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2012-09-02 03:00:09 AM
It's women's fashion. Fail.

Fark bustles. Give me spats and muttonchops or give me death.
 
2012-09-02 03:01:22 AM
Hmm: #7 Hang out naked by the window.
Don't they still do that in certain parts of Amsterdam?
 
2012-09-02 03:04:13 AM
We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.
 
2012-09-02 03:12:34 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.

 
2012-09-02 03:14:02 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.


www.sickchirpse.com
 
2012-09-02 03:20:06 AM

Insatiable Jesus: AverageAmericanGuy: We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.


LOL
 
2012-09-02 03:29:15 AM
Adam Carolla approves of the Hair treatment.
 
2012-09-02 03:42:22 AM
1 & 2 I think I cover by bathing in Palmolive. You can eat off my ass.

I like to hang out naked by windows too, so I have that going for me. Which is nice.
 
2012-09-02 03:44:35 AM
All of that advice sounds less insane than what women have done to their bodies under general anesthesia these days for aesthetic purposes.

Maybe they were a bit dirty, but not scary clown looking.
 
2012-09-02 03:52:11 AM
It's called liposuction, ladies. Look into it.
 
2012-09-02 03:53:36 AM
img440.imageshack.us

Wow, there were days BEFORE the Lysol douche ads, which were even creepier.
 
2012-09-02 04:18:49 AM
It cracks me up that they recommend shaving and tanning in the nude.

We haven't changed much, have we?
 
2012-09-02 04:58:14 AM

GWSuperfan: It cracks me up that they recommend shaving and tanning in the nude.

We haven't changed much, have we?


Wait, I haven't read the article yet but they really do that? Wait how else are you supposed to shave or tan unless you're nude :)
 
2012-09-02 05:06:13 AM

robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.


FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.
 
2012-09-02 05:17:24 AM

batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.


What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.
 
2012-09-02 05:24:25 AM

batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.


Well finally I read the article, LOL. wow........
 
2012-09-02 05:28:24 AM

robohobo: What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.




They do have two buttholes and one of them is you, not to mention you save them money on douchbags.
 
2012-09-02 05:41:08 AM

robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.


It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.
 
2012-09-02 05:43:15 AM
ambition sets the logic to everything huh
 
2012-09-02 05:50:18 AM
#7 is the only one that sounds healthy all. Sunlight for vitamin D, and airing yourself out too.
 
2012-09-02 05:50:48 AM

Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.


Sorry you said corset, smoke 'em if you got em boys :)
i1121.photobucket.com

I know sorry I was really more interested in discussion with comments like "Women these days eat like they have two buttholes."
 
2012-09-02 06:05:35 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Sorry you said corset, smoke 'em if you got em boys :)
[i1121.photobucket.com image 682x1023]

I know sorry I was really more interested in discussion with comments like "Women these days eat like they have two buttholes."


It's an old Jeff Ross bit. Tubby upthread got bothered. Too much bread will do that.
 
2012-09-02 06:17:44 AM

Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.


Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?
 
2012-09-02 06:18:09 AM

robohobo: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Sorry you said corset, smoke 'em if you got em boys :)
[i1121.photobucket.com image 682x1023]

I know sorry I was really more interested in discussion with comments like "Women these days eat like they have two buttholes."

It's an old Jeff Ross bit. Tubby upthread got bothered. Too much bread will do that.


I drink my bread out of a bottle does that count :)
 
2012-09-02 06:22:36 AM

batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?


Not to mention battlefield wound recovery rates, the surgical procedures were horrible, just couldn't happen.
 
2012-09-02 06:23:36 AM

batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?


*chock full OF chances
**given, not giving

Farking night shift. Why are you not over yet? I clearly need sleepies.
 
2012-09-02 06:36:30 AM

batcookie: batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?

*chock full OF chances
**given, not giving

Farking night shift. Why are you not over yet? I clearly need sleepies.


Yes but ......oh stay up , don't worry about typos :)
What you're saying is interesting nonetheless. :)
 
2012-09-02 06:43:26 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: batcookie: batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?

*chock full OF chances
**given, not giving

Farking night shift. Why are you not over yet? I clearly need sleepies.

Yes but ......oh stay up , don't worry about typos :)
What you're saying is interesting nonetheless. :)


Oh I'm not going anywhere quite yet. My shift's not over for almost an hour.
 
2012-09-02 06:53:58 AM

batcookie: tinfoil-hat maggie: batcookie: batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?

*chock full OF chances
**given, not giving

Farking night shift. Why are you not over yet? I clearly need sleepies.

