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2014-07-06 03:40:24 AM  
5 votes:
...and what about those Magic players?

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2014-07-05 11:19:52 PM  
5 votes:

Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.


you clearly have your priorities very mixed up. when i was poor and unemployed i made my own beer, and sold the extra to my friends. never never give up on beer, or your life is over.
2014-07-06 10:40:56 AM  
4 votes:
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2014-07-06 04:09:17 AM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.

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Then he told me to get in my mouse, and get out of here.
2014-07-06 05:34:06 AM  
2 votes:

Gdalescrboz: Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink


My man musk brings all the girls to the yard..
2014-07-06 02:32:41 AM  
2 votes:

baconbeard: I wouldn't want to work for a company that expects me to "shower" and "groom" myself.


I'm a millennial and I see it as a form of sexual harassment. What is that they're buttering me up for? "Mmm, u smell nice" my new boss will say to me on the first day of work. "I'm glad u followed my advice and soaped up ;). Drinks l8r?". Omg!! not interested k...
2014-07-06 02:24:02 AM  
2 votes:
I wouldn't want to work for a company that expects me to "shower" and "groom" myself.
2014-07-06 02:21:49 AM  
2 votes:

Bucky Katt: They're revolting.


You said it, they stink on ice!
2014-07-06 02:21:47 AM  
2 votes:
Some autistic people can smell everything.  They can smell it all.  They smell your pits and your crotch and they know what you ate and if you wipe properly.

I'd rock back and forth too.
2014-07-06 02:15:01 AM  
2 votes:
Oh my God, four percent fewer consider deodorant essential, to say nothing of whether or not they use it anyway, than older people? Truly the entire generation is doomed.
2014-07-06 02:05:59 AM  
2 votes:

Bucky Katt: They're revolting.


Yeah and they really stink too.

/saw what you did there
2014-07-06 02:04:24 AM  
2 votes:
So if you're looking to go corporate, douse yourself in patchouli.
2014-07-05 11:04:33 PM  
2 votes:

some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.


That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.
2014-07-05 10:39:11 PM  
2 votes:
Apparently proofreaders, of whatever generation, can't spell millennials right.
2014-07-06 07:01:29 PM  
1 votes:

Salmon: My coworker farts in her hand and smells it.


don't we all?
2014-07-06 11:33:05 AM  
1 votes:
I once worked at a summer camp, and one of my cabin mates neither showered nor did laundry. Oh, and he worked in the kitchen. One day, Shawn, the big, rough, and kinda mean lifeguard, called down to the kitchen: "Hey, we've got a big crowd for free swim. Is there anybody you can send up here to sit in the tower and watch the buddy board, so we can have more lifeguards out on the dock?" The kitchen staff leapt at the chance to send Stinky up to the waterfront. Of course, Shawn was lying- there was no crowd for free swim. When Stinky arrived, Shawn grabbed him, held him under water, and scrubbed him and his clothes down with laundry detergent.

When I was a teenager, it was hilarious. In retrospect, it's terribly cruel. Still, our cabin smelled better afterwards.
2014-07-06 10:17:36 AM  
1 votes:

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


I smell a Millennial....
2014-07-06 09:36:15 AM  
1 votes:

groppet: Ker_Thwap: How does Kelli B. Grant still have a job?  Does MSNBC not have an editor?  Do they know what statistics are?  How does trolling millennials fit their long term goals?

/As an old guy myself, I once had to tell a 16 year old in my car pool that if he ever wore that much Axe again, he'd have to find another way to get to school.  This was about 7 years ago. Do college graduates still really wear that stuff?

Some do, we had one last year at work that would just get his axe funk stuck in the elevator. It was like the BO episode of Seinfeld it would stick to you and so pungent you could taste it.

Right now I will confess I havent showered this weekend, yesterday I was doing housework all day so I kinda got a funky BO pine smell going. But I will shower after the laundry is done and I mow the lawn.


