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2014-05-08 06:26:08 AM  
Homer, Alaska: Sheltered and completely detached from the rest of the world, these wilderness men are ripe for the picking.

Fat, drunk, unshowered Eskimos with zero social skills? Hurry ladies!
 
2014-05-08 06:45:45 AM  

Mark Ratner: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Mark Ratner: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: WhoGAS: wesmon: Fark is going downhill.

Honestly, at which point does one determine a site as "Well, it's completely downhill.  Let's shut 'er down."?

I've been here for years (not my first login name) and it's been going "downhill" since the day I joined.

Look, the longer you stay at a place, the longer you consider it "downhill".  Remember, though, that each person joining only knows "HOLY shiat THIS IS AWESOME!" but will, like you, in a few years/months/days, start saying, "Fark is going downhill."

So..perspective...or something.

I've been around long enough to remember when Fark was still getting better over time. It's definitely been heading down the crapper these past two or three years.

uhh, you've been on FARK for 5 years...I'm almost to 4 years...enlighten me as to why you think it's going downhill? I thought the April fools prank this year was great, and the day where everyone had TF was fun, too.

This isn't my first login name, either. I started lurking around 2000, got my first login sometime in '02 or '03.

The free day of TF was neat, I'll give you that. It was definitely better in the early days, though. Boobies links actually got greened, for one. The photoshop contests back then spawned some classic memes, and even when they didn't you at least got to see impressive work by people like CranberryZero and Roger Mexico. And there's definitely been a shift in recent years from genuinely interesting news-of-the-weird to whatever crap listicle of the day is submitted by sponsored partners.

Basically Fark started to suck once it turned into a business. I can't blame Drew for having a family to feed, but I miss when the place used to be rough around the edges.

I understand. I do remember the boobies links going green, but I'm guessing Drew doesn't want FARK to be blocked at work, so that makes sense, doesn't it? I do miss a few people that either got banned or left for whatever reason. But, ...


We got the newbs complaining. Must be doing something right.
 
2014-05-08 07:02:27 AM  

fusillade762: Mark Ratner: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Mark Ratner: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: WhoGAS: wesmon: Fark is going downhill.

Honestly, at which point does one determine a site as "Well, it's completely downhill.  Let's shut 'er down."?

I've been here for years (not my first login name) and it's been going "downhill" since the day I joined.

Look, the longer you stay at a place, the longer you consider it "downhill".  Remember, though, that each person joining only knows "HOLY shiat THIS IS AWESOME!" but will, like you, in a few years/months/days, start saying, "Fark is going downhill."

So..perspective...or something.

I've been around long enough to remember when Fark was still getting better over time. It's definitely been heading down the crapper these past two or three years.

uhh, you've been on FARK for 5 years...I'm almost to 4 years...enlighten me as to why you think it's going downhill? I thought the April fools prank this year was great, and the day where everyone had TF was fun, too.

This isn't my first login name, either. I started lurking around 2000, got my first login sometime in '02 or '03.

The free day of TF was neat, I'll give you that. It was definitely better in the early days, though. Boobies links actually got greened, for one. The photoshop contests back then spawned some classic memes, and even when they didn't you at least got to see impressive work by people like CranberryZero and Roger Mexico. And there's definitely been a shift in recent years from genuinely interesting news-of-the-weird to whatever crap listicle of the day is submitted by sponsored partners.

Basically Fark started to suck once it turned into a business. I can't blame Drew for having a family to feed, but I miss when the place used to be rough around the edges.

I understand. I do remember the boobies links going green, but I'm guessing Drew doesn't want FARK to be blocked at work, so that makes sense, doesn't it? I do miss a few people that either got banned or left for whatever ...


media.salon.com
 
2014-05-08 07:06:28 AM  

BumpInTheNight: red5ish: Some of those basements are awesome.
[img.fark.net image 850x564]
Look, there's carpet!

Hahaha, the boob padded mouse pad is great.


Which would be more off-putting for a lady, that or the OCD?  He needs a woman who is herself 'tidy' and into cosplay...but what character is going to make him appealing?
 
