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2013-04-15 12:15:37 PM

AbbeySomeone: I'm truly amazed at the bs some guys will put up with to get laid.


It takes more energy to find someone new than to just put up with the bs. Plus there's no guarantee the new person won't make you put up with a ton of bs, too.
 
2013-04-15 12:17:45 PM

Lollipop165: SpaceBison: [officeforward.com image 406x1023]

I use "humble submission" to get what I want.

Me: "hooooneey can you get me my nail polish from the top shelf? I can't reach."

Him: "I'm busy playing God of War. Get the stool and get it yourself".

Me: "Pllleaasse????" *humble submission*

Him: "Okay fine. I'll get it".

Works like a charm. I figured it out when I was about 20 - I can get pretty much anything from any guy so long as I give him that look. It's super powerful.


This is a troll right?
 
2013-04-15 12:33:07 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mentat: The Man:

<whiny self-absorbed bullshiat>

Seriously, guys, if you don't like the women you are farking, why stay with them?


Maybe the guy can't afford to pay her court-mandated severance package?
 
2013-04-15 12:36:04 PM

AbbeySomeone: I'm truly amazed at the bs some guys will put up with to get laid.


I think for most guys it's 50% visual, 40% society, 5% mental, 3% emotional, and 2% other
 
2013-04-15 12:37:42 PM

AbbeySomeone: I'm truly amazed at the bs some guys will put up with to get laid.


Oh, you have *no* idea...
 
2013-04-15 12:42:30 PM

SpaceyCat: I've never understood the expectation that everyone is a mind-reader, especially your SO.  Hell, I've apologized to my bf when I've not communicated clearly and tried to clear up any misconceptions without getting pissed.  If I didn't understand what he was saying, I asked for clarification.


My ex used to pull the mind reader crap on me. I would say something like, "I don't know. So, please, let me know" to which her response was usually something like, "you have to figure it out." I'd then say something like, "If I haven't figured it out by now then I probably wont. Just tell me." Her response was always the same. "If I have to tell you [what it is that I want] then it wont mean anything."

Alright. Fine. Then you wont get it. Simple as that.

I'm glad that relationship is over. Now that it's over I can see that it was far more caustic than I ever realized during it.

/Although the whole just using me as an escape for 7 years really was the crux of everything.
//Fark it all.
 
2013-04-15 12:42:38 PM

lewismarktwo: Tatterdemalian: Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.

Because we can.

/and because it works, at least until we get caught

Exactly, women are just as violent as men.  They just aren't as effectual at it.


Most of that ineffectuality is due to the social pressure to keep guns out of their posession. On one hand, this does make women more likely to ineffectually scratch and pull hair than kill people when they get violent. On the other hand, it also keeps them from developing the coping skills necessary to deal with daily irritations by any means other than violence and/or the threat of it, because their own lives don't often depend on doing so.

/at least that's the logical conclusion drawn from the chorus of FARKers who insist (predominantly female) teachers must not be armed because they'd butcher their own students if they were
//personally I think most of the problems in the education system stem from trusting our children's education to people that proudly proclaim they can't be trusted to protect them with lethal force when necessary
 
2013-04-15 12:51:32 PM

Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.


Your problem is linking violence with emotion. Men aren't women. By and large, violence isn't as much of an emotional outburst for men as it is for men. Violence is a tool. A means to an end. It's a problem solving technique. It's abused more often than not, but violence for men isn't always the result of "OMG I hate you so much!!!"

Men are physically, on average, more powerful than women. Because of this physical force is more of a constantly available option for men than it is for women. Plus, men were the hunter gatherers and women were the keepers of the cave and raisers of the young. Back when we were even simpler than now men used force as their contribution to survival and women used communication as theirs. Hence today why men are more likely to see force as an earlier option and women are more likely to be emotionally manipulative to spite others.

Think back to high school. Human social development pretty much peaks during high school and does't get any better after that. The techniques will adapt but they wont change.
 
2013-04-15 01:01:04 PM

lewismarktwo: Lollipop165: SpaceBison: [officeforward.com image 406x1023]


This is a troll right?


