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2013-07-23 04:33:40 PM
Forget the science, bring on the cold sweater-less women.
 
2013-07-23 04:36:22 PM
The women who lives here in on the Netflix fitness plan, so there's that.
It helps if the woman has the metabolism greater than that of, say, a standard red building brick.
 
2013-07-23 04:38:53 PM
o.onionstatic.com
 
2013-07-23 04:48:14 PM
Ah, Slate... where you get a quick reference to a study and a bunch of whining about the oppression of the patriarchy.
 
2013-07-23 04:48:30 PM
Obvious tag on vacation?  The answer is simple, because they're cold blooded
 
2013-07-23 04:49:53 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
Not enough women in sweaters in this thread
 
2013-07-23 04:53:02 PM
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-23 05:05:16 PM
Pretty much EVERYBODY needs a sweater at the damn theater... Not only do they air condition the holy fark out of the place(To offset the heat from a potentially full auditorium full of bodies), but you aren't moving, and so aren't really keeping your own body temp up.

I won't go to a movie in the summer wearing shorts and flip flops, maybe shorts with shoes, but usually, even if it's 100 outside, I'll wear Levi's... You can get frostbite in there...
 
2013-07-23 05:06:24 PM

Mikey1969: Pretty much EVERYBODY needs a sweater at the damn theater... Not only do they air condition the holy fark out of the place(To offset the heat from a potentially full auditorium full of bodies), but you aren't moving, and so aren't really keeping your own body temp up.

I won't go to a movie in the summer wearing shorts and flip flops, maybe shorts with shoes, but usually, even if it's 100 outside, I'll wear Levi's... You can get frostbite in there...


I sneak whiskey into the movies and that keeps me warm enough.
 
2013-07-23 05:06:52 PM
Sweater puppies thread ?
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-07-23 05:07:48 PM
Came for sweater nips -- left happy. Will check back.
 
2013-07-23 05:08:49 PM

akula: Ah, Slate... where you get a quick reference to a study and a bunch of whining about the oppression of the patriarchy.


that they got from io9 no less
 
2013-07-23 05:10:41 PM
They just had to bring politics in  For that may they never see a nipple again and they get leprosy starting on their penis
 
2013-07-23 05:10:41 PM
My wife has Renaud's, which is a circulatory disorder, so her extremities are ALWAYS cold. This reaches a peak in winter when my belly is, apparently, the warmest place in the world.
 
2013-07-23 05:17:07 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Mikey1969: Pretty much EVERYBODY needs a sweater at the damn theater... Not only do they air condition the holy fark out of the place(To offset the heat from a potentially full auditorium full of bodies), but you aren't moving, and so aren't really keeping your own body temp up.

I won't go to a movie in the summer wearing shorts and flip flops, maybe shorts with shoes, but usually, even if it's 100 outside, I'll wear Levi's... You can get frostbite in there...

I sneak whiskey into the movies and that keeps me warm enough.


That worked well at baseball games. My buddy and I discovered that 1 airline bottle of booze mixed perfectly with a large coke. 3 of those over the course of the game is a nice way to both enjoy the game and prime the pump for the bar afterwards...

We have a theater here that has a full bar attached, as well as a restaurant that serves pub food(Burgers, pizzas, samiches...). Great way to enjoy your movie, and they have an old style restaurant board on the side, and just light up your number when your food is ready. Of course, being Utah, they got cited last year and almost lost their liquor license for showing The Hangover II, since it has "full frontal nudity". Not that anyone complained, some liquor board person just decided to make it their business...
 
2013-07-23 05:22:01 PM
"Feminists readily admit that women are far more likely to get pregnant than men are. "

But men can have the right to have babies, correct?
 
2013-07-23 05:25:30 PM

Mikey1969: Pretty much EVERYBODY needs a sweater at the damn theater... Not only do they air condition the holy fark out of the place(To offset the heat from a potentially full auditorium full of bodies), but you aren't moving, and so aren't really keeping your own body temp up.

I won't go to a movie in the summer wearing shorts and flip flops, maybe shorts with shoes, but usually, even if it's 100 outside, I'll wear Levi's... You can get frostbite in there...


Or maybe you're really a chick?
 
2013-07-23 05:29:28 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: akula: Ah, Slate... where you get a quick reference to a study and a bunch of whining about the oppression of the patriarchy.

that they got from io9 no less


I'm waiting for the UPROXX blurb referring to the io9 link to be posted momentarily.
 
