May
21

Ladies, Stop Burning Your Bras And Start Washing The Dishes




Posted at 17:45 by Tintin


ABOVE: Nancy French

Shorter Nancy French, America’s Shittiest Website™
Husbands Relax Best When Wives Are Busy

  • Feminists should stop bellyaching about how little housework their husbands do and realize that the dishwasher, which makes housework easier, was invented by men and bought for them by their husbands.

‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™

227 Comments »

  1. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 17:57

    At the very least, remove the bras before burning.

  2. vs said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:02

    Um, good bras are expensive. I’ve owned a couple that were nearly 50$. So no burning for moi.

  3. THE Birth Certificate said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:03

    Wow, holy shit. I’m surprised that K-Lo (who, for all the mocking about her ineptitude that we deliver, is a working woman nonetheless) would stand for this.

  4. El Manquécito said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:04

    The idea that men relax best when their wives are busy is as seriously wrong as everything else she writes. What do you got to do to get some rest around here?

  5. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:07

    Um, good bras are expensive.

    And invented by men, no doubt.

    PROTIP: Try on fancy bras in the fancy bra store and find out what fits you, then buy the motherfuckers on eBay.

  6. CRA said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:08

    Ladies, do not burn your bras, modern feminized men are impotent to invent machine to hold up tits

  7. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:11

    BTW, does this “argument” remind anyone else of the whole, “Poor people can’t be poor! They have color TVs and phones!” thing?

  8. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:17

    Try on fancy bras in the fancy bra store

    You’ll be much more popular if you try on the fancy bras in McDonalds.

  9. Lurking Canadian said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:21

    I got out of the boat, and damn if that isn’t really what she said. I didn’t want to believe it.

    On a more personal note, it makes me very uncomfortable if my wife is doing housework while I laze about, so that doesn’t happen. However, it doesn’t make me uncomfortable if NOBODY does the housework, so we still have stuff to fight about.

  10. CRA said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:23

    “does this ‘argument’ remind anyone else”

    Heck ya. But I think that more broadly it’s arguing against any sort of citizenship or agency other than consumption. I am supposed to look in the closet, see a bunch of shirts, and say to myself, “shut the fuck up, you lucky bastard.”

  11. jim said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:24

    Husbands Relax Best When Wives Are Busy

    (Offer invalid for husband whose wife is busy buying 20kg bags of quicklime & Googling “Wholesale Deadly Nightshade Extract”)

  12. tsam said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:25

    You ladies can thank us for dishwashers and stuff now. Men are SO underappreciated.

  13. tsam said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:26

    Husbands Relax Best When Wives Are Busy away

    That’s more like it.

  14. El Manquécito said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:27

    Try on fancy bras in the fancy bra store

    In my experience this is lots of fun. Because you’re the only man around perfect strangers will ask your opinion. Party in the try-out rooms!

  15. tsam said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:28

    In my experience this is lots of fun. Because you’re the only man around perfect strangers will ask your opinion. Party in the try-out rooms!

    Dear Penthouse Forum;

    I never thought this would happen to me….

  16. Busty Lady said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:31

    “Because you’re the only man around perfect strangers will ask your opinion.”

    Do you think this one would be clean-burning? How long does a 36DD burn?

  17. tsam said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:31

    Wow, holy shit. I’m surprised that K-Lo (who, for all the mocking about her ineptitude that we deliver, is a working woman nonetheless) would stand for this.

    This is like being a liberal and putting up with the “I don’t watch TV, it rots your brain” crowd. Same sort or misguided sanctimony, IMO. They’re more of an annoyance than something worth getting heated up over.

    Nancy, like doodz who bathe in Polo, is just trying to get laid.

  18. CRA said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:32

    “Because you’re the only man around perfect strangers will ask your opinion.”

    Do you think this one would burn clean?
    How long will a 36DD burn? No, on the ground

  19. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:50

    So, what I’m taking from this is a true feminist would burn the dishes. And then begin hurling the flaming plates at people like Nancy French via some sort of self-designed flaming-plate-hurler.

    VS, Truculent, get on that, would ya?

  20. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 18:52

    some sort of self-designed flaming-plate-hurler

    It’s a little early in the thread for trebuchets.

  21. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:02

    After several years of engaging with Sadly, No, it’s my experience that it’s never too early for trebuchets.

  22. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:06

    i want to punch nancy in the face…and then kick a guy in the jimmies…

  23. Snorghagen said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:07

    Men also invented the aeolipile, silly putty, and nostril hair trimmers. After achievements such as these, we should be allowed to simply lay on the couch and masturbate.

  24. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:10

    So, what I’m taking from this is a true feminist would burn the dishes.

    what i’m taking from this is that us ladies are LUCKY so we should just all stfu…

  25. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:13

    After achievements such as these, we should be allowed to simply lay on the couch and masturbate.

    I would argue that the male ability and affinity for couch-lying-masturbation is one of the better pieces of evidence for intelligent design.

  26. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:14

    it’s my experience that it’s never too early for trebuchets

    Premature trebucheting.

  27. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:21

    Happy rapture day everybody! I’m going for a motorcycle ride — I imagine traffic should be nice and light — I should be OK if I can avoid all the abandoned cars.

  28. El Manquécito said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:30

    and then kick a guy in the jimmies

    My jimmies are out in the barn, on the shelf under the tool bench and if you tell me when you’re going to kick them I could prolly sell tickets.

  29. sham - low sodium hunchback said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:32

    Oooooooooo Nancy!!!

    Let’s Get Busy

  30. tigris said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:34

    Um, good bras are expensive.

    Also: toxic when burned.

    After achievements such as these, we should be allowed to simply lay on the couch and masturbate.

    But I thought the study said husbands relax best when WIVES are busy lying on the couch and masturbating. NSF, I need money to conduct an in-depth study. Also too extensive spouse polling.

  31. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:40

    I am inventing an appliance RIGHT NOW.

