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I believe that's called the Kennedy Roll, and I use it all the time to dress down a dress shirt. I have a couple Calvin Klein checked shirts with sleeve tabs like that, I like them. It reminds me of tying back my sleeves before archery or a kenjutsu form.

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Jadagul wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 15:20
Jennifer wrote:
09 Jul 2018, 15:13
Turns out I actually own three such shirts with buttons high on the sleeves; when I dyed my bad-color shirts last night, turns out one of the formerly ugly-green, now attractive-blue, shirts has it as well. And -- this is not something I "learned" so much as "figured out" -- it looks MUCH better if you fold/roll and button the sleeves BEFORE you put the shirt on. Amazing!

(That said: IMO it would work better if each such sleeve had two buttons and two internal cloth-strips, one on top of the arm and one on the bottom.)
If the sleeves are rolled well and everything works, the one strap is really all you need. But you're right that when things get loose, there's a tendency of the other side of the sleeve to kind of asymmetrically unroll itself.

There are basically two ways to roll up sleeves. One is to actually roll them up, which is what everyone defaults to. This has two problems. One is that it's not really all that internally stable. The other is that the more you roll, the tighter the sleeves become; I can't roll up most of my shirts because they don't really fit over my biceps properly then.

The other way is to do a sort of double fold. The first fold puts your cuffs up around mid-bicep; the second fold takes the seam of that first fold, puts it just below the cuff, and brings that bottom of the sleeve to over your elbow. This looks a bit nicer than rolling, in my opinion; is pretty stable; and doesn't make things quite so tight. This may or may not be compatible with your strap, though, depending on the dimensions of the sleeve and your arm.

(Googling for a diagram led to a suggestion that you can also tuck the second fold into the first. This will probably look a bit neater if you do it right, but I like the calculated slight-sloppy of not tucking).
I have discovered -- at least regarding shirts that actually fit, as opposed to the too-big ones where the sleeves' wrist-cuffs still hang loosely even when buttoned-- that rolling up sleeves the traditional way, sans buttons, seems actually to work better than using the button to hold it in place. Maybe that will change when the shirts in question get older, and the sleeve fabric thus gets more fatigued?
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John Quincy Adams served in the US House for 15 years after being President. The only other ex-president to get similarly elected (although Senate, not House) was Andrew Johnson, but he only served for 6 months before dying.
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Andrew wrote:
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John Quincy Adams served in the US House for 15 years after being President. The only other ex-president to get similarly elected (although Senate, not House) was Andrew Johnson, but he only served for 6 months before dying.
This is in contrast to the current incumbent, who may serve in the Big House after being President.
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Dangerman wrote:
11 Jul 2018, 11:49
I believe that's called the Kennedy Roll, and I use it all the time to dress down a dress shirt. I have a couple Calvin Klein checked shirts with sleeve tabs like that, I like them. It reminds me of tying back my sleeves before archery or a kenjutsu form.
I used to do that with my sleeves, but afterwards my shirts were shot.
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TIL - The way I've been rolling up my sleeves my entire life is called the Kennedy Roll.
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There's a lot of multi-colored corn, but one of the most striking is called Glass Gem:

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And you can even buy the seeds yourself!
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JD wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 12:09
There's a lot of multi-colored corn, but one of the most striking is called Glass Gem:

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And you can even buy the seeds yourself!
Do I eat it or frame it?
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You subsidize it.

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Put it in your gas tank?

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Dry it out and use it to take up valuable real estate on the harvest feast table.
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In the late 1980s, people living in the forests around the India/Bangladesh border were having problems with tiger attacks, until everybody was issued plastic face masks to wear on the backs of their heads. That made the tiger-attack rate drop, because the tigers thought people were looking at them, and thus the tigers couldn't sneak up on their intended prey.
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Jennifer wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 14:24
In the late 1980s, people living in the forests around the India/Bangladesh border were having problems with tiger attacks, until everybody was issued plastic face masks to wear on the backs of their heads. That made the tiger-attack rate drop, because the tigers thought people were looking at them, and thus the tigers couldn't sneak up on their intended prey.
Then the tigers discovered Calvinball....
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Jennifer wrote:
19 Jul 2018, 14:24
In the late 1980s, people living in the forests around the India/Bangladesh border were having problems with tiger attacks, until everybody was issued plastic face masks to wear on the backs of their heads. That made the tiger-attack rate drop, because the tigers thought people were looking at them, and thus the tigers couldn't sneak up on their intended prey.
Yeah, predators like to get you in the back:

(Also, Ellie, ignore the title. There's sturdy glass in the way.)

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JD wrote:
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Russia has a flat income tax of 13%.
Unless you are a successful business without political connections.

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Fin Fang Foom wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 12:23
JD wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 12:09
Russia has a flat income tax of 13%.
Unless you are a successful business without political connections.
Then the tax is an arm and a leg.
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thoreau wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 12:25
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 12:23
JD wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 12:09
Russia has a flat income tax of 13%.
Unless you are a successful business without political connections.
Then the tax is an arm and a leg.
Well, they actually just shut it down for tax "irregularities" or whatever made up problem and force you to sell it to a political insider at fire sale prices. This isn't like tiny retail businesses, but if it's got twenty million dollars in revenue , watch out.

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Aresen wrote:
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I want to say that's a joke from How I Met Your Mother.
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Kolohe wrote:
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I want to say that's a joke from How I Met Your Mother.
I didn't know there were any jokes from HIMYM.
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Warren wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 01:40
Kolohe wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 23:00
Aresen wrote:
23 Jul 2018, 19:25
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I want to say that's a joke from How I Met Your Mother.
I didn't know there were any jokes from HIMYM.
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In Pixar's movie "Inside Out" (a little girl's emotions are all individual characters living inside her head), "Disgust" takes over when the little girl's dad tries feeding her broccoli. But in many other countries, including Japan, broccoli does not have the same grossness factor it does here, so in that scene, the girl's father tries feeding her pieces of green bell pepper instead.
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Jennifer wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 15:37
In Pixar's movie "Inside Out" (a little girl's emotions are all individual characters living inside her head), "Disgust" takes over when the little girl's dad tries feeding her broccoli. But in many other countries, including Japan, broccoli does not have the same grossness factor it does here, so in that scene, the girl's father tries feeding her pieces of green bell pepper instead.
It was a lot longer into adulthood that green bell pepper stopped being gross to eat than it was for broccoli.
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lunchstealer wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 16:09
Jennifer wrote:
24 Jul 2018, 15:37
In Pixar's movie "Inside Out" (a little girl's emotions are all individual characters living inside her head), "Disgust" takes over when the little girl's dad tries feeding her broccoli. But in many other countries, including Japan, broccoli does not have the same grossness factor it does here, so in that scene, the girl's father tries feeding her pieces of green bell pepper instead.
It was a lot longer into adulthood that green bell pepper stopped being gross to eat than it was for broccoli.
Even as a picky-eater little kid, I actually always liked broccoli (at least the dark green "leafy" part on top; the pale green stalks remain gross to this day). But bell peppers remain only an ingredient, not a food of its own.
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