I had always figured Axe was for middle-schoolers who didn't want to walk out of the locker room after gym class smelling like they'd been playing basketball for an hour, but who were too hung up/embarrassed to take a shower.
2014-07-06 09:21:05 AM  
1 votes:
I'll assume the next "article" will be about millennials having fat mommas and will have a survey on just how fat their mommas really are.
2014-07-06 09:03:02 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-07-06 08:59:04 AM  
1 votes:
Would people STFU about the "millennials" already? They're becoming almost as obnoxious as the Boomers, if that's even possible. At least us Gen Xers didn't give a fark and left everyone alone.
2014-07-06 08:39:01 AM  
1 votes:

some_beer_drinker: Lsherm: some_beer_drinker: when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.

That's absolutely not true.  I've been poor and unemployed.  The first thing you skimp on is beer.

you clearly have your priorities very mixed up. when i was poor and unemployed i made my own beer, and sold the extra to my friends. never never give up on beer, or your life is over.


The world is a better place for your fark handle being more than just that.

In other news, a whole generation of women are out there who don`t care about YOUR personal hygene...

The game is changing and it looks like both sides are reducing the cost to the other for sex/relationship when compared to the old bargain which went something like this.

The old bargain went something like this

Woman "I put sex on the table"
Man "I also put sex on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put dinner and some gifts on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, I may catch something from you"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put not having sex with other people on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, look I may get pregnant here. I may have to look after some kids until they fark off"
Man "Ok, I`ll also put looking after the kids on the table"
Woman "That`s not enough, me and the kids have to eat you know"
Man "Ok, I`ll put going out to work for 30 years until I have used up all my will to live on the table but I`ll not have the time to spend with you or the kids so much"
Woman "That`s looking like the right sort of deal, sign this contract. You may now kiss the bride."

New bargain

Woman "I put sex on the table"
Man "I also put sex on the table"
Woman "That seems good to me"
Man "Seems good to me too"

You may notice, in the new deal the woman does not have to make herself seem like this amazing, never to be repeated deal anymore, hence the reduced importance of personal hygiene. No need to be a domestic goddess or mother to all, she just has to be willing to accept the price of sex as being the gift of sex, which it should be in an equal world.

This also allows guys to be slackers working their one man business out of their moms basement instead of getting a proper job too.

So we have stinky women with a redesigned sexual contract and slackers with no pressure to `step up`

Sounds great. THIS is a future I can get behind.
2014-07-06 08:31:17 AM  
1 votes:
Friends of mine run an expensive, high-end B&B.  They once told me the housekeepers rejoice when they see young couples at breakfast because they know, most of the time, the showers and jetted tubs won't be used.  The inn keepers are kind of amazed because most couples are there for romantic getaways and are likely to be having hot and dirty sexy time thus requiring bathing to maintain common standards of personal hygiene.  I suppose as long as the girls don't stick to the breakfast chairs it's all good.
2014-07-06 06:20:22 AM  
1 votes:
Oh hey man, I know I haven't showered in a couple days and this coffee has whiskey in it to put up with being told I'm nothing more than a Nintendo humping loser, but I still need that trophy for showing up today. Yea, the big one since I was only 14 minutes late today.
2014-07-06 05:20:58 AM  
1 votes:
Ya, well, who are you to determine normal? Stop being a bigot and learn to love my stink
2014-07-06 05:12:27 AM  
1 votes:
Gen Stink?
2014-07-06 03:06:03 AM  
1 votes:

nijika: Oh god Baby Boomers please stop with these.  I had to deal with this crap all through the Generation X mania years, do you have to do it to ANOTHER generation too?


Since people live a lot longer, each of us can look forward to talking down to two subsequent generations instead of merely one. Truly, we are living in wondrous times.
2014-07-06 03:00:42 AM  
1 votes:

udhq: Lsherm: Fair enough, but why bother? Who thinks like this? Why would anyone interview for a $60K a year job smelling like booze, especially if you don't have any work experience?