  32. El Manquécito said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:44

    husbands relax best when WIVES are busy lying on the couch and masturbating.>/i>

    Truer words were never spoken.

  33. El Manquécito said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:45

    uh oh, I committed a bbkf tag fail….

  34. Ann Althaus™³²®© said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:46

    Oregon Beer Snob said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:21

    Happy rapture day everybody!

    Back atcha!
    ~

  35. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:47

    Nancy French feels strongly about the division of housework because she’s ashamed that her father was a housekeeper.

  36. Pupienus said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:47

    Yays nu thred! Thank you Car…er Tintin.

    “Try on fancy bras in the fancy bra store”

    They never let me.

  37. Pupienus said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:49

    Since the weather sux I won’t be seeing ya, OBS. Haz fun!

  38. Bitter Scribe said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:50

    Yeah, and while we’re on the subject, why does everyone who talks about George Washington Carver never mention that white people own most of the major peanut butter companies?

  39. Snorghagen said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:53

    Happy rapture day everybody!

    Another reason why men should not be compelled to do housework is that they need time to develop and publicize their predictions on how God is about to destroy the world.

  40. El Manquécito said,

    May 21, 2011 at 19:54

    Really, where else are you gonna see a Mr French joke?

  41. sham - low sodium hunchback said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:09

    @Spearhafoc, who has been Raptured just now on twitter.
    (ya need a special Agode Reader program to see these tweets)

    Tintin = Edroso

  42. Pupienus Maximus said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:11

    So disappointed in old rusted out camper. I wuz hoping for Blondie.

    True story: In HS I worked as the grunt boy – sweep, wash windows, move displays etc. – at the big ladies store in my small town. The HS girls always asked my opinion on which halter top etc. They’d model everything for me. The HS guys were severely jealous, not knowing (as did some of the girls) that I was a big ol’ fag. I was amused.

  43. Ann Althaus™³²®© said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:14

    I wuz hoping for Blondie.

    Check my previous post, Pup.
    ~

  44. Spearhafoc, whomever it may concern said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:16

    Je ne comprends pas, Hunchback.

    Now if only a man would invent a machine that automatically burns bras, lady-types will have nothing but free time. Am I right? Am I right, folks?

  45. kg said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:17

    Hey, El Manquécito or PM or anyone interested in resurrecting the sous-vide conversation : any recommendations on vacuum sealers? I see there are a ton out there. Seems like Food Saver might be the way to go.

  46. Spearhafoc, whomever it may concern said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:23

    Women have never invented anything.

    And before you femibolsheviks start listing women who have invented things, I must point out that those women were themselves invented by a man’s holy sperm – thereby making everything a woman’s invented a man’s invention.

    Think about it. Or don’t. In fact, it works better when you don’t.

  47. paleotectonics said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:30

    Femibolsheviks?

    Femibolsheviks!

  48. sham - low sodium hunchback said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:32

    Spear,
    Since you now have access to information denied to the rest of us….see Edroso had Nancy French links yesterday, so the joke would be……okay…never mind.
    .
    .
    .
    Lunch!

  49. gocart mozart said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:34

    http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-907-Gweru%20Goat%20gives%20birth%20to%20human/news.aspx
    THE provincial governor of Zimbabwe’s Midlands Province said “an adult human being was responsible” after a goat gave birth to a “human-like creature” on Sunday.

  50. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:34

    Really, where else are you gonna see a Mr French joke?

    For that, you gotta ask these ladies.

  51. kg said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:35

    Rosalind Franklin INVENTED FUCKING DNA. Whats his nuts and crick got the credit and all she got was this lousy cancer.

  52. paleotectonics said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:39

    Femibolsheviks?

    Femibolsheviks!

    (Also, WP should be taken out back and beaten)(or my laptop)

    (OOOH, beating the laptop!)

  53. Spearhafoc, whomever it may concern said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:41

    For that, you gotta ask these ladies.

    I’m going to pretend that the song is being sung by Angel to Buffy Summers.

  54. Butch Pansy said,

    May 21, 2011 at 20:53

    Men also invented the aeolipile, silly putty, and nostril hair trimmers. After achievements such as these, we should be allowed to simply lay on the couch and masturbate.

    …and this would be different from an un-invent-ful day how?

  55. Reuben, Esq. said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:00

    A must-link:

    Inventions by Women

  56. the notorious bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:03

    uh oh, I committed a bbkf tag fail….

    damn…i thought you forgot about that…

  57. KWillow said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:06

    My Dad used to say that, back in the early 70′s and “Women’s Lib”. He was indignant that I subscribed to Ms. magazine.

    “American women have it easy!” He’d shout. “You’re men go out and work themselves to death to buy you wonderful things like washers & dryers and … and.. stoves! So you can sit around all day watching TV! Most women of the Olden Days would kill to have it so fun and easy!”

  58. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:10

    A must-link:

    i see the dishwasher was actually invented by a woman…what does miss nancypants have to say to that? also, i’m a girl and i invented my own tag-fail…

    can the rusty camper tell me how to make the nifty copyright mark?

  59. Spearhafoc, who is posting so much in this thread to make up for not even reading the first 600 or so posts from the last thread said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:10

    Yes, I know I’d kill to spend all my time watching daytime TV from the early 70′s.

  60. Reuben, Esq. said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:13

    Being a conservative blogger (euphemism for pathetic hack), you’re not required to soil your beautiful talking-points with something as vulgar as research.

  61. Ann Althaus™³²®© said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:16

    If you have a number keypad, you can make it by holding down the alt key and typing “0-1-7-4″ (or some such…with the winetop I can’t do that).

    Mostly I just cut and paste it if I need it in comments at the Haus of Sad™.


    ³
    ²
    ®
    ©
    ~

  62. Pupienus Maximus said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:26

    kg – I have a mid-price one that works fine for me. I can’t recall which brand nor what I paid, prolly 60 or maybe 70 bux a couples years back (and this was my second one to replace my burned out old old old one). Just get something in the middle of the range, it’ll work.

