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2005-01-30 07:35:22 PM  
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2005-01-30 07:37:58 PM  
Does the carpet match the drapes?
 
2005-01-30 07:38:18 PM  
I love all the tinfoil hat types that come out for threads like this.

Keep going... LOL
 
2005-01-30 07:40:47 PM  
I LOVE Dr. Bronners soaps, I've used them for years. I never have the itchiness that Mr. Larj, my more chemically friendly husband experiences. Another good soap and product line is the "Kiss my face" olive oil soap. Only 3 ingredients. Ppl are a little too concerned with cleanliness in this country. A little bacterium in our systems helps to build up antibodies and actually increases our immune systems. Throw those anti-bacterial soaps out!
 
2005-01-30 07:41:29 PM  
big ugly man doll:

I used to use deodorant all the time before I cleansed the inside of my body (juice fasting + herbs), now I only need deodorant if I eat garbage (dairy, sugar, dead animal, etc.). If I exercise and eat right (mostly vegan), I have no odor.

Thanks for reminding me. I haven't eaten any dead animal in a few hours now. Off to barbeque!
 
2005-01-30 07:42:08 PM  
Dr Bronners all-one God soap! Dilute dilute dilute!

Love the stuff.
 
2005-01-30 07:44:54 PM  
On the contrary, BaconatedGrapefruit, I wholeheartedly agree with your stance towards nonconformity for the pure sake of nonconformity. But in this case, the woman provided a valid criticism of the item she had no need for. She sets a proud example for the rest of us, who usually purchase goods in our consumer-centric society without questioning their necessity.

/Subscriber to Adbusters magazine
 
2005-01-30 07:46:34 PM  
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2005-01-30 07:51:23 PM  
Everything I know about philosophy and the world I learned from reading Dr. Bronner's labels.

Oh, and Time Cube.
 
2005-01-30 07:56:21 PM  
big ugly man doll:

"I used to use deodorant all the time before I cleansed the inside of my body (juice fasting + herbs), now I only need deodorant if I eat garbage (dairy, sugar, dead animal, etc.). If I exercise and eat right (mostly vegan), I have no odor."

Yeaaaahh.. Right. You know why you think you have no odor? Because you're used to your own smell, but rest assured that there are a few dozen people who know you and are afraid to approach you about your odor issue.

I regularly bump into stinky mo-fo's like you in art galleries... There were a ton of them at my art school too.

I was going to do a perfomance art piece where I walked around with shampoo and a water tank. I would tackle the scumbag and wash them against their will, and call it art so I wouldn't get arrested for assualt.
 
2005-01-30 07:56:43 PM  
ATostig
Thanks for reminding me. I haven't eaten any dead animal in a few hours now. Off to barbeque!

I'm gonna eat three dead animals for every one that other guy doesn't eat.
 
2005-01-30 07:57:58 PM  
dllmn: Sodiam Laural/Laureth Sulfate?
Many components found in beauty care products are nasty, and there are more healtyh natural alternatives. See beauty product ingredients exposed for more info.

 
2005-01-30 08:00:23 PM  
Sorry, we all know her hair reeks. Everyone here has smelled what unwashed hair smells like (commonly smelt on children with parents who do not teach them to shower). The stench that emanates from unwashed scalps is naaaaaasty.
 
2005-01-30 08:01:27 PM  
ATostig
Off to barbeque!

Wow! My own personal reverse-psychology-controlled minion. This could be cool.
 
2005-01-30 08:03:37 PM  
Everyone, with possibly the exception of the seriously mentally ill, is a conformist. Even those who think conformity is stupid. Even non-conformists. Because evryone is a member of a group, no matter how small, and everyone wants to be accepted.

Drop the elitist idea that you're above it. You're human.

And ew. Seriously, how hard is it to buy a $1 bottle of Suave when you earn a scientist's paycheck?
 
2005-01-30 08:04:20 PM  
N. S. Radieaux
On the contrary, BaconatedGrapefruit, I wholeheartedly agree with your stance towards nonconformity for the pure sake of nonconformity. But in this case, the woman provided a valid criticism of the item she had no need for. She sets a proud example for the rest of us, who usually purchase goods in our consumer-centric society without questioning their necessity.

I'm a nonconformist simply because I naturally gravitate in that way. If I want to do something, I'll do it. If I don't want to do something, I won't. I don't buy or NOT buy something for any reason other than if I need it or not.

Shampoo. My head itches if I don't wash it. My head doesn't itch when I do wash it. I use it, not because society tells me to use it, but because I don't like having my head itch.

On the other hand, I don't wear name brand clothing. Not because I hate the brands, but because non-named brand stuff is cheaper. So are shirts with no logos or silly phrases and pictures. Why should I pay $20 for a shirt with Stewie on it when I can get five of them for the same price? If I happen to cross a name brand that's a reasonable price and quality (for example, I somehow managed to acquire Prada glasses), then I'll get it. Not because it's a name brand, but because it serves a function.