Yes but ......oh stay up , don't worry about typos :)
What you're saying is interesting nonetheless. :)

Oh I'm not going anywhere quite yet. My shift's not over for almost an hour.


Yay, but you're saying you're going to leave :( You are making me bipolar. LOL. Alright not really.
#10 suction was interesting (WTF) well the whole list was was wow,just wow...
/Don't expect me to come up with much better, since I'm at home drinking.
 
2012-09-02 07:11:57 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: batcookie: tinfoil-hat maggie: batcookie: batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?

*chock full OF chances
**given, not giving

Farking night shift. Why are you not over yet? I clearly need sleepies.

Yes but ......oh stay up , don't worry about typos :)
What you're saying is interesting nonetheless. :)

Oh I'm not going anywhere quite yet. My shift's not over for almost an hour.

Yay, but you're saying you're going to leave :( You are making me bipolar. LOL. Alright not really.
#10 suction was interesting (WTF) well the whole list was was wow,just wow...
/Don't expect me to come up with much better, since I'm at home drinking.


Again, still not even close to the weirdest shiat they did back then. In the 19th century, most physicians still subsribed to the 4 humors theory put forth by the ancient greeks (leading to a lot of "Hmmm... we bled almost all the blood out of his body, and yet he still died! It's a medical mystery!" type situations), and electricty still being relatively new as a harnassed power, they also had devices that would apply the "healing powers" of electricity to ANYWHERE. That's not even to mention poor Ignaz Semmelweiss getting laughed out of the medical community and dying poor and suffering in a sanitarium, all for suggesting that maybe, JUST MAYBE the reason all those women were dying during childbirth was because doctors weren't washing their hands between handling diseased corpses and performing their obstetric duties.
 
2012-09-02 07:34:49 AM

batcookie: tinfoil-hat maggie: batcookie: tinfoil-hat maggie: batcookie: batcookie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Indeed, even though it was never actually done. I mean by today's medical standards that'd be an insanely risky procedure chock full chances for complications. You honestly think ANYONE could survive it in the 19th century, a time when children were giving "soothing syrups" containing heroin, people felt that a jolt of electricity up the butthole could cure whatever ails ya, and women became "hysterical" due to their ovaries wandering up to their brains and could only be cured by getting fingered by the doctor?

*chock full OF chances
**given, not giving

Farking night shift. Why are you not over yet? I clearly need sleepies.

Yes but ......oh stay up , don't worry about typos :)
What you're saying is interesting nonetheless. :)

Oh I'm not going anywhere quite yet. My shift's not over for almost an hour.

Yay, but you're saying you're going to leave :( You are making me bipolar. LOL. Alright not really.
#10 suction was interesting (WTF) well the whole list was was wow,just wow...
/Don't expect me to come up with much better, since I'm at home drinking.

Again, still not even close to the weirdest shiat they did back then. In the 19th century, most physicians still subsribed to the 4 humors theory put forth by the ancient greeks (leading to a lot of "Hmmm... we bled almost all the blood out of his body, and yet he still died! It's a medical mystery!" type situations), and electricty still being relat ...


Hey those were good times and if we would just elect the right leaders we could return to those golden ages :)
 
2012-09-02 07:54:13 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.


Were you trying to say "In like Flint"?
 
2012-09-02 09:31:13 AM
In Like Flint is a 1967 movie and a play on the original 'In like Flynn' (as in 'Errol').
 
2012-09-02 09:37:37 AM
1. Be attractive.
2. Don't be unattractive
 
2012-09-02 09:38:54 AM

Buffet: AverageAmericanGuy: We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.

Were you trying to say "In like Flint"?


No, he was referring to Flynn.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1127/does-in-like-flynn-refe r -to-errol-flynns-success-with-women/.
 
2012-09-02 09:58:08 AM

batcookie: That's not even to mention poor Ignaz Semmelweiss getting laughed out of the medical community and dying poor and suffering in a sanitarium, all for suggesting that maybe, JUST MAYBE the reason all those women were dying during childbirth was because doctors weren't washing their hands between handling diseased corpses and performing their obstetric duties.


Puerperal fever, or "the doctors' plague". Between that and everyone slinging tinctures of mercury and arsenic around it's a wonder anyone survived.
 
2012-09-02 10:00:07 AM

Oznog:

Wow, there were days BEFORE the Lysol douche ads, which were even creepier.


"truly cleanses the vaginal canal even in the presence of mucous matter", indeed.
 
2012-09-02 10:00:49 AM

MAYORBOB: Buffet: AverageAmericanGuy: We blend everything, with the color of skin. Under the skin, we're in like Flynn.

