You Want a Gown? We’ve Got Gowns.

January 10, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

This is how bad it is.  Trump will lie about stuff that doesn’t matter worth the spit on a postage stamp.

Trump told The New York Times early Monday that D.C. shops have been selling out of gowns, with big numbers expected at the inaugural festivities — in particular, celebrities.

Okay, let me say something here. “Celebrities” do not buy their gowns in Washington, DeeCee.  I myself, just a minor celebrity, have been to inaugurations and I bought my gown in my hometown.  I suspect celebrities do the same thing.

But, it’s sillier than that.

People Magazine, who are the recognized expert in these areas, called a few dress shops in DeeCee.

“No, we’re not sold out,” Mae Shipe, owner of the D.C. Mae’s Dress Boutique, told PEOPLE. “We have 200 dresses, if not more, in stock.”

Not only, it seems, are dresses in stock, but people aren’t flocking to the stores to pick them up, either.

“We have not gotten a huge influx of traffic specifically related to shopping for inaugural dresses,” Anastasia Thomas, an employee at Betsy Fisher, a D.C. women’s wear shop, said.

In fact, Peter Marx, owner of Saks Jandel, a D.C. area boutique, told PEOPLE that there have been fewer people seeking inaugural gowns.

“There’s never been less demand for inaugural ballgowns in my 38 years,” Marx told PEOPLE.

Give it up, Donald.  No celebrities are coming to your inauguration.  Hell, you’ve got Kid Rock, Gary Busey, the Duck dudes, and two members of the Rockettes. Enjoy!

 

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24 Comments to “You Want a Gown? We’ve Got Gowns.”


  1. TexasEllen says:

    Wal-Mart may very well be sold out of ball gowns and will not restock until prom season.

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  2. Lunargent says:

    What about those extras he hired to increase the crowd when he first announced his candidacy? Some of them would probably clean up pretty good.

    Or if he offered a free ambassadorship with every ticket? Since the talent agents for inaugural performers didn’t bite, there are still lots of those left.

    I’m sure many of his sincere supporters would be thrilled to attend. But they’re not, y’know, rich Or famous. Or even hot. So screw them.

    I’m actually surprised that more sycophants and minions aren’t flocking to attend. Maybe if they discount the tickets. Though you know he doesn’t want to sell access too cheaply – damages the brand.

    Pathetic.

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  3. RepubAnon says:

    The D.C. press corps may be selling out, though…

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  4. Jane & PKM says:

    What about a tux for Donnie? With his alleged wealth it should be easy enough for him to have a pair of pants tailored with a belt line. Between the ‘hair’ and his old man pants pulled up to his armpits, he’s looking “unpresidented.”

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  5. Annabelle Lee says:

    I read that Moby was invited to DJ the inauguration (because so few performers are willing to sign on, I suppose). His response was classic: “I’ll DJ the event if Trump releases his tax returns. Let me know!”

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  6. We can come at this from several directions, and y’all have covered most of them. But not the big one.

    We have an incoming President of the United States whose brain is a permanent resident of Fantasy Land where everything he touches turns to gold. He has NO grip on reality and doesn’t care or even KNOW that he has no grip on reality. And, like Baby Bush, he is surrounding himself with people who will tell him only what he wants to hear. And he has a Congress that will waltz along with almost any damn thing he dreams up in his deluded little brain.

    Reagan and Baby Bush upset and worried me. This glassbowl scares the living **** out of me. I just cannot imagine what the next four years are going to do to this country, this world, and this planet, but I hope with all the fervor an atheist can muster that’s it’s not as bad as I’m afraid it will be.

    Has anybody else read Jerome Bixby’s horror story, “It’s a Good Life,” about a town terrorized by the supernatural power of a boy that no one dares to discipline…?

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  7. Delusional. Watch. Trump will count the thousands of protesters as inauguration goers. He cannot help himself. I’m waiting for him to parade down Pennsylvania Ave. with no clothes on; while Kellyanne goes on the Sunday morning talk shows screaming that its Hilary’s fault everyone thinks walking nude down Pennsylvania Ave. is wrong.

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  8. If anyone wants to read Bixby’s story, it’s here. It’s very good, and it’s… disturbing.

    http://ciscohouston.com/docs/docs/greats/its_a_good_life.html

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  9. JAKvirginia says:

    See what happens when you piss off the LGBTQ’s, especially the drag queens! Terrrible businessman! Sad!

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  10. I’m not sure about the weather forecast for D.C on inauguration day, but I’m hoping it’s William Henry Harrison cold. He died of pneumonia a month after he was sworn in.
    Trump’s probably recruited his Mar a Lago crowd and the Trump Tower minions to show up, and of course the Republican sycophants will all be there drooling over their “leader”.
    I can’t believe Hillary is going.
    As for gowns…they don’t need no steenkeen gowns. It’s sackcloth and ashes for this one.

