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2013-12-16 07:36:34 PM
Wrong. There's plenty of drinking. Just no sex.
 
2013-12-16 08:17:17 PM
Yep, that would explain it.  No, wait...Plenty of drinking.  More than a little bit of backseat head.  I was pretty ugly, though.
/still am
//sad
 
2013-12-16 08:17:56 PM
FTA

The researchers found that, starting as early as high school, more attractive people were rated as more intelligent and more promising.

Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.
 
2013-12-16 08:41:23 PM
I'm flatted they were able to base an entire study on me.
 
2013-12-16 09:04:51 PM
I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.
 
2013-12-16 10:14:07 PM

spman: FTA

The researchers found that, starting as early as high school, more attractive people were rated as more intelligent and more promising.

Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.


you sound like a nerd. And a virgin.
 
2013-12-16 10:17:53 PM

WTFDYW: Wrong. There's plenty of drinking. Just no sex.


This. I thought the reason people drink so much in high school is because they aren't getting any.
 
2013-12-16 10:21:34 PM

spman: Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.


Ah... the nerd fallacy.

That jock asshole from highschool isnt pumping gas into your sweet 3 series you purchased with your programming gig, he's the MBA telling you to to work a bunch of extra hours this weekend.
 
2013-12-16 10:23:55 PM

GGracie: I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.


i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-12-16 10:24:34 PM
Oh, I don't know. Steve Jobs made out okay. Before he died.
 
2013-12-16 10:25:51 PM
www.gadailynews.com

According to the article the folks here are most beautiful people in the world.
 
2013-12-16 10:27:00 PM
I may be broke but I still got some weed.
 
2013-12-16 10:27:49 PM
I didn't drink or have sex in high school, and I turned out just fine.  Not that that means anything.
 
2013-12-16 10:28:37 PM
CSB/
I was a boy scout in high school. Dad was on the school board, and this was in 1974.
We had a petition for smoking lounges for students of age who could smoke.
He wanted me to see if kids were smoking dope at them.
We, got the lounges, and the school board needed a narc.
I promised I wouldn't smoke.
I went out one day and there were teachers and kids smoking butts.
Vickky Hettmann (call me, you dirty girl) grabbed me and pulled me behind the concrete stairwell.
Handed me a bottle of southern comfort and kissed me with her dirty ashtray mouth.
I told my dad no one was smoking dope. I was buzzzed at dinner, from the kiss or from the liquor.
End CSB?
/Vickky, call me you smoking dirty girl.
 
2013-12-16 10:30:48 PM
I've been told I have the disabled person's advantage. Meaning, because I'm visibly. . .different? for lack of a better word. . .people generally don't look at me and go "Oh she's ugly" or "Oh she's pretty." People go "Oh, she has a red forehead." After people start talking to me, then they realize I'm pretty.

It's similar to a person with a port-wine stain or scars on their face. It just doesn't process the same way.
 
2013-12-16 10:31:17 PM
I had sex in high school, I had a lot of friends, I had a job after school, people tell me I'm ok looking and I'm still broke. Must suffer from poorfluenza...;-) That and I'm a victim of the CIA...
 
2013-12-16 10:33:09 PM

spman: FTA

The researchers found that, starting as early as high school, more attractive people were rated as more intelligent and more promising.

Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.


You sound unattractive.
 
2013-12-16 10:36:40 PM

SuperNinjaToad: [www.gadailynews.com image 725x371]

According to the article the folks here are most beautiful people in the world.


Well, they're not hideous, they won't turn you to stone, so  guess that's right...
 
2013-12-16 10:37:09 PM

thomas666: I had sex in high school, I had a lot of friends, I had a job after school, people tell me I'm ok looking and I'm still broke. Must suffer from poorfluenza...;-) That and I'm a victim of the CIA...



The culinary institute of America?
 
2013-12-16 10:39:04 PM
High school?? Seemed to me the battle lines were drawn in elementary school....
 
2013-12-16 10:40:44 PM
I was plenty good looking in school; lots of drinking and sex, and I was smart. I'm just ugly and broke now.
 