2014-05-08 07:27:08 AM  

RockofAges: Al!: wesmon: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think I've clicked my last HuffPo link. Everything I've clicked in recent memory is just a turd article, shiatty blog post, or an inane autoplay dump.

To be fair, Huffington Post still has a lot of actual news articles going on mixed in with the garbage. The problem is that Fark is not greening many good articles lately.

Fark is going downhill.

Fark was on a hill?  I've been here since early '00 in one form or another and I don't recall it ever being much more than it is now.  Maybe TF has changed, but with the exception of people that have come and gone, Fark is pretty much the same.  Graphics notwithstanding.

I've been here since 00 as well (diff username). Aside from the aforementioned changes, Fark's posting population has both shrunk drastically and is filled with:

A) Hipsters. The kind of person who doesn't own a single Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude, Stallone. or Dolph Lundgren movie and hates metal.

B) Butthurt feelings brigade. Make a joke about rape, sex, or "race"? That's a paddlin.

C) Grown men who literally get excited about (and buy merchandise. and attend cons) a cartoon made for little girls aged 4-9. In that sense, they are probably like less-ballin' versions of Mr. Four Monitor Anime, above.

Yes, Fark has lost a lot of manliness quotient, to be replaced by much wispier beards and more willowy spines. It does make trolling more fun. That's about it.


c1.staticflickr.com
 
2014-05-08 07:36:32 AM  

jchuffyman: I am literally moving into my parents basement in about a month. Of course, it is only temporary (6 months at the most), and it comes after not living at home for 7 years (3 of which were abroad), but I still feel a slight hint of shame. Oh well, there is a sweet table for my buddies and I to play magic on.


I think you had a pass until the "magic" part
 
2014-05-08 07:43:51 AM  

red5ish: Some of those basements are awesome.

img.fark.net
Look, there's carpet!

That is one awesome command center. Especially the booby mouse pad and the creepy anime-girl obsession. I am also surprised that he isn't running a Mac.   Though, to be fair, the 3-monitor setup with wall mounted TV is pretty sweet.
 
2014-05-08 07:52:09 AM  
Wow, that's a man hatin' article.  Unusual for FARK.  Usually it's wimmin hatin' going on.

I used to live just a bit south of Dayton, OH.  It's really not that bad, as a matter of fact it's much nicer now than when I moved away in 1987.
 
2014-05-08 07:53:38 AM  

Barfmaker: I just came in to wish, the commas, in the headline, good luck, we're all counting, on you.


You forgot, to end that statement, with a, question mark?
 
2014-05-08 07:54:20 AM  

Barfmaker: I just came in to wish, the commas, in the headline, good luck, we're all counting, on you.


That, reminds, me, of how, William, Shatner, speaks, in Family, Guy.
 
2014-05-08 08:05:27 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Mark Ratner: But, on the bright side, I've noticed a few new faces that make me laugh and think.

For every 1 positive new face like that, there are twenty ignorant or stupid assholes and they don't all stay in politics tab.  I'm talking about people that really bring the derp.

That is the real reason fark has gone downhill.


So just run them out.  I've seen that happen many times in my 9 years on.  I pretty sure I saw one happen yesterday in the Columbus Zoo thread.
 
2014-05-08 08:05:59 AM  

RockofAges: Al!: wesmon: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think I've clicked my last HuffPo link. Everything I've clicked in recent memory is just a turd article, shiatty blog post, or an inane autoplay dump.

To be fair, Huffington Post still has a lot of actual news articles going on mixed in with the garbage. The problem is that Fark is not greening many good articles lately.

Fark is going downhill.

Fark was on a hill?  I've been here since early '00 in one form or another and I don't recall it ever being much more than it is now.  Maybe TF has changed, but with the exception of people that have come and gone, Fark is pretty much the same.  Graphics notwithstanding.

I've been here since 00 as well (diff username). Aside from the aforementioned changes, Fark's posting population has both shrunk drastically and is filled with:

A) Hipsters. The kind of person who doesn't own a single Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude, Stallone. or Dolph Lundgren movie and hates metal.