How so? It's called "manipulation" and we females excel at it.
 
2013-04-15 01:01:33 PM
<threadjack>

Tatterdemalian: /at least that's the logical conclusion drawn from the chorus of FARKers who insist (predominantly female) teachers must not be armed because they'd butcher their own students if they were


The reason is because schools, 99.99999% of the time are safe, sterile environments. Introduction of guns into a sterile environment like a school, or an airplane, is going to impact that safety in a negative way for two reasons. First, accidents DO happen, regardless of training, precautions, etc.  Second, when there's a weapon around, it's easier to reach for that weapon than to try to resolve the conflict another way.

/not anti-guns
//just anti-gun-nuts

</threadjack>
 
2013-04-15 01:02:19 PM

Lollipop165: How so? It's called "manipulation" and we females excel at it.


Yes, yes you do. And I'm glad I don't know you. :)
 
2013-04-15 01:06:02 PM

Lollipop165: lewismarktwo: Lollipop165: SpaceBison: [officeforward.com image 406x1023]


This is a troll right?

How so? It's called "manipulation" and we females excel at it.


Oh, it was just that you seemed proud of it when you really, really shouldn't.
 
2013-04-15 01:09:14 PM
If someone -- anyone. male or female -- approaches me with a shiatty attitude, Im typically less inclined to care about whats bothering them.... even if I am at fault. Depending on the degree of shiatitude, I might tell them to fark off even before they can explain.

Thankfully, no one has ever pulled the "you have to guess" card. That would earn them a hardy laugh and comments about their maturity.

/Seriously, who the fark thinks shiaty attitudes and unreasonable expectations are fruitful ways to approach interpersonal conflicts?
//And why does the word dysfunctional come to mind?
 
2013-04-15 01:13:37 PM

lewismarktwo: Lollipop165: lewismarktwo: Lollipop165: SpaceBison: [officeforward.com image 406x1023]


This is a troll right?

How so? It's called "manipulation" and we females excel at it.

Oh, it was just that you seemed proud of it when you really, really shouldn't.


Yep thats a red flag. Manipulators shouldn't be trusted and arent worth knowing.... no matter how nice their tits are.
 
2013-04-15 01:13:43 PM

Lollipop165: SpaceBison: [officeforward.com image 406x1023]

I use "humble submission" to get what I want.

Me: "hooooneey can you get me my nail polish from the top shelf? I can't reach."

Him: "I'm busy playing God of War. Get the stool and get it yourself".

Me: "Pllleaasse????" *humble submission*

Him: "Okay fine. I'll get it".

Works like a charm. I figured it out when I was about 20 - I can get pretty much anything from any guy so long as I give him that look. It's super powerful.


And I'm giving you my "she's getting 'accidental' anal tonight" look right now
 
2013-04-15 01:18:03 PM

SurfaceTension: My FWB (and occasionally more) actually said to me during a discussion that even though I don't fully understand what she's saying, it isn't on her to actually impart more information. It's on me to come to conclusions based on the partial picture she's given me. I'm STILL trying to wrap my head around that one.


My wife tried this early in our marriage.  I responded by telling her that, If she can't be bothered to give me complete information, then I can't be bothered to come to complete conclusions.  She didn't take this seriously until, after a few messy situations resulted from me acting on incomplete information, she actually realized that a little extra effort to communicate effectively in the beginning saves much much more effort down the road - not to mention the associated fallout drama.
 
2013-04-15 01:19:36 PM
*reads thread*

Wow. Yall have dated some pretty ridiculous people.

Maybe I just don't like dating in general. It's complicated and I understand neither women nor men... so I'm not going to jump into the relationship pool until I have my shiat together.

/says the perpetually single person
//quite content
///stop laughing
 
2013-04-15 01:28:50 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.

Your problem is linking violence with emotion. Men aren't women. By and large, violence isn't as much of an emotional outburst for men as it is for men. Violence is a tool. A means to an end. It's a problem solving technique. It's abused more often than not, but violence for men isn't always the result of "OMG I hate you so much!!!"

