Pants On the Ground

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Court: Hoisting Saggy Pants Not Illegal Search

Officer was trying to conceal, not reveal, when she found gun, court rules

(Newser) - Beltless criminals beware: if a police officer has to haul up your pants, it's a "wardrobe assist," not a search, even if he does find a gun, according to a Minnesota court. The court was told that a suspect's baggy jeans slid to his knees when he was... More »

Wanda Sykes Covers 'Pants on the Ground'

'Boobs Out Ya Blouse' the latest rendition of viral video hit

(Newser) - Courtesy of Wanda Sykes, women everywhere finally have a version of “Pants on the Ground” they can call their own. Salon points to a video of the comedian, as “General Maama Gram,” auditioning for American Idol with her own original song: “Boobs Out Ya Blouse.”... More »

'Pants On the Ground' a Rip-Off?

'Pockets on the Floor' preceded it, and sounds oddly familiar...

(Newser) - “Pants on the Ground” fever struck America as soon as “General” Larry Platt introduced his instant classic on American Idol. But is it truly an original song? The Frisky points to a video of The Green Brothers singing an eerily similar tune called “Back Pockets on the... More »

'Pants on the Ground' Auteur Lawyers Up

American Idol auditioner 'General' Larry Platt hasn't seen a dime

(Newser) - “General” Larry Platt’s American Idol audition song, “Pants on the Ground,” is everywhere—and he’s hired a lawyer to try and make some money off it. Despite all the “Pants”-inspired merchandise for sale on eBay and the many, many remixes , Platt hasn’t... More »

'Pants' Not Just on the Ground— It's Everywhere

Song gets millions of clicks on YouTube, spurs remixes

(Newser) - Not surprisingly, the award for first viral video hit of 2010 goes to American Idol audition song “Pants on the Ground.” After 62-year-old “General” Larry Platt introduced his masterpiece to the world last Wednesday, it took off, garnering 1 million Facebook fans and several million YouTube clicks... More »

Brett Favre Sings 'Pants on the Ground'

Minnesota Vikings' quarterback conjures American Idol contestant

(Newser) - Told you it would go viral: “General” Larry Platt’s “Pants on the Ground,” prominently featured on American Idol last week, has a new fan: Brett Favre. The Vikings’ quarterback performed his rendition after beating the Cowboys in the NFL playoffs 34-3 yesterday—he even acted... More »

This Idol Audition Is an Instant Classic

Larry Platt's 'Pants on the Ground' goes viral

(Newser) - The best part of last night’s American Idol: 62-year-old “General” Larry Platt performing his original song, “Pants On the Ground," at the Atlanta auditions. In fact, Wendy Atterberry thinks it may have just been “some of the best three minutes of television” ever, she writes... More »

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