B) Butthurt feelings brigade. Make a joke about rape, sex, or "race"? That's a paddlin.

C) Grown men who literally get excited about (and buy merchandise. and attend cons) a cartoon made for little girls aged 4-9. In that sense, they are probably like less-ballin' versions of Mr. Four Monitor Anime, above.

Yes, Fark has lost a lot of manliness quotient, to be replaced by much wispier beards and more willowy spines. It does make trolling more fun. That's about it.


I think it's just the general state of things on the Internet. Hurt somebody's feelings and you get shouted down by the guy who chopped his dick off and pretends to be a woman or the guy who got mugged by his iPhone. Then there's that certain poster who thinks Daniel Tosh is "literally worse than Hitler." You can always count on that person to show up in a thread tangentially related to rape and talk about the patriarchy like it's an illuminati conspiracy. Pandering to these people is what has ruined fark.
 
2014-05-08 08:09:34 AM  

red5ish: neongoats: I'd ask where the complimentary "Ten cities full of golddiggers just barely making it until they get their Mrs. degree", but it's fark and I figured that would be in the discussion thread.

The "listicle" was from a website called REDUCTRESS. WOMEN'S NEWS. FEMINIZED. Apparently "feminists" are looking for men. Doesn't sound right to me, but that's what it looks like.


From subby's link:  "Reductress.com, the one and only fake women's news magazine"

So yeah, I'm calling satire.

/oh, that's not what this thread is about?  it's now about how bad Fark sucks?  sorry then
 
2014-05-08 08:10:51 AM  

RockofAges: Cold_Sassy: Wow, that's a man hatin' article.  Unusual for FARK.  Usually it's wimmin hatin' going on.

I used to live just a bit south of Dayton, OH.  It's really not that bad, as a matter of fact it's much nicer now than when I moved away in 1987.

To be fair, women hate themselves as well as other women. Men typically love women (At least the ones who don't take their shiat too seriously) and themselves. Guess which one is more fun to hang out with?

[southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com image 792x612]

"Tell me more about the women you don't like at work"


I don't hate myself, but I do not like most other women.  Guys are much more fun to hang out with.
 
2014-05-08 08:19:57 AM  
Was wondering why they didn't use a picture of the house from "Get a Life" but then again, *I* can't farking find it using IMDB and Google... so explains that.
 
2014-05-08 08:27:45 AM  
In all fairness to Odessa, there's no other place to live.
 
2014-05-08 08:28:56 AM  

RockofAges: e been here since 00 as well (diff username). Aside from the aforementioned changes, Fark's posting population has both shrunk drastically and is filled with:

A) Hipsters. The kind of person who doesn't own a single Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude, Stallone. or Dolph Lundgren movie and hates metal.

B) Butthurt feelings brigade. Make a joke about rape, sex, or "race"? That's a paddlin.

C) Grown men who literally get excited about (and buy merchandise. and attend cons) a cartoon made for little girls aged 4-9. In that sense, they are probably like less-ballin' versions of Mr. Four Monitor Anime, above.

Yes, Fark has lost a lot of manliness quotient, to be replaced by much wispier beards and more willowy spines. It does make trolling more fun. That's about it.


I don't really know much about your posting but you caught my eye when you said we rarely agree on things. Well, you can add 3 more things to that list of common ground.
 
2014-05-08 08:31:10 AM  

List fails for Odessa. The only reason most men and women are still living with their parents is not that they don't have a career career but because of the oil boom and resulting housing shortage:  That is not BBQ you are smelling it is oil (aka money)  Also not much of a "southern twang" in that part of west Texas



Odessa unemployment rate at 3.6%

Housing in short supply as oil boom ignites West Texas economy
 
2014-05-08 08:32:37 AM  

RockofAges: To be fair, aren't you a bisexual polyamourist?


Team monogamy. And what is there to "agree" on anyway on those fronts? Different strokes for different folks.
 
2014-05-08 08:34:09 AM  
If I had a vagina, I doubt finding dates would be a problem.
 
2014-05-08 08:35:02 AM  

Fafai: RockofAges: To be fair, aren't you a bisexual polyamourist?