Men are physically, on average, more powerful than women. Because of this physical force is more of a constantly available option for men than it is for women. Plus, men were the hunter gatherers and women were the keepers of the cave and raisers of the young. Back when we were even simpler than now men used force as their contribution to survival and women used communication as theirs. Hence today why men are more likely to see force as an earlier option and women are more likely to be emotionally manipulative to spite others.

Think back to high school. Human social development pretty much peaks during high school and does't get any better after that. The techniques will adapt but they wont change.


Well the study said that, "Men's amygdala - a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear - activated more strongly in response to men's eyes." This would seem to contradict the hypothesis that you pulled out of your ass.
 
2013-04-15 01:32:48 PM

Graffito: CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.

Your problem is linking violence with emotion. Men aren't women. By and large, violence isn't as much of an emotional outburst for men as it is for men. Violence is a tool. A means to an end. It's a problem solving technique. It's abused more often than not, but violence for men isn't always the result of "OMG I hate you so much!!!"

Men are physically, on average, more powerful than women. Because of this physical force is more of a constantly available option for men than it is for women. Plus, men were the hunter gatherers and women were the keepers of the cave and raisers of the young. Back when we were even simpler than now men used force as their contribution to survival and women used communication as theirs. Hence today why men are more likely to see force as an earlier option and women are more likely to be emotionally manipulative to spite others.

Think back to high school. Human social development pretty much peaks during high school and does't get any better after that. The techniques will adapt but they wont change.

Well the study said that, "Men's amygdala - a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear - activated more strongly in response to men's eyes." This would seem to contradict the hypothesis that you pulled out of your ass.


Band name: Ass Hypothesis
 
2013-04-15 01:41:36 PM

megarian: Graffito: CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.

Your problem is linking violence with emotion. Men aren't women. By and large, violence isn't as much of an emotional outburst for men as it is for men. Violence is a tool. A means to an end. It's a problem solving technique. It's abused more often than not, but violence for men isn't always the result of "OMG I hate you so much!!!"

Men are physically, on average, more powerful than women. Because of this physical force is more of a constantly available option for men than it is for women. Plus, men were the hunter gatherers and women were the keepers of the cave and raisers of the young. Back when we were even simpler than now men used force as their contribution to survival and women used communication as theirs. Hence today why men are more likely to see force as an earlier option and women are more likely to be emotionally manipulative to spite others.

Think back to high school. Human social development pretty much peaks during high school and does't get any better after that. The techniques will adapt but they wont change.

Well the study said that, "Men's amygdala - a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear - activated more strongly in response to men's eyes." This would seem to contradict the hypothesis that you pulled out of your ass.

Band name: Ass Hypothesis


I think thats already a conservative/libertarian indie rock group.
 
2013-04-15 01:45:13 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: CaptSacto: 1. If she's angry and when you ask her what's wrong she says "nothing", you've done some something wrong
2. Always assume "nothing" is the answer to "What's wrong?"

Speaking as a woman, I hate that passive-aggressive bullshiat.  That and "If you don't know, then I'm not going to tell you."

My response to that has generally been, "Well, since I'm not a mind reader, I'm going to drop it.  Get back to me when you're ready to have an adult conversation."  Generally, girlfriends who keep it up and keep pushing get their bluff called.  And they then break up with me - which is fine, because life is too short for that crap.

Oh - and here's something most men don't know - women can't read other women's emotions, either.


????  I think that's just you, dude.  I can read female's emotions.  It's quite easy actually.  Body language is very telling.
 
2013-04-15 01:51:51 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope:

I know, right?  If only men could hire a lesbian friend as translator or something.

That's a great movie idea if I ever read one.
 
2013-04-15 02:01:51 PM

trapped-in-CH: Benevolent Misanthrope:

I know, right?  If only men could hire a lesbian friend as translator or something.

That's a great movie idea if I ever read one.


