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fucking hell

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:08 (ten years ago) link

what clothing company is that for?

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:09 (ten years ago) link

that commercial : /

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:10 (ten years ago) link

5 seconds after it ends a bunch of russian mob dudes come in blazing

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:12 (ten years ago) link

looool

unified theory of objectionable thoughts (latebloomer), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:14 (ten years ago) link

That ad makes me want to cut off my own dick.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:15 (ten years ago) link

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:15 (ten years ago) link

* Men
* Women
* Fit Guide
* Man-ifesto

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:16 (ten years ago) link

dos equis most interesting man commercials to thread

xp btw Hoot thinking that thought makes you cRaZy

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:16 (ten years ago) link

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh thank you for bringing this to my attention

102. LJ: British. 5. (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:17 (ten years ago) link

dos equis ads are at least pretty tongue-in-cheek

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:17 (ten years ago) link

http://contexts.org/socimages/tag/gender-masculinity/

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:19 (ten years ago) link

Holding Doors Open For Women

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:20 (ten years ago) link

being a man is about being a good human being imo

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:21 (ten years ago) link

maybe dockers will help u

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:21 (ten years ago) link

this makes me think of some of the things Susan Faludi talks about in her book Stiffed, which is like ten years old now, about how men were the next great unexploited fashion/beauty market.

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:22 (ten years ago) link

Aren't Dockers for middle-aged fat-asses?

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:22 (ten years ago) link

idk but the point is to feel cool when you buy them

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:26 (ten years ago) link

Aren't Dockers for middle-aged fat-asses?

― uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Tuesday, December 8, 2009 7:22 PM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

u are the target audience

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:33 (ten years ago) link

"actually -- little known historical fact that, when men were men, prior to disco, khakis were only worny by the ruggedest of bros"

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:33 (ten years ago) link

Virtually the same style:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl6ZAXytvjY

Cosmic Ugg (S-), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:35 (ten years ago) link

this is the point at which everybody who made "ironic" lol sexism joaks in the 90s & 00s now has to pay for it by gouging their eyes out and dancing on them

ow my eyes

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:02 (ten years ago) link

thank god i was an adolescent and actually sexist, whew

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (ten years ago) link

that khakis ad is so preposterous i cannot imagine taking it srsly on any level

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (ten years ago) link

the real question it poses--when will derisive "latte" comments become passe?

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (ten years ago) link

when will it be ok for men to eat salad again? how do you guys live on these all steak diets

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:06 (ten years ago) link

just had my 17th heart attack tbh

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:07 (ten years ago) link

i had a (bison) steak AND a salad for dinner tonight i will have you know

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:08 (ten years ago) link

so you are like 50% man now

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (ten years ago) link

killed a man, too

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (ten years ago) link

This does remind me of a thread i wanted to start, about how the only time I ever use the phrase "men" or "women" seems to involve marketing pitches for Boomers, or gay bars. It's like "Magazine for Men" or "Bars for Men" I automatically equate to "gay-targeted". I mean, almost all of the males I ever encountered above the age of 18 fall into the category of "dudes," "guys", "fellas", "bros", or "homies".

I worked with a guy who talked about how they'd go on a "men's retreat" every year, which was pretty much just a chance to head out to the Oregon deserts and bro down with buddies with dune buggies.

kingfish, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (ten years ago) link

stole his salad

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (ten years ago) link

wait so is driving dune buggies in the OR desert w/yr "bros" a gay thing????

8[

being being kiss-ass fake nice (gbx), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:11 (ten years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bQlSr9YjLc

here's to young white dudes and maybe firefighters can earn their way in maybe

unforgivable Jaqness (tremendoid), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:13 (ten years ago) link

here's to assholes

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:14 (ten years ago) link

lol what is that music?

Dan S, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:16 (ten years ago) link

gbx, what kind of fork did you eat with?

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:18 (ten years ago) link

if its plastic you're down to 45% man

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:21 (ten years ago) link

being a man is about being a good human being imo

Psshaww I bet you enjoy eating salads

... with a PLASTIC FORK no doubt!

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:24 (ten years ago) link

the real question it poses--when will derisive "latte" comments become passe?

― call all destroyer, Tuesday, December 8, 2009 6:04 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

i guess when derisive salad and disco comments become passe. which if judging by the durability of hairy lesbian comments = never.

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:24 (ten years ago) link

ha lol everyone already made that joke i see

xp

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:25 (ten years ago) link

wait so is driving dune buggies in the OR desert w/yr "bros" a gay thing????

No, it's a perfectly acceptable bros thing.

kingfish, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:25 (ten years ago) link

that ad at the top is a take-you-aside-and-be-serious version of a bad standup routine

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:26 (ten years ago) link

Maybe you're not supposed to use utensils at all.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:27 (ten years ago) link

this IS desert season btw, no better time to throw a few cases of natty ice in the F-150, hook up the dirtbikes and roll out to glamis or gordon's well and fuckin BRO. DOWN. BRODER.