Team monogamy. And what is there to "agree" on anyway on those fronts? Different strokes for different folks.


I think we can all agree bronies need to be euthanized.
 
2014-05-08 08:39:06 AM  

stuhayes2010: If I had a vagina, I doubt finding dates would be a problem.


It is.  Unless you have no standards.  Then yeah.
 
2014-05-08 08:42:12 AM  

RockofAges: this place is getting soft in the gut and in the nut


We could have a whole lengthy discussion on what this means exactly. Sometimes the people decrying this wussification are the softest bunch of whining pansies about their own shiat, (see: MRAs, much like how conservatives or relaigioous zealots get all whiny when their own shiat is turned back against them) but yes, it being vague like that I do agree. We're also both Canadian, it seems. Hell we could be long lost twins for all I know of you.

/would like to hear about these chohorts briefly to see if I fit the bill but I understand if you don't want to go there
 
2014-05-08 08:43:10 AM  

Fafai: relaigioous


Woah.

duffblue: I think we can all agree bronies need to be euthanized.


No argument here.
 
2014-05-08 09:01:01 AM  
Staten Island is dead on. My aunt still has both her boys living at home with her. One is in his mid thirties and the other is in his late twenties. They each make around $30k/year, but spend most of that on the iCrapple product, video games and action figures.

Why yes ladies, they are single. How did you know?
 
2014-05-08 09:04:34 AM  

WhoGAS: wesmon: Fark is going downhill.

Honestly, at which point does one determine a site as "Well, it's completely downhill.  Let's shut 'er down."?

I've been here for years (not my first login name) and it's been going "downhill" since the day I joined.

Look, the longer you stay at a place, the longer you consider it "downhill".  Remember, though, that each person joining only knows "HOLY shiat THIS IS AWESOME!" but will, like you, in a few years/months/days, start saying, "Fark is going downhill."

So..perspective...or something.


LOL you sound old.
 
2014-05-08 09:20:27 AM  

RockofAges: Fafai: RockofAges: this place is getting soft in the gut and in the nut

We could have a whole lengthy discussion on what this means exactly. Sometimes the people decrying this wussification are the softest bunch of whining pansies about their own shiat, (see: MRAs, much like how conservatives or relaigioous zealots get all whiny when their own shiat is turned back against them) but yes, it being vague like that I do agree. We're also both Canadian, it seems. Hell we could be long lost twins for all I know of you.

/would like to hear about these chohorts briefly to see if I fit the bill but I understand if you don't want to go there

MRAs don't bother me as much as "feminists" (scare quotes because, as a humanist, I support equal rights for all citizens, including the ladies!!! and consider modern feminism to be largely misandrist), to be fair, but I'll be damned if I join a group of fellas of that description formally. I mean, there are several valid inequities that their movement addresses, particularly in terms of legal double standards (sentencing, paternity leave, child custody) as well as institutionalized discrimination (I am against all forms of quota based admissions and hiring practices as I find them MORE racist / sexist than what some loudmouth rube offends people with in the media via their opinionating as AA is systemic, state-endorsed discrimination). I do not believe that the son should ever pay for the sins of the father (ie. I do not believe in inherited sin or guilt), so that may colour my understanding.

As a humanist / egalitarian, I do not believe in identity politics where race / sex / gender is concerned as these are arbitrary and largely meaningless genetic markers. Whatever wave of feminism we're on right now is more concerned about fitting into category B of my earlier assessment (read: Butthurt Brigade -- see: recent Game of Thrones nontroversy sweeping the nation over fictionalized fantasy sex / rape while 200+ Nigerian girls face REAL rape and lifelong servitude). Our young boys are being shackled in school (zero tolerance for rough-housing, foul language, other things which come pretty easy to most boys) and basically being discriminated against in terms of any public sector employment or admissions / grants to university. Systemically, out in the open. This is a valid complaint. 

Take a look around here sometime, let alone in any city street, and tell me that masculinity is not passe. More skinny jeans and ironic beards than camo pants and plain black t-shirts nowadays my man. No wonder we can't get a decent Restricted action movie without shaky-cam anymore ;). Bronies are a thing here on Fark.com -- a place which used to feature He-Man Ate My Balls prominently.