I was thinking that, actually.  Kind of a spin on Cyrano de Bergerac.
 
2013-04-15 02:13:04 PM

trapped-in-CH: Benevolent Misanthrope:

I know, right?  If only men could hire a lesbian friend as translator or something.

That's a great movie idea if I ever read one.


The coont whisperer?
 
2013-04-15 02:13:28 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: trapped-in-CH: Benevolent Misanthrope:

I know, right?  If only men could hire a lesbian friend as translator or something.

That's a great movie idea if I ever read one.

I was thinking that, actually.  Kind of a spin on Cyrano de Bergerac.


Let's be very very careful about what we use for the nose.
 
2013-04-15 02:13:35 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: trapped-in-CH: Benevolent Misanthrope:

I know, right?  If only men could hire a lesbian friend as translator or something.

That's a great movie idea if I ever read one.

I was thinking that, actually.  Kind of a spin on Cyrano de Bergerac.


Does this play out with the dude's girlfriend turning lesbian with the translator?
Or does the translator go straight and fall in love with the guy?
Alternatively you could make a similar setup about a gay man as the translator instead of a lesbian.  He becomes the girl's Gay Best Friend and the guy falls in love with him.

Let's just make all three movies and see which one sticks.
 
2013-04-15 02:21:24 PM

Graffito: Well the study said that, "Men's amygdala - a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear - activated more strongly in response to men's eyes." This would seem to contradict the hypothesis that you pulled out of your ass.


So, having a heightened visceral reaction to another potential predator and possible threat to one's safety means that men always use force emotionally? That's a leap of logic that leaves a lot of gaps. Two male wolves seeing each other will cause the same heightened reactions. It's a survival thing.

Actively using force as a tool does not require anger. "What's the easiest way that I can accomplish my goal?" is not the same as "Hulk mad, Hulk smash!"

I don't know if you're pulling out of your ass, but you sure are talking out of it.
 
2013-04-15 02:26:00 PM

Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.


You're a woman, aren't you?
 
2013-04-15 02:33:02 PM

megarian: *reads thread*

Wow. Yall have dated some pretty ridiculous people.

Maybe I just don't like dating in general. It's complicated and I understand neither women nor men... so I'm not going to jump into the relationship pool until I have my shiat together.

/says the perpetually single person
//quite content
///stop laughing


I've dated some downright crazy women. The problem is I didn't figure out they were crazy until I'd made an emotional investment in the relationship.  I've since learned my lesson, though.  (I keep telling myself that).

/did you make it to the show?
 
2013-04-15 02:45:32 PM

Lollipop165: SpaceBison: [officeforward.com image 406x1023]

I use "humble submission" to get what I want.

Me: "hooooneey can you get me my nail polish from the top shelf? I can't reach."

Him: "I'm busy playing God of War. Get the stool and get it yourself".

Me: "Pllleaasse????" *humble submission*

Him: "Okay fine. I'll get it".

Works like a charm. I figured it out when I was about 20 - I can get pretty much anything from any guy so long as I give him that look. It's super powerful.


Is "humble submission" a codeword for "blowjob"?
 
2013-04-15 03:11:03 PM
Women still cook?
 
2013-04-15 03:24:34 PM

Space Station Wagon: Women still cook?


These days, cool people cook. Everyone else just reheats frozen shiat or goes out.
 
2013-04-15 03:29:09 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Well the study said that, "Men's amygdala - a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear - activated more strongly in response to men's eyes." This would seem to contradict the hypothesis that you pulled out of your ass.

So, having a heightened visceral reaction to another potential predator and possible threat to one's safety means that men always use force emotionally? That's a leap of logic that leaves a lot of gaps. Two male wolves seeing each other will cause the same heightened reactions. It's a survival thing.

Actively using force as a tool does not require anger. "What's the easiest way that I can accomplish my goal?" is not the same as "Hulk mad, Hulk smash!"

I don't know if you're pulling out of your ass, but you sure are talking out of it.


Give me an example of when violence is not fraught with emotion.
 
