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fucking hell

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

what clothing company is that for?

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

that commercial : /

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

looool

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

http://www.us.dockers.com/season/landing.aspx

unicorn strapped with a unabomb (deej), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:15 (fourteen years ago) link

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

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

* Men
* Women
* Fit Guide
* Man-ifesto

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

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh thank you for bringing this to my attention

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

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

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

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

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

Holding Doors Open For Women

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

being a man is about being a good human being imo

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

maybe dockers will help u

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

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

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

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

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

Virtually the same style:

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

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

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

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

just had my 17th heart attack tbh

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

so you are like 50% man now

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

killed a man, too

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

stole his salad

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

here's to assholes

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

lol what is that music?

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

gbx, what kind of fork did you eat with?

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

if its plastic you're down to 45% man

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

ha lol everyone already made that joke i see

xp

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

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

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

that sounds awesome but i guess i'm not invited

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

not most of them, but enough to get the point, yes

your original display name is still visible (Left), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 21:35 (one year ago) link

personally I'm more attracted to men who smell like flowers

your original display name is still visible (Left), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 21:37 (one year ago) link

"attracting thirsty cuties in line for organic lemonade" is a scene from my worst nightmare, which would obviously take place at a farmer's market

ꙮ (map), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 21:39 (one year ago) link

the only scents i catch lately that are appealing are like really warm herbalish sweet patchoulis, i think i've only encountered women wearing them.

ꙮ (map), Tuesday, 18 October 2022 21:41 (one year ago) link

“EPIC FIT” like you’re out slaying grendel in these farmer’s market shorts

I am what they call a (cat), Thursday, 20 October 2022 07:07 (one year ago) link

Beards. I am growing an AMish beard. What does it do for me? Will it make me feel any different? Does it change me to have a scarglemuff-face?
Am I more A MAN with a beard and is that a good thing? (Thank God this is not facebook or that comment would have gotten me in fb jail)

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 20 October 2022 12:37 (one year ago) link

a pharaoh beard grants immortality iirc

maybe amish beard grants barn raising skillz? pls tell us if you can raise a barn after establishing the full amish.

I am what they call a (cat), Thursday, 20 October 2022 12:59 (one year ago) link

is the beard the phallus of the face?

your original display name is still visible (Left), Thursday, 20 October 2022 13:40 (one year ago) link

Beards are reactionary. Shaving is praxis.

Lord Pickles (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 20 October 2022 14:26 (one year ago) link

"is the beard the phallus of the face?" Not unless the pubic frump is the beard of the pubic mountain!

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 20 October 2022 14:52 (one year ago) link

I hate having to shave - not for the way it looks, but the way it feels after 3 days of growth.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 20 October 2022 15:01 (one year ago) link

beards are reactionary *or* revolutionary - bearded moderates are phonies

your original display name is still visible (Left), Thursday, 20 October 2022 15:36 (one year ago) link

Halfway, interesting.

I feel like I have been in a 35-year-long cycle of violence with my face. I hate shaving, yes, but I also having itchy scraggly unpleasant facial hair that abrades my wife.

Further, I don't like the way my beard grows. It isn't vigorous or consistent. I get a mustache and goatee and sideburny things pretty quickly, but my cheeks and jawline remain patchy and sparse. Because I don't like the look of the goatee (unflattering, plus possible shady GenX cultural associations), my choices are a Don Johnson-style permastubble, or shaving. It is a cruel trick of fate.

unawarewolf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 20 October 2022 16:28 (one year ago) link

but the way it feels after 3 days of growth.

I do it in the shower every morning, never have to suffer with this unless I'm camping/road tripping

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 20 October 2022 16:34 (one year ago) link

i hate having hair perpetually grow on my face. i'm also trapped in a horrible cycle with it. i get fed up, shave it all, and then let it grow for a couple weeks so it's in that really uncomfortable zone where people aren't sure if your life has gone wrong (it has) or if you're just being really lazy (i am) or if you're trying to go for a "beard" (sometimes i am, sort of).

i like the andy the grasshopper method of shaving in the shower every morning, but unfortunately *sad violin begins to play*, unfortunately, i just really love to take afternoon baths

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 October 2022 16:46 (one year ago) link

that really uncomfortable zone where people aren't sure

Richard Ford described this facial phase as 'looking like a wretched sex offender'

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 20 October 2022 17:06 (one year ago) link

And I use an electric shaver after trying a straight razor, so shower shaving is out.

