I followed Jenny's link to thi article on kiddie thongs a moment ago. I definitely thought the concept was ridiculous, but I found this comment even more ridiculous.

"I think of myself as fairly hip, and I think it's just disgusting," said Julie McNamara, a 40-year-old mother from Whitefish Bay.

I'm sorry, but if you're from Whitefish Bay then you are not hip, nor fairly hip. The only way you could associate yourself with the word hip would be if you broke yours. End of story.