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fucking hell

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

what clothing company is that for?

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

that commercial : /

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

looool

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

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

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

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

* Men
* Women
* Fit Guide
* Man-ifesto

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh thank you for bringing this to my attention

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

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

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Holding Doors Open For Women

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

being a man is about being a good human being imo

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

maybe dockers will help u

Matt P, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

sleeve, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 01:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

"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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Virtually the same style:

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

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

thank god i was an adolescent and actually sexist, whew

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

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

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

just had my 17th heart attack tbh

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

so you are like 50% man now

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

killed a man, too

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

stole his salad

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

here's to assholes

omar little, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol what is that music?

Dan S, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

gbx, what kind of fork did you eat with?

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

if its plastic you're down to 45% man

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha lol everyone already made that joke i see

xp

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

that sounds awesome but i guess i'm not invited

harbl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

iiiijjjj, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 02:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

yall the meme is not pro-punching-drywall. it's heaping scorn on a constructed personality type. if there's something ugly about it it's that it reduces and inaccurately racializes a phenomenon of frantic lower-class rage (no doubt suburban men punch walls too but ime they don't buy, or redeem tabs for, nearly as much monster energy merchandise) into something for media twitter to wrinkle its nose at.

i have been embarrassed the last few weeks tho cuz i clipped my knuckles on a low ceiling doing jumping jacks and people have been asking if i'm okay lol

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they don't buy, or redeem tabs for, nearly as much monster energy merchandise

lest this reference seem totally cryptic here is a primer from new thread resource "mel beta"

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The symbolic meaning of the choice of thing to break seems p interesting

otm

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ni5pua.gif

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

and to think that all drywall did was "*exist*"

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 20:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

last time i put a hole in any kind of construction material was about a month ago when the community players were breaking down the contents of an ancient storage shed and i kicked a rotting flat. my foot was fine but i had never seen anything like the waterfall of cockroaches that emerged and kept emerging. it was like temple of doom. some of them were albino.

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 21:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Another aspect to it is that it's drywall. Big Bad Dude all bent out of shape about something! So angry! Does he punch wood? Brick? No! He lays into a 3/8" thick sheet of fibrous gypsum and shows it who's BOSS.

You may as well pop balloons because you're so full of rage.

pplains, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 21:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I’m picturing a muscular supervillain doing that in a movie.
Juggernaut.. CRUSH.. Balloon

ilm jive mind (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 23:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I’m generally a pretty chill white male but I did punch my car door after a series of terrible driving decisions left me stuck in downtown Seattle traffic for what felt like an eternity. My hand did not defeat the door, but I suppose it was self-directed anger anyway so maybe that was the purpose. Anyway it hurt and I felt pretty dumb! Lesson is, never drive.

Eid y’self Fitr (JoeStork), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 23:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my uncle punched a wall and broke his hand once

much respect to that wall

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 23:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

wait white dudes punch walls more than dudes of color

this sounds...wildly speculative

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 6 June 2019 03:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I once stayed in a short term rental apartment with a fisthole in the wall above the bed. Landlord's deep apologies, the previous tenant, Gene, left in a rage but had promised to return and patch it up. Imagine my surprise when Gene actually showed up a few days later toting spackle and was a woman.

no really imagine it

PS spackle is saggily inadequate for fistholes. What is the frequent punchers' recommended wall repair method, anyway?

mick signals, Thursday, 6 June 2019 03:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you gotta buy that mesh or the spackle just crumbles

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 June 2019 04:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't understand that drywall post at all

― weird woman in a bar (La Lechera),

i'm not sure either, but i originally took it to refer to that kind of deep husky cowboy voice that does the voiceovers for commercials aimed at household chores. there's a certain kind of household appliance commercial style that elevates the task into a kind of manly patriotic duty.

making this up, but it's like "every weekend. you mow the lawn. because you're precise. *string accompaniment begins fading in* and it doesn't matter how long it takes. because it's not about you. it's about doing things right. *other orchestra instruments start joining in* it's about doing things the right _way_. because you care *sweeping timpani crescendo, choral group begins singing aaron copland's arrangement of SImple Gifts* because you're always going to be there. every weekend. until the job is done. john deere. because nothing runs like a deer...e"

so when i saw mildly inconvenienced white guy overreacting to drywall that way, i thought of it as another mundane household task that would be fashioned into a feat of faithful courage by some dumb commercial. not sure that makes sense now, though.

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Thursday, 6 June 2019 04:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I know it's always annoying when someone does this, but: is this an American thing?

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 6 June 2019 10:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I do <3 you, karl

kinder, Thursday, 6 June 2019 11:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Does Europe have drywall?

Is Europe even dry?

pplains, Thursday, 6 June 2019 12:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm sure dudes of color have hit plenty of walls, but it's mostly seen as a white guy thing since we've got (1.) misplaced and usually wrongful aggression, (2.) a certain privilege possessed that it takes to tear up your own property and (3.) it's not a punching bag or a pane of glass, but drywall, I think it's a white guy thing, sorry you all couldn't understand.

