Top-flippin flip-flops, a W.W.


You’re probably going to see a lot of cute headlines like the above, as West Marine had the wisdom to supply many a marine writer with a pair of Fanning Thongs, which are not only comfy and seriously technical but have a “church key” built into their soles. The literature says that this is for opening a “soda” bottle, but a Corona seemed the better test. Worked fine too, which is probably why thong reviewer “Jim E Jams” writes that “The ladies always go ooooh and aaaah when I pop a top with my reef fannings.” 
  It’s an absolutely horrible weather day here in Maine, my excuse for another in the Weekend Weirdness series. I also updated the GrandCentral entry; thanks all!

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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

2 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    This from DG in CT:
    “While I enjoy your website, this has to be the most ridiculous inventions of all time. At first, it seemed ingenious. A few minutes of deep thought made me think otherwise… Why would you want to open a beer with something that lives millimeters off of the floor of a dirty crapper? Absolutely foul..”
    Point well taken, but, damn, I’ll never be able to think of these flip-flops in the same way again.

  2. Jason says:

    What happens when you step in a pile of dog doo?? I wouldnt be opening my beer bottle with that!!

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