I can't believe people assume that people buy things because they're told to. And I think it's absurd to NOT buy things for the sake of noncomforming (how original). I'm sure there are a great number of people who buy or not buy things for function and not form, and there's nothing more to their decisions.
 
2005-01-30 08:04:26 PM  
so there's conformists, non-conformists, and neither..
Is that the square root of a non conformist? complex confomity?
/head asplode
 
2005-01-30 08:09:44 PM  
Miskatonic University
Everyone, with possibly the exception of the seriously mentally ill, is a conformist. Even those who think conformity is stupid. Even non-conformists.

Non-conformists conform to non-conformist standards. DON'T buy name brands. DON'T do something because everyone else does. DON'T do this. DON'T do that. Hell, and even then they eat, pee, sleep and wake up just like everyone else.

The most true non-conformist (about as true as you could get at least) do whatever the hell they want to. Will they buy a name brand or not? Will they do something that follows the crowed or not? Who knows? Even they don't. One second they could be buying a PS2, the next they're taking a bath with organic soaps.

Anyone seen/read Bartleby? That's a true nonconformist there... and he ended up dying.
 
2005-01-30 08:12:19 PM  
I stopped using shampoo, althought I use it occasionally. I'm considering stopping all together. I realize some of you think that's nasty, but I've always had very dry hair, and I don't like using chemicals to remove all the natural oils. Man lived 1000's of years without shampoo, but I guess most of us have been brainwashed by procter and gamble et al. into thinking we're filthy Europeans if we don't go through $10 of personal hygene products everyday.

/although, I am quite compulsive about keeping my teeth clean, but that's different. Your hair can't get cavities.
 
2005-01-30 08:16:53 PM  
does she wash her coochie?
 
2005-01-30 08:25:18 PM  
Oh for the love of...

"DON'T USE TEH SHAMPOO IT WILL ROT UR BRAIN! THE GOVERNMENT SI COMING TO TAKE MAH TEEF!"

Tinfoil hats off people, wait. you havn't been washing your hair, keep them on.
 
2005-01-30 08:27:26 PM  
sir_nose:but I guess most of us have been brainwashed by procter and gamble et al
What? You mean they make false claims to sell more products? Can this be?

Most dermatologist actually agree with you that we now days wash too much with soap even when it isn't really necessary.
 
2005-01-30 08:27:33 PM  
You know, I never shampoo my dog (collie/ shepherd/ mutt) and his hair always looks fantastic. No smell either, even when he gets wet. Maybe this crazy English lady is on to something.
 
2005-01-30 08:30:18 PM  
mander: never shampoo my dog
Long time ago I saw somebody interview some miss Universe contestants and one beauty tip was not to wash your hair one or two days before the contest.
 
2005-01-30 08:32:02 PM  
LMAO Halfmast Trousers
 
2005-01-30 08:33:42 PM  
funny but I knew what this woman looked like before I even clicked on the link.
 
2005-01-30 08:35:18 PM  
Shampoo strips the natural oils out of your hair, but it also obliterates a good bright dye job... I shampoo once a week or so, my color stays lookin' nice, and no, it doesn't stink.

I *do* rinse it in the shower every morning, or else it gets dag-nasty. :P
 
2005-01-30 08:35:43 PM  
Hippies hate water.
 
2005-01-30 08:36:57 PM  
I'd hit it.
 
2005-01-30 08:41:43 PM  
So, to sum up. Nuh-uh, you smell bad. Smelly. Take your legitimate concerns about hygiene somewhere and wash them. Haha, she's different.
 
2005-01-30 08:42:25 PM  
SO I'm not suppossed to wash my curly hair, EmmaLou? That's weird. Please go on, I am truely interested.
/not sarcastic
 
2005-01-30 08:42:29 PM  
Look at the ingrediants in shampoos. Sodiam Laural/Laureth Sulfate? That stuff is toxic.

So, what, is Snopes paid off by corporate shills?
 
2005-01-30 08:44:59 PM  
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I'll kill this biatch in the dead of night...
 
2005-01-30 08:46:23 PM  
Yup, shampooing was designed by someone wanting to make money, its something that goes on and on...
in the future we will probably have all kinds of new 'hygiene neccesities' that never existed until someone decided to market.

I wash my hair every few weeks, and no one has ever noticed.. except for comments on how my hair looks good. Go figure.

Welcome to business.
 
2005-01-30 08:47:34 PM  
Exactly the reason I never wipe my ass.
 
2005-01-30 08:49:14 PM  
I cut off a 28 inch ponytail 4 years ago. I shampooed my hair everythree weeks.
 
2005-01-30 08:51:10 PM  
BaconatedGrapefruit

As for flaming, I'd be happy to insult a hundred farkers if by doing so I got one person to change himself for the better. Fighting ignorance, and those who are content with being ignorant, is a fight to which I have subscribed.

