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(Slate)   I'm unemployed and have plenty of time for reading and cultural activity. My girlfriend "works" instead and is therefore my inferior. Have my liberal arts studies and well-adjusted, progressive middle-class background made me a pretentious blowhard?   (slate.com) divider line 122
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2013-11-07 08:35:22 AM
Yes. Yes you are.
 
2013-11-07 09:58:46 AM
It wasn't your education or your parents that made you a dick.
 
2013-11-07 10:41:14 AM
Of the letters featured in this week's column, that's the one you chose?
 
2013-11-07 10:58:19 AM
My husband is a man of excellent character.

Uhhh...

We don't keep secrets from each other; we even share our passwords.

That's what you think, lady.

Now, a month later my friend says she needs therapy for what happened

Your friend needs therapy because your husband got a boner for her?

and is convinced that my husband has some sort of deep sexual and psychological problem.

It might be a problem, but it's not that deep: he likes tits.

In the morning my husband sat me and my friend down and made a confession.
She told another close friend, who encouraged her to file a report with the police on my husband.
The second friend then called and criticized me for telling the first friend not to call the police.


Does everyone you know have a problem with shutting the fark up?
 
2013-11-07 11:37:44 AM
You should prepare your girlfriend for when you eventually dump her for a more enlightened soul mate.
 
2013-11-07 11:40:03 AM
So, what's the consensus, idiot or troll?
 
2013-11-07 11:41:13 AM
The husband is a jackass...if he wanted to see a big set of tits, he should have just opened his internet browser and googled "Veronika Zemanova"

/BTW, don't do that at work.
//Very NSFW, even with safe search.
///But also very hot.
 
2013-11-07 11:43:35 AM

Polish Hussar: So, what's the consensus, idiot or troll?


Both.
 
2013-11-07 11:43:48 AM
The devil makes work for idle boobs.
 
2013-11-07 11:44:11 AM
 She rarely reads anything but online articles, displays no interest in developing an ideological or political viewpoint, and ignores most news.

Sounds like she's the smart one.
 
2013-11-07 11:44:45 AM
Dear Prudence, ...

These are always so hilarious -- what should I DO?!?!

onbecomingmedotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-07 11:47:01 AM

exick: It might be a problem, but it's not that deep: he likes tits.


How is that a problem?  Everyone likes tits...  I'd think not liking tits would be a sign of some psychological disorder!
 
2013-11-07 11:48:21 AM
Lady, we're going to need to see a picture of your friend's tits to decide on this.  Also of yours.

If you could get both pairs of breasts in the same frame for a better comparison it would greatly help us out.  Maybe with your left nipple resting just on top of hers, assuming you two both have decent sized nipples.  If you have to use ice to make them stick out more.
 
2013-11-07 11:48:22 AM
God really loves idiots, that why he made so many.
 
2013-11-07 11:49:33 AM

Telos: exick: It might be a problem, but it's not that deep: he likes tits.

How is that a problem?  Everyone likes tits...  I'd think not liking tits would be a sign of some psychological disorder!


Who the fark even cares?  Half of those letters are probably fake, and the other half are basically academic non-issues anyway.  Is he a jackass or not?  Doesn't matter worth fark.  Either the wife will leave him or not.  Evidently the answer is no, so whatever the columnist says is basically noise.
 
2013-11-07 11:50:05 AM

Joelogon: Of the letters featured in this week's column, that's the one you chose?


the "record the wife's friend's giant boobs on the cell phone" one was pretty epic
 
2013-11-07 11:50:28 AM
FTA:  " the police have better things to do than investigate the breasts that didn't get filmed.  "

Yes, like investigating breasts that DID get filmed!
 
2013-11-07 11:51:03 AM
Is this what life in the suburbs eventualy comes to? Overly structured social boundaries and interactions leading to uncontrollable pressures and unintended perversion by otherwise normal people?

/kidding. the guy is just a run of the mill perv
//they're next door no matter where you live
 
2013-11-07 11:51:19 AM
You can't put inferior in the bank.
 
2013-11-07 11:51:59 AM
Serious question-- is there anyone here who thinks "Dear Prudence" is real? Be it the entire column itself, or the letters that are sent in.
 
2013-11-07 11:53:34 AM
I like the "call the police" angle.

"So to boil it down, you left your phone in a room in your own house?  Yeah we'll get right on that!"
 
