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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote spork141 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Aug 2014 at 7:24am
I have to agree with Maynard here. Lots of people live on the go life styles and do the entire lunch is breakfast thing. Also lots of people eat gummy bears for breakfast and are still crazy thin. But for the majority of us, cooking your own food is really important to avoid being fat. And yes it is very time consuming and doesn't always work with the hustle and bustle of 2014
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Originally posted by proulxsie proulxsie wrote:

Another observation in possibly the wrong venue:

The sexualization of women in american pop culture has always bothered me. I distinctly remember realizing it when Britney Spears was coming into view when I was in middle school and feeling SUPER alienated by all these messages of 'be pretty, be sexy, all that matters is how a dude sees you.'  I've never felt 'sexy' in the classic sense a day in my damn life—I try to remind myself that being 'sexy' is unimportant and hell, I've got a lot of other shit going for me—but it can sometimes be a bit of a bummer to be bombarded by these images on a daily basis and feel like you don't identify with them AT ALL.

But yet, I label myself a feminist and I always have conflicting feelings about this—am I pissed that I have to look at women being sexy because some major label suit bro decided that's the de facto marketing scheme for women in pop culture? Absolutely. But at the same time I think it's pretty rad that women can be super sexual on TV and still be somewhat respected (in my mind at least anyway)—which seems like progress from 1950s June Cleaver.

For ex of what I mean: I just watched Nicki Minaj's 'anaconda' music video and my initial reaction was : 'Ugh this music video is SO sexualized and typical and just perpetuating this 'be sexy' 'be crude' 'be raunchy' bullshit'... it's a music video I've seen manifested 500 different ways before, you know? It's not special. It doesn't really mean anything. It's not saying anything new.  But then in the same breath I'll think "Well it's kinda cool that she made a video where she uses Drake—who is this male pop culture icon in a sense—as a prop in the way women are used in music videos quite frequently." If you haven't seen the video, she gives him a lapdance but when he reaches out to touch her at the end of the scene she slaps his hand away and is like 'haha fuck you i'm just having fun—because I'm the boss—BYE!' which is pretty amazing in a way.

I think the moral of this story is I need to just STOP watching music videos.

Haha yes. Music videos are pretty much soft core porn these days. Not that there's anything wrong with that (joke..maybe not:)

Anyway. I always think a weird thing about sex and mainstream feminism is that it doesn't take into account that it's the same flavor for women viewers. Meaning that girls also prefer their male pop icons all sexy, it's just that sexy to them is not a dude dancing around in a thong. Case in point: drake is in that video wearing a tight shirt, not meatloaf or billy joel. Even when it is someone who might not stick out as a looker (maybe jayz) many women still consider that sexy since he has a lot of money. 

Yeah maybe it's not fair. But nature made men (us) this way. And sex sells. So what's the conclusion? There's still ice cream and pie :)
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Sorry proulxsie, Im not picking on you but I wouldn't read too much into that particular video - it's just pop superstars massaging each other's ego and increasing their own popularity/marketability in the process, a bit of an old boys' network for the 21st century. Don't be surprised when the roles are reversed in Drake's (who he?!) next video.
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I know, I know—"ignore it, it's just the status quo"—just sucks that the status quo is so lame.
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This observation might simply turn into a rant so bear with me...

When i was a kid dogs used to roam around your neighbourhood especially when a local bitch was in season some even became part of your gang therefor you had to dodge the dog shit on the pavements or end up scraping it off your soles with a lolly stick. Over the past three decades with efforts to clean up the streets dogs don't roam anymore and pet owners have become more considerate and bag dog mess.

Here goes the observation/rant...

I live in a semi rural area therefore off the beaten track there is shit everywhere from livestock but dog walkers will walk a trail and they are conscientious enough to bag their poo even though there is nobody around to see them but they get back to the end of the trail and they have nowhere to dispose of it so they will just leave it on top of a drystone wall or hung on a stile... Who the fuck do they think is going to take it home? it could be there for months. If they would have just left the shit on the trail the rain would wash it away within a few days.  They obviously have the best intentions that's why they pick it up in the first place.
Is it ignorance or blatant stupidity?
The Peak District is now dotted with plastic bags full of dog shit that will take 100x longer to degrade.

This has come to the forefront of my mind because last weekend i was riding through the trees on single track going too fast to make evasive maneuvers and was hit in the face by a bag of putrid liquified shit that somebody had the decency to pick up from the trail but then decided to throw it into the trees...

Edit- It was hanging from a branch not thrown in my face.



Edited by Double 0 Soul - 22 Aug 2014 at 4:36am
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Don't fret too much 00. Everyone likes to get shitfaced now and then as a consequence of throwing caution to the wind and enjoying too much liquid intake!
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I would think its ignorance & laziness on their parts. Perhaps there is an assumption that trails are managed by whatever county council and therefore looked after/maintained/observed on a regular basis.

Maybe this is something that needs adding to the country code (if it still exists?)

I would petition the council to get the odd sign put on a gate here & there. You never know- it may have a positive effect.

I remember as a kid getting dog shite stuck in the soles of my monkey boots on many occasions. It was a nightmare to scrape out.
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There is already too many signs in the countryside imo MrB. I can understand why people don't want to take shit home. I was hiking with a friend of mine who picked up his dogs (Daisy) poo and put it in the leg pocket of his cargo shorts only to forget about it... Chucked em in the wash and his missus washed the poo through the household washing after five attempts to rid the families clothing of the stench it all went in the bin.
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Simple Observation from recent trip to the states...
Cheap hotel (motel 8, best western) offer free wifi while in more expensive 5 star hotel, you still have to pay for wifi + room fee.
Does not make any logical sense.
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Originally posted by redragon redragon wrote:

Simple Observation from recent trip to the states...
Cheap hotel (motel 8, best western) offer free wifi while in more expensive 5 star hotel, you still have to pay for wifi + room fee.
Does not make any logical sense.

Welcome to the capital of capitalism sir! Hope you had a chance to visit the complimentary "continental" breakfast while you were there. 
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