2013-04-15 03:37:15 PM

FunkOut: Space Station Wagon: Women still cook?

These days, cool people cook. Everyone else just reheats frozen shiat or goes out.


Broke people and the working poor cook too.
 
2013-04-15 03:43:03 PM

Graffito: Give me an example of when violence is not fraught with emotion.


Smashing a window instead of hiring a locksmith to pick the lock.
 
2013-04-15 04:05:05 PM

FunkOut: Space Station Wagon: Women still cook?

These days, cool people cook. Everyone else just reheats frozen shiat or goes out.


I'm in my mid 30's and all the women in my circles cannot cook. My ex-wife, my old girlfriend, my new girlfriend. None of my buddies wives.
My buddies and I all cook, because we love to eat and its fun.
I don't expect my women to slave in the kitchen but it would be nice to come home to dinner once in awhile or a plate of brownies or something.
 
2013-04-15 04:05:35 PM

skantea: Yes we can, it's just that we're busy having our own emotions at the same time.  We need to stop infantalizing women and tricking them into thinking they're being empowered.

/like showing us your tits really makes you stronger?
//sucker...


Pedobear is confused
lh3.googleusercontent.com
does not know what to do
 
2013-04-15 04:22:47 PM

quatchi: [i293.photobucket.com image 752x459]

/Obligs.


I showed my husband that picture once and he laughed and said "It's true!"

We've been together nearly 37 years, since we were young teenagers, and basically grown up together. We've talked and explored and cried and suffered and enjoyed everything together, and we *still* have misunderstandings sometimes, even though I am far from a "typical" or "stereotypical" woman.

That said, I still remember years ago when my husband and I were watching some comic discoursing on this subject and the hubs turned to me and said: "If you see me just sitting here, not saying anything, don't think some deep thoughts are going on. I'm probably switched off or thinking about space ships. Don't look for deeper meaning or hidden feelings. Scratch my surface, you'll find more surface."

We laughed, but I think this is really closer to the truth than a lot of people think. Generally, guys are very simple with simple needs that are easy to satisfy: sex, food, appreciation, a soft voice. Sometimes I think men would be a lot happier if they were all gay. It'd be pretty much guaranteed they'd get all the blow jobs they wanted then...'course, they'd have to *give* them, too ;)

As always, YMMV.
 
2013-04-15 04:34:42 PM

Steak_Cake_Sause: fark you Fark Mods. Why dont you try TF-ing a thread from the get-go instead of waiting for 150 comments. Jackholes. Now Im going to turn Ad-block back on.


oh snap!
 
2013-04-15 04:35:57 PM

Steak_Cake_Sause: If someone -- anyone. male or female -- approaches me with a shiatty attitude, Im typically less inclined to care about whats bothering them.... even if I am at fault. Depending on the degree of shiatitude, I might tell them to fark off even before they can explain.

Thankfully, no one has ever pulled the "you have to guess" card. That would earn them a hardy laugh and comments about their maturity.

/Seriously, who the fark thinks shiaty attitudes and unreasonable expectations are fruitful ways to approach interpersonal conflicts?
//And why does the word dysfunctional come to mind?


This. Most people's "emotions" aren't all that difficult to guess at. The question is, how much of a shiat am I obligated to give about most people's emotions? Outside a few people at work, the answer is: not much.

I don't even really care all that much about what my mother feels because honestly, she says farking crazy things pretty often, so giving her occasional emotional outbursts a lot of attention is a waste of time. She's a Jesus freak, so reason and logic are not really in her wheelhouse. I can safely ignore a lot of what she says and absolutely nothing of value is lost, other than more evidence for the commitment hearing. (I kid. Mostly.)
 
2013-04-15 04:37:13 PM

Niveras: SpaceBison: facial expressions

Is the joke that only some of the descriptions don't match the actual expressions being made? Because there's no way I'd describe upper top left as "lifted eyebrows." Just enough of them seem accurate to wonder if the entire piece is meant to be taken semi-seriously, but then just enough are different to make me wonder if I'm too dumb to understand that it's an obvious joke.