    Bbkf – type & trade ; without spaces. Or & copy ;

  63. El Cid said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:28

    Funny, though.

    Devices which at first offer labor and time saving then become the standard, and the freed up time and labor must be committed to something else.

    It’s not like most people get a net increase on free time.

  64. El Cid said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:31

    I’m pretty sure she didn’t actually invent DNA, much less FUCKING DNA.

  65. S. cerevisiae said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:32

    KG, get a Foodsaver but get the bags in bulk on e-bay. The canisters and other accessories are pretty cool too.

  66. UncertaintyVicePrincipal said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:37

    So men invented the whole system in which men went to work and women did all of the housework, but it’s okay because the men invented machines so the women could clean the men’s clothes and house and cook the food for them more quickly, so they now have time for jobs too.

    That’s pretty much the Republican approach, like saying “yes the top one percent have all of the money, but they’ve invented new things to sell to the rest of the people so the people can give them even more money, so it’s okay.”

  67. Ann Althaus™³²®© said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:44

    That’s pretty much the Republican approach, like saying “yes the top one percent have all of the money, but they’ve invented new things to sell

    inherited their wealth and hired people to help them steal.

    Feexed!
    ~

  68. Pupienus said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:47

    To be clear, typing ™ yields ™ upon posting ( and in preview)

  69. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 21:52

    I know I’d kill to spend all my time watching daytime TV from the early 70?s.

    DO NOT dis the Galloping Gourmet.

  70. Another Kiwi said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:06

    Hey! the New Zealand TV channels pretty much only show American daytime TV from the 70′s. And it does us no hyarm.&trade

  71. Another Kiwi said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:07

    Preview is a lying Jezabel!!!

  72. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:10

    Aww, dead RSS feed.

    Ha ha, AK not worth Rapturing.

  73. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:12

    I am inventing an appliance RIGHT NOW.

    if it is a portable device to shoot streams of santorum at people’s faces, sign me up.

  74. Another Kiwi said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:15

    I said “I ain’t doing no rapturing on Saturday masturbation on the couch night. Now throw another bra on the fire”

  75. St. Trotsky, Pope-in-Avignon said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:15

    Either that, Substance, or the entire nation of New Zealand was Raptured, and are getting the television broadcasts we’ve being beaming out to the furthest reaches of space which is where Heaven and God is, obviously.

    God’s a big fan of Chico and the Man, incidentally.

  76. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:23

    if it is a portable device to shoot streams of santorum at people’s faces, sign me up.

    Another bell or whistle on the Wingnut Processor™.

  77. Pupienus Maximus said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:24

    AK – the semicolon is required. Preview has premature rendering syndrome.

  78. creature said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:26

    First off, the pee-shop* of L’il Debbie Schutzstaffel (from the previous awesome post) is the best pee-shop evah!

    The Creaturette makes me use all those handy household timesaving devices while she works and bring home the bacon, so’s I can fry it up in a pan!

    If I had a bra, damn right I’d burn it! How about I burn some underwear a t-shirts, and call it even?

    * (veiled water-sports reference)

  79. creature said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:27

    Also: Ms. French=One Girl, Two Cups?

  80. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:30

    “™” can also be produced on a Mac with the option key and “@.”

  81. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:30

    I should really have had a JanusNode popsicle module ready for Debbie’s bit.

    X ice-cream truck driver was caught with frozen animal/liquid/creature and was gonna sell Ysicles to the kids to raise money for Z!

  82. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:32

    ABCTajpu’ll produce most characters you can render, but WordPress will only produce so many characters without Unicode.

  83. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:32

    so…bbkftagfail™

  84. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:33

    sweet!!

  85. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:33

    And to beat a dead horse…

    http://mashable.com/2011/05/21/rapture-bomb-pics/

  86. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:34

    My fave is the “feeding baby” shot.

  87. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:35

    ? Look Donalde! ? I am a big communist! ? Also my name is Carl and I am Tintin. ?

  88. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:35

    Looch is apparently unaware multiple sentences can be entered into a comment.

  89. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:36

    ☭ For fuck’s sake rapture me because I cannot take my own advice. ☭

  90. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:38

    ? Look Donalde! ? I am a big communist! ? Also my name is Carl and I am Tintin. ?

    Too many questions. Donalde™ cannot answer more than one per week. Also note, new post over there jabbering on about the tailpipes, etc. The man’s a wreck.

  91. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:38

    The baby pic is great. GOD STOLE MY BABY!

  92. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:39

    ooooooh…how did you do that?!?!

  93. Smut Clyde said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:42

    Men invent useful gadgets to do the housework…
    Jehovah invented Eve…
    This is how we know that Jehovah was masculine.

  94. Another Kiwi said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:42

    Men and cars, I think this is made up by the Torygraph to SHOCK!!!

  95. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:43

    So, technically, I have about 39 minutes here in the EDT zone.

    Suggestions?

  96. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:43

    ☭ makes the character for the hammer and sickle.

    I used ABCTajpu to type the character (a Firefox extension) and this to convert that to Unicode which WordPress will render.

  97. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:46

    Men and cars, I think this is made up by the Torygraph to SHOCK!!!

    “Mr Smith is now part of a global community of more than 500 “car lovers” brought together by internet forums.”

    Alert The Donalde™!!!!!1!!!1!!

  98. Smut Clyde said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:47

    30 seconds on the Great Gazoogle:

    Josephine Cochrane ( March 8, 1839, Ashtabula County, Ohio[2] – August 3, 1913)[3] made the first practical mechanical dishwasher in 1886

  99. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:47

  100. Smut Clyde said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:48

    So, technically, I have about 39 minutes here in the EDT zone.
    Suggestions?

    At four minutes each to ensure each one reaches a climax, you have time to fuck 9 cars.

  101. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:49

    smut: ahem!

    Reuben, Esq. said,
    May 21, 2011 at 21:00

    A must-link:

    Inventions by Women

  102. M. Bouffant said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:49

    Femibolsheviks?

