The Times Advocates Butt Padding

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Butt pad enabler. Photo: Chat Roberts/Corbis

Today's Times has a long, amusing feature about "adult" skateboarders, supplemented with gear suggestions for this particular demographic. Namely, butt pads: "Your rump may have bulked up, but you’ll thank yourself for the extra protection. Crash Pads makes a line of padded underwear," the paper advises. But aren't butt pads so 2008?