There's your problem.  Who the ever-loving fark would bother going to college if they were willing to take a job for $60K?

/Unless you're in the middle of absolute BFE, freezing-cold nowhere.
//Or into non-profit work.


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That's a good salary for someone with no job experience at all.  Outside of NY or California, it's almost outstanding.
2014-07-06 02:44:06 AM  
1 votes:

some_beer_drinker: i don't wear deodorant because it gives me a rash. i also sweat a lot, so i smell like rotten fruit.


Have you considered the Thai Deodorant Stone? Actually heard about this on a fark thread, and having a teen daughter who just didn't respond to deodorant at all, I bought it for her. Of course, she rolled her eyes and such, but she uses it, and it works like a charm.

/one of the rare times when fark proved to be educational to my life
2014-07-06 02:20:11 AM  
1 votes:
I'm asked if everything is okay if I don't reek of booze in the morning.

/Farking puritans
2014-07-06 02:05:16 AM  
1 votes:
Aren't showers more important than deodorant anyway? What a silly article.
2014-07-06 01:59:21 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, having worked with plenty of them, the guys reek of bo and axe to try and cover it up, the ladies REALLY need to keep their legs closed(srsly, yikes).

Soap and hot water, people. It's not crazy. It's part of why we live longer than people in 1300.
2014-07-06 12:12:14 AM  
1 votes:
This one time I came into work really hung over and my boss told me I smelled like liquor.  I was really embarrassed, but my boss was cool about it, like he knew how it felt - like he'd been there and done that and understood.
2014-07-06 12:04:51 AM  
1 votes:

TheOmni: This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.


This.  They take a ranking, which place deodorant or toothbrush slightly down the list, and act as though they were completely exluded.  When you factor in the way millenials are portrayed a being obsessed with smartphones and social media, there might be some social training showing itself.

Lsherm: I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.


Maybe those drunk job candidates don't really want to work for you and are just using you for practice.  As for Funky Foreigner, you have all my sympathy and admiration for not breaking down and saying something to her about it.  On the other hand, after a reasonable interval, sending her anonymous packages of Secret and some body wash might be the most humanitarian thing you will ever do.
2014-07-05 11:05:12 PM  
1 votes:
This article is so farking dumb. The whole thing is based off a survey about what people say is important in their daily lives. All around the one data point saying that "millennials" (they never actually define the term) only scored deodorant at 87, versus a 91 for all "adults" surveyed (again, age range not defined). Nothing about actual usage or odor, just saying if they think that deodorant is of daily importance. And then they took that 4 point difference and just randomly threw in some condescending job advice and the requisite shiatting on millennials.
2014-07-05 11:03:10 PM  
1 votes:
I've been interviewing quite a lot of recent grads at my new job.   We've had some alarming interviews with recent grads who farking REEK of alcohol during the interview.  They clearly can't smell it, and since they're young they don't look hungover, but Jesus Christ I've worked with functioning alcoholics who manage to come to work each day smelling better than these kids.  Here's a protip: don't go out drinking the night before an interview.  You can go out drinking right after the interview, just stay dry for 24 hours before the interview.  Women or men - they'll try to cover it up with Axe or perfume but that sour alcohol smell is still there.

We've also had people who come from areas of the world where deodorant or perfume isn't commonly used. My advice? Learn to use it at least for the interview.  We sat through a horrific 60 minutes with a woman who was very attractive, very qualified, and who smelled like she hadn't washed herself in 16 days. It was a stink that lingered so strongly the next interview candidate felt the need to point out the smell wasn't coming from her.  I sympathized.  Four hours later I could still smell that woman in the room.  If Seinfeld hadn't done it first, it could have been a sitcom episode.
2014-07-05 10:54:42 PM  
1 votes:
when you are poor or unemployed, personal hygiene is the first thing you start to skimp on.
 
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