2013-12-16 10:41:02 PM

GGracie: I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.


http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Humble%20Brag
 
2013-12-16 10:41:14 PM

Evil Mackerel: thomas666: I had sex in high school, I had a lot of friends, I had a job after school, people tell me I'm ok looking and I'm still broke. Must suffer from poorfluenza...;-) That and I'm a victim of the CIA...


The culinary institute of America?


Clandestine insectation of Appalachia?
 
2013-12-16 10:42:34 PM

spman: FTA

The researchers found that, starting as early as high school, more attractive people were rated as more intelligent and more promising.

Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.


Ha. When (or if) you decide to enter the job market, you'll find that being attractive and healthy is worth more than all the science degrees in the world.
 
2013-12-16 10:42:42 PM

SuperNinjaToad: [www.gadailynews.com image 725x371]

According to the article the folks here are most beautiful people in the world.


1) Mostly not bad for their age.
2) What did they look like in high school
3) Extremes do not determine averages
 
2013-12-16 10:45:50 PM
Wrong.  All wrong.

Anyone who's actually studied recent social psychology knows that this is a load of crap.  There are well established, peer-reviewed studies on this exact thing and how attractive you are is a symptom, not a cause.  Once again, someone has failed to understand the difference between causation and correlation.

The actual factor is popularity, which is not solely predicated upon looks.  It could help to have rich parents, or skill at a sport, some other unique talent, or simply being charismatic.

Popular children, by definition, have more social interaction resulting in improved social skills and higher self confidence, which in turn colors the rest of their life.  Statistically, they end up with higher IQ's, better grades, better physiques, less mental or physical disorders, higher paying jobs with more responsibility, and report a higher subjective satisfaction of life.

This is of course, a generality.  I'm sure there are many troll nerds who end up happy and there's surely a captain of the football team who's drinking hobo wine from a paper bag in an alley.

Statistically though, there's a lot more unhappy nerds than homeless popular clique groupies.  As I told my mother when she refused to buy me that awesome trapper keeper with the Lamborghini on it that would make me the envy of every kid in junior high, "YOU ARE RUINING MY LIFE!".  Parents of children take notes.
 
2013-12-16 10:46:25 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spman: FTA

The researchers found that, starting as early as high school, more attractive people were rated as more intelligent and more promising.

Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.

Ha. When (or if) you decide to enter the job market, you'll find that being attractive and healthy is worth more than all the science degrees in the world.


That's what he said & meant.

www.legalcheek.com
 
2013-12-16 10:47:24 PM
I was short, scrawny and ugly... but not broke. Got laid quite a bit (for a high schooler) too. Not sure what the deal is, but I'm gonna keep it!
 
2013-12-16 10:48:43 PM
There were some disadvantages to being more attractive in high school, Gordon said. The researchers found that the more attractive teens also were more likely to drink heavily and have more sexual partners.

So what were the disadvantages?
 
2013-12-16 10:49:41 PM

vudukungfu: CSB/
I was a boy scout in high school. Dad was on the school board, and this was in 1974.
We had a petition for smoking lounges for students of age who could smoke.
He wanted me to see if kids were smoking dope at them.
We, got the lounges, and the school board needed a narc.
I promised I wouldn't smoke.
I went out one day and there were teachers and kids smoking butts.
Vickky Hettmann (call me, you dirty girl) grabbed me and pulled me behind the concrete stairwell.
Handed me a bottle of southern comfort and kissed me with her dirty ashtray mouth.
I told my dad no one was smoking dope. I was buzzzed at dinner, from the kiss or from the liquor.
End CSB?
/Vickky, call me you smoking dirty girl.


cdn0.scoopers.com
1974, you say?
 
2013-12-16 10:50:45 PM

Dee Snarl: High school?? Seemed to me the battle lines were drawn in elementary school....


Oh, how they were.
It was a proving ground for the unpretentious, the unrighteous, the pure. It was a battlefield of unholy   torment and terror for the unforsaken, the shattered, the dimpled and cherry-cheeked innocent bystanders of the evolution of pre-puberty. It was an awakening of the chrysalis of community and carnage when besting the brave, and the beautiful, and the wicked against the twisted and the abused. It was the tempest and throne of childhood. And it was magnificent.

