewelry/accessories. In my mind it’s got just as many positive connotations as the term “hack,” which some consider to be a bad word as well.

  10. Flu Mask says:

    People having fun will make them feel better. Keep their immunity up.

  11. n95 flu respirators says:

    I want one with missing teeth! That would be funny!

  12. worrymaryann says:

    best for you at my estore for less

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