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(Daily Mail)   Woman leaves her husband after losing her sense of smell. Hmm seems like it would be the other way around   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 45
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2014-07-21 09:51:36 AM  
Are you sure she wasn't just done consuming his soul?

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2014-07-21 10:58:33 AM  
The real story is that now women will divorce for something petty like this. Yesterday we had the story about a man in China with a deformed penis but was still happiliy married 20 years when his pain in his stomach turned out to be ovaries and he was menstruating internally.
 
2014-07-21 11:18:35 AM  

Kevin72: The real story is that now women will divorce for something petty like this. Yesterday we had the story about a man in China with a deformed penis but was still happiliy married 20 years when his pain in his stomach turned out to be ovaries and he was menstruating internally.


o_O
 
2014-07-21 02:13:10 PM  
That's a rough 45.
 
2014-07-21 03:16:38 PM  
She also stopped being a fan of The Rock.
 
2014-07-21 03:16:57 PM  
Nice bug eyes there.
 
2014-07-21 03:17:57 PM  
Dewey Cox is not amused...
 
2014-07-21 03:18:35 PM  
www.uncut.co.uk

Dewey Cox feels her pain.
 
2014-07-21 03:19:12 PM  
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2014-07-21 03:20:18 PM  

Sybarite: Are you sure she wasn't just done consuming his soul?

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I think she got part of mine from just looking at that.
 
2014-07-21 03:20:39 PM  

Sybarite: Are you sure she wasn't just done consuming his soul?

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Damn you..was coming to post "I lost my sense of smell but now I can see into your soul" to that very pic.
 
2014-07-21 03:21:00 PM  
Smegma.The scourge of mankind.
 
2014-07-21 03:22:51 PM  

Kevin72: The real story is that now women will divorce for something petty like this.


This is the Ur MRA.  Takes a person and makes it representative of an entire gender(and of course implicitly gender roles), without knowing the first thing about the people involved.
 
2014-07-21 03:23:12 PM  
www.cinemablend.com
sometimes a lack of smell can be a good thing, maybe?
 
2014-07-21 03:23:19 PM  
My guess is she won't miss the yo-yo.
 
2014-07-21 03:24:06 PM  
When they lose their sense of smell do they completely lose the urge to be intimate?

Because they would make champion salad tossers.
 
2014-07-21 03:25:00 PM  

ikanreed: Kevin72: The real story is that now women will divorce for something petty like this.

This is the Ur MRA.  Takes a person and makes it representative of an entire gender(and of course implicitly gender roles), without knowing the first thing about the people involved.


For reals....they will divorce you for things much much pettier than this.

/ask me how I know....
//pettier?
///less petty?
 
2014-07-21 03:26:06 PM  
Jesus, after seeing that picture I think the husband lucked out. Grrrross
 
2014-07-21 03:27:33 PM  
Did she divorce him because she couldn't smell him was it his odd-looking face?

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2014-07-21 03:30:12 PM  

Prey4reign: Did she divorce him because she couldn't smell him was it his odd-looking face?

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His face looks like Japanese cooch.
 
2014-07-21 03:30:57 PM  
That stinks.  Er...actually, no it doesn't, and that's apparently the problem.
 
2014-07-21 03:31:15 PM  
Well, I guess this is as good an excuse as any. As long as you get the divorce and make out like a bandit..
 
2014-07-21 03:35:30 PM  
Pretty sure there were other reasons. The mailman might be one.

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2014-07-21 03:37:54 PM  
How many wives did he have?
 
2014-07-21 03:43:37 PM  
Has nobody noticed that the story is under the heading "Femail"?

What the fark is that?
 
2014-07-21 03:44:26 PM  

brap: When they lose their sense of smell do they completely lose the urge to be intimate?

Because they would make champion salad tossers.


What's the point if you can't enjoy the stank of badussy in the air together?
 
2014-07-21 03:45:08 PM  
It does?  Why would she lose her sense of smell after she left him?  Was he some kind of master otolaryngologist helping her with a chronic olfactory deficiency?  Because that would also explain what actually happened, provided their marriage was predicated on his curing her condition.  Maybe it was part of his vows.
 
