Aliens? / Extraterrestres?

THEIR HOME PLANET must be brutally cold. It was 12C (54F) here in Fuengirola that afternoon and they were dressed for summer. In any case, shouldn’t this sort of alien be illegal?

SU PLANETA NATAL debe ser brutalmente frío. Hacía 12C (54F) aquí en Fuengirola esa tarde y estaban vestidos para el verano. En cualquier caso, ¿no debería ser ilegal este tipo de extranjero?

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

35 thoughts on “Aliens? / Extraterrestres?”

  1. It’s a crying shame when I can look at the dude on the right and think, “Well at least he has some taste. He didn’t wear conflicting patterns and the colors matched.” Then I looked at his feet. Socks, really?
    It’s in the low thirties F here at eight a.m. I have a bad case of drippy nose that will probably become icicles if I go outside. Still it’s better than triple digit heat.

    1. Deedles:
      The colors weren’t quite so coordinated. The blues were a bit hard on the eyes when taken together. And I wanted to either pull up his right sock or push down his left one… although I don’t know that it would have mattered. Low 30s? I’m so sorry. Hope the drippy nose is no longer dripping! It’s currently 65F here and sunny and glorious.

  2. We just went through a cold snap here in the States, and then suddenly the temp shoots into the 50s, and people are wearing shorts. I guess weather is relative.

      1. sillygirl:
        I never thought of that. Maybe pushing down one sock is easier than rolling up one leg.

    1. Wilma:
      That was their fourth friend (in the orange-gold pants) bending over and looking in a bag at the time. He had a green T-shirt and a lavender-ish backpack with a rainbow colored flap. I had a shot of him in complete view, but then the guy at left was mostly blocked … and he was more important to the artistic presentation.

  3. Black socks and “tennies ” ?
    I know I do not get out much but I have never seen mismatched clothes like you do. We get black socks and sandals.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. Don’t suppose these peeps have landed from Planet Actar because they took a wrong turn at Planet Cactus? Just beware and stay clear of those patterns. Nothing worse than dizzying heights of “patternitis”!

    1. G Keijzer:
      Oh, that look is so common here among tourists that I don’t even bother taking photos. (Besides, it’s a standard look in the Pacific Northwest and I don’t want to offend my Seattle friends (because they might hit me).

      1. And here in Seattle we have had snow and ice and temps below freezing and I still see guys in shorts and I think flip flops!

  5. I used to presume that many of the visitors here dressed lightly in winter because they had somehow convinced themselves that they could not possibly be cold this far south.
    Then a couple of weeks ago we went back home for 2 days. The weather was shite! It drizzled incessantly on the first day with a high of 8 degrees, Then on the second day the sun came out which although giving everything that pleasing golden hue emitted less warmth than politicians grin.
    Even then we still saw the occasional family or person wandering around in shorts, albeit with a stout jacket or impermeable! We looked upon them as lunatics.
    The only thing that made the weather bearable was a plentiful supply of pies and pasties

  6. Actually, 54 degrees would be tropical here in Colorado. You’ll see people wearing shorts and sandals into the 30s. (I have to confess that I wear flipflops probably 3/4 of the winter months.) Daughter #1 just went to San Diego for a weekend — she said it was low 70s there, and they were totally comfortable in shorts and sandals — and the locals all were huddled into winter coats.
    Guess it’s all what you’re used to.

    1. Cindy:
      You are so right. When we moved from Connecticut to San Diego in March ’93, we laughed when we saw the winter clothes displays in department store windows. A cold day was 60F! A year later, we were wearing sweaters. A few more years and the winter coats were unpacked.

  7. I just watch that episode of “Enterprise” where two of the main characters visited a “pleasure planet” for some R&R. They dressed pretty much like the guys in your photo, except they had long pants. Our intrepid starship officers met two attractive women who lured them into a basement, shape-shifted back to their male alien selves, robbed them, and took their clothes. There’s no accounting for taste.

  8. Walt the Fourth:
    I think I remember seeing that episode. Anyway, I don’t really understand the story line. Imagine if they had taken their clothes, shape-shifted back to their male selves, and stuck around! Much more interesting.

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