    Note the dames are almost all scarved. (Scarfed?) We need no further proof of the vast (nay, intergalactic) Commie-Muzzie conspiracy to hate America & undermine the Constitution.

  103. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:50

    Alert The Donalde™!!!!!1!!!1!!

    and jimbobdon surber…he might like to know that he can date more than one truck at a time…

  104. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:51

    Uh oh.

  105. bbkf said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:52

    btw that was not a patented bbkftagfail™

  106. Smut Clyde said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:53

    A-hemming the smut.

  107. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 22:58

    and jimbobdon surber…he might like to know that he can date more than one truck at a time…

    Nah. He’s one of The 500.

  108. Another Kiwi said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:01

    The 500? Is this the “Well if there had been a rapturing we would have gone because we paid 500K each, but we didn’t go and there’s no need to go on about it” 500?

  109. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:06

    Wait. WTF?!? Babbies get raptured?!?! I gotta find some sin for Ultra Ninja in the next fifteen minutes!

    Wait, I think we got a linen-wool onesie at the shower.

  110. M. Bouffant said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:09

    Leather boots & denim skirt
    She could really make me hurt

    Much fun & abuse potential here.

  111. Oregon Beer Snob said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:09

    Pupienus said,

    Since the weather sux I won’t be seeing ya, OBS. Haz fun!

    Yeah, it’s a bit chilly — thankfully no rain yet though. I cut the ride short…

    Cutting the ride short.

    … to avoid some weather that looked like it was heading in. There was a huge turnout with lots of cool old bikes — hopefully the show/swap meet tomorrow will stay dry.

  112. M. Bouffant said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:12

    Wait. WTF?!? Babbies get raptured?!?!

    Being too young to have made any moral decisions, babies are actually getting a pass on their Original Sin.

  113. Looch said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:14

    babies are actually getting a pass on their Original Sin.

    GAHUD’S message: POOPING OK!1!!!11

  114. M. Bouffant ☢☪ said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:14

    OK, this is amusing. ☝

  115. M. Bouffant ?? said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:16

    Or, they are passing their original sin.
    Half-goatse: ☄

  116. M. Bouffant ?? said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:16

    Hey!!

  117. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:17

    I used ABCTajpu to type the character (a Firefox extension) and this to convert that to Unicode which WordPress will render.

    You really put a lot of effort into this snarky commenting thing, don’t you?

  118. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:18

    Being too young to have made any moral decisions, babies are actually getting a pass on their Original Sin.

    WTF? How does that work?! Here I was hoping everything was gonna be fine because she hasn’t accepted Jesus as her Saviour. Oh well, we’ll see what goes in teh next few minutes. I’ve tried to raise her as areligiously as possible – that’s the best I can do.

  119. SpotWeld said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:18

    Might be worth pointing out, but the modern dishwasher was invented by a woman.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josephine_Cochrane

  120. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:18

    At four minutes each to ensure each one reaches a climax, you have time to fuck 9 cars.

    I hope this is the first comment new visitors ever see when they happen upon this site.

  121. M. Bouffant ☢☪ said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:22

    OK. Will stop now before the rubber band snaps & it’s hamster holocaust all over the series of tubes, followed by a stern lecture from Tintin/Carlsomeone.

  122. Smut Clyde said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:50

    At four minutes each to ensure each one reaches a climax, you have time to fuck 9 cars.

    Obviously this is predicated upon the use of the Up-On-The-Backstroke technique. Otherwise it takes longer.

  123. N__B said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:50

    Hamster Holocaust Isreal!

  124. fasteddie9318 said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:53

    Rapture?

    Sadly, No!

  125. M. Bouffant ?? said,

    May 21, 2011 at 23:59

    N_B, was Cuba real?

  126. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:00

    Still have a babby. And a place that delivers hakka-chinese. If the good folks at the Bulleit distillery are still around then this Apocalypse is going to be bearable.

  127. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:07

    N_B, was Cuba real?

    Hyper-real. I’m still processing everything I saw and getting the last of the rum and cigars out of my bloodstream. Posting on this topic to come…

  128. Ann Althaus™³²®© said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:10

    Posting on this topic to come…

    Commie.
    ~

  129. M. Bouffant ?? said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:15

    cigars out of my bloodstream

    You may not have done the cigar part correctly.

  130. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:16

    Getting the last of the rum and cigars out of my bloodstream.

  131. M. Bouffant ☢☪ said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:16

    WP, you bastard!!

  132. Pupienus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:16

    Have the rationalizations started flying yet?

    (Flying the rationalization)

    Any bets on whether Nineveh gets cited?

    (citing th…. oh forget it)

  133. Pupienus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:18

    Sometimes a cigar is just a metaphorical PENIS.

  134. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:18

    You may not have done the cigar part correctly.

    I followed the directions of a young woman with the face of Spanish Madonna, so it was correct regardless.

  135. Pupienus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:20

    “SpotWeld said,”

    Prepare thyself for an AHEM shitstorm.

  136. Another Kiwi said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:21

    Worst. Nin. Eveh!

  137. M. Bouffant ?? said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:21

    Shackleford Wins Preakness Stakes; Animal Kingdom Second

    Congrats, Rusty!

  138. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:22

    Shackleford Wins Preakness Stakes

    Ernest runs pretty good for a 127-year-old.

  139. Ann Althaus™³²®© said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:23

    Nice headline, M.B.
    ~

  140. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:25

    Have the rationalizations started flying yet?

    The lack of the Biblical Armageddon we all expected is further proof that atheists are gullible.

  141. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:26

    I think Nancy French needs to STFU AND MAKE ME A SAMMICH!

    How on earth did this thread go more than 100 comments without that?

  142. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:28

    “™” can also be produced on a Mac with the option key and “@.”

    It’s like the In-N-Out secret menu!

  143. Looch said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:29

    Prepare thyself for an AHEM shitstorm.

