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(My Fox DC)   Man-gagement rings, made of masculine materials like steel, tungsten and cobalt, are gaining popularity among brides that buy them, jewelers that sell them, and douche bags that wear them   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 483
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2009-11-12 08:25:41 AM
I had a discussion with a coworker once regarding what should be done with the ring if a couple breaks an engagement. I took the position that it should be returned to the person who bought it. She said it was only "fair" if the person who didn't break off the engagement got it, because then everyone was equal.

So basically girl breaks it off, she doesn't get the shiny toy but walks away with nothing less than she started with. Guy breaks it off he pays a "tax" of anything from a hundred to a few thousand dollars.

So I'd have no problem with a certain amount of equity to it.

/Or doing away with engagement rings entirely
 
2009-11-12 08:37:20 AM
itsdan: I had a discussion with a coworker once regarding what should be done with the ring if a couple breaks an engagement. I took the position that it should be returned to the person who bought it. She said it was only "fair" if the person who didn't break off the engagement got it, because then everyone was equal.

So basically girl breaks it off, she doesn't get the shiny toy but walks away with nothing less than she started with. Guy breaks it off he pays a "tax" of anything from a hundred to a few thousand dollars.

So I'd have no problem with a certain amount of equity to it.

/Or doing away with engagement rings entirely


I make rings as a hobby sometimes. A girl who tried to keep one of my babies had better have a ninja on staff cause I'm here in Japan. I can hire the real deal to sneak in and get it back.
 
2009-11-12 08:37:24 AM
I don't care if this so-called man-gagement ring is made of stripper pubes, tank armor and the soul of a murdered orphan and it's got a secret button that summons a fire suppression helicopter that drops Jamisons -- any man who wears one should just tell his friends "goodbye forever" and block out any channel except for "Lifetime Movie Network."

Just eliminate the middleman and wear a t-shirt that reads "I don't menstruate (but I wish I did)"

For fark's sake, don't we give the jewelry industry enough money already?
 
Ni!
2009-11-12 08:38:35 AM
Why do they have to put "man" in front of all these things? Mancation, manscaping, man-cave....is it to remind you that you have a penis somewhere if only you could find it?
 
2009-11-12 08:44:00 AM
This is actually a really good idea. Previously, when engaged in a screaming fight with his fiance, a man had only option when it finally devolved to the point that she yanked the engagement ring off her finger and flung it at him from across the room, her accuracy unusual considering her limp-wristed throwing style. He--you--would have to stand up in a sullen silence, wipe at the fresh diamond cut on your cheek with one savage pull of your arm, pluck the ring from the floor, and leave. You would have to stay out all night, drinking in any number of bars and saying cliche, hard-boiled things like "line 'em up, Frank," even though the bartender is a blonde woman named Betsy. And then there would be that inevitable, fumbling encounter with the barfly in the back seat, her toothy blowjob and weird, nasally grunting as she bent over the hood and let you do what your fiance never did. And then you would stumble home as the sun was rising, and there she would be, quietly sobbing on the couch as she had been all night, and your heart would open up in that moment and you'd cross the room and drop to your knee and present the ring from your pocket and her eyes would gleam in the weak light filtering through the gauzy curtains and she would nod and say Yes. Yes, yes, yes. All over again, just like the day you were engaged. This could happen many times.

Now, instead of that scenario, when she pulls off her ring and flings it at you, you can pull of your own ring and fling it at her. The burden has shifted, see? Now it's whoever gets to the door first who gets to leave, to go out on a bender, to irritate Betsy by calling her Frank and have to buff out the fresh dents in the car's hood. It might actually be you who gets to stay home and weep now, and it's high time that equality meant you could have a cozy night on the couch, too.
 
2009-11-12 08:49:53 AM
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You're wearing a 'man-gagement ring'? Ah, you know what you are? You're one of those little fancy lads, aren't ya? boy you're cute. Gosh what a sweet little outfit. Is it your little Spring outfit? you couldn't be cuter. You're so adorable. Oh my. You know, you remind me of my niece Sally. Lovely girl. She's a dietician. Hey, would you like to buy a monkey?
 