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:27 (ten years ago) link

that sounds awesome but i guess i'm not invited

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:28 (ten years ago) link

bro if you're heading out pick up some burreets or a double-double for the noshage

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:28 (ten years ago) link

can’t imagine any Americans here feeling remotely disrespected by that
then again esby just popped in to shit all over bob dylan and randy Newman both so maybe?

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:01 (two months ago) link

nope no respect for military OR wack boomer penis gods here :sunglasses: :irreverant:

lumen (esby), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:08 (two months ago) link

Ironically, there was a very strong streak of disdain for the military in the USA up to WWII. This disdain for 'the brass hats' was still endemic among enlisted men during WWII, even as the US civilian population was drifting toward a much stronger rejection of young men who were neither in the military nor doing vital war work.

The VFW was a stronghold of military worship in the Cold War, and Cold War fears drove the public toward a greater acceptance of the military as 'guardians', but the disdain of the conscript for the US military was still quite pronounced right up to the end of the Vietnam War.

Ever since conscription ended and the all-volunteer military replaced it, the jingos have steadily succeeded in making "the troops" sacrosanct. Even a lot of "the troops" now embrace this mythmaking (though not all of them by any means). Compared to most of US history, the current prestige attached to the military is an anomaly, but I don't see it ending any time soon.

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:09 (two months ago) link

You mean you want the troops to die? Probably at the hands of terrorists? It’s either that or total domination, choose your side

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:42 (two months ago) link

By the way, ILM, it is very disrespectful to have all these best ever polls, and the National Anthem isn’t even nominated.

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:44 (two months ago) link

yeah you've got a good point KM!
I remember the shock at hearing airport announcements inviting service personnel to board the aircraft first - the Australian govt tried it here and the national howl of disgust shut it down pretty quick.

assert (MatthewK), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:58 (two months ago) link

LAX - hearing how free showers are available to the military in the Bob Hope Lounge or whatever the hell I was hearing in my jetlagged fever dreams.

pplains, Sunday, 28 June 2020 02:01 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

o_O

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:11 (one month ago) link

lock thread

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:13 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qykoo8_1Wz4

i can't listen to the audio right now, but i'm going to watch the video on mute and see if i can learn something

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:22 (one month ago) link

i like how the dude wiper 1000 is designed for very masculine asshole, but why does it not make me more muscular and sexy to women as well?

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

so it's a bidet with controls that look like a car stereo, costs $60 more than an otherwise identical bidet from Luxe

avellano medio inglés (f. hazel), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 18:47 (one month ago) link

That's what's known as the "insecurity tax".

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

how about a bidet that can measure how hard and fast i piss? i need constantly updating stats on my PSI

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:14 (one month ago) link

maybe an online leaderboard with my toughest guy friends too, so we can all know how hard we all pee

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:14 (one month ago) link

"third pit" possibly the most heinous euphemism for asshole i've ever heard

budo jeru, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:15 (one month ago) link

yeah we all know the third pit is your mouth

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:16 (one month ago) link

I thought it was the parietal eye?

pomenitul, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:18 (one month ago) link

And here I thought "pissing contests" were about height, not speed or volume. Clearly what we need is a physicist trained in fluid dynamics, or perhaps we should say, a Physicist with a capital Pee.

Willa Catheter (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:30 (one month ago) link

Don't know about third, but I've heard about

I got covid tested today and I honestly... Loved it. Maybe the nose is the fourth hole

— Myles Xavier (@xylesmavier) July 17, 2020

pplains, Tuesday, 4 August 2020 19:37 (one month ago) link

I shared that tweet with some friends and one of them agreed with it!!

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Tuesday, 4 August 2020 23:36 (one month ago) link

There are people who enjoy sounding, so anything is possible.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 5 August 2020 14:51 (one month ago) link

of course there is a “wipe the troops” link. “...who are really saving our asses every day...”

beard papa, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 15:09 (one month ago) link

so why do they do it? it is 100 percent marketing. here's the designer of the GMC Sierra HD https://t.co/8eXVnOy6VD pic.twitter.com/V5QPDQ6igH

— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) August 7, 2020

solo scampito (mh), Friday, 7 August 2020 17:11 (one month ago) link

From commenter XLProfessor:

"We were thinking of all those horrific scenes in movies where some truck comes bearing down on a child before cutting away," he continued, "we want to give our customers the ability to inspire that feeling."