    Prophylactic AHEM recognition/contrition recommended.

    And: Now that I fucked all these cars, what am I supposed to do?

    RapturePHAIL.

  144. Looch said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:32

    Oh, and the best part of this? I live in semi-rural country, lots of small farms around, etc. My son and all of his friends (12 year-olds) have been making jokes about RapturePHAIL™ and how they still have to take tests and go to school, etc.

    There’s hope for the young’uns. Yessiree, Bob.

  145. g said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:33

    the modern dishwasher was invented by a woman.

    Ah, so not only is Nancy a jerk, she’s also wrong? Who’da thunk it?

  146. Substance McGravitas said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:34

    How on earth did this thread go more than 100 comments without that?

    Roy’s comments are just better I guess.

  147. Pupienus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:37

    MB’s browser doesn’t playnice with Unicode. Opera was like that. That’s one of the rasoms I gave up the magic 8 ball schtick – had to type in the Unicode every comment.

  148. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 0:37

    “You’re men go out and work themselves to death to buy you wonderful things like washers & dryers and … and.. stoves! So you can sit around all day watching TV! Most women of the Olden Days would kill to have it so fun and easy!”

    To be fair, he’s almost got something there. The life of a 70s housewife was indeed a step up from spending twelve hours a day grinding acorns into a semi-edible paste or whatever ladies did in the “Olden Days.” Most men of the Olden Days, of course, would also kill to be able to go to work for only eight hours a day, come home to a warm home that they owned which had indoor plumbing, and have plentiful booze of reasonable quality and affordability available on virtually every other street corner. Also, internet pron.

    Ah, progress.

  149. Smut Clyde said,

    May 22, 2011 at 1:19

    And to beat a dead horse…
    http://mashable.com/2011/05/21/rapture-bomb-pics/

    A late contribution.

  150. the old rusted-out camper™³²®© said,

    May 22, 2011 at 1:40

    Was that last picture from inside the haus, Herr Smut?
    ~

  151. El Manquécito said,

    May 22, 2011 at 1:59

    kg: if you really want to cheap out on sous-vide use freezer grade ziplocks. I own three different food sealers and they all suck in different ways. I’ve used ziplocks to good effect in lots of sous-vide experiments.

  152. Pupienus Maximus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 2:03

    “I own three different food sealers and they all suck in different ways.”

    I doesn’t matter _how_ they suck, only that they suck.

  153. El Manquécito said,

    May 22, 2011 at 2:07

    I doesn’t matter _how_ they suck, only that they suck.

    Your Honor: I rest my case.

  154. M. Bouffant said,

    May 22, 2011 at 2:27

    Roy’s comments are just better I guess.

    A couple of them are virtually the same.

  155. M. Bouffant said,

    May 22, 2011 at 2:30

    Was that last picture from inside the haus, Herr Smut?

    Already noted the ducks on the wall & the waterbed. Sheesh.

  156. Whale Chowder said,

    May 22, 2011 at 2:55

    I doesn’t matter _how_ they suck, only that they suck.

    Wait, are you commenting on Smut’s picture?

  157. Cerberus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:09

    Wow. That is one archaic line of attack.

    The whole “bitches have dishwashers so there’s no need for women’s lib” was the conservative nut brigade’s contemporary response to The Feminine Fucking Mystique back when that was new.

    I mean, this is like a couple years back when you uncovered the rant about the Irish, it’s one of those things that’s so directly archaic in argumentation that you almost have to give it a begrudging smatter of applause because it obviously came from some form of cranky time-traveler.

    Also, bonus points for trying to use the patriarchy to argue against the patriarchy.

    Hey, men, invented a system by which women stay home, do a bunch of unpaid, unrespected housework that allows men to look better to their bosses and not have to worry or do anything when they get home (even if the woman has been working an 8-hour job herself), but it means you get through these dreary under-respected tasks faster so no complaints about an abusive system which is based on the theft of labor.

    Why do I think these are the same people who would argue that slaves should have stopped grumbling because the cotton gin made their jobs easier.

  158. ∅☄∠∋∈Λr☝ said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:44

    Hey Nancy, Mrs. Josephine Cochran of Shelbyville, Illinois patented the first dishwasher in 1886!

  159. Pupienus Maximus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:46

    PENIS.

  160. bbkf said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:48

    POOP

  161. McJohn said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52

    Please excuse the less than 100% relevant butt-in, but when one examines the history of corset-becoming-modern-brassiere, one finds that many women are credited with significant innovations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_brassieres

    Probably a reason. Probably a personal one. Tough to find a decent bra. Even tougher to design one. I’ve tried, as Polly Jacobs is my witness, to find a decent pattern, but… honestly, as much as I’ve attempted to develop a set of survival skills to get me through the zombipocalypse, I’ve had to give up the idea of even attempting to design and make my own bra. It’s a shame, because the commercial variety is inadequate and custom corsetry completely out of reach financially.

    Maybe that’s why I never have to have the latest car, plasma screen, smartphone, shoes… what would really enrich my life, more than anything else, is a decent bra.

  162. Fenwick said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:52

    PIE !

  163. bbkf said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:53

    what would really enrich my life, more than anything else, is a decent bra.

    amen…

  164. bbkf said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:56

    hey sadlyladies…here’s a place we can go on vaca!

  165. Cerberus said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:57

    what would really enrich my life, more than anything else, is a decent bra.

    Ditto.

    I’ve got one that makes my breasts look fabulous with the downside of being way too tight and acting like a corset for my upper chest.

    And it’s sad that that one line probably sums up most of the history of the bra right there.

  166. Fenwick said,

    May 22, 2011 at 3:59

    UncertaintyVicePrincipal: Clever nym !!!

    ((Wanted to mention that in earlier threads, but it always slipped my mind. As so many things do in Older-Person-Hood….))