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  11. Sandridge says:

    If I even watch this Inaugural, I want to see TX-27 Rep. Blake (Pajama Boy) Farenthold in a fancy frilly puce gown in the front row…
    (for those now needing it, there is muriatic acid eyewash at the wall mounted first aid station, lavage liberally)
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    (The etymology of the color puce is ‘interesting’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puce#Etymology . I feel like I’ve just walked into a mess of possum pulgas just hearing a Repuke on the teevee (possums sometimes carry lots of very aggressive fleas, don’t ask…))

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  12. Sandridge says:

    Rhea, RE: “It’s a Good Life”,
    That story was done by Rod Serling on “The Twilight Zone” in Nov 1961. One of my favorites, it just aired on MeTV last week, I PVR’ed it.
    One scary little bastid was little 6/yo Anthony Fremont of Peaksville, OH. What’s even scarier is that the incoming SOBOTUS exhibits all of Lil Tyrant Anthony’s traits and some more even worse…and the USA is considerably larger than Peaksville.

    The program’s probably on the innartoobs, it’s really worth watching, and chilling to think about…now…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Good_Life_(The_Twilight_Zone)

    ” “It’s a Good Life” is episode 73 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It is based on the 1953 short story “It’s a Good Life” by Jerome Bixby and is considered by many, such as Time Magazine and TV Guide, to be one of the best episodes of the series. It originally aired on November 3, 1961….
    (Serling’s intro voiceover): Just by using his mind, he took away the automobiles, the electricity, the machines—because they displeased him—and he moved an entire community back into the dark ages—just by using his mind. …They have to think happy thoughts and say happy things because once displeased, the monster can wish them into a cornfield or change them into a grotesque, walking horror. This particular monster can read minds, you see. He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion. Oh yes, I did forget something, didn’t I? I forgot to introduce you to the monster. This is the monster. His name is Anthony Fremont/DJ Trump. He’s six/seventy years old…This is the Twilight Zone.”

    WASF

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  13. Linda Phipps says:

    Now, I thought puce was a sort of red/brown/purple (like your kid’s overpainted school project) that people with high blood pressure got when they were angry and wearing a tight collar, not pew green. Never the less, it won’t be turning up in my closet. It’s also the French word for “flea”. That might be common amongst the redneck Trump fans.

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  14. The gown color du jour is orange.

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  15. Sandridge says:

    Hey y’all up there in frosty country, it’s freaking 85° and sunburn sunny down here. As many days have been all this fall and winter. Ain’t no such thing as ‘climate change’ though, nosiree…
    I’m guessing that the temp’s pretty close over where JJ is too, about 150mi NE of moi.

    (as a weathernut with my own weather station (24/7 readings available on many WX sites, and feeding NOAA’s models data ingest), and being acutely weather aware: each year REALLY is getting effen warmer)

    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-97.66242172232906&lat=28.371330976614587#.WHVXTcvnbJr

    Oops, it’s only 75° and overcast near JJ:
    http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=29.5822&lon=-95.7608#.WHVa4MvnbJo

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  16. Here is the Twilight Zone episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viG4UCUnhVk

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  17. That Other Jean says:

    Donnie and the D-listers are going to be outshone so badly by Hillary and Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter–genuine celebrities. Carter may be there out of a sense of obligation to the office, but I hope that Hill and Bill have come to give the incoming President a very polite, very Southern screwing over (sorry, Momma) by showing up and stealing the spotlight. He’d hate that.

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  18. Donnie J should not worry about the entertainment, he’ll have The Marine Corp Band for the official ball. They have to show up, something to do with orders and duty.
    If what he says about his wealth is true, he can hire some entertainment for the others. If he can’t afford that then maybe a jug and tub band so his guest will feel right at home, and if he tosses in a cross burning they will more than pleased.

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  19. Marcia in CO says:

    Thanks to everyone for the links to both the story and the video of It’s A Good Life … will have to read and/or watch it. I’ve seen a lot of Twilight Zone shows but don’t know if I’ve seen this particular one … If I have, I’m sure I’ll recognize it once I start watching it.

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  20. My all time favorite was John Lithgow looking out the plane window. He saw the monster ripping up the wing, but nobody would believe him. There are some parallels there too.

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  21. publius bolognius says:

    AK Lynne, wasn’t that William Shatner in his pre-Kirk days?

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  22. I just saw that Twilight Zone episode too. I watch METV after the local news. First is Perry Mason, then Twilight Zone. I want Perry to interrogate the cocksplat and his nominees. In no time Mr. Mason will have them crying out all their nasty criminal and unethical nastiness. Let’s sic Perry, Della and Paul on those disgusting, slimy snacilbupeR. Hamilton Burger won’t know what hit him. Bwahaha!

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  23. Cheryl,
    Thanks for the vid link so others can enjoy the lil tyrant; I rarely do streaming media due to constrained boonies innartoobz.

    AK Lynne,
    That was first W. Shatner watching the gremlin on the 707 wing in TZ, season 5, episode- “Nightmare_at_20,000_Feet”.
    Then there was a remake with Lithgow.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmare_at_20,000_Feet

    Shatner (and others like Peter Falk, etc) appeared in a lot of great early teevee shows before going ‘big’.
    Talent of all kinds just naturally rises to the top…oh…wait…we can all think of a major exception there.

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  24. Rizik’s is history. It was a great place to get something to wear to the White House, an inaugural or a wedding. Saks Jandel just announced they are closing. The A-Listers will have snagged their gowns some time ago from L.A., New York or even Paris. A helluva lot CJ knows about any damn thing!

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