Open Forum: February 25, 2012

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  1. .

    Wrong, Abu. Perfumed men, sans a good old-fashioned spray of deodorant, smell even more sickly-revolting because they’ve got that whole combo of BO and Homme de Nanci happening. It makes matters worse. Like being imprisoned in the armpit of Boy George during his court-ordered street sweeping days.

    Well if you’re straight and the claims about pheromones and scents are correct – then I expect straight women to love it.

  2. daddy dave

    I’m talking about the clueless fuckers who don’t wear any deodorant. The ones who get bars of soap at the work Christmas gift party.

    Yes, I agree; and I’m not one of those guys. And it’s an awkward social situation. How do you explain to someone that they need to use deodorant?

    But a hundred years ago (and for all the millennia before that), people didnt wash with soap every day. They all had BO. And guess what? Nobody noticed.

    We’ve become hyper-sensitised to the scent of other humans because that scent has become so rare.

  3. candy

    it’s true there’s young blokes don’t know about deoderant and have to be told, and also need some pretty strong stuff for their work in hard jobs. If mum or dad don’t tell them how will they know they pong.

  4. C.L.

    I only put forth my observations and experiences. I have no reason to lie.

    Of course, Gab. No offence intended.

    ———————–

    Bunyip has an anecdote about Julia’s days of dirty weekends with Craig. You think she’d be more discreet about her fling with this theretofore married man.

    No class.

  5. Pedro the Ignorant

    The plaintiff has cited his failure to attract any girl at all even though he’s been using Axe products for over seven years now

    :-) Nothing to do with the fact that he has a head like a smashed pie, dresses like a ’20′s pimp, and finished school at age 12.

    Oh noes, it is all about the pong.

  6. Winston Smith

    After shave? You blokes slap it on your faces after you’ve shaved?

    Hahahahahaha!

    Like, that shit burns!

    It’s better with a bit of ice. Then it doesn’t burn the crap out of your tonsils.
    But it does gives ya really funny smelling farts when ya play Dutch Ovens with the missus…

    Jeez this threads over run with poofters again.

  7. candy

    contact lenses are stored in little tiny containers provided by your optometrist, i have them. You don’t put the in a tumbler of water it degrades them and you wouldn’t know left from right.

  8. C.L.

    As part of their grooming habit, men in the sixties also wore aftershave.

    Very few in Australia. You’d still be considered fruity if you wafted around with aftershave in the 60s.

  9. Gab

    You blokes slap it on your faces after you’ve shaved?

    Apparently not, Winston. However IT uses moisturiser. Scented too.

  10. Infidel Tiger

    Is it scented moisturiser, IT?

    Smells of moisturiser.

  11. Abu Chowdah

    Wrong, Abu. Perfumed men, sans a good old-fashioned spray of deodorant, smell even more sickly-revolting because they’ve got that whole combo of BO and Homme de Nanci happening. It makes matters worse. Like being imprisoned in the armpit of Boy George during his court-ordered street sweeping days.

    Maybe, but I tend to think the dude that uses some cologne isn’t going out with his arm pits smelling like raw meat marinating in an obese person’s bum crack.

  12. JamesK

    I gave ‘Cravache de Roger Piguet’ the cold shoulder Gab.

    The Aqua Velva chap though does look very pleasantltly surprised by what the airhead is doing beneath the field of vision.

  13. Winston Smith

    I’ve got this cocktail recipe that has Old Spice, Kahlua and a bit of coconut cream in it.
    It has other stuff as well, but I can never remember them.

    After a couple or ten of schooners of ‘em, your head feels like a bucketful of smashed crabs in the morning, but.

  14. JamesK

    After a couple or ten of schooners of ‘em, your head feels like a bucketful of smashed crabs in the morning, but.

    It’s probably the coconuts that plays havoc with the system the next morning Winston.

  15. Les Majesty

    Bitches like to get a whiff of raw milk when you move in for the kill. It sort of paralyses them.

  16. Winston Smith

    Probably right JamesK.
    It’d be all those saturated cholesterols and stuff.

  17. Gab

    Dear Doomlord

    The Open Forum is loading slower than an asthmatic snail.

    Might we have a new open forum thread, please?

  18. Infidel Tiger

    Anyone still put talc down the y-fronts? That’s how I roll. If the ladies be smelling that, you’re home.

  19. Winston Smith

    …and those poofy little umbrella things keep getting up your nose, or sticking you in the eye.
    Sneaky buggers.

  20. JamesK

    Look down, back up, where are you, Gab?

    You’re on a boat with the man your man could smell like

    “I’m on a horse”, Gab.

  21. Gab

    I know you’re mocking me, James, but that was funny.

  22. C.L.

    Lots of OMG buzz about Warren Mundine replacing Arbib in the Senate.

    40 years after Liberal Neville Bonner first sat in the Upper House.

    Well done, Labor.

    That wasn’t so hard, was it?

  23. Infidel Tiger

    40 years after Liberal Neville Bonner first sat in the Upper House.

    I’m assured that Neville wasn’t a proper Aboriginal by many lefties.

  24. JamesK

    No. Indeed not.