I've got dark (now greying) hair but red (now white) facial hair, so even if I could stand to grow it for a few weeks, it would take much longer to look like a beard and make me look like I'm in my 70s anyway.

Halfway there but for you, Thursday, 20 October 2022 17:08 (one year ago) link

xp i call the top part of it the "teenstache"

Karl Malone, Thursday, 20 October 2022 17:11 (one year ago) link

No other great apes have to deal with moustache trouble like us. Only beards.

Yet Munkees...
https://i.imgur.com/h6VKF.jpg

| (Latham Green), Thursday, 20 October 2022 19:59 (one year ago) link

DIABEETUS

blissfully unawarewolf (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 20 October 2022 20:18 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://i.imgur.com/tQGJHv4.jpg

difficult listening hour, Monday, 13 November 2023 08:27 (eight months ago) link

lmao

flopson, Monday, 13 November 2023 08:30 (eight months ago) link

The Gandalf™

flopson, Monday, 13 November 2023 08:30 (eight months ago) link

there are some anti-abortion billboards around here that say "REAL MEN LOVE BABIES". i have thoughts. lots of them. not sure if i'll be able to get them in writing. too many thoughts.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 13 November 2023 14:35 (eight months ago) link

I didn't see the movies, but I don't remember a Mrs. Gandalf...

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Monday, 13 November 2023 15:06 (eight months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/8fsN4ff.jpg

difficult listening hour, Monday, 13 November 2023 15:42 (eight months ago) link

https://www.benchmade.com/products/4010-cstm?

Got an ad for this today, I like the new cleaver-y blade trend for chef's knifes but this is so tacticool

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0574/8041/3232/files/STATION_KNIFE_02A_768x.png

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 24 November 2023 10:37 (seven months ago) link

Perfect for chopping carrots or doing wetwork with Seal Team 6.

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 24 November 2023 10:38 (seven months ago) link

so if marketing cooking equipment as extreme tactical military cowboy survival shit gets men to do more cooking - how do we get them to do more cleaning? light saber mops?

Left, Friday, 24 November 2023 10:57 (seven months ago) link

it won't, of course, get men to do more cooking; it'll just get them to buy more shit.

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 24 November 2023 15:32 (seven months ago) link

Looking at it again I really like that blade shape (and will have to look around for a non-DEVGRU approved option) but the bolster looks all wrong for properly choking up on the knife.

papal hotwife (milo z), Friday, 24 November 2023 22:43 (seven months ago) link

Hee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de-Yylorsow

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 1 December 2023 23:12 (seven months ago) link

....i'll take the whip

what? no, no, i look like a woman but i'm actually (whispers) _transgender_

no i mean a trans _woman_, a transgender _woman_

what? no look "trans woman" doesn't mean i was afab and transitioned to being a man...

AFAB. AY-FAHB. Not ACAB. Assigned female at birth. Although also ACAB.

Let's just say yes. Yes I have a penis. If I tell you I have a penis, can I have that whip?

Look. Just... give me the whip. I'll... I'll give you the idol. You give me the whip. OK?

Um. Idol. Idol. Uh... I have a CD of Rebel Yell. Does that count? It plays fine, I swear. Don't worry about the scratches. And! It comes with an obi!

...sure. That's "Obi" as in "Obi-wan".

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 1 December 2023 23:31 (seven months ago) link

my axe has a smaller, sharper axe hidden in the blade

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Monday, 4 December 2023 15:52 (seven months ago) link

Axe-ception

; Powell (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 4 December 2023 16:45 (seven months ago) link

five months pass...

look let's talk _classic_ marketing of masculinity

let's talk about charles bronson's adds for MANDOM perfume

oh what's that? you think perfume is girly? well, take it up with charles bronson, friendo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chnXo839XVs

at least one of these ads was directed by nobuhiko obayashi, who made _hausu_, btw.