Do I yearn for a more juvenile, less sanctimonious Fark.com? Yes. Yessir I do ;).


Mossy Oak Infinity.

/js
 
2014-05-08 09:31:50 AM  

captjc: red5ish: Some of those basements are awesome.
[img.fark.net image 850x564]
Look, there's carpet!

That is one awesome command center. Especially the booby mouse pad and the creepy anime-girl obsession. I am also surprised that he isn't running a Mac.   Though, to be fair, the 3-monitor setup with wall mounted TV is pretty sweet.


I like the "There are people here and I have to wear pants" posture...
 
2014-05-08 09:47:27 AM  
6. Odessa, Texas:
Who doesn't like man in overalls that smells of BBQ, chewing tobacco, and their grandma's cat whiskers? Constantly covered in dust, their thick southern twang makes it almost impossible to understand what these career-less Momma's boys are saying, but maybe that's for the best?


Funny thing about West Texas is the accent is a cross between Ohio and California.
 
2014-05-08 09:48:24 AM  
There is one little, caveat, however

That caveat being that you have to sign up for their web site to see the whole list.
 
2014-05-08 09:51:53 AM  

RockofAges: Fafai: RockofAges: Et cetera

...
Do I yearn for a more juvenile, less sanctimonious Fark.com? Yes. Yessir I do ;).

I haven't been around here long, but I've watched the same thing happen to other sites and to the internet in general. At first, only the eccentrics and/or people with some specific need (real or imagined) of it are around. Then a few normals show up and word gets out among their kind. Then it gets popular and gets commercial. Then it turns to crap and dies. From the rise and fall of dialup ISPs to the rise and fall of Facebook. Possibly happened to the Roman Empire, too.

About ten years ago I figured out that nobody really cares what I think about anything and have tried to limit my quasi-meaningful discourse OL and IRL as a result. For a while I thought this might be a nice place to hang around, but shortly after I joined the scumbaggy advertizement bullshiat started and the voice of the normals has grown steadily louder. So I'll try to do my part to be juvenile and/or occasionally mildly humorous until it finishes turning into AOL 4.0.
 
2014-05-08 10:01:48 AM  
RockofAges:

Sure, traditional masculitiyt is becoming passe, but so is traditional femininity. The 'fairer sex,' being subservient homemakers and nurturers, being lady-like, it's all going the same way as the Marlboro smoking cowboy as we become more equal and learn to co-exist in the middle more effectively. Having these options open up for us is good all around. It means more choice (no-one is forcing you to wear skinny jeans and put spacers in your ears). The problem is that certain people, in their rush to prove how enlightened and progressive they are, are likely to hold traditional characteristics against those who adhere to them. This isn't right, but it cuts both ways. It's not an anti-man thing.

The irony here is that in an attempt to combat this kind of neo-reverse-prejudice, you seem (I could be wrong) to be prejudging me yourself based on my sexuality. It's the first thing you mentioned when I asked what we don't agree on--my sexuality. Like you think because I'm bi I must be one of these butthurt whiners or that I judge people for being straight. I know better than that, especially since I get it from both sides.

Tell you what, if you can find a single post of mine where I even appear to be denigrating someone based on their sexuality or their love of things traditional (without there being any other valid points against it, like being a man's man or a homemaker), I'll buy you a shiny new He Man toy.

I brought up MRAs because the discussion was about people becoming soft. Feminism is already a poster child for pointless whining and selfish entitlement so there was no reason to go there--so far as I'm concerned it's a given. But if MRAs are supposed to be some kind of counter-force to this then why are they just as whiny and lame? Like complaining about how men are portrayed in media and advertising, for example. Or crying "misandry!" at mere joking around like the people in your category B who can't take a joke.

To me it's not just which side is worse. I don't take sides. I judge their methods and their words. Feminists and MRAs have a lot in common with each other, more than they'd like to admit. Just like die-hard liberals or conservatives do.
 
2014-05-08 10:25:41 AM  

The_Sponge: Ugh....that article was just a giant shiatty attempt at humor.

