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2013-04-09 10:39:25 AM
You think gunts are in good taste, subs?
 
2013-04-09 11:52:13 AM
you don't see Spanx, do you? How are they in bad taste?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-04-09 11:53:11 AM
I think deception is in bad taste.

/not subby
 
2013-04-09 11:53:24 AM

Diogenes: You think gunts are in good taste, subs?


Leave the gunts, take the Spanx.
 
2013-04-09 11:54:10 AM
"That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."

But that IS her gut that was hidden under that elastic fabric, so make it 4 lies.


The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.
 
2013-04-09 11:56:16 AM

timujin: you don't see Spanx, do you? How are they in bad taste?

/dnrtfa


He means they literally taste bad, and he's not wrong...
 
2013-04-09 11:59:34 AM

Loaf's Tray: timujin: you don't see Spanx, do you? How are they in bad taste?

/dnrtfa

He means they literally taste bad, and he's not wrong...


I haven't tried to eat my way through a pair, yet, but there's still time
 
2013-04-09 12:03:40 PM
"I hope she's ready for war," Thomson told Women's Wear Daily last month in reference to Blakely.

It might be an interesting one... Thomson has several design patents, but Blakely has a couple utility patents that may be an issue for Thomson, too.
 
2013-04-09 12:03:52 PM
Never heard of either brand. Hope they both lose.

/Spanx? More like Skanx.
 
2013-04-09 12:07:09 PM
Dear douche who wrote that article:

When reporting on such a subject as patent infringement with regards to tangible items, you may want to include images of both types of items in the article.  You could even place these items side by side so the reader could form their own opinion on whether the lawsuit had merit or was frivolous.  Way to suck ass fark face.
 
2013-04-09 12:10:22 PM
Spanx are the reason it takes a good 10 minutes for her to pull everything backup after using the restroom.
 
2013-04-09 12:11:55 PM

FarkinHostile: The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.


The real question is.."did it stop you?"
 
2013-04-09 12:12:55 PM

jfivealive: Dear douche who wrote that article:

When reporting on such a subject as patent infringement with regards to tangible items, you may want to include images of both types of items in the article.  You could even place these items side by side so the reader could form their own opinion on whether the lawsuit had merit or was frivolous.  Way to suck ass fark face.


media4.s-nbcnews.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
FIG. 1s from two of the design patents
2.bp.blogspot.com www.signature9.com
Accused Spanx
 
2013-04-09 12:14:42 PM

FarkinHostile: "That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."

But that IS her gut that was hidden under that elastic fabric, so make it 4 lies.


The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.


But it's horrible when a guy lies about what he does for a living.
 
2013-04-09 12:16:11 PM

fozziewazzi: FarkinHostile: "That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."

But that IS her gut that was hidden under that elastic fabric, so make it 4 lies.


The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.

But it's horrible when a guy lies about what he does for a living.


I'm a french model
 
2013-04-09 12:19:50 PM
Does anyone remember that video of two guys singing about how much they love fat chicks with gunts? It was hysterical, done in a rap video format.... I'm totally coming up dry on google here.

A cookie to whoever can deliver!
 
2013-04-09 12:21:57 PM

FarkinHostile: But that IS her gut that was hidden under that elastic fabric, so make it 4 lies.


This is what turning off the lights and doggystyle are made for
 
2013-04-09 12:24:34 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: FarkinHostile: The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.

The real question is.."did it stop you?"



Of course not. I am a man, after all. Still, the relationship had a limit at that point.


fozziewazzi: But it's horrible when a guy lies about what he does for a living.


It's horrible when anyone lies, but it seems women are the natural experts at it. Granted, my opinion is biased by being a straight man, but like I pointed out, deception is common with women in regards to appearance.

/Do guys really lie about that?
 
2013-04-09 12:26:50 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: FarkinHostile: But that IS her gut that was hidden under that elastic fabric, so make it 4 lies.

This is what turning off the lights and doggystyle are made for


Till you're fondling what you think is a tit, and realize it doesn't have a nipple, and is located much lower than where it should be.

That is what watching porn during is for.
 