    *slips back into the shadows agains*

  167. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    May 22, 2011 at 4:02

    I think where this crap comes from is the fact that either the gomers making these arguments or the “pundits” they’re cribbing from grew up in the 1950s, or have their fondest memories of that era, anyway. About 1920 to 1960 was a unique era—one that will never be repeated, but they don’t understand that.

    Very few people today realize how brutally labor-intensive “women’s work” was up until the early 20th century. Cooking, cleaning, and especially washing for a household was second only to picking cotton and the other kinds of tasks that used to be done by slave labor.

    By 1900, labor-saving devices were beginning to change that, and then the economic boom that resulted from the US being untouched by a World War and the warring nations needing rebuilding allowed ordinary people to benefit from this technology.

    The picture’s confused somewhat by the depression and another war in the middle, but then history repeated itself—a world in ruins and a US untouched by the war undergoing another economic boom. So yes, it’s true, things were easier for women for a while there—except for unimportant stuff like childbearing and raising a houseful of screaming rugrats. This is the substrate of these kind of arguments.

    Of course the end of the postwar boom necessitated two-income families to approximate the lifestyle people had (very briefly) gotten used to, and the conservatives have never really acknowledged that, or the tax rates that made the 1950s prosperity possible. Now women are having to do the same kind of work men do just to keep the family’s head above water (frequently unsuccessfully), plus do all those household chores—which are easier than they were in 1850, true enough.

    Getting the conservatives to acknowledge that the 1950s were a unique era that will never come again, or the middle class death-spiral that their policies have brought on, or the reason the 1950s were so prosperous (>90% top marginal rates) is a task that’s impossible to accomplish, so pointing and laughing (if you can keep yourself from crying) is about all we can do.

  168. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    May 22, 2011 at 4:13

    Heh!

    That’s the first time I ever gave myself a case of dancing badgers!

  169. Spearhafoc, who thinks the eyepatch lady from Doctor Who will turn out to be an alternate reality version of Nick Fury said,

    May 22, 2011 at 4:51

    PIE !

    Now now, don’t be vulgar.

    And say what you will about the 50′s but they knew how to dress back then. Can we somehow return to 1920′s-60′s aesthetics and clothing (without the uncomfortable underwear for the womenfolk, obviously) without giving back any of the social progress we’ve made since then? The 70′s were a visual blight, and the less said about the 80′s, the better.

    Just my (utterly correct and unassailable) point of view.

  170. owlbear1 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 5:00

    Utilizing the Greasemonkey

  171. M. Bouffant said,

    May 22, 2011 at 5:17

    they knew how to dress back then

    I refudiate your argument by referring you to Ms. French’s contemporary ensemble. Hawt, yet lady-like.

  172. Jennifer said,

    May 22, 2011 at 6:00

    RE: the bra – middle age is when the advantages of being relatively under-endowed become crystal clear. Yeah, everyone loves the big boobies when they’re young and pert…but from the complaints I hear, by middle age they just become a pain in the back. I can still wear the equivalent of a training bra, so have never had personal experience with these bra complaints. For this I am grateful.

    RE: the Rupture that wasn’t – I got a chart up over at my joint that will explain to you the specific reason why you, personally, were Left Behind.

  173. Snorghagen said,

    May 22, 2011 at 6:24

    And say what you will about the 50?s but they knew how to dress back then.

    Not necessarily.

    I’m so old I can actually remember the 50s. A real shithole of a decade.

  174. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    May 22, 2011 at 6:44

    Snorghagen said,

    May 22, 2011 at 6:24 (kill)

    And say what you will about the 50?s but they knew how to dress back then.

    Not necessarily.

    I’m so old I can actually remember the 50s. A real shithole of a decade.

    Yeah, the 20s to 60s timeframe that Spearhafoc was talking about really slumped in the middle.

    The 20s, where women started wearing negligeés in public, wasn’t too bad—but of course that’s also where the anorexic-10-year-old-boy ideal of feminine beauty got started. Feh!

    The 60′s of course gave us the miniskirt and so forth, but in between, the 40s and 50s were a real disaster. Not only were women supposed to be unnaturally skinny, but they were supposed to use elastic undergarments to keep their pelvises from ever becoming female in conformation, sort of like the Mayan skull deformation but much more harmful.

    As far as men’s styles go…I don’t care what men look like, so I guess I have no opinion. That interlude when color and variety were acceptable has come and gone—and subject to ridicule—and now we’re back to dressing like NKVD men again. Oh well—my t-shirt-sweatpants-and zoris ensemble was never going to win any fashion awards anyway.

  175. Big Bad Bald Bastard said,

    May 22, 2011 at 6:55

    Just a quick observation before I go home from a long day at work- if a couple performed household chores together, it would be a good chance to converse, to interact, to make the work less onerous, maybe to initiate a little sexytime in the kitchen. Social conservatives take seriously the notion of a “battle of the sexes”, liberals see a collaborative effort as optimal.

    For the record, though, I would rather wash a sinkful of dishes than watch a football game. I draw the line at ironing, though. Hate it, always have.

    I’m gonna pull a Fenwick, and catch up with the thread tomorrow. Quel fromage!

  176. TruculentandUnreliable said,

    May 22, 2011 at 7:27

    A good bra is hard to find…fwiw, Target has decent bras for cheap.

    Trying on the bra? Meh.

    B^4, I am somehow capable of creating *more* wrinkles with an iron.

  177. Snorghagen said,

    May 22, 2011 at 7:33

    the 40s and 50s were a real disaster.

    My interest in fashion is minimal, but now that I think about it I do have preferences. I kind of like the 20s, 40s, and 60s. The 70s shtick was silly but harmless. On the other hand, the 50s style makes my skin crawl – aggressively bland and vaguely creepy. This modern-day woman would have fit right in.

  178. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:07

    This modern-day woman would have fit right in.

    Jaysus Haploid Christ In A Chartreuse Polka Dot Muu-Muu!!!!!!

    If there has ever, EVAR, been a photograph in need of laser beams being photoshopped in, THAT is it.

