Few articles of clothing have caused controversy in recent history like the advent of the romphim. What’s a romphim, you may ask? Well, it’s basically a romper, aka a onesie with shorts that the ladies have been rockin’ during summer for pretty much ever. They’re super convenient and hella comfy, but for some odd reason, boys romper wearing days peaked during their toddler years. Until now. Some marketing genius picked up on the fact that renaming rompers to the SUPER masculine rompHIM would entice the more fashion-inclined men to suit up. Enter Taika Waititi, who woke up one day and made the conscious decision to blow everyone’s minds and rock a motherf*cking PINEAPPLE PRINT romphim to Nerd Coachella, aka San Diego Comic Con.
Now, you may be thinking this fashion choice is no big deal. Well, you’re an idiot. Taika, who is a galactic treasure and a gift that keeps on giving that NONE OF US deserve to receive, rocked the sh*t out of this romphim. But he also accomplished something that no mere mortal could ever do, and that’s UPSTAGE JEFF GOLDBLUM’S ENTIRE EXISTENCE. Do you know how impossible that is? It’s never been done. And anyone who tried to overshadow JG only comes off looking like a megalomaniac try-hard that no one will remember a year from now. Not Taika, though. Taika was every sun in the galaxy shining at once, while Jeff graciously played the role of a supporting moon. In that moment, everyone said “ Chris who?” because the best anyone in the MCU is forever Taika Waititi. Even Thor himself can't help but gaze lovingly at Taika.
He already spoke to my soul when the first trailer for Thor dropped and was chock-full of Flash Gordon-meets-Gladiator goodness. But this? This is too much and also not enough. We are all hashtag blessed to live during the rise of Taika.