2013-04-09 12:29:31 PM
Why do I get the feeling someone is trying to copy apple and filing a suit over an "infringement" that is actually a forced choices and probably over something that existed before the design "patented".
 
2013-04-09 12:30:19 PM

FarkinHostile: Till you're fondling what you think is a tit, and realize it doesn't have a nipple, and is located much lower than where it should be.

That is what watching porn during is for.


I go with the Nip Tuck methodology. Paper bag, lights off, and like driving my hands remain at ten and two
 
2013-04-09 12:31:18 PM

sjmcc13: Why do I get the feeling someone is trying to copy apple and filing a suit over an "infringement" that is actually a forced choices and probably over something that existed before the design "patented".


Probably because you didn't read much about the Apple-Samsung suit except what you saw here on Fark, and ignored anything that didn't fit with your preconceived notions about it?
 
2013-04-09 12:33:14 PM
spandex can be a good thing.

img688.imageshack.us


True more often than not it isn't
 
2013-04-09 12:35:15 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: spandex can be a good thing.

[img688.imageshack.us image 274x700]


Loose spandex somewhat defeats the purpose, though.
 
2013-04-09 12:36:27 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: I go with the Nip Tuck methodology. Paper bag, lights off, and like driving my hands remain at ten and two


FYI, the new driver's ed rule is "8 and 4".

/  have a teen driver.
// family dining has a new DD
 
2013-04-09 12:41:25 PM

rikkitikkitavi: FYI, the new driver's ed rule is "8 and 4".


Yup, 2 and 10 makes you smack yourself in the face when the airbag goes off.
 
2013-04-09 12:43:39 PM

Theaetetus: jfivealive: Dear douche who wrote that article:

When reporting on such a subject as patent infringement with regards to tangible items, you may want to include images of both types of items in the article.  You could even place these items side by side so the reader could form their own opinion on whether the lawsuit had merit or was frivolous.  Way to suck ass fark face.

[media4.s-nbcnews.com image 260x195]

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]
FIG. 1s from two of the design patents
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x177] [www.signature9.com image 700x440]
Accused Spanx


I need to get into the generic underwear lawyering business.
 
2013-04-09 12:46:31 PM

jfivealive: fozziewazzi: FarkinHostile: "That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."

But that IS her gut that was hidden under that elastic fabric, so make it 4 lies.


The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.

But it's horrible when a guy lies about what he does for a living.

I'm a french model


Ban jower.
 
2013-04-09 12:47:57 PM
How'bout you do some some situps instead of hiding your fat gunt. it's false advertising!

/off to the gym
 
2013-04-09 12:50:01 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: spandex can be a good thing.

[img688.imageshack.us image 274x700]


True more often than not it isn't


Yeah, but what's with her carpet???  Yikes!
 
2013-04-09 12:50:28 PM

Theaetetus: sjmcc13: Why do I get the feeling someone is trying to copy apple and filing a suit over an "infringement" that is actually a forced choices and probably over something that existed before the design "patented".

Probably because you didn't read much about the Apple-Samsung suit except what you saw here on Fark, and ignored anything that didn't fit with your preconceived notions about it?


No, I read more. I just understand the stuff well enough to notice that a lot of apples patents should never have been issued. Many of the things apple was listing off in the design patents suits were things that came from merging a cell phone and a PDA (which is all an iPhone is, and that is NOT something apple cameup with). or were functionally necessary and/or forced choices.
 
2013-04-09 12:50:35 PM

FarkinHostile: "That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."


I'm married to a woman who's at her most gorgeous when she wakes up, no makeup on, hair all wild and sexy, and best of all, next to me.  All that other crap is totally unnecessary.
 
2013-04-09 12:52:28 PM

Your Boss: The Stealth Hippopotamus: spandex can be a good thing.

[img688.imageshack.us image 274x700]


True more often than not it isn't

Yeah, but what's with her carpet???  Yikes!


How can you see her car... oh that carpet.
 
2013-04-09 12:52:40 PM

tillerman35: FarkinHostile: "That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."