  179. lobbey said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:10

    what would really enrich my life, more than anything else, is a decent bra.

    probably only applicable to brits & euro type, but mrs lobbey swears by a proper bra fitting at Marks & Spencers. She got fitted 4 years ago, and realised she had been wearing the wrong size for years.

  180. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:10

    Animooted, of course.

    I’d do it, but my box is chewing up all its memory and whatnot scanning for evil at the moment.

    Maybe if I quit teh browser…

  181. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:18

    OK, this proves TV has destroyed my brain, but reading about bra shopping, I can’t think of anything but Peggy Bundy’s bra being discontinued and Al having to go to Francine’s of Hollywood in Oconowoc, WI to find them. Their motto: “If you’ve got the boulders, we’ve got the holders.”

  182. lobbey said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:18

    Getting the conservatives to acknowledge that the 1950s were a unique era that will never come again, or the middle class death-spiral that their policies have brought on, or the reason the 1950s were so prosperous (>90% top marginal rates) is a task that’s impossible to accomplish, so pointing and laughing (if you can keep yourself from crying) is about all we can do.

    Amen to that, brother….

    …and now we’re back to dressing like NKVD men again.

    im sorry, what is an NKVD man?

  183. lobbey said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:20

    and now we’re back to dressing like NKVD men again.

    a guy wearing a Russian tee shirt… is that the style now, did I miss a meeting?

  184. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:20

    Also, too.

    Teh Rapture?

    Totes happened.

    You don’t know about it because God took one look at humanity and said “Fucketh This” and took no one.

    There are, however, several thousand fewer dolphin in the oceans than there were yesterday.

    Whether or not He’s going to bother following through with the whole pestilence, extermination and Hell thing largely depends on how amused said dolphins can keep Him for the next five months or so.

    Go, dudes. Go.

    Eeeeʔeeeeeʔeeeeeeeeʔ Eeeeeeʔeeeeeeʔeeeeeeʔ

  185. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:21

    This modern-day woman would have fit right in.

    And Holy Crap! I thought they were kidding about “She’s got the Crazy Eyes™” on How I Met Your Mother. Yeah, I know, more TV references.

  186. lobbey said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:22

    as for teh rapture, how do we know that it didn’t happen?

  187. The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge said,

    May 22, 2011 at 8:26

    im sorry, what is an NKVD man?

    Well, the MVD was split up to become the MVD and KGB in 1953. Before it became a “Ministry” it was a “People’s Kommissariat” for Internal Affairs—NKVD. Stalin-era secret policemen, in other words. They weren’t snappy dressers.

  188. Smut Clyde said,

    May 22, 2011 at 9:51

    This modern-day woman would have fit right in.
    Substance McG has animated that picture (no laser beams, though). But he can pimp his own blog because I am too busy pimping a different animated version.

  189. Fenwick said,

    May 22, 2011 at 10:08

    I’m gonna pull a Fenwick, and catch up with the thread tomorrow. Quel fromage!

    Pulling a Fenwick.

  190. Hogeye Grex said,

    May 22, 2011 at 10:12

    Love them both, Smut.

    This is what came to mind immediately upon seeing the original, though.

    Appropriate noises are left as an exercise for the viewer.

  191. Smut Clyde said,

    May 22, 2011 at 11:08

    This is what came to mind immediately upon seeing the original, though.
    Other possibilities here.

  192. actor212 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 11:16

    At the very least, remove the bras before burning.

    Burn the bras, bare the boobies.

    mmmmmm….BOOBIES!

  193. actor212 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 11:17

    Ladies, do not burn your bras, modern feminized men are impotent to invent machine to hold up tits

    Nothing like manual labor to keep a man honest…

  194. actor212 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 11:21

    I would argue that the male ability and affinity for couch-lying-masturbation is one of the better pieces of evidence for intelligent design.

    Really? I think this supports evolution. I think it’s a step up the scale that we no longer sit in trees and masturbate, but have found a nice, comfortable ground-based perch for our onastic needs.

    Plus porn. Also.

  195. actor212 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 11:23

    I would argue that the male ability and affinity for couch-lying-masturbation is one of the better pieces of evidence for intelligent design.

    *throwing hands up*

    You work your wrist tendons to the bone trying to create a sockpuppet and some other jerk gets all the credit…

  196. actor212 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 11:55

    Let’s try that again, shall we?

    I would argue that the male ability and affinity for couch-lying-masturbation is one of the better pieces of evidence for intelligent design.

    TinTin = Edroso

    *throwing hands up*

    You work your wrist tendons to the bone trying to create a sockpuppet and some other jerk gets all the credit…

    *muttering* Fucking Rapture coffee…how does it work?

  197. owlbear1 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 12:28

    …NKVD. Stalin-era secret policemen,…

    In the old Soviet Union it was said the NKVD had the tallest building in all of Russia.

    From its basement, you could see all the way to Siberia…

  198. the old rusted-out camper™³²®© said,

    May 22, 2011 at 13:15

    RE: the Rupture that wasn’t – I got a chart up over at my joint that will explain to you the specific reason why you, personally, were Left Behind.

    In Heaven, they’re always playing my favorite song…
    ~

  199. El Manquécito said,

    May 22, 2011 at 13:19

    In Heaven, they’re always playing my favorite song…

    The Wheel?

  200. the old rusted-out camper™³²®© said,

    May 22, 2011 at 13:52

    It’s on the list!
    ~

  201. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 13:59

    I am somehow capable of creating *more* wrinkles with an iron

    I thought throwing an iron created dents more than wrinkles.

  202. lobbey said,

    May 22, 2011 at 14:03

    Well, the MVD was split up to become the MVD and KGB in 1953. Before it became a “Ministry” it was a “People’s Kommissariat” for Internal Affairs—NKVD. Stalin-era secret policemen, in other words. They weren’t snappy dressers.

    yeah knew who the NKVD were, just missed the dress sense connection! But I aggre, guys dress sense has referted back to fucken boring over the last 5 years or so. though the golf/polo shirt thing would die out like it did in the 80′s, but its stronger than ever. As for work clothes, a recent meeting I had in london confirmed that grey in the new mauve!

