clad in skintight spandex costumes are running amok in the streets of US cities,
according to this article in the Times.
The World Superhero Registry lists more
than 200 of them, who patrol the urban streets dressed up in outfits of spandex
(the generic term, invented by DuPont in 1959, of which the most well-known
brand is Invista's Lycra, and of which a key ingredient is MEG - mono-ethylene glycol.)
A cursory visit to the Lycra website has convinced the Blog that this is by far the sauciest chemicals company website in the normally staid petrochemicals space. Not wanting to kick a company when it's down, but if you look beyond the raunchy pictures, there is also some excruciating brand poetry:
"If black is sexy, there's nothing sexier than my bra. My after-hours secret. Nothing comfier. Nothing blacker.
My swimsuit. It moves and stretches. It speeds and glides, in lakes, in oceans, or the local pool.
Clothes that help me unwind. No matter what position I'm in. Or trying to get in."
And that's before you get into the "Hosiery and Socks" section.
Elbowing aside the photos of firm bodies clad in "Intimate Apparel", the Blog's own favourite Lycra photo has to be this one of the K9 Topcoat Lycra Bodysuit.