2009-11-12 08:58:02 AM
Man-gagement rings, made of masculine materials like steel, tungsten and cobalt, are gaining popularity among bridesdouche bags that buy them, jewelersdouche bags that sell them, and douche bags that wear them

FTFS
 
2009-11-12 08:58:21 AM
Can we please stop adding "man" or "m" to the front of words? No more murses, man-gagement rings, or any of that crap.

/moobs can stay, that's just funny to say
 
2009-11-12 09:00:21 AM
Pocket Ninja: it's high time that equality meant you could have a cozy night on the couch, too.

Wow, that's a lot of effort in a post.

Well done.
 
2009-11-12 09:06:25 AM
timujin: No more murses

If you are a man, and you have a bag over your shoulder, it had better be accompanied by a powder horn.
 
2009-11-12 09:07:50 AM
dittybopper: If you are a man, and you have a bag over your shoulder, it had better be accompanied by a powder horn.

Why?
 
2009-11-12 09:10:18 AM
itsdan: I had a discussion with a coworker once regarding what should be done with the ring if a couple breaks an engagement.

That happened to me.
I let her keep the ring. I hope she comes across it in her jewelry box from time to time, looks at what her life is and what it could have been, and cries her little eyes out.
 
2009-11-12 09:11:38 AM
dittybopper: timujin: No more murses

If you are a man, and you have a bag over your shoulder, it had better be accompanied by a powder horn.


www.filmsy.com

Disagrees.
 
2009-11-12 09:18:11 AM
Rev. Skarekroe: dittybopper: timujin: No more murses

If you are a man, and you have a bag over your shoulder, it had better be accompanied by a powder horn.



Disagrees.


Thank you for posting that, yummers
 
2009-11-12 09:18:20 AM
Pocket Ninja: Now, instead of that scenario, when she pulls off her ring and flings it at you, you can pull of your own ring and fling it at her

And get arrested for domestic violence....

/aren't double standards wonderful
 
2009-11-12 09:20:52 AM
Ni!: Why do they have to put "man" in front of all these things? Mancation, manscaping, man-cave....is it to remind you that you have a penis somewhere if only you could find it?

Possibly the same reason my newspaper has a section titled: "THE WOMYN ZONE" and fill it with 1 story of a woman who accomplished something, and then 20 fall fashion tips and other such articles.

Lots (too many) people want to assume every element of society is inherently biased towards one gender and therefore think it's "progressive" to offer "alternatives" which wind up just being stereotypical junk.
 
2009-11-12 09:20:56 AM
Can't I just get a man-gagement computer instead?
 
2009-11-12 09:26:18 AM
itsdan: Ni!: Why do they have to put "man" in front of all these things? Mancation, manscaping, man-cave....is it to remind you that you have a penis somewhere if only you could find it?

Possibly the same reason my newspaper has a section titled: "THE WOMYN ZONE" and fill it with 1 story of a woman who accomplished something, and then 20 fall fashion tips and other such articles.

Lots (too many) people want to assume every element of society is inherently biased towards one gender and therefore think it's "progressive" to offer "alternatives" which wind up just being stereotypical junk.


The local CBS affiliate has a "Women's Issues" segment every day on the 5PM newscast. Every. Single. Story. is about raising infants and small children. I'm waiting for the "How to keep your pearls from giving you a rash while vacuuming in your high heels" expose.
 
Biv
2009-11-12 09:32:46 AM
Rev. Skarekroe: dittybopper: timujin: No more murses

If you are a man, and you have a bag over your shoulder, it had better be accompanied by a powder horn.



Disagrees.


Exceptions can be made for bags that contain legitimate religious-magical artifacts....and backpacks with lunch in it.
 
2009-11-12 09:33:10 AM
itsdan: So basically girl breaks it off, she doesn't get the shiny toy but walks away with nothing less than she started with. Guy breaks it off he pays a "tax" of anything from a hundred to a few thousand dollars.

Yeah, had an ex like that one time. Said that if she could change one thing that if a relationship hit 6 months and in the end didn't work out, the guy should owe "datimony". Like alimony, but payments for lost time and missed opportunities. She was hefty, so I said, "Here's a buck, that should cover your missed opportunities." We didn't progress far beyond that.
 
