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(BBC)   Forget beer goggles. The real reason why women look better in bars. Here comes the science   ( divider line
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50438 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Mar 2004 at 10:25 PM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-03-07 09:22:56 PM  
I thought the reason was that it's so dark in most bars. I'm guessing the haze of smoke doesn't help matters much either.
2004-03-07 09:37:21 PM  
What was that song about how women look in club/bar lighting compared to how they look in real light? "Strobelight Honey" or something like that?
2004-03-07 09:41:50 PM  
One word: neon.
2004-03-07 09:43:12 PM  
Beer goggles dont make them look better, just make me care less
2004-03-07 09:55:48 PM  
"The girls all get prettier at closing time" is one for the country fans -- some of whom might know it by experience
2004-03-07 10:06:20 PM  
lonely men + willing women = pretty good odds
2004-03-07 10:08:08 PM  
rumble: lonely men + willing women = pretty good odds

horny men + horny women = pretty good odds
2004-03-07 10:28:39 PM  
what is this, smoking sucks day on fark?
2004-03-07 10:35:39 PM  
That's where the Ciganot comes in! Hooray for sychronisity!
2004-03-07 10:35:49 PM  
i'm guessing thhat if you're in there looking to get laid, everyone is going to automatically look a bit better to you. that way, if you only hit on the women you find "attractive", you've got a wider selection, and therefore, a greater chance of success.
2004-03-07 10:40:12 PM  
"Happy Smoking Sucks Day, Everyone!"
2004-03-07 10:41:55 PM  
They, said some day you'll find,
All who love are blind,
When you heart's on fire, you must realize,
Smoke gets in your eyes.

So, the song is true...
2004-03-07 10:46:08 PM  
Or those of us who wear glasses/contacts can just start going out without them. Just have to make sure that you don't go hitting on someone of the same sex...unless you're into that kind of thing. Or as Seinfeld put it,"Not that there's anything wrong with that!"
2004-03-07 10:46:33 PM  
there's a reason the fluorescent lights they turn at the end of the night are called "ugly lights"

/doesn't get beer goggles, just lowers standards
2004-03-07 10:47:37 PM  
Smoking sucks day is gonna make me cry. farkin bastards, you can all kiss my skinny white pasty *dies from emphasema at 20*
2004-03-07 10:48:16 PM  
Smoking makes you blind? I thought fapping did?
2004-03-07 10:48:43 PM  
...(AMD) is the leading cause of adult blindness in the UK, affecting about 500,000 people.

Intel propaganda...don't listen.
2004-03-07 10:51:40 PM  
Smokers go blind because they suck so hard.
/crappy pun
2004-03-07 10:53:37 PM  
GFE- Go Fat Early. That you you get your pick of the litter
2004-03-07 11:00:02 PM  
My father (mid fifties, smoked for the better part of his life), having just gotten over cancer, now probably has glaucoma! Yay! So I'm inclined to believe this article.
2004-03-07 11:01:19 PM  
Only 13 million Brits smoke? They're joking, right? I'd be surprised if there's that many that don't smoke.
2004-03-07 11:02:17 PM  
I had to get a deluxe eye exam awhile ago. The doctor says, I bet you used to be in good shape. Because you're slowly going blind from the periphery on in. It's common in fit people. So I was bike racing when I might as well have been smoking. Not to worry though, I only did it till I needed glasses. Fun fact: the doctor was a beautiful Indian woman in her 20s.
2004-03-07 11:04:50 PM  
You know, I am glad this research has come out. Because it is so important that we now spend tons of public money warning people of yet another danger of smoking, because you know what, there are probably 2 or 3 people out there still that don't know, and maybe we can win them over. Lets also raise the price of cigarettes too, for no connected reason.

Here is an idea folks, instead of wasting all of that tax money telling everyone how bad smokes are, and how much better non smokers are, why don't you spend some of it to, oh, I dont know, TRY AND FIND A CURE FOR CANCER/HEART DISEASE, or the 100 other bad things smoking causes, which you use to justify my cost per pack.

Just throwing a few numbers out there, lets say 20 million people in this country smoke a pack a day, and I am sure thats a low number. Lets also say the average person is paying 2 bucks a pack in taxes (I know I am paying a hell of alot more). Thats 14,000,000,000 (BILLION) dollars a year in tax revenue. Throw all that at cancer research every year and you'll trim a few years off the time it takes to find a cure. You'll also help millions who get it through no fault of their own.

A buddy of mine is loosing a friend to cancer, and wanted to donate some money to a good cancer charity. He is having a hell of a time finding one, because when you look at most of them closely, they throw so much of their money away already telling people shiat they know (ala american cancer society).

/End rant and off to flavor country
2004-03-07 11:09:40 PM  
terrible headline, not funny and doesn't capture what the article is about. besides everyone knows its the dim light and alcohol that makes everyone look better

but anyways the research was published in the British Medical Journal, and sounds very credible. Its a known fact that smoke breaks down collagen in the skin, i'm sure it hurts your eyes too.
2004-03-07 11:14:35 PM  
terrible headline, not funny and doesn't capture what the article is about.