2013-11-07 11:54:49 AM

Telos: FTA:  " the police have better things to do than investigate the breasts that didn't get filmed.  "

Yes, like investigating breasts that DID get filmed!


i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-11-07 11:57:06 AM
The theme here is that the latest generation of adults take simple situations and make terrible decisions.  And whether the poor decision making is intentional or not, they revel in the drama and escalate it for even more drama.  I can't be friends with these people.
Tits are great, he shouldn't have done what he did and he shouldn't have told anyone.  And you shouldn't date someone with whom you are not compatible.  Instead of trying to change someone and then looking to an internet column for self validation, you break up and find someone else, and perhaps work on that terrible personality.
Where do you people come from?!!!
 
2013-11-07 11:57:45 AM

WinoRhino: Serious question-- is there anyone here who thinks "Dear Prudence" is real? Be it the entire column itself, or the letters that are sent in.


pssh, next you'll be telling me that those letters in Penthouse forum aren't real either.
 
2013-11-07 11:58:13 AM
FTAShe displays no interest in developing a political viewpoint, and ignores most news.

Can you blame her? 90% of the media is owned by what, 3 corporations? It's full of more propaganda than the poor woman can stomach. That said, I agree with Prudence, the author of that piece is a pretentious piece of work.
 
2013-11-07 12:02:29 PM

Lucky LaRue: You should prepare your girlfriend for when you eventually dump her for a more enlightened soul mate.


Unnecessary; she's already moved on. You're just there to let the cat out.
 
2013-11-07 12:02:37 PM

WinoRhino: Serious question-- is there anyone here who thinks "Dear Prudence" is real? Be it the entire column itself, or the letters that are sent in.


That depends on your point of view. I don't think Prudence writes her own letters, but I do think she gets a lot of trolls.

That said, how much does it matter? Most of the stuff that gets into the column is at least credible. They may not have happened to the people who wrote the letters, but they could happen to someone, and given the nigh-infinite variety of human experience, they probably have happened to a lot of people. So you pick out the most teachable moments, even if you suspect they were written by trolls, and you write about them. It's just how the format works.
 
2013-11-07 12:02:55 PM
Which one of you farkers is going to own to this?
 
2013-11-07 12:03:14 PM

Voiceofreason01: WinoRhino: Serious question-- is there anyone here who thinks "Dear Prudence" is real? Be it the entire column itself, or the letters that are sent in.

pssh, next you'll be telling me that those letters in Penthouse forum aren't real either.


hehe, there's an awful tabloid newspaper here called the Sport. the 'problem page' in it is flagrantly bs made-up soft porn. it's always about illadvised sex, and there is so much unnecessary titillating detail about it, it's hilarious. im not going to copy/paste any, as im at work, plus im too ladylike, but have a looksee on the innertubes
 
2013-11-07 12:03:34 PM
FTFA: "Maybe she also has more friends than you do; I'm liking her better than I like you."

ohsnap.jpg
 
2013-11-07 12:03:48 PM
Sounds like he was fishing for a three way rather than make one happen.
 
2013-11-07 12:03:54 PM

Orange-Pippin: FTA:  She displays no interest in developing a political viewpoint, and ignores most news.

Can you blame her? 90% of the media is owned by what, 3 corporations? It's full of more propaganda than the poor woman can stomach. That said, I agree with Prudence, the author of that piece is a pretentious piece of work.


shiat, most people here don't; FARK being a site that's ostensibly about news.
 
2013-11-07 12:05:02 PM

Nana's Vibrator: And whether the poor decision making is intentional or not, they revel in the drama and escalate it for even more drama.


I'm not sure if that's really new, but the young people at work fit this description to a T.  A young woman who works as an executive assistant slept with a guy who gave her HPV (genital warts) and we had to hear about it for months, primarily because she didn't leave him because he said he didn't realize he had it.  However, he didn't get treated for it, either.  She did get treatment, and after four long months finally dumped him.  But FOUR MONTHS of nothing but talking about it!  And then she tried to milk sympathy from us after the breakup.  I couldn't believe it.
 
2013-11-07 12:06:49 PM
TFA: Am I crazy for wanting to raise the bar of my intellectual entanglement as a necessary part of my romantic relationship with this girl? Or have my liberal arts studies and well-adjusted, progressive middle-class background made me a pretentious blowhard?

You aren't crazy for wanting to raise the bar of your intellectual entanglement, but you are still a pretentious blowhard. I suspect that if you were to show some respect for your girlfriend's chosen field, you might find rather more to think about than your prejudice currently allows you to see.
 