Sorry if you missed it.
 
2013-12-16 10:50:51 PM
I knew plenty of ugly people who were drinking and/or having sex in high school.  They just had sex with other ugly people.  And as far as the money goes, perhaps it's because I went to a private school full of rich kids, but the better looking ones do seem to be doing pretty well in life (from what I've seen).  However, when you start out on third base it's fairly difficult to not make it back to the home plate (okay I know nothing about baseball).  Either way, when daddy believes in nepotism and plastic surgery you're pretty set for life.  It is annoying to see alumni newsletters where you hear about how so and so started their own company and now owns three stores or started their own firm and is super successful when you know that said business is their parent's business.  It's an empty victory as far as I'm concerned, but good for them - I'm just jealous.  Not that I've had a super rough life or anything.
 
2013-12-16 10:50:59 PM

Alonjar: spman: Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.

Ah... the nerd fallacy.

That jock asshole from highschool isnt pumping gas into your sweet 3 series you purchased with your programming gig, he's the MBA telling you to to work a bunch of extra hours this weekend.


Yea, calm down with the nerd rage.  Also, it's not necessarily that they are smarter, it's that others perceive them as smarter.
 
2013-12-16 10:52:03 PM

Alonjar: spman: Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.

Ah... the nerd fallacy.

That jock asshole from highschool isnt pumping gas into your sweet 3 series you purchased with your programming gig, he's the MBA telling you to to work a bunch of extra hours this weekend.


And telling you to put a cover letter on your TPS report.

i.ytimg.com
 
2013-12-16 10:53:17 PM

Dee Snarl: High school?? Seemed to me the battle lines were drawn in elementary school....


Oh, forgot to mention.  As of about 4 years ago, the studies indicated that the student's popularity by the third grade was a fairly good indicator of future success.  That had more to do with their intrinsic personality since in the third grade, children lack the ability to role-take, which is required for any higher level social interaction, like team sports or complex social interactions.

Many people underestimate the value of social ability.
 
2013-12-16 10:53:27 PM
Lol, only 2 times drinking (very lightweight amounts) and very little sex in high school. Then came the adult world and moving out on my own at 18 to Chicago. Alot of lost time made up quick as hell!
 
2013-12-16 10:53:52 PM

redflag: Alonjar: spman: Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.

Ah... the nerd fallacy.

That jock asshole from highschool isnt pumping gas into your sweet 3 series you purchased with your programming gig, he's the MBA telling you to to work a bunch of extra hours this weekend.

Yea, calm down with the nerd rage.  Also, it's not necessarily that they are smarter, it's that others perceive them as smarter.


That's literally what the article said:

"Perceived as smarter..."
 
2013-12-16 10:54:03 PM
www.my-favorite-coloring.net
 
2013-12-16 10:56:29 PM

quietwalker: Wrong.  All wrong.

Anyone who's actually studied recent social psychology knows that this is a load of crap.  There are well established, peer-reviewed studies on this exact thing and how attractive you are is a symptom, not a cause.  Once again, someone has failed to understand the difference between causation and correlation.

The actual factor is popularity, which is not solely predicated upon looks.  It could help to have rich parents, or skill at a sport, some other unique talent, or simply being charismatic.

Popular children, by definition, have more social interaction resulting in improved social skills and higher self confidence, which in turn colors the rest of their life.  Statistically, they end up with higher IQ's, better grades, better physiques, less mental or physical disorders, higher paying jobs with more responsibility, and report a higher subjective satisfaction of life.

This is of course, a generality.  I'm sure there are many troll nerds who end up happy and there's surely a captain of the football team who's drinking hobo wine from a paper bag in an alley.

Statistically though, there's a lot more unhappy nerds than homeless popular clique groupies.  As I told my mother when she refused to buy me that awesome trapper keeper with the Lamborghini on it that would make me the envy of every kid in junior high, "YOU ARE RUINING MY LIFE!".  Parents of children take notes.