nickn, Friday, 7 August 2020 18:05 (one month ago) link

good find mh

the quar on drugs (Simon H.), Friday, 7 August 2020 18:06 (one month ago) link

it’s just laughable, it’s just like they’re going to the ice cream shop dressed as cowboys or something

brimstead, Friday, 7 August 2020 18:07 (one month ago) link

I think I stole it from lag∞n on twitter

solo scampito (mh), Friday, 7 August 2020 18:17 (one month ago) link

Cobra GermSlayer anti-bac hand gel

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Friday, 7 August 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

iirc the majority of motor vehicles sold in the United States are now trucks (Canada can't be far behind).

there is no longer such a thing as a compact truck on the market in the US, the "midsize trucks" like ford rangers or toyota tacomas are pretty fucking big (especially compared to what they looked like even in the 00s). don't think ford sells anything that isn't a crossover, truck or suv right now. ridiculous situation.

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:03 (one month ago) link

Because I don't live in pickup country, I'm occasionally awestruck when I see one of those massive ram pickups, they're kind of overwhelming.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:06 (one month ago) link

I saw an all black one yesterday that just looked like a fucking death machine

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:07 (one month ago) link

my fav is the fash trifecta: giant truck, molon labe sticker, blue lives usa flag

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

just kidding that setup should literally be a hate crime

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:09 (one month ago) link

these are literally everywhere where i live.

cars in general are a lot bigger now. the proportionality of most designs is just totally heinous, incoherent garbage. but death machine truck grills have got to be the ugliest. the funny thing is you look at the whole body of the truck and it's just like a bunch of huge arbitrary plastic parts with arbitrary lines and bumps and "fake bolts" glued together, it looks like it could all fall apart any second. it's lost any sense of human proportionality so it looks like one of those monster animals from the movie annihilation. it's also the truck version of the 'giant toddler' aesthetic. trucks from the past used to look convincingly masculine with so much less bulk - they looked like they were created in the context of a human world, not by a giant 3d printer. every time i see an old ford or even one of the small toyotas it gives me a good feeling. but in general the older i get the more repulsed i am by cars, car culture, the idiotic attachment that american adults have to cars, etc.

Give me a Chad Smith-type feel (map), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:43 (one month ago) link

every time i see an old ford or even one of the small toyotas it gives me a good feeling

same. actually considering getting an old ford ranger when I finally bother to get my license

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Friday, 7 August 2020 19:46 (one month ago) link

i was walking around recently and saw someone's 2000-ish f-150 parked in their driveway, and i was sort of shocked by how short it seemed. it's not a small truck, but it felt weird that it didn't tower over me at all.

circles, Saturday, 8 August 2020 01:08 (one month ago) link

I haven't seen a comparison but the ford ranger seems like it's closer to the size of the old f-150

I remember my friend's dad had a probably early 90s-ish ranger and it was a convenient size. they just don't really make a practical smaller-sized pickup anymore!

solo scampito (mh), Saturday, 8 August 2020 16:16 (one month ago) link

I used to drive a Chevy S10 for work. Now they're being crushed at monster truck rallies.

brownie, Saturday, 8 August 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link

Just got an ad for a manly bidet, a classic in the genre of normal products made manly pic.twitter.com/TUYrNwpAGf

— Tom Gara (@tomgara) August 13, 2020

... (Eazy), Friday, 14 August 2020 00:36 (one month ago) link

We discussed it upthread!

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Friday, 14 August 2020 01:00 (one month ago) link

xps - My current Colorado is almost identical in size to my old '99 F-150. Both seem smaller than my '87 F-150 but that may be more to how shitty the steering and everything else was about that truck.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 14 August 2020 01:06 (one month ago) link

I miss being able to terrify passengers by half-turning the wheel and it doing nothing.

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 14 August 2020 01:07 (one month ago) link

I’m looking at pictures of the ‘98 F-150 and it seems tiny

Truck steering was so insanely loose, though. Mechanical reasons probably exist, but the ‘93 Explorer I drove for years had so much play in the steering and that was par for the course with anything deemed truck-like. I haven’t driven anything with looser steering with regularity in years. Mini vans are even pretty tight now

solo scampito (mh), Friday, 14 August 2020 03:38 (one month ago) link

also my 2016 Colorado is a piece of shit and if anyone is considering a midsize truck buy a Toyota or Ford instead

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Friday, 14 August 2020 03:56 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

are men okay pic.twitter.com/DlrIUsvK86

— Zeba Blay (@zblay) September 15, 2020

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:10 (one week ago) link

the answer is no, men are not ok

but this is pretty hilarious

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eh9e37mWkAIUCM1?format=jpg&name=4096x4096

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:21 (one week ago) link

I mean, I think it carries the tongue in cheek aspect of MANLINESS far enough that maybe I'm actually ok with it?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 19:22 (one week ago) link

the baby isn't even hooked up to the comms. how are they going to carry out this man's orders?

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:16 (one week ago) link


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