I figured she is just a shiatty actress...
 
2013-04-15 05:29:52 PM

CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Give me an example of when violence is not fraught with emotion.

Smashing a window instead of hiring a locksmith to pick the lock.


Dude - that's pretty thin.  I suppose you consider surgery to be violence too?  I knocked down a wall as part of a kitchen remodel job.  Was that an act of violence?

When law  enforcement classifies a crime as a violent misdemeanor or a violent felony, they are not referring to someone breaking a window to unlock a door.
 
2013-04-15 06:54:59 PM

Tatterdemalian: SurfaceTension: Tatterdemalian: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

In other news, "autistic" now means "doesn't posses psychic superpowers."

/the hilarious thing is, women are just as "autistic" as men
//the source of nearly all the drama women are known for stems from their fundamental belief that they're psychic, when they're actually not

My FWB (and occasionally more) actually said to me during a discussion that even though I don't fully understand what she's saying, it isn't on her to actually impart more information. It's on me to come to conclusions based on the partial picture she's given me. I'm STILL trying to wrap my head around that one.

It means she wants you to do more stuff together, to increase the shared memories and experiences you both have to the point where you actually *can* know what she's saying without needing more than a few nonverbal clues.)


F*ck all that. Just tell me what you want, I'll tell you what I want, and we'll both be happy.
Getting along with another person should not be a f*cking game of charades 24/7.
 
2013-04-15 07:07:55 PM

lewismarktwo: Tatterdemalian: Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.

Because we can.

/and because it works, at least until we get caught

Exactly, women are just as violent as men.  They just aren't as effectual at it.


A woman will set up one of those Wile E. Coyote SOOOPER GEENIUStm devices to commit her violence, an elaborate plan with days or weeks of planning and research. This is one of the reasons why daytime soaps and nighttime dramas are still so popular with the fairer sex... the sh*t takes week for anything to happen. There must be plans within plans within plans within plans.
- the sun beats down on a magnifying glass, which lights a fuse to a firecracker which scares a bird which jostles its cage and shakes loose a bowling ball which rolls down a ramp and taps a domino chain that drops into a pail of water which pulls a rope that yanks the trigger of a gun that cuts the cable that drops a boulder on the roadrunner.

A man, on the other hand, will just shoot the bird.
- get gun, wait, aim, shoot bird.

I think that's why men are better at the violent crime thing... by the time women do all that planning, they're not angry enough to commit the act.
 
2013-04-15 11:56:36 PM

Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.


Because they're more aggressive?
 
2013-04-16 12:09:48 AM

Tatterdemalian: lewismarktwo: Tatterdemalian: Graffito: Abacus9: Foxxinnia: So essentially all men are borderline autistic. Sounds about right.

No, we're just not overly emotional about every little thing.

Tell me again why men commit so much more violent crime than women.

Because we can.

/and because it works, at least until we get caught

Exactly, women are just as violent as men.  They just aren't as effectual at it.

Most of that ineffectuality is due to the social pressure to keep guns out of their posession. On one hand, this does make women more likely to ineffectually scratch and pull hair than kill people when they get violent. On the other hand, it also keeps them from developing the coping skills necessary to deal with daily irritations by any means other than violence and/or the threat of it, because their own lives don't often depend on doing so.

/at least that's the logical conclusion drawn from the chorus of FARKers who insist (predominantly female) teachers must not be armed because they'd butcher their own students if they were
//personally I think most of the problems in the education system stem from trusting our children's education to people that proudly proclaim they can't be trusted to protect them with lethal force when necessary


You're stupid, even for a worthless troll. Just stop.
 
2013-04-16 12:11:25 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: Think back to high school. Human social development pretty much peaks during high school and does't get any better after that. The techniques will adapt but they wont change.


Never been to college, huh?
 
2013-04-16 12:41:49 AM

CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Well the study said that, "Men's amygdala - a brain region tied to emotions, empathy, and fear - activated more strongly in response to men's eyes." This would seem to contradict the hypothesis that you pulled out of your ass.