LMFAO.. right, should we be thanking you?

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2005-01-30 08:51:35 PM  
I wash my hair two or three times a week, never had any comments that it smelled funny. Washing it every day makes it all frizzy and dried out.
 
2005-01-30 08:53:12 PM  
Wow! My own personal reverse-psychology-controlled minion. This could be cool.

That made you funny, two different ways in this thread. GJ
 
2005-01-30 09:04:04 PM  
The longest I've gone without washing my hair is three days. Oddly enough, though, after about 36 hours, it stopped looking flat and oily and appeared normal again. Nobody noticed a difference, and I probably would have left it go for longer, had it not been for the smell.

Whatever makes the woman happy. As for me, I'll go back to shampooing regularly with my 79 cent bottles of Suave.

/mm, apple-scented
 
2005-01-30 09:04:52 PM  
I can understand the no shampoo/conditioner thing, but the only rinsing it every few months seems a little overkill...ish.

But, thankfully she's free to do whatever whe wants to her head...
 
2005-01-30 09:06:30 PM  
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is for yuppies.
 
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2005-01-30 09:45:24 PM  
Why is everyone assuming that not washing hair=not bathing at all?

Besides, what woman uses shampoo on her twat? I wash mine with soap. Duh.
 
2005-01-30 09:48:52 PM  
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2005-01-30 09:51:33 PM  
The lady brushes her hair every day and probably does so with a natural bristle brush. Brushing distributes the natural oils, removes dirt and makes the cuticles of the hair lay flat. I bet her hair is prettier than most and doesn't smell bad.

This has always bothered me - Other than from a marketing standpoint, why do some shampoos contain vitamins when the hair is not living tissue?
 
2005-01-30 09:55:10 PM  
big ugly man doll
I used to use deodorant all the time before I cleansed the inside of my body (juice fasting + herbs), now I only need deodorant if I eat garbage (dairy, sugar, dead animal, etc.). If I exercise and eat right (mostly vegan), I have no odor.

Wow. That's all I have to do to avoid having to make two quick brushing motions over my armpits once per day?
 
2005-01-30 10:12:10 PM  
I remember this hippie chick I went to college with.

She was opposed to the use of soap for some reason or other, and it was singularly unpleasant to be around the woman in an enclosed space.

She did, apparently, believe in perfume though, and I guess tried to drown out her scent that way.

Thankfully, she didn't smoke or she would have completed the Frenchman trifecta.
 
2005-01-30 10:23:27 PM  
I'd hit it. But then again, I almost always 'd hit it.


I dated a chick in college who didn't like bathing. Luckily, her natural smell was pretty wonderful. Kind of vitaminey.

/I never liked baths either. Specially in winter. Who the fark wants to get all wet when it's cold?
.
 
2005-01-30 10:24:24 PM  
Miskatonic University may actually have a good point. There are many ideas, at least in American culture, to which you must adhere, or be labelled "mentally ill" or some variation of that.

I can understand if most people find this hard to believe, as I would have to, at least until the day I was institutionalized for my beliefs and actions. They did not harm anyone else, they merely differed from the acceptable norm. I probably could have avoided it by claiming non-conformity as a reason.

When I mentioned "conformists" and "nonconformists" before, I think most people took broader definitions than I had intended. I meant people who base their actions/beliefs primarily on the actions/beliefs of others, as opposed to the reasoning behind those actions/beliefs. Going with popular opinion doesn't make you a conformist, so long as you hold the opinion for your own reasons. Basically, I don't think you should use the fact that others believe/don't believe something or do/don't do something as a basis to believe/do it yourself.

It's just scary to be forced to realize that oftentimes we still live in the dark ages, where (radical) independent thinking is looked down upon, and people can still be locked up for their beliefs, even if they do no rational harm to anyone else. Hopefully in a few years I can tell you all what a success my case was and how everything has changed for the better, but I imagine the courts will determine that.

/sorry if that's too much information, I thought your understanding might benefit from a little explanation
 
2005-01-30 10:31:54 PM  
DephexTwin
That's all I have to do to avoid having to make two quick brushing motions over my armpits once per day?

Yes. It also improved my eyesight, doubled my running speed, decreased food cravings (sugar, caffeine, meat, etc.), increased my energy, enabled me to concentrate better, cured my ulcerative colitis, relieved constipation, improved my immune system, made sex more enjoyable (for me & her), improved my appetite, removed mental fogginess and elminated depression.

Try it yourself (or don't try it, if you're my RP-controlled minion ATostig).

Start by drinking 12-14 cups of distilled water each day. That alone will change your life.

After a while, try drinking fresh fruit & vegetable juices. Start with apples. Stay away from the store-bought stuff, unless you actually watch them juice it.

And when you're ready, try wheatgrass juice.
 
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