2013-11-07 12:08:22 PM

mdeesnuts: Is this what life in the suburbs eventualy comes to? Overly structured social boundaries and interactions leading to uncontrollable pressures and unintended perversion by otherwise normal people?

/kidding. the guy is just a run of the mill perv
//they're next door no matter where you live


Isn't this the plot to most of Ben Stiller's rom-coms?
 
2013-11-07 12:09:19 PM
Neither. You're just an asshole.
 
2013-11-07 12:10:04 PM
Folks that are smart do not feel the need to remind everyone around them that they are smart.  Guy seems like a complete loser.  The girlfriend needs to dump him and move on.
 
2013-11-07 12:13:09 PM

Joelogon: Of the letters featured in this week's column, that's the one you chose?


THIS

Unemployed turd burglar does not hold a candle to failed boobie looker/horribly dumb confession-maker/everyone you know is a drama chugging asshat get divorced and ditch your friends.
 
2013-11-07 12:13:25 PM
My hobby is partying and drinking.  I'm completely content with that.
 
2013-11-07 12:13:38 PM

Polish Hussar: So, what's the consensus, idiot or troll?


Well, since I don't know you well enough I can't say but you seem like a nice enough person.
 
2013-11-07 12:15:31 PM
Letter is obviously fake, I can tell by the pixels...
 
2013-11-07 12:16:51 PM
Sponging off the gal or wife to do your own thing?  That's been around forever -  To wit...

upload.wikimedia.org


Obscure?
 
2013-11-07 12:17:26 PM
So are these fake advice column letters supposed to be funny?  Or do people just look at them as interesting fiction?
 
2013-11-07 12:20:34 PM
What's his fark handle?
Works for the perv or the pretentious blowhard!
 
2013-11-07 12:20:50 PM
What is wrong with people?. He should have kept his freakin trap shut and let it be. You feel guilty about something? you want to do the right thing? the right thing is almost always to STFU. Stuff that guilt down deep inside and don't go spilling your guts to relieve yourself, you will almost always make things worse by confessing.

// if you want to see some strange, get yourself to a strip club, you might even get a feel or two.. but then when you get home and feel guilty about it.. dont tell your GF\Wife.. just dont, and life will be just fine.
 
2013-11-07 12:21:03 PM
"Get your friend to show her tits to your husband, have a laugh about it, and get over it.  It's not a big deal.  The end."
 
2013-11-07 12:24:17 PM

Begoggle: So are these fake advice column letters supposed to be funny?  Or do people just look at them as interesting fiction?


I'm going with allowing the reader to feel smug about his or her own life.
 
2013-11-07 12:26:32 PM

LikeALeafOnTheWind: What is wrong with people?. He should have kept his freakin trap shut and let it be. You feel guilty about something? you want to do the right thing? the right thing is almost always to STFU. Stuff that guilt down deep inside and don't go spilling your guts to relieve yourself, you will almost always make things worse by confessing.

// if you want to see some strange, get yourself to a strip club, you might even get a feel or two.. but then when you get home and feel guilty about it.. dont tell your GF\Wife.. just dont, and life will be just fine.


What he should have done is got them both MORE drunk the night before and THEN just ASK to see both of their tits.
 
2013-11-07 12:26:38 PM
The girl lives in another city? Damn those must be some big boobies.
 
2013-11-07 12:26:55 PM
Dude needs to take the quiz

Top Ten Signs You Are a Douchebag
10
 While working out at the gym, you regularly ask guys if you can "work in a set" on the machine they are using. Because your work out is so intense, there is no way you can afford to wait the extra 45 seconds.
9 You park your car on the far side of the parking lot. You know, because your car is so cherry, people might be too tempted to touch it if given the chance.
8 You wear winter accessories all year around because it's your "look".
7 You have a "look"
6  When asked what your biggest weakness is during a job interview, you always respond that you are just too motivated and ambitious, and sometimes that threatens people.
5 When hanging out in the men's locker room at the gym, you literally like to "hang out" for all to see... Sicko
4 You have EVER said the phrase "How do ya like them apples?" in a real conversation.
3 You have a personalized license plate...
2 While waiting in line at Wendy's, you like to put on your blue tooth ear piece and call your ass-bag friends to discuss your sexual exploits for all to hear. Those poor girls...
1 If at least 65% of your face book photos are selfies...
 
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