This should be the motto of!
2004-03-07 11:18:32 PM  
I thought I had bad eyesight because I poked my eyes out with a fork. Oops. That was somebody else in a different thread.
2004-03-07 11:21:59 PM  
You know, ever since the smoking ban here came into effect, I've noticed that the women have gotten uglier.

I reasoned that it was just because all the hottest girls here were smokers. No smoking, no hotties. Go figure.
2004-03-07 11:40:35 PM  
hahahahahaah, nice mondestrunken
2004-03-07 11:43:51 PM  
You know what cures blindness?

A Hot Cocoa Sampler Box

/old and dead, but I couldn't resist
2004-03-07 11:48:36 PM  
I am completely mesmorized by aliendave's post.
2004-03-07 11:48:51 PM  
Damn Buckshot00

Beat me to the punch, or at least the shuffle
2004-03-07 11:50:58 PM  
Not bars in Massachusetts. Anymore.
2004-03-07 11:55:37 PM  
terrible headline, not funny and doesn't capture what the article is about.

I thought it was pretty clever. You must not have a sense of humor. :p
2004-03-08 12:17:30 AM  
Smoking kills you, makes you go blind, stops your lungs from working, gives you heart attacks, cancer, strokes, and retarted babies with three eyes. Fark it, I am tired of hearing news about how smoking is unhealthy and all smokers are Satan Reincarnated.

Everyone who smokes knows full-well what they're doing to themselves.

I, for one, am just tired with the anti-tobacco media saturation. I think there should be a rule that the only new news allowed about tobacco is good news. At the very least it will shut these obnoxious "truth" asshats up.
2004-03-08 12:27:36 AM  
FYI SoftBoiledLife, the "truth" is funded by one of the tobacco companies (I think phillip morris) as part of a settlement w/ the government to spend money on "tobacco awareness". Pretty wierd, eh?
2004-03-08 12:40:34 AM  
jeebus I read the title as

The real reason why women look better in bras. Here comes the science.

/was far too excited

realizing that

/was far too tired.
2004-03-08 12:44:18 AM  
Smoking can do just about anything bad for you but nothing good for you AT ALL, huh? shiat, now I've heard it all, lung cancer, blindness, impotence, it's like the "don't masturbate" of the 21st century.
2004-03-08 12:51:46 AM  
OK, I vote to ban anyone who uses "Here comes the science" in a headline....:-)
2004-03-08 12:58:43 AM  
Since they are certain that people go blind "as a direct result of smoking," one would think they might bother to explain this phenomenon in any sort of capacity. It's easy to conceal flawed studies when you only publish the conclusions in the media. A simple "Trust us" isn't how science is supposed to help people.
2004-03-08 01:05:51 AM  
I thought chronic masterbation was the leading cause of blindness
2004-03-08 01:08:48 AM  
By reading the article, one could imagine that the scientific evidence for that is equally compelling.
2004-03-08 01:09:24 AM  
So, Why in the Fark is our government helping peddle this shiat?
2004-03-08 01:09:37 AM  
mylow THANK YOU!

I'd been whacking my brain trying to think of a good masturbation joke and it just wasn't coming.
2004-03-08 01:18:49 AM  
first its tv, then masturbating now smoke????

anyways, ive got glucoma
2004-03-08 01:19:43 AM  
The same reason that marijuana is illegal: Taxable sales.
2004-03-08 01:39:29 AM  

Here is an idea folks, instead of wasting all of that tax money telling everyone how bad smokes are, and how much better non smokers are, why don't you spend some of it to, oh, I dont know, TRY AND FIND A CURE FOR CANCER/HEART DISEASE, or the 100 other bad things smoking causes, which you use to justify my cost per pack

Hey idiot , Why don't you stop smoking so us non smokers won't have our tax dollars wasted saving your ass as a result of something you can avoid in the first place .
Idiot !!
2004-03-08 01:41:56 AM  
more nonsense by those damn liberal scientists!

everybody knows smoking is great for you. They're obviously just using these scare tactics to receive more funding. Thats why I'm voting Bush in 04. Stop science!
2004-03-08 01:43:32 AM  
I'll point out once again that more money is spent on people who live "healthy" lives to keep them alive and comfortable for all those extra years they saved, before they die of the some of the same costly diseases that kill smokers anyway.
Everyone dies. Some die sooner and save your money in the long run.
2004-03-08 01:46:26 AM  
goodbye roofies, hello ciggarettes
2004-03-08 02:07:50 AM  

From the article:

Around 13 million Britons smoke and half of all smokers will die prematurely.

Well no kidding. Half of all people die prematurely, that's what makes 'average life span' an 'average'. This statistic basically says that smokers live normal life spans, but since it's written toward the negative (and not as "...half of all smokers will live past expectation"), it's just an attempt to scare people with numbers. Stupid.
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