2014-07-21 03:54:48 PM  

Precision Boobery: It does?  Why would she lose her sense of smell after she left him?  Was he some kind of master otolaryngologist helping her with a chronic olfactory deficiency?  Because that would also explain what actually happened, provided their marriage was predicated on his curing her condition.  Maybe it was part of his vows.


1/10.
 
2014-07-21 03:58:21 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: ikanreed: Kevin72: The real story is that now women will divorce for something petty like this.

This is the Ur MRA.  Takes a person and makes it representative of an entire gender(and of course implicitly gender roles), without knowing the first thing about the people involved.

For reals....they will divorce you for things much much pettier than this.

/ask me how I know....
//pettier?
///less petty?


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RIP Tom Petty
 
2014-07-21 03:58:55 PM  

smatt: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: ikanreed: Kevin72: The real story is that now women will divorce for something petty like this.

This is the Ur MRA.  Takes a person and makes it representative of an entire gender(and of course implicitly gender roles), without knowing the first thing about the people involved.

For reals....they will divorce you for things much much pettier than this.

/ask me how I know....
//pettier?
///less petty?

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RIP Tom Petty


none, none more pettier.
 
2014-07-21 04:06:39 PM  
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2014-07-21 04:23:03 PM  
san paku
 
2014-07-21 04:26:41 PM  

Two16:


That looks really uncomfortable. Also, how is that relevant?
 
2014-07-21 04:37:23 PM  
There could be a scientific explanation for this.

A recent study claimed that our friends are more closely related to us than mere chance would suggest.

Other studies show that women dislike the smell of their brothers in blind sniff tests.

Sexual attraction is believed to be part olfactory, which is to say, literally chemical as in "sexual chemistry" or "personal chemistry". The two studies cited above suggest that our sense of smell plays a role in attaction and repulsion, possibly because natural selection discourages us from mating with close relations and encourages us to mate with more distantly related (but not too distantly related) people so as to ensure healthy immune systems and less chance of dangerous recessive genes being expressed. You can't give a gene test to everybody that you meet, but their personal signature scent may be telling your brain a lot of things your conscious mind does not know by translating gene-linked body odors and even food-preferences to genetic suitability as a mate.

The woman may be merely a victim of human biology. For some people the sense of smell plays a powerful role in feelings and memory. For example, the narrator in Marcel Proust's great novel, Remembrance of Things Past discovers he has powerful recall of his past experiences connected to his sense of taste and smell. A madeleine (little scallop-shaped cake) and tea bring back a rush of memories that become the subject of the narrator's great novel.

All of us have had similar experiences no doubt, I know I have. Certain smells bring back memories I haven't thought about in years and evoke the feelings and sensations of a connected time in my life. For example, I ate a lot of egg sandwiches when I was in grade one and the smell of one, or something like varnish that may evoke the smell of one, brings back childhood memories connected with those sandwiches.

Another thing that comes to mind is the mental disorder which occurs when a person can no longer recognize their spouse or other people in their lives and think they have been replaced by Dopplegangers. This occurs in cases of brain damage and part of the inability to recognize people you know very well might be linked to loss of connections between scents or facial recognition due to damage to parts of the brain associated with telling our friends and family from strangers.

People with this disorder sometimes think that their loved ones have been replaced by aliens or robots. This may, of course, be merely a social construct that rationalizes the failure to recognize people. In an earlier time people believed that people could be replaced by fairies, demons, angels, or even gods. This belief might be a cultural manifestation of the same failure to recognize faces or scents or other clues as to who is whom in our personal lives.

In any case, even if the loss of interest were purely mundane, it is sad that somebody should lose so much with one of their senses.

Perhaps the famous idiot, Karl Pilkington, is right when he regards his brain as a separate entity from his conscious self, that makes him think, feel or do things that he doesn't want but can't help. A lot of scientists believe we have no free will or free will limited by instinct, biology and the way our brains are constructed and work.

They might agree that Karl Pilkington's brain has a mind of its own that is separate from what Freud called the "Ego" and that other thinkers call the Self, Imago, Concious Mind, etc.

Many of our decisions and impressions seem to be taken by the brain seconds before the conscious mind is informed of them and then we rationalize them as "choices" even though experiment clearly shows that "we" did not become aware of the "choice" until some time after the choice was made.