FTFA:

10. Stockton, California:
With unemployment over 18.5% for the 5th year in a row, Stockton is a hotbed of California hotties with no steady income, making it the perfect place to find your sugar baby.

Yes, because ladies just love guys who are addicted to crystal meth and who will steal their cars within the first three dates.


I see my comments are not needed.  Thank you.
 
2014-05-08 10:36:45 AM  

red5ish: Some of those basements are awesome.
[img.fark.net image 850x564]
Look, there's carpet!


I'm not sure whether to be more fascinated... or scared... by what I see in this picture??
 
2014-05-08 11:05:24 AM  
..or guestroom at Mom's house.

/out by moth's end
//Wonders if HuffPo would run an article about dating, say, single moms written in the same tone
 
2014-05-08 11:43:28 AM  

RockofAges: Al!: wesmon: ecmoRandomNumbers: I think I've clicked my last HuffPo link. Everything I've clicked in recent memory is just a turd article, shiatty blog post, or an inane autoplay dump.

To be fair, Huffington Post still has a lot of actual news articles going on mixed in with the garbage. The problem is that Fark is not greening many good articles lately.

Fark is going downhill.

Fark was on a hill?  I've been here since early '00 in one form or another and I don't recall it ever being much more than it is now.  Maybe TF has changed, but with the exception of people that have come and gone, Fark is pretty much the same.  Graphics notwithstanding.

I've been here since 00 as well (diff username). Aside from the aforementioned changes, Fark's posting population has both shrunk drastically and is filled with:

A) Hipsters. The kind of person who doesn't own a single Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude, Stallone. or Dolph Lundgren movie and hates metal.

B) Butthurt feelings brigade. Make a joke about rape, sex, or "race"? That's a paddlin.

C) Grown men who literally get excited about (and buy merchandise. and attend cons) a cartoon made for little girls aged 4-9. In that sense, they are probably like less-ballin' versions of Mr. Four Monitor Anime, above.

Yes, Fark has lost a lot of manliness quotient, to be replaced by much wispier beards and more willowy spines. It does make trolling more fun. That's about it.


I miss the music tab
 
2014-05-08 12:06:50 PM  
This might explain why a bunch of my roomates friends were all hot for me, steady job and own my own place. Although if I did have to move back in with my folks I would live at the beach.
 
2014-05-08 12:17:03 PM  

BitwiseShift: 6. Odessa, Texas:
Who doesn't like man in overalls that smells of BBQ, chewing tobacco, and their grandma's cat whiskers? Constantly covered in dust, their thick southern twang makes it almost impossible to understand what these career-less Momma's boys are saying, but maybe that's for the best?

Funny thing about West Texas is the accent is a cross between Ohio and California.


Tha hoarrar.
 
2014-05-08 12:31:25 PM  
about #6, Odessa, Tx, speaking from experience, living in Midland was more for the white collar workers, Odessa for the blue. I remember Odessa as kinda dumpy compared to Midland. But I'm sure things have changed in the years past. We used to live in Midland, just 2 blocks from the country club. Was pretty nice.
 
2014-05-08 12:44:25 PM  

RockofAges: As far as the MRAs, that's why I don't join in. I love women.


I've known feminists that love men and MRA's that love women. Being an MRA doesn't mean you dislike women, have anything against women or want to make laws sexist against them. It simply means that you are concerned about the rights of men. It's fundamentally no different than feminism. Being a MRA has as much as to do with misandry as feminism has to do with being a misandrist.

When you hear someone talking all about how their target is evil, how their group deserves special privileges and opposing equality between their group and their target than you have a hatemonger. It doesn't really matter what their group and their target is. You can be an activist without trampling the rights of others - think of the I have a dream speech from MLK.
 
2014-05-08 12:49:14 PM  

RockofAges: I didn't judge you so much for sexuality but our previous thread on monogamy where I mistook you for a polygamist / polyamorist.


