Laughter Bit (Comedy)

Everyone knows that the GDS High School is a treasure trove of fashion. Everywhere one turns, one can see students rocking new, striking looks that highlight individual style and creativity. What many people do not realize, however, is that it is not only the students who bring couture to our hallways. We’ve decided to showcase two teachers that we think serve the boldest looks, give us the most mesmerizing ensembles, and slay us with haute couture.

Tom Yoder  

Q: Whom are you wearing?

TY:  Where to begin? I’m wearing Ralph Lauren, although I’ll really say that the clothes are wearing me!

Q: Who is a fashion icon of yours?

TY: Anna Wintour, Yumil Kaxob, Donatella Versace, and Winston the math teacher.

Q: What does “style” mean to you?

TY:  It means looking good while being comfortable. It must be movable, and it should make you feel good! My rule of thumb is that if I can’t play Pok a Tok in an outfit, then I won’t wear it.

Q: Is fashion important?

TY: Of course. Like Chichen Itza, it serves an important role for the community.

Q: How long does it take you to pick an outfit?

TY: Around five minutes.

Q: Do you have any fashion pet peeves?

TY: Definitely: socks and sandals, crocs with anything, and wearing white after the month of Sotz Kimi.

Q: Is there any significance behind the iconic Blue Polo™ that has become one of your most signature looks?

TY: I’m glad you asked. The “blue” represents the blue of the Yucatán Peninsula. But I fear that “blue” is too vague a description for my palate. My shirts are usually comprised of zaffre, Prussian blue, Egyptian blue, Eton blue, glaucous, azure and blue. What many people don’t know about me is that my shirts are synced up to the Mayan sun calendar. The world’s failure to end in 2012 made me reconsider, but I still have faith in Quetzalcoatl, all-powerful Snake God.

Q: What’s your favorite fashion ritual?

TY: Definitely the retilling of the new corn crop in the wet season. Hmm? Oh, sorry, I didn’t hear the fashion part of your question. I would say setting out my clothes the night before.

Harold Newton

Q: What is your favorite thing to wear?

HN: Anything that stops Tom from talking to me about Quetzalcoatl.


By: Eli Kaplan

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