  203. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 14:12

    Did the NKVD wear BVDs?

  204. Spearhafoc, who thinks the eyepatch lady from Doctor Who will turn out to be an alternate reality version of Nick Fury said,

    May 22, 2011 at 14:19

    Okay, perhaps my idea of classic fashions are just as idealised as wingnuts’ “moral past”. Still, I wish men wore suits and hats, and women’s fashion looked more like this.

    The ad is annoying but there are some beautiful pictures there. I strongly recommend checking it out.

  205. owlbear1 said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:17

    I tend to think of “The Rapture” as more like an alignment of planets that must be happening in order for a successful conjuration of Jesus and Holy Rollers, so obviously somebody forgot a spell component.

  206. Even more Pedantic Asshole said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:21

    Actually, for a true believer it would be a ‘summoning’.

  207. vacuumslayer said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:24

    Those of you poo-pooing 50′s fashion are straight-up crazy.

    Also too, The ‘Slayer strongly approves of this sort of aesthetic. And this.

    And you can’t go wrong with a little of this. And this And this.

  208. vacuumslayer said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:25

    The ‘Slayer very much approves of this as well.

  209. the old rusted-out camper™³²®© said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:30

    Possibly on-topic video
    ~

  210. tigris said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:49

    Second Target bras, they’re surprisingly good.

    I have printed out a bra pattern, now I just need to make the 83000 required measurements(and more than once during a cycle because things change) and make the damn thing. The nice thing about a custom bra is none of those stupid slides that cut into your shoulder blades, you just cut the straps to the right length.

    linkies:
    http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3729/the-bra-dilemma-solved
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=116298.0
    http://craftstew.com/sewing/70-free-lingerie-sewing-patterns

  211. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:52

    In Heaven, they’re always playing my favorite song…

    Heaven is teh Intoornauts

  212. Snorghagen said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:57

    NKVD. Stalin-era secret policemen, in other words. They weren’t snappy dressers.

    But they were very nice people!

  213. Spearhafoc, who thinks the eyepatch lady from Doctor Who will turn out to be an alternate reality version of Nick Fury said,

    May 22, 2011 at 15:58

    Thank you, Ms. Slayer. I agree fully.

  214. tsam said,

    May 22, 2011 at 16:00

    Did you guys know that browser on the Droid is a serious piece of shit? Well, now you do.

    I just had to add the word Droid to my druid’s vocabulary.

    I noticed that all the repigs are grunting and shitting all over the Sunday morning comedy improv shows. We can rest assured that there was no rapture.

  215. VS said,

    May 22, 2011 at 16:03

    Sorry your smart phone is more of a snot phone!

  216. tsam said,

    May 22, 2011 at 16:17

    Smart it is decidedly not.

    Also on 50s fashion; everything audrey Hepburn did was right right right.

  217. paleotectonics said,

    May 22, 2011 at 16:19

    This modern day woman would have fit in

    With this modern day man

  218. Snorghagen said,

    May 22, 2011 at 17:55

    Those of you poo-pooing 50?s fashion are straight-up crazy.

    That’s fantasy 50s fashion, worn by an exceptionally beautiful woman. Here’s real-life 50s fashion. The style just didn’t work in the real world. Note that most of these women would have looked pretty good if they were decked out in typical 40s fashion, or 60s, or even 70s.

    Be advised that I’m a certified slob. I wear clothes till they rot away. Fashion don’t mean nothing to me, normally. But the 50s… yick.

  219. tsam said,

    May 22, 2011 at 18:32

    I agree–my parents’ yearbooks from the late 50′s and early 60′s are quite horrifying.

    And yes, comparing a Kate Beckinsale to your average soccer mom who is STILL (how in the fuck?) wearing denim button up shirts isn’t exactly fair.

  220. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 18:37

    Those of you poo-pooing 50′s fashion are straight-up crazy.

    Those of you pooping 50s fashion need more roughage in your diet.

  221. jim said,

    May 22, 2011 at 18:49

    The 1920s¹ & the 1950s² created epic cultural kickage of ass, for the same reason each time: World Wars.

    People have proven repeatedly that humanity’s collective urge for progress in the wake of a long season spent in living hell is amazing.

    What came in the wake of the Black Death was even more breath-taking – reviving democracy after so many centuries in a coma? Distilling humanism out of thin air just from sheer all-out bloody-minded ballsiness? Outpacing scores of generations’ worth of technological knowhow & establishing many of the fundamental operating principles for true natural sciences in a few decades?

    For sheer implausibility, that’s as if last year The Mighty Mouse Fan Club had teamed up with Zoroastrians & dominated the planet overnight.

    _________________________________________

    ¹ ??? Flapper girls, fuck YEAH! ???
    ² ??? Beatnik girls, fuck YEAH! ???

  222. Wes F. in Hapeville said,

    May 22, 2011 at 18:50

    With this modern day man

    But I thought this was the modern man!

    WF

  223. jim said,

    May 22, 2011 at 18:53

    “?” = ♥ … for flurck’s sake.

    COMPOOTER Y U NO PASTE?!?!

  224. Snorghagen said,

    May 22, 2011 at 19:32

    Those of you pooping 50s fashion need more roughage in your diet.

    The worst part is having to explain to the plumber why your toilet’s clogged with leopard-skin pillbox hats.

  225. N__B said,

    May 22, 2011 at 20:00

    The worst part is having to explain to the plumber why your toilet’s clogged with leopard-skin pillbox hats.

    Well duh, how else do you get rid of them when the narcs raid?

  226. Fenwick said,

    May 23, 2011 at 8:25

    leopard-skin pillbox hats.

    Snorg: Extra points for the Blonde on Blonde riff.

  227. Slocum said,

    May 24, 2011 at 11:22

    If you’re gonna burn your bra, over the sink is a good place to do it.

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