Were you trying to say "In like Flint"?

No, he was referring to Flynn.

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1127/does-in-like-flynn-refe r -to-errol-flynns-success-with-women/.


Wow. I stand corrected! Thanks for educating me. As a big fan of the James Coburn movies, that's the only reference I had. I know who Errol Flynn was, but had never heard that expression. (Way before my time) Thanks again.
 
2012-09-02 10:35:22 AM
okey im defending ONE. Bleach in the bath. This is still perscribed for people with skin conditions and it does work.
 
2012-09-02 10:51:26 AM

attention span of a retarded fruit fly: okey im defending ONE. Bleach in the bath. This is still perscribed for people with skin conditions and it does work.


Just so long as they don't add a capful of ammonia...?
 
2012-09-02 11:18:08 AM

thesloppy: Oznog:

Wow, there were days BEFORE the Lysol douche ads, which were even creepier.

"truly cleanses the vaginal canal even in the presence of mucous matter", indeed.


So does a plunger.
 
2012-09-02 11:51:39 AM
Actually the advice against washing face / hair wasn't horrible advice for the day. They didn't put a lot of junk on their faces so they didn't need to wash it off every day and if you don't have a really good conditioner to replace the oils in your hair washing it isn't the best idea either. Getting hair wet causes it to stretch really easily and can cause it to break off and split. Not to mention the increased likelihood of catching a cold from being chilled in the drafty rooms!

I personally don't "wash" my face... I don't use any makeup and have great skin, so I tend to just leave it alone. It gets damp in the shower and that's about it unless it really gets dirty for some reason, but mostly it doesn't.
 
2012-09-02 11:55:07 AM
washyourfilthyvagina.jpg
 
2012-09-02 01:03:34 PM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Hey those were good times and if we would just elect the right leaders we could return to those golden ages :)


It's comments like this that make me want the "Smart" and "Funny" buttons to have a sibling labeled "Wicked Burn."

/Do you hear me, Drew?
 
2012-09-02 03:38:30 PM
Article fails without 1) belladonna eyedrops (only fatal SOME of the time!)
and 2) mercury paste skin-whitening treatments. (full body, or just the face, if you're on a budget).
 
2012-09-02 06:14:22 PM

robohobo: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Sorry you said corset, smoke 'em if you got em boys :)
[i1121.photobucket.com image 682x1023]

I know sorry I was really more interested in discussion with comments like "Women these days eat like they have two buttholes."

It's an old Jeff Ross bit. Tubby upthread got bothered. Too much bread will do that.


What is it with you and bread? Bread isn't the worst starch out there, you know. Besides, women are more attractive when they A. Actually eat meals on dates and don't just pick at a wedge salad, and B. aren't a bag of antlers. Most men here (with the exception of the studmen who all think a woman should disappear when she turns sideways) will agree. Men like you are the reason eating disorders exist.

/never wash your face and hands? le EW
 
2012-09-02 11:34:16 PM

kiwimoogle84: robohobo: tinfoil-hat maggie: Bathia_Mapes: robohobo: batcookie: robohobo: It's called liposuction rib removal, ladies. Look into it.

FTF chronological accuracy.

/Ha-ha! Victorian myths.

What's a rib weigh? Half a pound? Pound, max? Yeah, still not cutting it.

Women these days eat like they have two buttholes.

/enough with the bread, already.

It wasn't to make the woman lose weight, but to maker her waist look thinner. The surgery plus a tight fitting corset gave the Victorian era woman the much desired hourglass figure.

Sorry you said corset, smoke 'em if you got em boys :)
[i1121.photobucket.com image 682x1023]

I know sorry I was really more interested in discussion with comments like "Women these days eat like they have two buttholes."

It's an old Jeff Ross bit. Tubby upthread got bothered. Too much bread will do that.

What is it with you and bread? Bread isn't the worst starch out there, you know. Besides, women are more attractive when they A. Actually eat meals on dates and don't just pick at a wedge salad, and B. aren't a bag of antlers. Most men here (with the exception of the studmen who all think a woman should disappear when she turns sideways) will agree. Men like you are the reason eating disorders exist.

/never wash your face and hands? le EW


I'm not sure what your choice of food has to do with whether you're attractive, unless of course you're a vegan, but why do you get to tell him what he should find attractive? I really like a good bag of antlers and I don't want to try to force myself to change.
 
2012-09-03 06:59:35 AM
Hmmm. I thought you were supposed to grow your hair down to your knees, keep the sun off your face, and wear a corset.
 
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