2009-11-12 09:34:13 AM
Dont have an engagement ring..but my wedding ring is made from tungsten carbide.

/suck it carbide haters.
 
2009-11-12 09:34:18 AM
might make male engagement rings slightly more dear to the lady buying them. i mean right now the only real diffuculty is getting the crane positioned just so over it and hoping it doesnt let go before it gets back to the slot.
 
2009-11-12 09:34:36 AM
Pocket Ninja: This is actually a really good idea...

That made my morning. Thanks.

A good friend of mine has a wedding ring of tungsten. I make him open my beers with it, even if a bottle opener is just over there on the counter.
 
2009-11-12 09:34:41 AM
Snarfangel: Can't I just get a man-gagement computer instead?

This is prepping for the legalization of gay marriage. Smart men, jewelers.
 
2009-11-12 09:34:51 AM
Snarfangel: Can't I just get a man-gagement computer instead?

WIN!
 
2009-11-12 09:34:55 AM
Are we talking cock rings here?
 
2009-11-12 09:35:36 AM
itsdan: and then 20 fall fashion tips and other such articles.

You forgot the fast and easy recipies for chicken on the cheap.
 
2009-11-12 09:35:39 AM
That is corny, I wear a titanium wedding band though, you can open bottles with it!
 
2009-11-12 09:36:02 AM
Pocket Ninja: It might actually be you who gets to stay home and weep now, and it's high time that equality meant you could have a cozy night on the couch, too.

Thank you good sir, you were the first farker to ever be on my favorites list, (hell it's still only populated by you and Gorgor) but it has been some time since I was reminded why you EARNED that spot.

Betsy does hate when you do that.
 
2009-11-12 09:36:07 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: For fark's sake, don't we give the jewelry industry enough money already?

Nah. The African slave mining trade needs our support. Plus, women who want to take a man's role in stupid religious traditions probably also wish they had a penis to do man things with in the bedroom.

This leads to threesomes, if you play your cards right. Or a sore bum if you don't.
 
2009-11-12 09:36:08 AM
www.nahoku.com



my wedding ring. my wife loves it :)

Stainless steel inlaid with Hawaiian koa wood


/hot like molten steel
 
2009-11-12 09:36:30 AM
sounds gay
 
2009-11-12 09:36:36 AM
Keep your rings girlymen, I'll be enjoying my engagement beej and new video game.
 
2009-11-12 09:36:46 AM
Biv: Exceptions can be made for bags that contain legitimate religious-magical artifacts....and backpacks with lunch in it.

Also laptops and booze. And I mean "more than just lunch" booze.
 
2009-11-12 09:37:12 AM
A woman in the article makes the point that the ring is, essentially, a way to mark the woman as being off the market. It makes sense that a woman would expect her man to make the same gesture.

Normally I consider myself a pretty modern guy, but I do have a thing for a lot of traditions, and love tokens are a nice one. So why shouldn't the guy wear a ring, as well? And, to be honest, I don't really like gold. I don't like the color, and I think it looks stupid on me. I'm certainly not going to wear a diamond, for both the aforementioned reason of disliking how they look, as well as moral concerns. So, if I was wearing a ring, I'd want it to be steel, tungsten or cobalt, or something like that.

There's this obsession with men keeping away from anything that might be considered vaguely feminine. Like the hate for man-purses, or as I call mine, my messenger bag. It holds a bunch of stuff, for those occasions I need to carry around a bunch of stuff. I don't see how that's even considered feminine in the first place. It's a BAG. And a ring is just a ring. You'll wear a wedding ring, why not an engagement ring for the exact same purpose?
 
2009-11-12 09:37:28 AM
I'd like to see one made of cesium. Actually, I'd really like to see it make contact with some water or a bit of sweat.
 
2009-11-12 09:37:41 AM
Snarfangel: Can't I just get a man-gagement computer instead?

Only if you can carry it on your person to inform all the man-stealing biatches out there that you're taken!
 
2009-11-12 09:38:05 AM
Have you noticed the many womens stories about how hard it is to raise children and have a job?

Since its so hard for those women, I suggest they stop doing it.

I raised both of my sons by myself (and of course I had a job)
I also maintained my house, 5 renthouses, my Harleys and did several antique car restorations.