Nietzsche, like Freud, constructed a theory of "pulsions" or impulses that live a separate life in our mind and seek satisfaction in everything we think, say and do. These impulses range from purely instinctive drives like sex to higher order needs such as self-esteem and the need for love and approval. They may conflict or cooperate, they might even be able to lie to our conscious minds and each other like so many individuals or collective organizations working together most of the time but against each other at other times. My mind to me a kingdom is, said the poet and perhaps it is so: our conscious minds may be the sovereign, making decisions under the influence of many parties in his or her court, often prey to lies or propaganda from within or without the kingdom, and often irrational, and self-desctructive at times.

Mind you, that is a lot of speculation but similar facts and ideas are in circulation among psychologists, neurologiests, and many other people who study the mind, the brain and the metaphysics of being human.
 
2014-07-21 05:14:08 PM  
She looks like a goddamn Disney villain. Villainess. Whatever.

'But it was only once it had gone that I realised how powerful my sense of smell was in relation to the physical side of my relationship,' says the marketing executive, 45, from Farnham, Surrey.

Oh, yeah. Definitely a Disney villain. Villainess. Whatever.

Charlotte Self met a new partner a year ago and says that what has helped is his understanding of the challenges she faces. 'Visually, when I saw him, I was physically attracted to him,' she says. 'But it's hard when you can't smell a man'.

I can't relate so I'm going to take her word for it regarding the impact on intimacy (seems somewhat common in this situation), but I can guaranfarkingtee that if the roles were reversed and the husband found someone new immediately after the breakup, the tone of the article would be very different.
 
2014-07-21 05:15:18 PM  

Empty H: Two16:

That looks really uncomfortable. Also, how is that relevant?


That's when bioware started to suck?
 
2014-07-21 05:42:56 PM  

smatt: RIP Tom Petty


He's dead? I mean, I heard about James Garner, but I'd think if Tom Petty died there would've been headlines even I would have heard about.
 
2014-07-21 06:32:55 PM  
smatt:

RIP Tom Petty

Damn you I actually had to look this up.

Petty is a major part of the soundtrack of my life. And vice-versa.

"Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Who knows maybe you were kidnapped tied up,
Taken away and held for ransom
"

By the way, I submitted something like this from another English paper with a less funny headline. Still, GMTA!
 
2014-07-21 06:37:16 PM  
FTFA: "[S]ufferers report that a major consequence of anosmia is relationship breakdown."

So I have one dread fewer: it's fortunate that nobody can stand me.

Isn't that right, Megarian?


/ "Sex. God."
 
2014-07-21 09:05:37 PM  

Beeblebrox: Prey4reign: Did she divorce him because she couldn't smell him was it his odd-looking face?

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His face looks like Japanese cooch.


Hahahahaaaa!
 
2014-07-21 09:21:46 PM  
Loss of smell a sign of insanity.  You can look it up
 
2014-07-22 09:17:57 AM  
It does seem like the two couples in the article reacted very differently to the problem.  One couple tried to adjust what they could and the other...  well it sounds like they tried to ignore it.  Why would you want her still cooking for dinner parties when she cannot taste what she is cooking and is upset by it?  Order some finger foods that don't seem so central to it, which she isn't as involved with, and put some music on outside, or move it to a pool party, or something.  It doesn't really mention them trying to change anything at all, and it seems like even her friends didn't really believe it was a problem.  I can certainly imagine it being a stressful issue, and even more isolating if people did not think it was a real problem.
 
2014-07-22 09:30:27 AM  

Loucifer: She also stopped being a fan of The Rock.


Cuz she can't smell what he's cooking...

I get it! Funny stuff...
 
2014-07-22 10:00:02 AM  
Makes sense. My partner constantly complains about my stench, but whenever I get up in the morning she's suddenly on my side of the bed snuggling with my blankets, and her face in my pillows.
 
2014-07-22 01:35:36 PM  

Nurglitch: Makes sense. My partner constantly complains about my stench, but whenever I get up in the morning she's suddenly on my side of the bed snuggling with my blankets, and her face in my pillows.


So stop making her sleep on the floor.
 
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