Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kennedy Installment Nine (or close to it)

This Kennedy amuses me greatly. His shirt says kick %$& - he is standing in front of an ass. What could be better!?! This Kennedy comes to us compliments of Nick and Gwenn Mangine - they are Haiti bound in May of '09 - Thanks guys!

Background for new readers:
Back in the 1960’s, President Kennedy sponsored a program that sent machine oil, among other things, to Haiti. The Haitians tried to use the oil for other purposes, such as cooking, and concluded that the gift was of inferior quality. Ever since then, the president’s name has been synonymous here with secondhand and/or shoddy goods.

As you go through the marketplaces you see vendor after vendor selling both used and new clothing. If you buy a used t-shirt, it is usually something that came from the USA, it has been broken in for you. A Kennedy if you will.

A few faves from the past-

Kennedy Installment One
Kennedy Installment Two
Kennedy Installment Four
Kennedy Installment Six