It seems you're mistaking me for several other things as well. Like someone who thinks gender roles are entirely socially constructed. I don't think anything is ever that black and white. My boy chose to wear the princess dress in the costume trunk at daycare a few times. Before he turned 3 he decided to stop wearing it because it's "for girls." He must have gotten that from somewhere. If it was so intrinsic then he wouldn't have put it on in the first place. And he uses "palm" guns like Iron Man, not finger-guns :)

Anyway this was all about people becoming huge pussies so let me show you what you said here:

RockofAges: it's COOL nowadays to watch Glee, but there's going to be lots of smirking and cardigan-adjusting whenever a man brings up WWE


And remind you of what I said here:

Fafai: Sometimes the people decrying this wussification are the softest bunch of whining pansies about their own shiat,


See? You're complaining that people are becoming soft while simultaneously whining about how people don't accept your entertainment preferences. Is there anything less consequential than that? You can dish it out to the bronies easy enough but you protest the same kind of bullying when it's directed at you. So yes, people are becoming pussies. You just fail to see how you're a part of it too.

/thinks glee and wrestling are both pretty gay
 
2014-05-08 01:17:36 PM  
huffingtonpost.com 0.0.0.0

I never remember to not click those farking links so my hosts saves me the trouble of slapping myself upside the head.
 
2014-05-08 01:20:40 PM  

neongoats: I'd ask where the complimentary "Ten cities full of golddiggers just barely making it until they get their Mrs. degree", but it's fark and I figured that would be in the discussion thread.


Since it's a parody site, they have that article right here:  http://reductress.com/post/6-best-grad-schools-for-finding-a-husband/
 
2014-05-08 01:36:25 PM  

FarkerSnow: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: WhoGAS: wesmon: Fark is going downhill.

Honestly, at which point does one determine a site as "Well, it's completely downhill.  Let's shut 'er down."?

I've been here for years (not my first login name) and it's been going "downhill" since the day I joined.

Look, the longer you stay at a place, the longer you consider it "downhill".  Remember, though, that each person joining only knows "HOLY shiat THIS IS AWESOME!" but will, like you, in a few years/months/days, start saying, "Fark is going downhill."

So..perspective...or something.

I've been around long enough to remember when Fark was still getting better over time. It's definitely been heading down the crapper these past two or three years.

The sponsored links, TF plugs, constant typos in headlines, and Opposing Views links have taken it down a few notches. And the photoshop contests are pretty lame now. But still... Love me some Fark.



all this^^ and add the current lack of gorgor
 
2014-05-08 04:27:07 PM  

RockofAges: Fafai: RockofAges:

agree and disagree with you Fafai. "Traditional gender roles" aren't entirely socially constructed, in fact, I would argue that our "push towards the middle" is far more socially engineered than that. While of course there is a happy medium to be understood -- there is a simple reality in that no matter how many pink toys you buy your little boy, it's pretty likely he's going to make his gun into a finger, want to wrestle, and probably want to play Call of Duty or some other kickass vidjagame.
As far as the MRAs, that's why I don't join in. I love women. Most of them anyways. However, after the nth wave of militant feminism, what sort of response do you expect? When you troll a group long enough, don't be shocked when cultural response forms. And yes, I consider modern feminism to be largely comprised of trollishness / misandry masquerading as social justice. As an egalitarian / humanist, I do get to look down my nose at identity politics.
As for bi dudes (yes yes, much like the "black friend" I do have many gay and bi friends), there are certain hallmarks which generally veer away from traditional masculinity (much like the unexplained phenomenon of the "masculine lesbian" to use the polite terminology). I would say that as part of their sexual identification to the world, many bi / gay dudes cling to an equally constructed paradigm which reinforces stereotype. Positive or negative, again, I don't judge, but it is prominent. I didn't judge you so much for sexuality but our previous thread on monogamy where I mistook you for a polygamist / polyamorist.
I don't think traditional femininity is in any way "passe", actually. Women get more attention than ever in the internet age (see: selfies). It's a woman's world nowadays (in the West -- obviously not the case in Islamic nations), and I don't really have too much a problem with that. Like I said, I love women. Only problem is that I still have to hear the shrieking about my privilege. What, the privilege to die earlier, lift all the heavy things in the world, and be conscripted to face my death for arbitrary political reasons at the drop of a hat? The privilege to be last on the list in any public sector decision making process due to my inability to satisfy some hilariously misguided concept of "diversity"? (Hint: Diversity means diversity of thought, opinions, and life experiences -- not who has blacker skin, or absence of testicles swinging between their legs). Of course race and sex can INFORM that experience, but only a simpleton would argue they are the foundation of that experience.
As a working class, minimum wage bum who's washed dishes, made sammiches, hauled steel, and sold shiat for pennies most of my life, the whole "privilege" narrative that casts me as the "oppressor" was tiresome in the 1990s, irritating in the 00s, and has crossed over into "time to stop, farkers" in the 10s. That's why you're seeing so much reaction, I think, from people like myself who do not believe in inherited sin / guilt. It's weird, because it seems almost like some sort of progressive-politics witch hunt. And I'm a left-wing socialist / left-libertarian. It has made me reconsider the far-left and the dangers they represent. Not as bad as the far-right, but perhaps much more insidious under the banner of "good intentions".
In the mix, I don't care too much about any of that, except for that it's COOL nowadays to watch Glee, but there's going to be lots of smirking and cardigan-adjusting whenever a man brings up WWE. Thankfully, in East Coast Canuckia, we are more into the Trailer Park Boys than the usual.

