Thursday, February 12, 2009

Why am I Reading

Not sure why, but I was reading an article on about Amy Adams, the lovely actress from Junebug, and Doubt. The article was talking about her being portrayed in the press as pure and innocent. Then they drop a bombshell...they're making Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. Yep, a sequel to Night at the Museum, staring Ben Stiller. That's confusing enough, but what Amy Adams says about her butt is even more confusing...please enjoy this excerpt from the article:

  • ...She'll swap the Catholic nun robe she wore in Doubt for a pair of snug jodhpurs as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. "It's going to be an Amy Adams butt show," she says. "I was like, 'That's a lot of information.' I'm not known for showing my ass on camera, but there it is."
When I first read that, I thought - sweet, I'd love to see Amy Adams' butt, but then I thought about Night at the Museum and how it's a PG movie, mostly for why would she be showing her butt???

So then I finally re-read the article, and figured that jodhpurs might be key to my understanding what's going on, so I Googled the shit out of it, and finally learned that jodhpurs are those tight pants that jockey's wear. So now I know why it's going to be the Amy Adams butt show, but why did Amelia Earhart wear jodhpurs? Did all aviators wear them?

I do want to know, but now I'm too bored and lazy to Google it to find out for myself, so if anyone knows, please clue me in.

These are some lovely jodhpurs that you can buy at


Anonymous said...

"WW1 aviators wore breeches/jodphurs with either low boots/high puttees/high leather gaiters, or high boots. American fliers can be seen wearing cloth trench coats and leather variants in warmer weather and usually a heavy, fur lined one-piece leather suit AND leather coat in colder weather. (imagine an open cockpit in winter....)

Germans often wore a 3/4 length DB leather coat and high riding boots."

Midnight Toker said...

Thanks Anonymous She. Very interesting stuff, and now back to my new jodhpur fetish...