Ftr, I've never punched any wall. Saw my dad punch through some drywall once. It was simultaneously the silliest and scariest thing I'd ever witnessed up to that point.

pplains, Thursday, 6 June 2019 12:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've very carefully cut into drywall with a pad saw for switches/socket outlets etc many times in the past. Punching drywall isn't the way to do it.

calzino, Thursday, 6 June 2019 12:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when I was a teen, I punched a bunch of holes in my room. when my parents decided to sell the home, they made me patch all of the holes and paint the room. pain in the ass. I wish I could say I never did it again, but years later while learning how to use contact lenses, I got angry and put the heel of my foot through a wall. I think I lost a few hundred dollars off my security deposit from that, so that was the last time. someone above otm about shoddily made modern homes/apartments.

beard papa, Thursday, 6 June 2019 14:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My house was built in 1939; walls are plaster and lath and brick, I guess? Some later wood paneling (probably laminate. If I wanted to punch drywall I'd have to go buy some drywall first. Which seems pretty involved. No thanks.

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 6 June 2019 15:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

in baseball it’s always very angry pitchers who punch walls and often they break their hand

omar little, Thursday, 6 June 2019 15:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Does Europe have drywall?

We call it plasterboard in the UK, afaik. Here's Keith showing us how to style it out:

https://i.redd.it/eu7b8mf11ni11.jpg

fetter, Thursday, 6 June 2019 15:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when i was in the UK electrical installations biz they were called stud walls. I hated them tbh because you often would end up wearing out 3 spade bits drilling holes into wooden joists for the cables to go through and then you'd have plate every bit of wood the cable passes through and the less said about them horrible fast-fix boxes the better. And some people seemed to think this was much easier than chasing out plaster/brick and you'd be expected to finish it twice as fast.

calzino, Thursday, 6 June 2019 15:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

in baseball it’s always very angry pitchers who punch walls and often they break their hand

I remember this happening in the 2004 NLCS, Julian Tavarez gave up a home run to Carlos Beltran and then went to the dugout and tried to beat up a telephone, breaking his hand in the process.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 June 2019 15:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

kinder <3

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

If I wanted to punch drywall I'd have to go buy some drywall first

Bringing this back around to the thread topic, who wants to invest in my theme pub for men that has big sports on TVs and punchable walls replaced daily?

mick signals, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Kevin Brown was a very good example, I remember this happening during his ill-fated 2004 season w/the Yankees:

In 2004, he posted a 10–6 record with a 4.09 ERA, but experienced health problems during the season. Toward the end of the season, he punched a wall in frustration,[7] injuring his hand.

omar little, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp
You might want to wait until the ax-throwing bar craze dies down.

nickn, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's sort of amazing how often this happens in baseball, and it's always pitchers

every once in a while there'll be a guy who at least remembered to use his non-pitching hand

mookieproof, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjbavx/dumb-pitchers-punching-shit-and-getting-injured-a-selected-history

doesn't even mention Alex Reyes or Drew Pomeranz

omar little, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There is a wealth of google search returns for punching a hole in drywall. sigh.

Yerac, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://media.vanityfair.com/photos/53b2d1cba923ddc669000060/master/w_768,c_limit/415744_pa_leftovers_poster_v5-1.jpg

dudes get equally angry at the burgers being overdone, a bad pitching performance, and the rapture

omar little, Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the silver lining is the low-key color commentary as they show some player demolishing the dugout phone with a bat... "don't think that phone's gonna work anymore" "they're giving him some space"

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 June 2019 16:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://i.imgur.com/dB7Jt2Y.jpg

pplains, Thursday, 6 June 2019 17:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

just want to point out that leftovers poster shows a white man punching a plaster wall, not drywall. ok?

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

FUUUCK. *punches drywall* Somebody beat me to my great idea.

"Break Bar New York City is the cool bar in NYC where you can break stuff, smash stuff, and join our wrecking club!"

FAP?

mick signals, Thursday, 6 June 2019 19:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fancy A Punch?

nickn, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

got an idea for a monthly subscription service of sustainably sourced breakable shit.

omar little, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the thrift stores of the usa salute you with their wide array of unwanted breakables

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The pics at that bar make me itchy.

Yerac, Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Meanwhile I saw an ad for ROSES FOR MEN. They aren't like some wimpy-ass tea roses favored by girls and betas. I mean these suckers are the size of baseballs.

Www.roseclubformen.com

Thought it was an SNL parody ad, apparently it is not.

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Broses.com was taken?

mick signals, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

once worked with this very damaged + "eccentric" steroid pumping badly aging ex-footie hooligan type who stone-faced reckoned he could chop a breeze block in half with his hand. Never mind punching a fucking bit of egg-box!

calzino, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

tried to get him to do a demonstration once, but the disorderly feng shui and noise of site was disrupting his flow!

calzino, Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lol @ mick s.

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 6 June 2019 21:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Disappointed that roseclubformen.com doesn't actually market the flowers for men.

https://i.imgur.com/0SBeZ7T.png

pplains, Friday, 7 June 2019 01:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

got an order in from newegg recently and there's an ad for another one of those mail-order razorblade outfits. in fairness i do shave quite a bit more than men typically do but how many fucking mail-order razorblade outfits does one need, and why are they still writing their marketing material as if they're all competing exclusively with gillette?

Flood-Resistant Mirror-Drilling Machine (rushomancy), Monday, 10 June 2019 02:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how....often do you shave

how....often do men shave

many of yr statements intrigue me

godfellaz (darraghmac), Monday, 10 June 2019 06:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I shave once a month, so this box sounds perfect.

pplains, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

some of their business comes from heavy cocaine users

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 10 June 2019 13:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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