I'm married to a woman who's at her most gorgeous when she wakes up, no makeup on, hair all wild and sexy, and best of all, next to me.  All that other crap is totally unnecessary.


...and she's looking over his shoulder right now...
/obvious
 
2013-04-09 12:55:20 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: spandex can be a good thing.

[img688.imageshack.us image 274x700]


True more often than not it isn't


I respect a broad who can pull off a good Mayday Parker, and I generally hate cosplayers.
 
2013-04-09 12:58:44 PM

sjmcc13: No, I read more. I just understand the stuff well enough to notice that a lot of apples patents should never have been issued. Many of the things apple was listing off in the design patents suits were things that came from merging a cell phone and a PDA (which is all an iPhone is, and that is NOT something apple cameup with). or were functionally necessary and/or forced choices.


If they were functionally necessary and/or forced choices, then by definition, Samsung couldn't have made non-infringing smart phones and tablets, such the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, which doesn't infringe, or this sucker:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-09 01:11:33 PM

FarkinHostile: BraveNewCheneyWorld: FarkinHostile: The person who invented spanx should be shot in the head. Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie.

The real question is.."did it stop you?"


Of course not. I am a man, after all. Still, the relationship had a limit at that point.


fozziewazzi: But it's horrible when a guy lies about what he does for a living.

It's horrible when anyone lies, but it seems women are the natural experts at it. Granted, my opinion is biased by being a straight man, but like I pointed out, deception is common with women in regards to appearance.

/Do guys really lie about that?


Go to any club and try to overhear the conversations as guys try to hook up.  You won't find any retail check-out clerks, insurance claims agents or unemployed men.  But there will be plenty of guys with either well-paying, well regarded or 'interesting' jobs...whether they have them or not.  Why?  Because when you're trying to pick up women, it works.
 
2013-04-09 01:15:19 PM

fozziewazzi: But there will be plenty of guys with either well-paying, well regarded or 'interesting' jobs...whether they have them or not.  Why?  Because when you're trying to pick up women, it works we haven't yet implemented laws that say that fraudulently obtained consent to sex does not count.


FTFY.

Honestly, though, if you're so boring that you have no external interests to point to and have to fall back on work, and then your work is so lame that you have to lie about that, you probably shouldn't be in the dating pool anyway.
 
2013-04-09 01:19:26 PM

FarkinHostile: "That is not her natural hair color or length.
Those are not her real fingernails.
She doesn't look like that after a shower and she washes off her makeup.
Shes lied to you three times before you even spoke."


So lemme hear ya say "Hoooooooo!"
 
2013-04-09 01:20:34 PM

sjmcc13: Why do I get the feeling someone is trying to copy apple and filing a suit over an "infringement" that is actually a forced choices and probably over something that existed before the design "patented".


^^ That
 
2013-04-09 01:22:06 PM

fozziewazzi: Go to any club

...


No.

I'll take your word for it.
 
2013-04-09 01:22:40 PM

rikkitikkitavi: MyKingdomForYourHorse: I go with the Nip Tuck methodology. Paper bag, lights off, and like driving my hands remain at ten and two

FYI, the new driver's ed rule is "8 and 4".

/  have a teen driver.
// family dining has a new DD


????

Gotta keep your hands close to the 20oz soda in case of emergencies??
 
2013-04-09 01:23:59 PM

Theaetetus: fozziewazzi: But there will be plenty of guys with either well-paying, well regarded or 'interesting' jobs...whether they have them or not.  Why?  Because when you're trying to pick up women, it works we haven't yet implemented laws that say that fraudulently obtained consent to sex does not count.

FTFY.



Please tell me you're not advocating making lying to get laid as Rape.
 
2013-04-09 01:27:29 PM

opiumpoopy: rikkitikkitavi: MyKingdomForYourHorse: I go with the Nip Tuck methodology. Paper bag, lights off, and like driving my hands remain at ten and two

FYI, the new driver's ed rule is "8 and 4".

/  have a teen driver.
// family dining has a new DD

????

Gotta keep your hands close to the 20oz soda in case of emergencies??