2013-07-23 05:37:49 PM

ChubbyTiger: Mikey1969: Pretty much EVERYBODY needs a sweater at the damn theater... Not only do they air condition the holy fark out of the place(To offset the heat from a potentially full auditorium full of bodies), but you aren't moving, and so aren't really keeping your own body temp up.

I won't go to a movie in the summer wearing shorts and flip flops, maybe shorts with shoes, but usually, even if it's 100 outside, I'll wear Levi's... You can get frostbite in there...

Or maybe you're really a chick?


I wish I had some boobs to play with when I'm bored, but nope, no vagina down there...
 
2013-07-23 05:40:12 PM
www.failedhumor.com
 
2013-07-23 05:40:55 PM
I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?
 
2013-07-23 05:42:40 PM

Mikey1969: We have a theater here that has a full bar attached, as well as a restaurant that serves pub food(Burgers, pizzas, samiches...). Great way to enjoy your movie, and they have an old style restaurant board on the side, and just light up your number when your food is ready.


The "good" theater around here is like that. The bar even has balcony seats for the movies, so you can take your food/drink to the show and not have to deal with someone's fidgeting kids (as it's 21 & up seating). I just wish I didn't have to drive the better part of an hour to get there, or pay a higher ticket price (basically a cover charge) to get into the bar. Movies cost too much as it is.
 
2013-07-23 05:45:28 PM

FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?


Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).
 
2013-07-23 05:47:29 PM

Mikey1969: ChubbyTiger: Mikey1969: Pretty much EVERYBODY needs a sweater at the damn theater... Not only do they air condition the holy fark out of the place(To offset the heat from a potentially full auditorium full of bodies), but you aren't moving, and so aren't really keeping your own body temp up.

I won't go to a movie in the summer wearing shorts and flip flops, maybe shorts with shoes, but usually, even if it's 100 outside, I'll wear Levi's... You can get frostbite in there...

Or maybe you're really a chick?

I wish I had some boobs to play with when I'm bored, but nope, no vagina down there...


Are you sure? Check again.
 
2013-07-23 05:47:40 PM
Huh, this looks interesting....

No need to just trust your gut on this one: Robert T. Gonzalez of io9 rounds up

*close*
 
2013-07-23 05:48:40 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Movies cost too much as it is.


I agree...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-23 05:57:33 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).


yeah, modern day noise levels are terrible.  movies are way too loud.  volume is the primary reason i hate movie theaters.

 my wife and other people always want to go to movies.  generally i can avoid it.  but sometimes i decide to be nice and suffer hell for someone else. (loud noise is hell)

i should try taking earplugs.  that's pretty brilliant.
 
2013-07-23 06:05:03 PM
I find that girls who complain about being cold have a super unhealthy diet with almost no protein or fats.
 
2013-07-23 06:10:31 PM
this is not a tight fuzzy bookmark
 
2013-07-23 06:10:32 PM

pute kisses like a man: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

yeah, modern day noise levels are terrible.  movies are way too loud.  volume is the primary reason i hate movie theaters.

 my wife and other people always want to go to movies.  generally i can avoid it.  but sometimes i decide to be nice and suffer hell for someone else. (loud noise is hell)

i should try taking earplugs.  that's pretty brilliant.


I've pretty much stopped watching 90% of movies because the audio engineers think that it's really farking cool to have the action scenes be about a thousand times louder than scenes with dialogue. There's been times, back when I used to smoke, where we had the dialogue barely audible and I'd go out to smoke and could hear the action scenes dozens of feet down the road. I think it was the Avengers or something, but that shiat is flat out unacceptable.
 
2013-07-23 06:24:37 PM

Shakin_Haitian: pute kisses like a man: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

yeah, modern day noise levels are terrible.  movies are way too loud.  volume is the primary reason i hate movie theaters.

 my wife and other people always want to go to movies.  generally i can avoid it.  but sometimes i decide to be nice and suffer hell for someone else. (loud noise is hell)

i should try taking earplugs.  that's pretty brilliant.

I've pretty much stopped watching 90% of movies because the audio engineers think that it's really farking cool to have the action scenes be about a thousand times louder than scenes with dialogue. There's been times, back when I used to smoke, where we had the dialogue barely audible and I'd go out to smoke and could hear the action scenes dozens of feet down the road. I think it was the Avengers or something, but that shiat is flat out unacceptable.


It's annoying as hell to have to turn on subtitles just to hear dialogue and to turn your speakers up, only for there to suddenly be the sound of a car horn that blats like the opening of the zipper of the fly of God Almighty and you have to quickly turn it down before your neighbors call the cops.
 
2013-07-23 06:27:41 PM

Shakin_Haitian: pute kisses like a man: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

yeah, modern day noise levels are terrible.  movies are way too loud.  volume is the primary reason i hate movie theaters.

 my wife and other people always want to go to movies.  generally i can avoid it.  but sometimes i decide to be nice and suffer hell for someone else. (loud noise is hell)

i should try taking earplugs.  that's pretty brilliant.

I've pretty much stopped watching 90% of movies because the audio engineers think that it's really farking cool to have the action scenes be about a thousand times louder than scenes with dialogue. There's been times, back when I used to smoke, where we had the dialogue barely audible and I'd go out to smoke and could hear the action scenes dozens of feet down the road. I think it was the Avengers or something, but that shiat is flat out unacceptable.


Watching with the captions on helps (not everyone likes them, I know).  I have a hard time picking out voices when there's a lot of background noise, even though my hearing is good otherwise.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who's bugged by the jacked-up action/music sound.
 
2013-07-23 06:30:27 PM

Lochsteppe: Shakin_Haitian: pute kisses like a man: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

yeah, modern day noise levels are terrible.  movies are way too loud.  volume is the primary reason i hate movie theaters.

 my wife and other people always want to go to movies.  generally i can avoid it.  but sometimes i decide to be nice and suffer hell for someone else. (loud noise is hell)

i should try taking earplugs.  that's pretty brilliant.

I've pretty much stopped watching 90% of movies because the audio engineers think that it's really farking cool to have the action scenes be about a thousand times louder than scenes with dialogue. There's been times, back when I used to smoke, where we had the dialogue barely audible and I'd go out to smoke and could hear the action scenes dozens of feet down the road. I think it was the Avengers or something, but that shiat is flat out unacceptable.

Watching with the captions on helps (not everyone likes them, I know).  I have a hard time picking out voices when there's a lot of background noise, even though my hearing is good otherwise.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who's bugged by the jacked-up action/music sound.


I'd be fine with CC as my mom was deaf and I saw it growing up, but my wife absolutely loathes it and it can ruin comedy movies pretty bad so my remote gets quite a workout. It kind of destroys immersion, though.
 
2013-07-23 06:39:36 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Lochsteppe: Shakin_Haitian: pute kisses like a man: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

yeah, modern day noise levels are terrible.  movies are way too loud.  volume is the primary reason i hate movie theaters.

 my wife and other people always want to go to movies.  generally i can avoid it.  but sometimes i decide to be nice and suffer hell for someone else. (loud noise is hell)

i should try taking earplugs.  that's pretty brilliant.

I've pretty much stopped watching 90% of movies because the audio engineers think that it's really farking cool to have the action scenes be about a thousand times louder than scenes with dialogue. There's been times, back when I used to smoke, where we had the dialogue barely audible and I'd go out to smoke and could hear the action scenes dozens of feet down the road. I think it was the Avengers or something, but that shiat is flat out unacceptable.

Watching with the captions on helps (not everyone likes them, I know).  I have a hard time picking out voices when there's a lot of background noise, even though my hearing is good otherwise.  I'm glad I'm not the only one who's bugged by the jacked-up action/music sound.

I'd be fine with CC as my mom was deaf and I saw it growing up, but my wife absolutely loathes it and it can ruin comedy movies pretty bad so my remote gets quite a workout. It kind of destroys immersion, though.


Maybe that will be one more feature for Google Glass - captions for whatever you're watching on TV or at the theater that only you can see.

/After they get the porn thing worked out, of course.
 
2013-07-23 06:59:43 PM
If you want to be warm, don't wear tanktops / tshirts that reveal cleavage, sheer clothing, and / or shorts or sleeveless clothes?

Seems like basic laws of thermodynamics ... or common sense.

(I do appreciate the sacrifices females make, if you know what I mean.)
 
2013-07-23 07:07:24 PM

CrazyCracka420: Obvious tag on vacation?  The answer is simple, because they're cold blooded


I have admitted to my wife that I know he soft, female exterior is really just covering up a cold-blooded spider that will, at the appropriate moment, allows its extra legs to sprout through its disguise and consume me for my warmth and viscous fluids.  Or I tell her I'm not cold because I'm a mammal.
 
2013-07-23 07:08:22 PM
Hey subby, no pointing to Amanda Marcotte and say "here somes the science". Marcotte doesn't exist in a scientific universe.

The science was at i09.

i.imgur.com

All Marcotte gave us was a load of derailing, off-topic, citation-free, strawmen horseshiat about how men oppress women, and some self-victimizing, self-loathing, martyr crapola about being made to suffer since she has a uterus.

i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com

Subby, did you have a problem finding the link to the source material?
 
2013-07-23 07:32:06 PM
so why does my wife always want the A/C on in the car?
 
2013-07-23 07:38:36 PM
In my experience, it's not that they get cold easily, it's that women have a teeny tiny range of comfort. Anything between about 65 and 95 is more or less fine with me while my wife is good between 76 and 78. It's frustrating.
 
2013-07-23 08:02:26 PM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).


Sorry to extend the threadjack, but a friend (who's supposedly in "the industry") tells me, it's because most music these days is mostly heard through earbuds and not proper speakers, so any subtlety in volume is essentially pointless.
 
2013-07-23 08:06:29 PM
I envy my wife and her constant desire for a blanket, even on days when the heat index exceeds 110 degrees F.
 
2013-07-23 08:23:53 PM

Arkanaut: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

Sorry to extend the threadjack, but a friend (who's supposedly in "the industry") tells me, it's because most music these days is mostly heard through earbuds and not proper speakers, so any subtlety in volume is essentially pointless.


Back in the day, movie sound sucked.  It took 15 minutes in before your ears adjusted and could follow.
Then Lucas did THX, and Dolby followed with their system.  For a while. movie sound was awesome (1982 to 2000).

And now the pendulum has swung the other direction.

/6-speaker onion on my belt.
 
2013-07-23 08:28:28 PM

FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?


It may be specific to your theater.  There are a few theaters here where I most definitely need ear plugs; other places, it's not so bad and plugs aren't necessary.
 
2013-07-23 08:36:59 PM

Arkanaut: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

Sorry to extend the threadjack, but a friend (who's supposedly in "the industry") tells me, it's because most music these days is mostly heard through earbuds and not proper speakers, so any subtlety in volume is essentially pointless.


Wouldn't that allow for a greater range of subtlely since the people making the music don't have to worry about quieter sound being lost in the air between the listener and loudspeakers?
 
2013-07-23 08:45:17 PM

Arkanaut: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

Some accounting people figured out years ago that, statistically speaking, movies that sell more tickets are louder. So of course theater people interpreted that research as "turning up the volume will raise ticket sales". The same thing has happened with top-40 music (louder songs sell better, so the studios alter the dynamic range to make the whole song louder).

Sorry to extend the threadjack, but a friend (who's supposedly in "the industry") tells me, it's because most music these days is mostly heard through earbuds and not proper speakers, so any subtlety in volume is essentially pointless.


I'd have to disagree, I think it's because of music in cars. Road noise washes out certain frequencies, and quiet passages disappear. NPR I have to completely adjust the tone to hear everything at a comfortable volume.
 
2013-07-23 08:54:27 PM

Shakin_Haitian: Wouldn't that allow for a greater range of subtlely since the people making the music don't have to worry about quieter sound being lost in the air between the listener and loudspeakers?


One would think, but it pretty much means people blast their ears directly and all nuance is lost.
 
2013-07-23 09:24:36 PM

RoyBatty: Hey subby, no pointing to Amanda Marcotte and say "here somes the science". Marcotte doesn't exist in a scientific universe.

The science was at i09.

All Marcotte gave us was a load of derailing, off-topic, citation-free, strawmen horseshiat about how men oppress women, and some self-victimizing, self-loathing, martyr crapola about being made to suffer since she has a uterus.

Subby, did you have a problem finding the link to the source material?


That's kind of how Marcotte is.
 
2013-07-23 09:35:17 PM
I perspire a lot. It's never helped me find women at the theater.
 
2013-07-23 09:41:18 PM

Saul T. Balzac: FabulousFreep: I've needed ear plugs for the last few movies. Are people really that deaf or is there something I'm missing in the alarmingly loud cacophony of noise that seems to be movie sound tracks ?

It may be specific to your theater.  There are a few theaters here where I most definitely need ear plugs; other places, it's not so bad and plugs aren't necessary.


There's a theater here in Austin that used to have "autism friendly" movie showings.  Basically they would keep the lights dimmed instead of totally off and would drop the sound track to a level that doesn't make your ears bleed.
 
2013-07-23 09:42:05 PM

Shakin_Haitian: I find that girls who complain about being cold have a super unhealthy diet with almost no protein or fats.


Yah, no. I think it's hereditary--my mother was always freezing too. I"m skinny but I eat plenty of fat. Fat good.
 
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