 
That's probably the most articulate and well-stated version of that argument I've seen on Fark, and someone will still find a way to take you to task for thinking that way. Because democracy means opinions that differ from what's fashionable are unacceptable. Or something.

The West has lost its way.

*internet fistbump*
 
2014-05-08 04:36:02 PM  
10. Davenport, Iowa:
Video games and late-night trips to Taco Bell keep the guys in this tiny Midwestern town chubby and ambitionless.

That would be Taco Johns for a six pack and a pound.

When I got out of the service I lived with my family in the basement for 3 years, but I had the money to move out at anytime. I spent a lot of time on the road for work and didn't see a need to buy my own place when I would only be there maybe 14 days out of a month and not 14 days in a row. Besides the place was like an apartment without a kitchen, I had a bedroom, bathroom and living room.

I moved out as soon as I changed jobs and was home all the time.
 
2014-05-08 04:47:00 PM  

onyxruby: RockofAges: As far as the MRAs, that's why I don't join in. I love women.

I've known feminists that love men and MRA's that love women. Being an MRA doesn't mean you dislike women, have anything against women or want to make laws sexist against them. It simply means that you are concerned about the rights of men. It's fundamentally no different than feminism. Being a MRA has as much as to do with misandry as feminism has to do with being a misandrist.


I do not call myself a Men's Rights Activist, for the same reason I don't call myself a Feminist: toxic association.

The same sites that are full of MRA people are also full of misogynists, predators (i.e. the ones that talk about seduction and "the game"), and men who are upset that women have any psychological or social power over them at all.  They'll talk about how women bosses drive things into the ground and don't know how to manage men (while never even thinking they might not know how to manage women, or even considering that a relevant concern).  It's really quite a disgusting bunch of self-centered people.
 
2014-05-08 06:35:11 PM  

Cold_Sassy: snipped


It's like killing a starving rat, sometimes the blood just draws more, compounding the problem.
 
2014-05-09 11:29:08 AM  
I biatched about your biatching about biatching. That makes me the manliest.

/hoping you don't biatch about my biatching about your biatching about biatching, but I just may have a plan for that...
 
2014-05-09 11:57:09 AM  

RockofAges: Fafai: I biatched about your biatching about biatching. That makes me the manliest.

/hoping you don't biatch about my biatching about your biatching about biatching, but I just may have a plan for that...

Actually, it puts you on the side of the biatchers, making you an initial biatch. You need to biatch at yourself in order to come back around to my side of the table here.


No it doesn't. I biatched about them too. The whiners, the bronies, remember? I didn't even mention feminism because to me that was a given that they are the most obvious biatchers. I agreed with most of what you were saying, but with the extra commentary that it's not worth biatching about and making yourself look like a biatch over biatches.
 
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