Yah popular is probably a better way to put it.  When people like you, everything becomes easier and you take more pride in yourself and thus have more confidence in yourself and people perceive you better, etc.  Us low self-esteemers/unlikables really have it bad as it is a vicious cycle.

Also for some reason the captain of the football team who's drinking hobo wine in a paper bag in an alley made me lol.
 
2013-12-16 11:04:19 PM

you are a puppet: There were some disadvantages to being more attractive in high school, Gordon said. The researchers found that the more attractive teens also were more likely to drink heavily and have more sexual partners.

So what were the disadvantages?


you are forced to fill out more surveys for scientists asking about your drinking and sexual conquests.
 
2013-12-16 11:06:21 PM
I was kind of cute until around 4th grade, then kind of went through a chunky and ugly phase. It ended physically by 9th grade, but emotionally about 5 years ago. So, there's that.

/CSS
 
2013-12-16 11:08:43 PM
And I'm 41.
 
2013-12-16 11:13:51 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: redflag: Alonjar: spman: Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.

Ah... the nerd fallacy.

That jock asshole from highschool isnt pumping gas into your sweet 3 series you purchased with your programming gig, he's the MBA telling you to to work a bunch of extra hours this weekend.

Yea, calm down with the nerd rage.  Also, it's not necessarily that they are smarter, it's that others perceive them as smarter.

That's literally what the article said:

"Perceived as smarter..."


Exactly.  The original poster didn't seem to grasp that part, so I was making it even more explicit.
 
2013-12-16 11:14:14 PM

Krieghund: GGracie: I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 552x367]


baconbeard: GGracie: I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Humble%20Brag


Oh boo hoo... you have cut my soul in two.
LOL... This is Fark MFs and I have been around here for a loooong time.  Grow some hair on your nuts before trying to take me on, kids
 
2013-12-16 11:18:30 PM
As a ginger male I definitely dont get the pretty one benefit.
 
2013-12-16 11:19:15 PM
I was so ugly and unpopular in high school that even the guidance counselor snubbed and ridiculed me.
 
2013-12-16 11:19:46 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spman: FTA

The researchers found that, starting as early as high school, more attractive people were rated as more intelligent and more promising.

Really? Because from what I remember in high school, the attractive, popular students were usually dumber than a bag of rocks, but were able to sponge homework and test answers off the homely looking students that spent all their time studying.

Ha. When (or if) you decide to enter the job market, you'll find that being attractive and healthy is worth more than all the science degrees in the world.



Surely we've all learned by now that science degrees are the reason you're broke.
 
2013-12-16 11:20:28 PM

vudukungfu: Dee Snarl: High school?? Seemed to me the battle lines were drawn in elementary school....

Oh, how they were.
It was a proving ground for the unpretentious, the unrighteous, the pure. It was a battlefield of unholy   torment and terror for the unforsaken, the shattered, the dimpled and cherry-cheeked innocent bystanders of the evolution of pre-puberty. It was an awakening of the chrysalis of community and carnage when besting the brave, and the beautiful, and the wicked against the twisted and the abused. It was the tempest and throne of childhood. And it was magnificent.

Sorry if you missed it.


I'm feeling bullied by some people in this thread.

I'm gonna tell teacher.
 
2013-12-16 11:22:17 PM

GGracie: Krieghund: GGracie: I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.

[i2.kym-cdn.com image 552x367]

baconbeard: GGracie: I hope to God my sister doesn't read this article.  She uses this excuse constantly, claiming that I am "The Pretty One" which is why my life is so good.  Yeah, right.  I have been through more hell in my life than she could ever imagine.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Humble%20Brag

Oh boo hoo... you have cut my soul in two.
LOL... This is Fark MFs and I have been around here for a loooong time.  Grow some hair on your nuts before trying to take me on, kids


My god, did you just brag about your fark cred?

wp.streetwise.co
 
2013-12-16 11:22:53 PM
Besides the confounding variable of sociability, there's also a positive correlation between physical attractiveness and IQ.  Good looks, high IQs, and good social skills tend to be clustered (obviously, there are many exceptions).
 
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