RGIII, Platypuses And 10 Sock Selfies

Say a word enough times and it loses all meaning. Repeat a word enough and it turns from a tool of expression into a bare sound. Who made up the word “platypus” anyway? That sounds silly.

Well – thanks to Robert Griffin III – that’s how I feel about lower extremities now.

The Redskins quarterback tweeted a sock selfie and a request on Wednesday. He asked more than a million followers to show him their sock swag. Because I primarily own plain socks, I was curious to see what would come in.

Now I’ve been overexposed to the human ankle, which I know is built for a purpose but continues to look like a funny canvas for cotton and lycra art.

The Top 10 Sock Selfies:


“The Rooster”

Painful, but can’t stop putting them on.


“The Millenial Leopard”

I like those colors without irony.


“The Batman”

I’m fond of the utility belt/anklet.


“The Blackbeard”

Only has one eye, but that thing is wide open.


“The Kraken”

To sink “the blackbeard”


“The Fryer”

Those might be  heat waves, but for a second they looked like electricity zapping those birds golden brown. I want a microwave gun.


“The Tapatio”

Would be better with the Cholula girl on one sock.

@RGIII #BoutItBoutIt— 
Chuck Plumage (@frybredtoez) March 05, 2014


“The Crispy Tacos”

A medium for all that hot sauce.


“The Stoplight Mustache”

Eyes on the road please.


“The Walking Dead”



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