By James Rickman
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A weekly series that explores a featured theme by pairing classic quotations with urgent images. What recent news items inspired these textual/visual sets? Leave your guesses in the comments, and check back next Wednesday for the answers.


"You’d be surprised how expensive it costs to look this cheap."

—Steven Tyler


"Me, I want to crack up at that completely ... But the look on Bop-Shop Carl? Pissing his pants slowly with his face."

—Bill Peters (from Maverick Jetpants in the City of Quality)


"Two different faces, but in tight places
We think and we act as one"

—Irving Berlin


“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”

—Virginia Woolf


"Even the president of the United States sometimes must have to stand naked."

—Bob Dylan

See the connections? Write your guesses in the comments — and feel free to leave your own "pants" quotes — and check in next Wednesday to find the headlines that inspired these pairings.

Images: New York Daily News, Vulture, New York, CNN, Politico 

Answers to last week's installment: