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(Daily Mail)   The results are in and women agree: Men are basically good for nothing other than killing spiders, cooking with fire, and drinking   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 208
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2013-08-06 02:29:53 PM  

enderthexenocide: if i ever get married, my future wife will have to handle spider duty.  i have a paralyzing phobia about spiders and pretty much any kind of insect.  i don't drink either, and i have no interest in grilling or cooking with fire.  i am however very nice and polite and well-groomed, and i want to have children and have a happy family.  call me, ladies.


You sound like you've never had a girlfriend.
 
2013-08-06 02:34:12 PM  

Virtuoso80: Obviously, two can play at this game:

Top 10 skills women lack

1. Understanding that the world doesn't revolve around them.
2. Having interesting personalities.
3. Having interesting hobbies.
4. Making sense.
5. Controlling their emotions.
6. Having in-depth knowledge of anything important in the world: Politics, Economics, History, Global Affairs. etc.
7. Understanding there are more important things in the world than clothes and fashion.
8. Either way, the DVD player does not take a PhD to operate, and you should be able to figure it out yourself.
9. Needing help with a friggin' spider, let alone staying calm in any sort of actual crisis.
10. Understanding that they are half of the relationship too, and men do not exist just to do things for them.


11. Getting along with other women in a professional environment
 
2013-08-06 02:39:36 PM  

pkellmey: grumpfuff:
[citation needed]

Here


Your use of lmgtfy is telling. Normally the one making the assertion is expected to you know..present evidence supporting that assertion. Anyway, I figured I'd highlight some quotes from one of the articles about it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/9572187/Couples-who -s hare-the-housework-are-more-likely-to-divorce-study-finds.html

Dr Frank Furedi, Sociology professor at the University of Canterbury, said the study made sense as chore sharing took place more among couples from middle class professional backgrounds, where divorce rates are known to be high.
"These people are extremely sensitive to making sure everything is formal, laid out and contractual. That does make for a fairly fraught relationship," he told the Daily Telegraph.
"The more you organise your relationship, the more you work out diaries and schedules, the more it becomes a business relationship than an intimate, loving spontaneous one.


As in maybe it has to do with the structure of the entire relationship, not just sharing chores.

"That tends to encourage a conflict of interest rather than finding harmonious resolutions." He said while the survey applied to Norway, he was confident the results would be the same in the UK.
"In a good relationship people simply don't know who does what and don't particularly care. "Unless marriage is a relationship above anything else, then whenever there are tensions or contradictions things come to a head. You have less capacity to forgive and absorb the bad stuff."


Note the bolded part.

The survey appeared to contradict another recent one across seven countries including Britain that found that men who shouldered a bigger share of domestic responsibilities had a better sense of wellbeing and enjoyed a better work-life balance.

Hmm..almost as if..there's no clear consensus, because its a case-by-case basis and broad generalizations generally don't work?


Anyway, here's a more telling article.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2012/10/researcher-there-no-ca us al-relationship-between-sharing-housework-and-divorce/57458/


A very telling quotation?

Also in that piece, I mentioned that I'd gotten in touch with the lead author on the study, Thomas Hansen, to find out more. He responded over the weekend to some questions, and sent along the study itself, most of which is in Norwegian (the English summary begins on page 223). Hansen told us, as for the media-presumed causality between household chore sharing and divorce rates, "I primarily think that there is no causal relationship," and instead says that people have adopted more modern perspectives "in terms of household division as well as in their views on marriage and divorce (among other things)."

So even the researcher of the study you're talking about disagrees with your conclusion. Care to try again?
 
2013-08-06 02:39:58 PM  

pkellmey: PsiChick: Basily Gourt: A man's job, since the dawn of time, has been to provide. And we excel at it.
We will take any risk to accomplish that. And run over anyone who gets in our way.

The pissing and moaning in that article about men's shortcomings? Just another screed (written by women, no doubt) to tell men that we suck at being women.

I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Researchers have found the happiest couples have territories that do not intermingle. A couple where one is responsible for an area (the car/the lawn/the kitchen/the laundry room) that is completely different than the other generally have longer marriages and consider themselves happier overall. Equally sharing the same job brings disharmony usually because at some point it appears that it is not done at the same level as the other person could do it. When areas of responsibility are split, people can generate enough mental distance from that area not to find it too annoying.


Well, I clicked your link, and after looking through junk-science 'we do not know what causation, correlation, or data drawn from  frickin' Norway means, so OH NOES PANIC!!111!' articles, I found this. It's not a cause of divorce. It's a sign that the relationship is in a younger generation and the women are more financially stable, so they're more likely to break up when needed as opposed to older\less financially stable couples, where they 'stick it out'.

So, uh...no.

/If it's on popular media, ALWAYS check the source
 
2013-08-06 02:45:49 PM  

PsiChick: pkellmey: PsiChick: Basily Gourt: A man's job, since the dawn of time, has been to provide. And we excel at it.
We will take any risk to accomplish that. And run over anyone who gets in our way.

The pissing and moaning in that article about men's shortcomings? Just another screed (written by women, no doubt) to tell men that we suck at being women.

I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Researchers have found the happiest couples have territories that do not intermingle. A couple where one is responsible for an area (the car/the lawn/the kitchen/the laundry room) that is completely different than the other generally have longer marriages and consider themselves happier overall. Equally sharing the same job brings disharmony usually because at some point it appears that it is not done at the same level as the other person could do it. When areas of responsibility are split, people can generate enough mental distance from that area not to find it too annoying.

Well, I clicked your link, and after looking through junk-science 'we do not know what causation, correlation, or data drawn from  frickin' Norway means, so OH NOES PANIC!!111!' articles, I found this. It's not a cause of divorce. It's a sign that the relationship is in a younger generation and the women are more financially stable, so they're more likely to break up when needed as opposed to older\less financially stable couples, where they 'stick it out'.

So, uh...no.

/If it's on popular media, ALWAYS check the source



Damn you for making the same point in a better way. *shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-08-06 02:53:24 PM  
PsiChick:
Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.


This is still slightly location dependent.  My 103 lb wife is not going to cut and split 6 - 8 cords of firewood a year, or even half that, with a 14 lb chainsaw and an 8 lb splitting maul.  Things I'm better at I do exclusively.  The rest we split.

I do recognize that most people don't live out in the boonies though.
 
2013-08-06 02:58:37 PM  

grumpfuff: Damn you for making the same point in a better way. *shakes tiny fist*


Aww, thanks.

Mose: PsiChick:
Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

This is still slightly location dependent.  My 103 lb wife is not going to cut and split 6 - 8 cords of firewood a year, or even half that, with a 14 lb chainsaw and an 8 lb splitting maul.  Things I'm better at I do exclusively.  The rest we split.

I do recognize that most people don't live out in the boonies though.


There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p

/Sounds like you like where you live, though, good on you guys.
 
2013-08-06 03:08:03 PM  

PsiChick: Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis


Well, that's disappointing.
 
2013-08-06 03:19:23 PM  

OgreMagi: PsiChick: Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis

Well, that's disappointing.


...Well, when doing  chores...

/Now, at other times...
 
2013-08-06 03:22:00 PM  

PsiChick: OgreMagi: PsiChick: Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis

Well, that's disappointing.

...Well, when doing  chores...

/Now, at other times...



Go on...
 
2013-08-06 03:25:54 PM  
I can repair, replace or install anything in a house. I can also do all plumbing, wiring and well as painting, Drywall and carpet, tile and hardwood flooring. I also can cook anything aside from seafood since I do not eat it nor can stand the smell of it and I even create my own recipes. I am also great at landscaping and have a very green thumb when it comes to plants and gardening. I also know how to do laundry and iron. I can repair/replace most items on vehicles, prepare taxes and balance checkbooks. I am able to have an informed conversation on almost any subject though my knowledge is limited in sports, comedies and reality TV. I can also make a woman orgasm in less than two minutes through oral sex and I am able to have intercourse daily multiple times with little or no pause after ejaculation.
 
2013-08-06 03:32:33 PM  

PsiChick: Basily Gourt: A man's job, since the dawn of time, has been to provide. And we excel at it.
We will take any risk to accomplish that. And run over anyone who gets in our way.

The pissing and moaning in that article about men's shortcomings? Just another screed (written by women, no doubt) to tell men that we suck at being women.

I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.


Hope you change the oil in your car every second time, mow the lawn every second week, shovel half the driveway, rake half the leaves, fix every second plumbing problem, etc

I get where you're comming from but I've found a lot of time women think we're just playing when we're out bashing our knuckles fixing/maintaining something so we don't have to spend another $1000 we don't have on something. IE in response to the back breaking work of processing firewood ("There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p" - yeah I have, and we can afford to run a bunch for a month and still be cold, while for the same money I can heat our house the whole winter and be warm)

May partner gets it, I just hope you do.
 
2013-08-06 03:32:37 PM  

Profedius: I can repair, replace or install anything in a house. I can also do all plumbing, wiring and well as painting, Drywall and carpet, tile and hardwood flooring. I also can cook anything aside from seafood since I do not eat it nor can stand the smell of it and I even create my own recipes. I am also great at landscaping and have a very green thumb when it comes to plants and gardening. I also know how to do laundry and iron. I can repair/replace most items on vehicles, prepare taxes and balance checkbooks. I am able to have an informed conversation on almost any subject though my knowledge is limited in sports, comedies and reality TV. I can also make a woman orgasm in less than two minutes through oral sex and I am able to have intercourse daily multiple times with little or no pause after ejaculation.


Dude, this isn't eHarmony.com
 
2013-08-06 03:39:36 PM  

C_Canuk: Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

Hope you change the oil in your car every second time, mow the lawn every second week, shovel half the driveway, rake half the leaves, fix every second plumbing problem, etc

I get where you're comming from but I've found a lot of time women think we're just playing when we're out bashing our knuckles fixing/maintaining something so we don't have to spend another $1000 we don't have on something. IE in response to the back breaking work of processing firewood ("There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p" - yeah I have, and we can afford to run a bunch for a month and still be cold, while for the same money I can heat our house the whole winter and be warm)

May partner gets it, I just hope you do.


So because you fix one or two things a year you get a free pass on all other housework? Is that what you're trying to say?
 
2013-08-06 03:43:30 PM  

C_Canuk: PsiChick: Basily Gourt: A man's job, since the dawn of time, has been to provide. And we excel at it.
We will take any risk to accomplish that. And run over anyone who gets in our way.

The pissing and moaning in that article about men's shortcomings? Just another screed (written by women, no doubt) to tell men that we suck at being women.

I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

Hope you change the oil in your car every second time, mow the lawn every second week, shovel half the driveway, rake half the leaves, fix every second plumbing problem, etc

I get where you're comming from but I've found a lot of time women think we're just playing when we're out bashing our knuckles fixing/maintaining something so we don't have to spend another $1000 we don't have on something. IE in response to the back breaking work of processing firewood ("There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p" - yeah I have, and we can afford to run a bunch for a month and still be cold, while for the same money I can heat our house the whole winter and be warm)

May partner gets it, I just hope you do.


I hate cars. My girlfriend's father works for Mercedes, and therefore has been around cars her whole life. She knows waaay more about them than I do. She never bashes her knuckles, so I'm guessing she's better at fixing cars than you. So...your argument is what, exactly?
 
2013-08-06 03:55:05 PM  
Oh good!!  I can stop running errands for you and acting like I care.  I'm glad we had this conversation.
 
2013-08-06 04:06:53 PM  

PsiChick: So because you fix one or two things a year you get a free pass on all other housework? Is that what you're trying to say?


I like that you even totally disregarded the part where he said they split things equally unless one party is the obvious choice because they do it better.

Also he's talking about splitting enough wood to heat a house for months.  I can tell you have at best a passing acquaintance with using your body to do anything even remotely difficult (I peg you as someone who gets out of breath climbing the stairs, but hey uhhhh elevators have you heard of them teee heee) as you think the effort required to do that is apparently equivalent to the regular household tasks that he does.
 
2013-08-06 04:31:42 PM  

Super_pope: PsiChick: So because you fix one or two things a year you get a free pass on all other housework? Is that what you're trying to say?

I like that you even totally disregarded the part where he said they split things equally unless one party is the obvious choice because they do it better.

Also he's talking about splitting enough wood to heat a house for months.  I can tell you have at best a passing acquaintance with using your body to do anything even remotely difficult (I peg you as someone who gets out of breath climbing the stairs, but hey uhhhh elevators have you heard of them teee heee) as you think the effort required to do that is apparently equivalent to the regular household tasks that he does.


I like that you even totally disregarded the rest of the post, where it was all about how women think men are 'playing' when they're really WORKING FOR THE GOOD OF EVERYONE, DON'T YOU GET HOW SPECIAL WE ARE?! He might not have  meant it, but his post sure as hell  said it.

And sorry to disappoint you, but if that much wood needed to be split, I would split the damn wood. I don't  like doing heavy physical labor, but that doesn't mean I'm some lardass who can't handle it. Especially since I've been helping my parents under duress with various yard renovations since I was a kid.

/Protip: If you want sculpted abs, shovel gravel for a few hours a day.
 
2013-08-06 05:01:36 PM  

phlegmmo: And often all at the same time.


Done in one.
 
2013-08-06 05:02:14 PM  

PsiChick: I like that you even totally disregarded the rest of the post, where it was all about how women think men are 'playing' when they're really WORKING FOR THE GOOD OF EVERYONE, DON'T YOU GET HOW SPECIAL WE ARE?! He might not have meant it, but his post sure as hell said it.


Alright well that's a pretty extrordinary conclusion based on what he wrote but I'll let you have it if you show your work.

Mose: PsiChick:
Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

This is still slightly location dependent.  My 103 lb wife is not going to cut and split 6 - 8 cords of firewood a year, or even half that, with a 14 lb chainsaw and an 8 lb splitting maul.  Things I'm better at I do exclusively.  The rest we split.

I do recognize that most people don't live out in the boonies though.

 
2013-08-06 05:14:56 PM  
I find men in general to be as useful as women. I guess it depends on what we're talking about.

Helping me think of something to get someone for a baby gift, most men probably would not be helpful.
Helping me change a tire, most women, not helpful.
 
2013-08-06 05:35:05 PM  

grumpfuff: C_Canuk: PsiChick: Basily Gourt: A man's job, since the dawn of time, has been to provide. And we excel at it.
We will take any risk to accomplish that. And run over anyone who gets in our way.

The pissing and moaning in that article about men's shortcomings? Just another screed (written by women, no doubt) to tell men that we suck at being women.

I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Here in the land of reality, neither men nor women need to go out and hunt the sabertooth tiger, so most of us value, in either gender, a partner who can share basic chores, since the chores for men and women are going to be  exactly the same unless you want to go the housewife\breadwinner route.

Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

Hope you change the oil in your car every second time, mow the lawn every second week, shovel half the driveway, rake half the leaves, fix every second plumbing problem, etc

I get where you're comming from but I've found a lot of time women think we're just playing when we're out bashing our knuckles fixing/maintaining something so we don't have to spend another $1000 we don't have on something. IE in response to the back breaking work of processing firewood ("There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p" - yeah I have, and we can afford to run a bunch for a month and still be cold, while for the same money I can heat our house the whole winter and be warm)

May partner gets it, I just hope you do.

I hate cars. My girlfriend's father works for Mercedes, and therefore has been around cars her whole life. She knows waaay more about them than I do. She never bashes her knuckles, so I'm guessing she's better at fixing cars than you. So...your argument is what, exactly?


that you'd better be doing the house work while she's working on the car, and better not be demanding she help with the housework
 
2013-08-06 05:36:01 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Profedius: I can repair, replace or install anything in a house. I can also do all plumbing, wiring and well as painting, Drywall and carpet, tile and hardwood flooring. I also can cook anything aside from seafood since I do not eat it nor can stand the smell of it and I even create my own recipes. I am also great at landscaping and have a very green thumb when it comes to plants and gardening. I also know how to do laundry and iron. I can repair/replace most items on vehicles, prepare taxes and balance checkbooks. I am able to have an informed conversation on almost any subject though my knowledge is limited in sports, comedies and reality TV. I can also make a woman orgasm in less than two minutes through oral sex and I am able to have intercourse daily multiple times with little or no pause after ejaculation.

Dude, this isn't eHarmony.com




You sir owe my a new keyboard. I do not think I would put that on eHarmony

I was just thing about reading stories about how men are not able to do the items women are considered to do and how simple minded that belief is. Many men remain single far into their adult lives and need to perform tasks women are thought to take care of.
 
2013-08-06 05:39:31 PM  

PsiChick: C_Canuk: Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

Hope you change the oil in your car every second time, mow the lawn every second week, shovel half the driveway, rake half the leaves, fix every second plumbing problem, etc

I get where you're comming from but I've found a lot of time women think we're just playing when we're out bashing our knuckles fixing/maintaining something so we don't have to spend another $1000 we don't have on something. IE in response to the back breaking work of processing firewood ("There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p" - yeah I have, and we can afford to run a bunch for a month and still be cold, while for the same money I can heat our house the whole winter and be warm)

May partner gets it, I just hope you do.

So because you fix one or two things a year you get a free pass on all other housework? Is that what you're trying to say?


not at all

mowing the lawn is a lot more brutal that sweeping the floors, and it's a weekly task, so is shovelling the walk. Maintaining a house, to retain it's value is a constant chore. Women like to spout off about how the men should be sharing in the chores they do while ignoring the labour the men do because they think it's considered play time.

cut, split and stack 4 cords of wood, and then tell me it's only a one time task that should not get due consideration.
 
2013-08-06 05:48:55 PM  
50-50 is never equal.

It didn't matter how we split the chores, I always had to do more because the ex dawdled with hers. Of course because I was done with mine it wasn't "equal." I could take 30 minutes to clean the bathroom top to bottom but she spent an easy 4 hours in there. Because she wasted more time on it, she was doing "more work," and in her mind I needed to do more to be "fair."

The goal posts will continue to move and we will never reach even a draw. If you point out the clear error in their ways, you're in the wrong.

I've noticed women are pretty good at diminishing your accomplishments and claim they could do the very same yet fail time and again to prove such an assertion.
 
2013-08-06 05:59:44 PM  
I usually use them for sex since I can do all three of the things listed myself

My husband usually saves the spiders and puts them outside.  He's nicer than me.
 
2013-08-06 06:00:05 PM  

ReverendJynxed: I could take 30 minutes to clean the bathroom top to bottom but she spent an easy 4 hours in there.


My ex took forever to grocery shop.  I could be in and out in 30 minutes.  She took a minimum of 90 minutes.  Every single farking time she would stand in the aisle comparing the ingredients in two brands.  Then she would buy the same one she bought last week, and every farking week before.  And next week she'll compare them again.  Multiply that by a few dozen grocery items and you have a huge time sink.

I go in, I get the brand I got the last time unless there's a reason to do otherwise (not happy with the quality, other brand is on sale).
 
2013-08-06 06:00:33 PM  
I bow down to your biatching prowess, ladies.
 
2013-08-06 06:01:52 PM  

serial_crusher: phlegmmo: And often all at the same time.

Spiders taste better raw.


4.bp.blogspot.com

YEESSSSSSS!!
 
2013-08-06 06:12:45 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: serial_crusher: phlegmmo: And often all at the same time.

Spiders taste better raw.

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YEESSSSSSS!!


Grilled tarantula tastes like lobster dipped in rancid butter. I shiat you not.
 
2013-08-06 06:13:59 PM  

ReverendJynxed: 50-50 is never equal.

It didn't matter how we split the chores, I always had to do more because the ex dawdled with hers. Of course because I was done with mine it wasn't "equal." I could take 30 minutes to clean the bathroom top to bottom but she spent an easy 4 hours in there. Because she wasted more time on it, she was doing "more work," and in her mind I needed to do more to be "fair."

The goal posts will continue to move and we will never reach even a draw. If you point out the clear error in their ways, you're in the wrong.

I've noticed women are pretty good at diminishing your accomplishments and claim they could do the very same yet fail time and again to prove such an assertion.


That is my experience with most people, not just women. They can dish it out, but they can't take it.
 
2013-08-06 06:16:00 PM  

grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: Getting a kick out of this thread.

Farkers, I am the silverback gorilla you should one day aspire to be. Farkettes, my apologies, I'm taken. Here are my stats:

- 41 years old
- 6'4", 245lbs, 38-inch waist
- Still have all my original teeth and most of my head hair, the latter running to salt and pepper much like George Clooney's
- Got my money right
- Average five loads of dishes and three loads of laundry per week
- Have lots of awesome tools and know how to use them around the house (if you know what I mean, and I think you do)
- Can drive non-stop for 12 hours and don't mind asking for directions
- Coach my son's soccer team
- Clean all the bathrooms in our house because nobody else knows how to do it right
- Teach a free self-defense class for bullied teens in our community (a majority of them being LGTBQ)
- My family is all in Hawai'i, so visiting the in-laws is never a chore

Cool story bro.

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Cool story bro.


assets.scumbagsteve.com
 
2013-08-06 06:29:27 PM  
How could you leave out that we change tires? That one's huge.
 
2013-08-06 06:34:08 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: FTFA:
Men can also be relied upon to buy the wrong sized clothes for their partner


That would be a lot easier to do correctly if women's sizes made any gosh darn sense, and if the same size between different brands and different stores was always the same actual size.


Let me help with this (from a man with three older sisters who were all either cheerleaders or pagent winners who has successfully bought clothes for his wife -and when I was single for girlfriends I was dating).

1. Get her measurements (not what size she says she is -this is meaningless for various reasons.. different manufacturers, etc.).
2. Find her favorite store online.
3. You won't find a dress that *exactly* fits her measurements unless you are really lucky. Get that out of your head early, and you'll be fine. What you will find is a dress that fits her measurements *proportionally*...
4. Say you start with 36-24-36, and find a dress that is 38-26-38... that *will* fit and will look good on her.
5. Say you start with 36-24-36, and find a dress that is 36-30-38... that *will not* fit right and will look awful on her.
6. Tend at least one inch up and you can account for water weight, and sucking in (which women do when you take their measurements), but typically don't go more than 2 inches in *any* direction.

It's that simple. Seriously.

I bought my wife several dresses early on as we had a few formal occasions to go to, and bought them online (sight unseen). Every single one of them fit her beautifully.

In fact, she asked me how I did it so well, because she's never been able to find clothes that fit her right.

That's what a tailor would do to sew her a dress, all you have to do is look for something online that she would like that fits her proportionally.
 
2013-08-06 06:38:39 PM  
Point made in the first seven seconds:

http://youtu.be/E1Oy0oK38gc
 
2013-08-06 06:51:14 PM  

Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: Getting a kick out of this thread.

Farkers, I am the silverback gorilla you should one day aspire to be. Farkettes, my apologies, I'm taken. Here are my stats:

- 41 years old
- 6'4", 245lbs, 38-inch waist
- Still have all my original teeth and most of my head hair, the latter running to salt and pepper much like George Clooney's
- Got my money right
- Average five loads of dishes and three loads of laundry per week
- Have lots of awesome tools and know how to use them around the house (if you know what I mean, and I think you do)
- Can drive non-stop for 12 hours and don't mind asking for directions
- Coach my son's soccer team
- Clean all the bathrooms in our house because nobody else knows how to do it right
- Teach a free self-defense class for bullied teens in our community (a majority of them being LGTBQ)
- My family is all in Hawai'i, so visiting the in-laws is never a chore

Cool story bro.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 228x221]

Cool story bro.

[assets.scumbagsteve.com image 646x650]


Cool story bro.
 
2013-08-06 06:52:22 PM  

C_Canuk: that you'd better be doing the house work while she's working on the car, and better not be demanding she help with the housework


Some of it. Other parts I'm not trusted to do.

/is dangerous in the kitchen
//not the good dangerous
 
2013-08-06 07:18:08 PM  
PsiChick:
Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

This is why my wife and I do the dishes standing together at the sink. We take in turns doing one dish each so we know it's 100% even.

/If both of us aren't available to stand there it doesn't get done.
//If it's an odd number of dishes we both clean the last one together.
///Some other third thing to illustrate how dumb that is.
 
2013-08-06 07:52:14 PM  

grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: Getting a kick out of this thread.

Farkers, I am the silverback gorilla you should one day aspire to be. Farkettes, my apologies, I'm taken. Here are my stats:

- 41 years old
- 6'4", 245lbs, 38-inch waist
- Still have all my original teeth and most of my head hair, the latter running to salt and pepper much like George Clooney's
- Got my money right
- Average five loads of dishes and three loads of laundry per week
- Have lots of awesome tools and know how to use them around the house (if you know what I mean, and I think you do)
- Can drive non-stop for 12 hours and don't mind asking for directions
- Coach my son's soccer team
- Clean all the bathrooms in our house because nobody else knows how to do it right
- Teach a free self-defense class for bullied teens in our community (a majority of them being LGTBQ)
- My family is all in Hawai'i, so visiting the in-laws is never a chore

Cool story bro.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 228x221]

Cool story bro.

[assets.scumbagsteve.com image 646x650]

Cool story bro.


You sound fat.
 
2013-08-06 08:11:20 PM  
Here's the thing: women are on this earth for the sexual gratification of men and make babies (preferably man-child). If the women are more prone to sexually gratify other women, then they are put on this earth to let men watch them.  After the women involved make sandwiches.
 
2013-08-06 08:18:27 PM  

Profedius: I can repair, replace or install anything in a house. I can also do all plumbing, wiring and well as painting, Drywall and carpet, tile and hardwood flooring. I also can cook anything aside from seafood since I do not eat it nor can stand the smell of it and I even create my own recipes. I am also great at landscaping and have a very green thumb when it comes to plants and gardening. I also know how to do laundry and iron. I can repair/replace most items on vehicles, prepare taxes and balance checkbooks. I am able to have an informed conversation on almost any subject though my knowledge is limited in sports, comedies and reality TV. I can also make a woman orgasm in less than two minutes through oral sex and I am able to have intercourse daily multiple times with little or no pause after ejaculation.


2/10. Too obviously over the top.
 
2013-08-06 08:58:16 PM  
ChaoticLimbs:
How strange, then, that the roads are paved, the buildings are heated and cooled, and there's a bridge to wherever anyone wants to go. How did all of that happen? Some woman must've done that.


****** "Men work to make life possible, women work to make life bearable." *******
 
2013-08-06 10:28:28 PM  
Good thing I invented fire, huh?

www.maxallancollins.com
 
2013-08-06 11:55:10 PM  

Super_pope: PsiChick: I like that you even totally disregarded the rest of the post, where it was all about how women think men are 'playing' when they're really WORKING FOR THE GOOD OF EVERYONE, DON'T YOU GET HOW SPECIAL WE ARE?! He might not have meant it, but his post sure as hell said it.

Alright well that's a pretty extrordinary conclusion based on what he wrote but I'll let you have it if you show your work.

Mose: PsiChick: (entirely wrong quote)


Sorry, I was referring to this one:

"I get where you're comming from but I've found a lot of time women think we're just playing when we're out bashing our knuckles fixing/maintaining something so we don't have to spend another $1000 we don't have on something. IE in response to the back breaking work of processing firewood ("There's this wonderful invention called a 'heater'...:p" - yeah I have, and we can afford to run a bunch for a month and still be cold, while for the same money I can heat our house the whole winter and be warm)

May partner gets it, I just hope you do."


Read the thread.

C_Canuk: PsiChick: C_Canuk: 

So because you fix one or two things a year you get a free pass on all other housework? Is that what you're trying to say?

not at all

mowing the lawn is a lot more brutal that sweeping the floors, and it's a weekly task, so is shovelling the walk. Maintaining a house, to retain it's value is a constant chore. Women like to spout off about how the men should be sharing in the chores they do while ignoring the labour the men do because they think it's considered play time.

cut, split and stack 4 cords of wood, and then tell me it's only a one time task that should not get due consideration.


Do you clean the kitchen once a week? Scrub every single counter, clean all the little corners, and scrub out the stove? I do that. I don't biatch that I shouldn't have to do dishes because I do--in fact, I consider those weekly chores  part of life, and go on with other chores without worrying about it.

Thing is, there are weekly chores that are  traditionally women's work, and they're just as hard (yes, cleaning for four hours is certainly good exercise, especially if you're working on the ceiling or some hidden crack). And women don't claim they should be excused from other chores because they're doing it. So either one partner does both weekly chores  and daily ones, or both do. No two ways around it.

Fafai: PsiChick:
Seriously. I don't care if you have a penis, if I'm out working and you're out working, we're dividing dishes in half.

This is why my wife and I do the dishes standing together at the sink. We take in turns doing one dish each so we know it's 100% even.

/If both of us aren't available to stand there it doesn't get done.
//If it's an odd number of dishes we both clean the last one together.
///Some other third thing to illustrate how dumb that is.


Yeah, talking to your wife and coming up with mutually agreed fairness is just passe.
 
2013-08-07 06:44:34 AM  

PsiChick: Yeah, talking to your wife and coming up with mutually agreed fairness is just passe.


You know nothing about the arrangement I have with my spouse except that I think it's dumb to split every single task in half.

Would you rather do 10 jobs with the freedom and autonomy to do it your way and at your own pace? Or would you rather do 20 jobs and quibble about the details while measuring who is doing exactly how much of every single one of those shared jobs just in case it's less than exactly equal?

I'm gonna guess you've never been married.
 
2013-08-07 09:08:51 AM  

PsiChick: Thing is, there are weekly chores that are traditionally women's work, and they're just as hard (yes, cleaning for four hours is certainly good exercise, especially if you're working on the ceiling or some hidden crack). And women don't claim they should be excused from other chores because they're doing it. So either one partner does both weekly chores and daily ones, or both do. No two ways around it.


Oh bullshiat no they aren't.  You put the dishes in the dishwasher, turn it on, and wipe the counter off and run the vacuum.  If you do everything right its low impact, low effort, and only takes an hour and a half.  There are no aching backs or dusting related injuries.  I did all that last night when I got home because I was feeling pretty jazzed up at the end of my workday, and it'll keep our apartment nice for the next 5 days (or forever if we could just stop making messes and then convincing ourselves we were too tired to fix them.
 
2013-08-07 10:55:10 AM  

Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: Getting a kick out of this thread.

Farkers, I am the silverback gorilla you should one day aspire to be. Farkettes, my apologies, I'm taken. Here are my stats:

- 41 years old
- 6'4", 245lbs, 38-inch waist
- Still have all my original teeth and most of my head hair, the latter running to salt and pepper much like George Clooney's
- Got my money right
- Average five loads of dishes and three loads of laundry per week
- Have lots of awesome tools and know how to use them around the house (if you know what I mean, and I think you do)
- Can drive non-stop for 12 hours and don't mind asking for directions
- Coach my son's soccer team
- Clean all the bathrooms in our house because nobody else knows how to do it right
- Teach a free self-defense class for bullied teens in our community (a majority of them being LGTBQ)
- My family is all in Hawai'i, so visiting the in-laws is never a chore

Cool story bro.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 228x221]

Cool story bro.

[assets.scumbagsteve.com image 646x650]

Cool story bro.

You sound fat.


Cool story bro.
 
2013-08-07 01:13:50 PM  

grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: Getting a kick out of this thread.

Farkers, I am the silverback gorilla you should one day aspire to be. Farkettes, my apologies, I'm taken. Here are my stats:

- 41 years old
- 6'4", 245lbs, 38-inch waist
- Still have all my original teeth and most of my head hair, the latter running to salt and pepper much like George Clooney's
- Got my money right
- Average five loads of dishes and three loads of laundry per week
- Have lots of awesome tools and know how to use them around the house (if you know what I mean, and I think you do)
- Can drive non-stop for 12 hours and don't mind asking for directions
- Coach my son's soccer team
- Clean all the bathrooms in our house because nobody else knows how to do it right
- Teach a free self-defense class for bullied teens in our community (a majority of them being LGTBQ)
- My family is all in Hawai'i, so visiting the in-laws is never a chore

Cool story bro.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 228x221]

Cool story bro.

[assets.scumbagsteve.com image 646x650]

Cool story bro.

You sound fat.

Cool story bro.


I'd reply to that, but I took an arrow to the knee
 
2013-08-07 01:18:27 PM  

Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: grumpfuff: Pilikia: Getting a kick out of this thread.

Farkers, I am the silverback gorilla you should one day aspire to be. Farkettes, my apologies, I'm taken. Here are my stats:

- 41 years old
- 6'4", 245lbs, 38-inch waist
- Still have all my original teeth and most of my head hair, the latter running to salt and pepper much like George Clooney's
- Got my money right
- Average five loads of dishes and three loads of laundry per week
- Have lots of awesome tools and know how to use them around the house (if you know what I mean, and I think you do)
- Can drive non-stop for 12 hours and don't mind asking for directions
- Coach my son's soccer team
- Clean all the bathrooms in our house because nobody else knows how to do it right
- Teach a free self-defense class for bullied teens in our community (a majority of them being LGTBQ)
- My family is all in Hawai'i, so visiting the in-laws is never a chore

Cool story bro.

[encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 228x221]

Cool story bro.

[assets.scumbagsteve.com image 646x650]

Cool story bro.

You sound fat.

Cool story bro.

I'd reply to that, but I took an arrow to the knee


Cool story bro.
 
2013-08-07 01:47:40 PM  

Super_pope: PsiChick: Thing is, there are weekly chores that are traditionally women's work, and they're just as hard (yes, cleaning for four hours is certainly good exercise, especially if you're working on the ceiling or some hidden crack). And women don't claim they should be excused from other chores because they're doing it. So either one partner does both weekly chores and daily ones, or both do. No two ways around it.

Oh bullshiat no they aren't.  You put the dishes in the dishwasher, turn it on, and wipe the counter off and run the vacuum.  If you do everything right its low impact, low effort, and only takes an hour and a half.  There are no aching backs or dusting related injuries.  I did all that last night when I got home because I was feeling pretty jazzed up at the end of my workday, and it'll keep our apartment nice for the next 5 days (or forever if we could just stop making messes and then convincing ourselves we were too tired to fix them.


So you have a tiny apartment and no kids, right? Yeah, I guess that'd be the case there...

/I keep forgetting not everyone has six people in the house.
 
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