Kate (rushomancy), Monday, 3 June 2024 23:34 (one month ago) link

must be fun to wander the desert with a mirror shining on your face

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 3 June 2024 23:52 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

recently encountered something that was advertised as "if tesla were a wallet"

budo jeru, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 14:35 (one week ago) link

"...my ass would be on fire"

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 14:38 (one week ago) link

wondering if there should be a separate thread for "marketing of fascism"

i was going down to the convenience store with some friends and they had this stuff called "black rifle coffee". which i immediately got confused with "black rock coffee", which is a local franchised (i think) coffee chain that's, as far as i can tell, not fascist

i've seen their stuff on grocery store shelves, but this... this berry mocha canned espresso stood out to me because it's so _exceptionally ugly_

like there's an eagle and an american flag and excuse me it's _canned berry mocha espresso_

i know there's a long history of this stuff in christian culture, where a lot of it gets kept off in its own corner, in the christian bookstores, and some of it is stuff you see in mainstream entertainment. "davey and goliath", when i was young, you saw a lot of "davey and goliath". it wasn't _good_, but it was _christian_, so it was considered acceptable. this "black rifle" stuff is coffee of reaction, it's made for people who think starbucks is "woke" and don't want to drink it. coffee for people who subscribe to _soldier of fortune_.

soldier of fortune, Mack Bolan the Executioner, stuff like that, that is pretty hypermasculine, so I guess it does fit here.

you know what is not, in fact, hypermasculine? _canned berry mocha espresso_. sorry boys, butch it up however you like, but there is nothing remotely military or paramilitary about canned berry mocha espresso. i mean it sounds good. i'd probably drink a can of that if it was cheap and not overtly fascist. it's just not, like, too strong for woke queer femmes or whatever.

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 16:30 (one week ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Rifle_Coffee_Company

theres one of these down the road from my kid's school, v normal business selling gun coffee

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 17:20 (one week ago) link

Coffee is horrible. I might actually like it better if it tasted like gun oil.

Instead of create and send out, it pull back and consume (unperson), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 17:21 (one week ago) link

it's made for people who think starbucks is "woke" and don't want to drink it. coffee for people who subscribe to _soldier of fortune_.

I think Kyle Rittenhouse was wearing a Black Rifle Coffee shirt during or after he shot people in Kenosha, which made Black Rifle distance themselves from him and caused hand-wringing in MAGA circles over how committed to the cause the beanery was.

Black Rock Coffee, on the other hand, feels like Starbucks with red-state aesthetics (something that fascinates me, how coffee/beer/etc in those areas present themselves as both new and fresh without signaling 'not from here'). I've only been to one, in Bend; liked it a lot.

the possibility of relaxing (Eazy), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 17:30 (one week ago) link

Black Rock's branding is _vaguely_ Hugo Boss but not in a way that codes "fash" or anything. But yeah, the constant struggle of business conglomerates to not be overtly political is real. I mean I have feelings about capitalism but sometimes people just want to sell consumer goods and services and not have to deal with conspiracy theories that one's corporate logo is somehow "Satanist" (which is to say that none of this is a remotely new thing).

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 19:30 (one week ago) link

what the fuck is with this playlist

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

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 July 2024 15:58 (five days ago) link

look at this asshole, just piles and piles of album playlists with this one fucking andrew tate video inserted in the middle

all botted i'm sure

fucking youtube

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

Kate (rushomancy), Sunday, 14 July 2024 16:01 (five days ago) link

The Black Rifle canned coffee I've seen at the grocery store promenently states it to be a "good source of protein".

Kim Kimberly, Sunday, 14 July 2024 16:47 (five days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIQtlQsMY60

brimstead, Sunday, 14 July 2024 18:36 (five days ago) link


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