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Patrick Swayze’s Road House Sweatpants Are Up for Sale

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Hollywood memorabilia is big business, with one-of-a-kind keepsakes like James Bond’s Aston Martin from Goldfinger and Marilyn Monroe’s flirty white dress from The Seven Year Itch fetching well into the millions when they hit the auction block. But for fans of so-bad-they’re-good ‘80s action movies, the holy grail of movie relics has just gone up for sale: Patrick Swayze’s low-riding, and ass-kicking, sweatpants from Road House.

The lace-up, elastic-hemmed sweats should have gotten equal billing with Swayze—if not an Oscar nomination—for their durability alone, as they played a key role in many of the film’s most awesomely brutal fight scenes. Like this one:

And while pain don’t hurt, the cost of these drawers could leave your wallet with a bit of a bruise: though the current bid is a fairly reasonable $400, Julien’s Auctions estimates that the final bid will likely be at least double that—in the $800 to $1200 range. But they’re not the only Road House keepsakes: a pair of black tank tops that Swayze trained in should sell for about $600 to $800, while this jarring tan and red suit combo he wore is expected to fetch as much as $3000.

The items are part of a much larger online auction of Property From The Estate of Patrick Swayze, which will run through April 28. In addition to some of the late actor’s personal belongings—including clothing, furniture, art, antiques, and an impressive number of cowboy boots and hats—there are many more movie mementos. Like the leather biker jacket Swayze was wearing when he declared that “Nobody puts Baby in a corner” in Dirty Dancing (you’re going to want scrape together about $6000 to buy that) and the maroon silk shirt and Reeboks he haunted Demi Moore in (in a romantic way) in Ghost.

But, let’s get back to those sweatpants … Will they hug the pubis as snugly as they did in the movie when practicing roundhouse kicks in real life? Only one lucky bidder will find out.

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David Lynch's Amazon T-Shirt Shop is as Surreal as His Movies
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David Lynch, the celebrated director behind baffling-but-brilliant films like Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Twin Peaks, is now selling his equally surreal T-shirts on Amazon.

As IndieWire reports, each shirt bears an image of one of Lynch’s paintings or photographs with an accompanying title. Some of his designs are more straightforward (the shirts labeled “House” and “Whale” feature, respectively, drawings of a house and a whale), while others are obscure (the shirt called “Chicken Head Tears” features a disturbing sculpture of a semi-human face).

This isn’t the first time Lynch has ventured into pursuits outside of filmmaking. Previously, he has sold coffee, designed furniture, produced music, hosted daily weather reports, and published a book about his experience with transcendental meditation. Art, in fact, falls a little closer to Lynch’s roots; the filmmaker trained for years at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before making his mark in Hollywood.

Lynch’s Amazon store currently sells 57 T-shirts, ranging in size from small to triple XL, all for $26 each. As for our own feelings on the collection, we think they’re best reflected by this T-shirt named “Honestly, I’m Sort of Confused.”

Check out some of our favorites below:

T-shirt that says "Honestly, I'm Sort of Confused"
"Honestly, I'm Sort of Confused"

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T-shirt with a drawing of a sleeping bird on it
"Sleeping Bird"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt that says Peace on Earth over and over again. The caption is pretty on the nose.
"Peace on Earth"

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T-shirt with an image of a screaming face made out of turkey with ants in its mouth
"Turkey Cheese Head"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an odd sculpted clay face asking if you know who it is. You get the idea.
"I Was Wondering If You Know Who I Am?"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an image of a sculpted head that is not a chicken. It is blue, though.
"Chicken Head Blue"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with a drawing of a lobster on it. Below the drawing, the lobster is labeled with the word lobster. Shocking, I know.
"Lobster"

Buy it on Amazon

T-shirt with an abstract drawing of what is by David Lynch's account, at least, a cowboy
"Cowboy"

Buy it on Amazon

[h/t IndieWire]

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Meet the Feather Artisans Who Adorn Paris's Cabaret Dancers
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You can't have cabaret without the feathers. In Paris, one business has been making the plumed and bedazzled costumes for Moulin Rouge and other music halls since 1929. Maison Février has adorned the likes of Josephine Baker and French ballet dancer Zizi Jeanmaire, painstakingly attaching hundreds of feathers to headdresses, skirts, and other costume elements by hand. They use only feathers from birds specially bred—and not killed—for their colorful feathers. The results, as shown in the Great Big Story video below, are a delight to behold.

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