Well, honestly, it is more comfortable, and probably less fatiguing in the long run.

I mean, at 10 and 2, your arms are extended, raised, and locked for the entire time you're driving. At the bottom of the wheel, you're a bit more relaxed.

Of course, in looking it up, a major reason for the change seems to be that with hands at 10 and 2, an airbag will majorly fark your arms and hands up in a crash.
 
2013-04-09 01:29:34 PM

Theaetetus: fozziewazzi: But there will be plenty of guys with either well-paying, well regarded or 'interesting' jobs...whether they have them or not.  Why?  Because when you're trying to pick up women, it works we haven't yet implemented laws that say that fraudulently obtained consent to sex does not count.

FTFY.

Honestly, though, if you're so boring that you have no external interests to point to and have to fall back on work, and then your work is so lame that you have to lie about that, you probably shouldn't be in the dating pool anyway.


Why is the onus on men?  If women weren't so caught up in what men do, what they earn and how much they own, men wouldn't have to lie.

And if men weren't so obsessed with how a woman looks above all else, they wouldn't need spanx, push-up bras and half a pound of make-up.

But that's not the reality and never has been.  So men and women play the game.
 
2013-04-09 01:30:16 PM

Theaetetus: sjmcc13: No, I read more. I just understand the stuff well enough to notice that a lot of apples patents should never have been issued. Many of the things apple was listing off in the design patents suits were things that came from merging a cell phone and a PDA (which is all an iPhone is, and that is NOT something apple cameup with). or were functionally necessary and/or forced choices.

If they were functionally necessary and/or forced choices, then by definition, Samsung couldn't have made non-infringing smart phones and tablets, such the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, which doesn't infringe, or this sucker:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 450x362]


They are making different designs because different people want different options. If they want to market to all demographics they have to design phones for each demographic. This is the same thing in pretty much every industry.

To a fair number of people that phone would not be desirable since the slideout keypad is only a benefit to those who need physical keys, and is a flaw to to many others as it it an extra point where the phone can and will break due to it creating a structural weak point.

The problem is that apple is trying to claim all the design space for what certain demographics will want as their own.

Your example is akin to looking at a car company and saying this 2 seat sports card is obviously copying my 2 seat sports car, and the other guy obviously chose to copy me since he also makes a 4 seat family car. you are trying to justify something as being true, but it relies on the system not being broken, and unfortunatly it is F-ing broken as all hell. and the people makign mone of it do not want to change it.

The same thing happens in software when someone claims another guy stole their program, because they both do the same thing in similar ways, but then it turn out that both based their work on the same text books/ papers, and the similarities are almost all things that came from the shared source material.

The problem with the tech industry patents suits is that the only people who are actually qualified to judge them are the academics who are teaching and grading the base material, sinc they are the ones who are aware of just how similiar indipendently developed code/circuits/etc can be when you just give someone a problem description to solve. The vase majority of these patent suits are cases that should be thrown out since they rely on the system not working in the first place.
 
2013-04-09 01:30:56 PM

FarkinHostile: Please tell me you're not advocating making lying to get laid as Rape.


Good thing I really AM a neurosurgeon cowboy astronaut who rescues puppies and orphans on the weekends. I even have a card that says so.
 
2013-04-09 01:31:00 PM

FarkinHostile: Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie


How much can you hide in one of those things?  Volume can only be redistributed.
 
2013-04-09 01:35:12 PM

Mega Steve: FarkinHostile: Please tell me you're not advocating making lying to get laid as Rape.

Good thing I really AM a neurosurgeon cowboy astronaut who rescues puppies and orphans on the weekends. I even have a card that says so.


Be sure to mention that you have a large family inheritance coming but you've chosen to set that aside for now to focus on things that really matter.
 
2013-04-09 01:38:11 PM

Marcus Aurelius: FarkinHostile: Twice now I have been unpleasantly surprised by the lie

How much can you hide in one of those things?  Volume can only be redistributed.


Quite a bit, especially when it's redistributed to make them look "Curvy" when they are just "Fat".

Big and curvy I can work with. Fat? Not so much.
 
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