It was fun!
 
2009-11-12 09:38:27 AM
itsdan: I had a discussion with a coworker once regarding what should be done with the ring if a couple breaks an engagement. I took the position that it should be returned to the person who bought it. She said it was only "fair" if the person who didn't break off the engagement got it, because then everyone was equal.

So basically girl breaks it off, she doesn't get the shiny toy but walks away with nothing less than she started with. Guy breaks it off he pays a "tax" of anything from a hundred to a few thousand dollars.

So I'd have no problem with a certain amount of equity to it.

/Or doing away with engagement rings entirely


Some US states have courts whose interpretation is that the engagement ring is dependent on the marriage contract. If there is no marriage, the ring goes back to the purchaser. Other states interpret the ring as a gift, that can not be returned, just like a piece of jewelry given on Valentine's Day.
 
2009-11-12 09:38:58 AM
Bit'O'Gristle: Dont have an engagement ring..but my wedding ring is made from tungsten carbide.

/suck it carbide haters.


Tungsten carbide, with a carbon fiber inlay. Particularly useful for thumping people on the head.
 
2009-11-12 09:39:14 AM
boobsrgood: The African slave mining trade needs our support.

Why would one want to mine slaves?
 
2009-11-12 09:39:45 AM
palelizard: Pocket Ninja: This is actually a really good idea...

That made my morning. Thanks.

A good friend of mine has a wedding ring of tungsten. I make him open my beers with it, even if a bottle opener is just over there on the counter.


Ok, I didn't know it was also a bottle opener. Damn, I retract my previous statement and also want a ring.
 
2009-11-12 09:39:51 AM
angelslogic: my wedding ring. my wife loves it :)

Stainless steel inlaid with Hawaiian koa wood


/hot like molten steel


Wedding rings are different. A man should have a cool wedding ring these days because well, they are available. My ex-fiancee used to joke that while she wore a ring to show she was taken I didn't have anything to show that I was spoken for. I looked at her and said "Sure I do, YOU'RE there."

Your wedding ring is pretty cool though dude.
 
2009-11-12 09:40:16 AM
Other than a watch, I am against all man jewelry. I will, however, look forward to seeing the new marketing victims this scam causes. There is a whole lot of stupid to exploit in this country.
 
2009-11-12 09:40:37 AM
Ashtrey: Pocket Ninja: It might actually be you who gets to stay home and weep now, and it's high time that equality meant you could have a cozy night on the couch, too.

Thank you good sir, you were the first farker to ever be on my favorites list, (hell it's still only populated by you and Gorgor) but it has been some time since I was reminded why you EARNED that spot.

Betsy does hate when you do that.


I love the pictures that Pocket Ninja paints. I went to put him on my favorites list for this entry, and found that he was already there. Good work, sir!
 
2009-11-12 09:40:52 AM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: I don't care if this so-called man-gagement ring is made of stripper pubes, tank armor and the soul of a murdered orphan and it's got a secret button that summons a fire suppression helicopter that drops Jamisons -- any man who wears one should just tell his friends "goodbye forever" and block out any channel except for "Lifetime Movie Network."

Just eliminate the middleman and wear a t-shirt that reads "I don't menstruate (but I wish I did)"

For fark's sake, don't we give the jewelry industry enough money already?



Not even if it has a dragon?

blog.emitations.com
 
2009-11-12 09:41:05 AM
Yes, Virginia, people are getting stupider.
 
Biv
2009-11-12 09:41:30 AM
Ashtrey: My ex-fiancee used to joke that while she wore a ring to show she was taken I didn't have anything to show that I was spoken for.

Well, no shiat. How can you pick up chicks with an engagement ring on? Girls are dumb.
 
2009-11-12 09:41:52 AM
angelslogic: my wedding ring. my wife loves it :)

Stainless steel inlaid with Hawaiian koa wood


/hot like molten steel


That is very cool. I'm curious, does the wood have any special significance?
 
2009-11-12 09:42:02 AM
Baldanders: You'll wear a wedding ring, why not an engagement ring for the exact same purpose?

A smart man who works on automobiles will NOT wear any ring.
Its too dangerous, possibilty of electrical burns and amputation
 
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