So, having a heightened visceral reaction to another potential predator and possible threat to one's safety means that men always use force emotionally? That's a leap of logic that leaves a lot of gaps. Two male wolves seeing each other will cause the same heightened reactions. It's a survival thing.

Actively using force as a tool does not require anger. "What's the easiest way that I can accomplish my goal?" is not the same as "Hulk mad, Hulk smash!"

I don't know if you're pulling out of your ass, but you sure are talking out of it.


Men are not wolves. If your reaction to another man is a "heightened visceral reaction to another potential predator and possible threat", just on first glance (as the study used photographs), then you're probably a paranoid psychopath.

Graffito: CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Give me an example of when violence is not fraught with emotion.

Smashing a window instead of hiring a locksmith to pick the lock.

Dude - that's pretty thin.  I suppose you consider surgery to be violence too?  I knocked down a wall as part of a kitchen remodel job.  Was that an act of violence?

When law  enforcement classifies a crime as a violent misdemeanor or a violent felony, they are not referring to someone breaking a window to unlock a door.


http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/violence
Definition #1. Unless you believe everything law enforcement tells you.
 
2013-04-16 11:44:20 AM

Mentat: The Man:

"Yes Dear" = "I know where this is going.  There is literally nothing I can say or do to win.  If I counter your emotional bullshiat with logic, you'll say I'm talking down to you.  If I lose my temper, you'll say I'm bullying you.  If I don't do anything, you'll say I'm emotionally crippled.  So I'm just going to say and do the absolute bare minimum in the hopes that you'll stomp off for a few hours so I can have some peace.  When you've decided I've been punished enough, you'll 'forgive' me for whatever it is I did and I'll pretend like you're right and then we'll start the entire thing over again in three days when I make an off-hand comment suggesting I'm not looking forward to your mother's visit or when I get a slight boner when you complain about your hot sister wasting $5000 on a boob job.  I mean, let's be honest.  We both know I saw her in her underwear last year when I accidentally walked in on her changing clothes in our bedroom and we both know that she engineered that little fiasco in order to piss you off because she loves to push your buttons.  Besides, what the fark do you care what she does with her money?  What else is she going to do with it?  She's a farking 'social media strategist'.  What the hell does that even mean?  Oh right, it means 'OMG I'm 35 years old and unemployed because the powers that be think I'm a technological dinosaur!  Can I move in with you?'  And of course you'll say yes and you'll be glaring at me the whole time, but I can promise you I won't want to fark that at 35.  I've seen pictures of your mother at 22 and 35 and I can see where this is going.  Social media strategist my ass.  I worked at a god damn dotcom.  I helped invent the streaming video algorithm that YouTube uses, and yet now I have to listen to some punk ass 21 year old tell me that I don't understand technology?  Let's see what Johnny McShiatsALot can do the next time the servers go down and I decide to call in sick.  Have fun in the cloud asshole. ...


I read that whole thing, and I just want to say that it was magnificent.

And also, you ever wonder why divorces are so expensive?
Because they're worth it!
 
2013-04-16 01:45:08 PM

Graffito: CtrlAltDestroy: Graffito: Give me an example of when violence is not fraught with emotion.

Smashing a window instead of hiring a locksmith to pick the lock.

Dude - that's pretty thin.  I suppose you consider surgery to be violence too?  I knocked down a wall as part of a kitchen remodel job.  Was that an act of violence?

When law  enforcement classifies a crime as a violent misdemeanor or a violent felony, they are not referring to someone breaking a window to unlock a door.


If the surgery is done on someone that didn't want it, yes. Ditto for breaking down a wall as part of an unwanted remodel job (usually to remodel the house to "stripped clean of anything valuable, even the electrical wiring now sitting in a metal recycler's to-do pile").

/we're supposed to let people beat helpless pensioners to death as long as they videotape themselves smiling to prove they "had no violent intentions," like in the UK, I guess
//someday you'll be old too, and if there's any justice in the world you'll exit by getting the "happy slapping" you deserve
 
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