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(Fox News)   Men turning to plastic surgery to stay competitive at work   ( divider line
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4398 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Aug 2002 at 11:06 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-08-01 08:13:13 PM  
Maybe the ironic tag should just be replaced with an "I'm a dumbass" tag? Or am I the dumbass? Please, somebody explain to me how this is ironic.
2002-08-01 10:50:19 PM  
I don't know either.... dumbass tag for both the people having this done.. and the submiter of the article
2002-08-01 11:08:48 PM  
Plastic surgery aint gonna help my boss....pehaps a moving bus will though....
2002-08-01 11:09:09 PM  
The pussification of America continues...
2002-08-01 11:09:24 PM  
"Ironic" in the Alanis Morrisette sense of the word? Hence, not ironic?
2002-08-01 11:10:15 PM  

worse than alanis morissette
2002-08-01 11:10:15 PM  
Only way this could be considered even remotely ironic is if the men were turning to either: breast enlargement or breast reduction to stay competitive. And in that case, I'd file it away under 'amusing'.
2002-08-01 11:10:58 PM  
*Or boobies. Mmmmmm... boobies.
2002-08-01 11:11:09 PM  
In Soviet Russia, penis enlarges you!
2002-08-01 11:11:37 PM  
I only find this logic in the porn industry...someone please explain
2002-08-01 11:11:39 PM  
Done by Bigpeeler in a recent PS thread.

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2002-08-01 11:11:57 PM  
bigger the joint, bigger the paycheck
2002-08-01 11:12:14 PM  
Or if the men felt they could impress their female bosses enough to get a raise.
2002-08-01 11:12:57 PM  
Dammit, that woman scares me! She looks like a wooden mask..
2002-08-01 11:14:07 PM  
Only way this could be considered even remotely ironic is if the men were turning to either: breast enlargement or breast reduction to stay competitive. And in that case, I'd file it away under 'amusing'.

I just remembered that man boobs link from a couple months back. Thanks, now I'm gonna have nightmares...
2002-08-01 11:15:07 PM  
2002-08-01 11:15:40 PM  
When Egos Run Amuck, next on Fox.
2002-08-01 11:19:01 PM  
Can someone explain to me what this "In Soviet Russia" thing is all about. Thanks.
2002-08-01 11:20:37 PM  
I keep competitive by reading Fark

it should pay off someday
2002-08-01 11:21:50 PM  
2002-08-01 11:22:39 PM  
No idea. Does anyone know?
2002-08-01 11:23:52 PM  
is there a "GAY" tag for this?
2002-08-01 11:23:54 PM  
In Soviet Russia, penis enlarges you!

God damn, that's the funniest one yet.
2002-08-01 11:24:25 PM  
We could use some dickhead reductions where I work.
2002-08-01 11:26:29 PM  
God damn, that's the funniest one yet.
That fukin comment he wrote cracked me up ... out loud even.
2002-08-01 11:30:11 PM  
If I had to get surgery to stay competitive in a job, I'd get a job elsewhere.

Last thing I'd want is to work in a company were form is valued greater than function.
2002-08-01 11:33:27 PM  
When will this stupid and boring society let go this commercial-consumer culture?
2002-08-01 11:33:43 PM  
+4 for Zeusgod
2002-08-01 11:34:17 PM  
2002-08-01 11:35:27 PM  
its ironic because it's usually women that are judged largly on their looks in the workplace.

But to be ironic, the story would be about men being judged largely on their looks by women in the workplace. Here it's just saying they want to look younger to impress anybody.
2002-08-01 11:36:13 PM  
When will this stupid and boring society let go this commercial-consumer culture?

Just as soon as they find a buyer.
2002-08-01 11:36:35 PM  
One of those hacks on Fox news has that tight skinned eyes stretched look.

The real loud, bombastic a##hole, Fletcher something.

Looks like a Dork trying to be a hard hitting news talking guy, with a facelift.
2002-08-01 11:37:11 PM  
And that's a picture of a real woman who's had extensive surgeries to look like that....Near as I can tell, Bigpeeler put the words on the pic and that's it. It's funny, but that's, unfortunately, a woman who wanted to look like that. A woman with a LOT of farking money....whatever
2002-08-01 11:38:49 PM  
All I know is all great societies will fall over time!

Just look at history...
2002-08-01 11:39:33 PM,2933,1260,00.html

Its Shepard Smith. And that Hannitty guy has tight stretched eyes too. And he aint Asian pal.

Whats up with the news talking morons on Fox with the facelifts?
2002-08-01 11:41:04 PM  
"Corner office, here I come!"

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2002-08-01 11:42:21 PM  
Can someone explain to me what this "In Soviet Russia" thing is all about. Thanks.

Yakov Smirnov, the Russian comedian, used to have a joke (many jokes) about life in "Soviet Russia". Ex: "in Soviet Russia, TV watches you".

You can create your own by following this formula:

In Soviet Russia [noun] [verb] you
2002-08-01 11:43:12 PM  
I think the "In Soviet Russia" thing comes from the cartoon "Rocky & Bullwinkle". Because there were 2 Russian agents on it named Natasha and Boris who always had cheesy lines like that.
2002-08-01 11:43:28 PM  
It is technically irony, albeit, a very weak case for irony. Irony, simply put, is when you expect one thing to happen, and the complete opposite happens. So, in this case, you'd have to look at the fact that it's mostly women who are judged on their appearance, rather than men. It's what you've come to expect in most workplaces. However, unexpectedly (hence the irony), now men too are judged on their appearances, and will go to great lengths to enhance their physical appearance. It doesn't really matter who does the judging, as long as they are judged. (Hey, I said it was a weak case, but a case nevertheless).

Personally, I think people worry too much about what others think of them. Unfortunately, it's just another part of our narcistic-driven society.

(And as I refresh to check the comments, I notice that Johnnydonkey has beat me too it. Oh well, I'm going to post this anyway).
2002-08-01 11:44:21 PM  
Ant, don't forget the noun has to be singular and the verb has to be present tense.
2002-08-01 11:45:45 PM  

Ah. It all makes sense now.

2002-08-01 11:46:58 PM  
"Corner office, here I come!"

Anyone else think that fabio looks like one of those Afghan dogs?

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2002-08-01 11:48:52 PM  

The 'In Soviet Russia' thing has to do with an old Russian comedian named Yakov Smirnoff who became popular in the U.S. in the 80's, when U.S.-Soviet relations were not all that peachy. His whole schtick was what you've been seeing around Fark lately. Americans ate it up at the time, because it was the whole novelty of a Russian dogging on the U.S.S.R. Eventually, he dropped off the radar, presumably to make room for Yahoo Serious.
2002-08-01 11:49:37 PM  
Fabio has a nice pair of small boobies. *That doesn't make me gay.. does it?*
2002-08-01 11:49:42 PM  
2002-08-01 11:49:51 PM  
In soviet russia, silicone brown noses you!
2002-08-01 11:52:06 PM  

Thanks for the explanation.

I know Ant beat you to it, but I still appreciate the effort.
2002-08-01 11:53:54 PM  
Oh, the irony! Delicious, delicious irony! Why are links with the irony tag never ironic?
2002-08-01 11:54:09 PM  
2002-08-01 11:55:47 PM  
"In Soviet Russia [noun] [verb] you"

Ah yes. Another reason I love coming to Fark. No joke is too old, or beaten into the ground, or just plain dead enough to be told a billion times over.

I love this place.

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