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18 Post author: Wei_Dai 13 June 2011 05:48PM

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Comment author: khafra 14 June 2011 01:32:00PM 10 points [-]

Michael Vassar has advocated wearing a fashionable, well-fitting suit with Vibram Fivefingers to properly countersignal--since without showing the capability of properly signaling, the "counter" part is lost.

Comment author: Desrtopa 14 June 2011 01:47:58PM 3 points [-]

If I saw that, I would assume the person was trying to make a statement, but I would not be very receptive to it since those things look ridiculous. It's like applying an Uncanny Valley skin to your feet.

Comment author: MixedNuts 14 June 2011 01:54:06PM 1 point [-]

But their looking ridiculous is part of the point!

Comment author: [deleted] 04 January 2013 12:02:10AM *  0 points [-]

Vibram Fivefingers look hideous to be, but sometimes I wear fashionable clothes and then put on a ridiculous rainbow fedora hat with paillettes.