    I was mocking me Gab.

    I love that ad.

  25. Les Majesty

    Anyone still put talc down the y-fronts

    Candy aka Phil does before (s)he posts at Graeme’s.

  26. Thank God the 3 hour aftershave discussion is finished.

    Still, at least it once again showed the extraordinary 1950′s (or maybe even 1850′s) standards of masculinity of CL.

    I assume young people’s (including male’s) habits re pubic hair trimming just won’t past muster either.

  27. Les Majesty

    FUck off Steve. Enough with the pubes, you dirty perv.

  28. Gab

    Steve

    I don’t want the nitty gritty details, but just how do you go from discussing aftershave directly to pubic hair? What kind of mind thinks like that I wonder.

  29. Les Majesty

    Oh Steve just thought he’d run it up the flagpole and see how salutes, so to speak.

    Mrs Steve has gone to bed and there’s nothing that dirty old tax-dodging perv would love more than engaging the Currency Lad in a late night discussion of pubes.

  30. “Might we have a new open forum thread, please?”

    Gab I know you are powerful as evidenced by the new thread being moved up 6 hours last week but now you want it moved up one day don’t push your luck.

  31. Gab, IT mentioned talcing his groin.

    The conversation had headed in that direction. But it is a great example of a matter of grooming which the born-in-the-wrong-decade CL must find horrifyingly unmanly.

  32. Pedro the Ignorant

    Steve goes straight for the groin again.

    Sicko.

    How was the evening stroll around the Pinkenba shit farm?

  33. Gab

    Kelly

    It’s a mid week open forum. What better day than a Wednesday…it being mid (working) week.

    I only ask our magnanimous and handsome DOOMLORD for such considerations, but you can also make the request.

  34. wreckage

    Smelling nice but neither obnoxious nor poncy is very definitely a point in one’s favour. I’d call that an incontrovertible fact from my limited observations.

    The same goes for women. Pretty is good, laughing at my jokes is better, but pretty, laughing at my jokes and smelling really good…. yeah.

  35. “IT mentioned talcing his groin.”

    What are all you people on with conversation like this soap and running water great and if you want to put some perfume or powder on then go for it.

  36. Gab

    IT mentioned talcing his groin.

    The conversation had headed in that direction.

    Typical lefty, always blaming others for his own decisions and actions.

  37. Gab the midweek thing is coming I am sure but my earlier comment I got the timing wrong.

  38. Infidel Tiger

    Steve, what did you wear to the church dance to attract the ladies? Those blind girls usually have a fearsome sense of smell, so it would have to of been subtle.

  39. Les Majesty

    But it is a great example of a matter of grooming which the born-in-the-wrong-decade CL must find horrifyingly unmanly.

    Who gives a shit. There’s a necktie bearing your name tag in the ladies’ room, Steve.

  40. Gab

    We both got out timing out, Kelly, due to the slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through mud page loading.

  41. Les Majesty

    What are all you people on with conversation like this soap and running water great and if you want to put some perfume or powder on then go for it.

    Kelly, we would be happy (and so would your paying passengers) if you just washed your armpits weekly. Let’s deal with perfume at a later date. And forget altogether about trimming the pubes.

  42. Les Majesty

    What are all you people on with conversation like this soap and running water great and if you want to put some perfume or powder on then go for it.

    Kelly, we would be happy (and so would your paying passengers) if you just washed your armpits weekly. Let’s deal with perfume at a later date. And forget altogether about trimming the pubes.

  43. I also remember in my 20′s a guy telling us how embarrassed he was to be caught by the female cleaner entering his bedroom while he was in the middle of giving himself a groinal talcing in the nude. Still makes me laugh, actually.

  44. Les Majesty

    A comment so nice I had to say it twice.

  45. Steve what is it with you with groins and powder?

  46. Infidel Tiger

    IT mentioned talcing his groin.

    The conversation had headed in that direction.

    Towards my groin? I better tell the trouble and strife I’m expecting visitors.

  47. Gab

    I don’t think powder is the issue, Kel.

  48. Infidel Tiger

    Some of Charlie Sheen’s best nights in involved groins and powder.

  49. I hate it when you see the typo just after you clicked “Submit Comment”, but can’t do anything to change it… and the page loading symbol lingers there a while – taunting you.

    Fleeced, the quantitative measurement for that period of time is an ohnosecond.

    “Oh no!” *facepalm*

  50. Les Majesty

    Things that make Steve laugh:

    - passenger jets flying into mountains

    - horses kicking little girls

    - some poor immigrant cleaner trying to earn a honest dollar and make a better life for her kids being subjected to one of Steve’s perv friends powdering his genitals.

    He’s a sick, tax-dodging fuck, this Steve.

  51. Les Majesty

    Things that make Steve laugh:

    - passenger jets flying into mountains

    - horses kicking little girls

    - some poor immigrant cleaner trying to earn a honest dollar and make a better life for her kids being subjected to one of Steve’s perv friends powdering his genitals.

    He’s a sick, tax-dodging fuck, this Steve.

  52. Hey midweek moderater make a new forum.

  53. Gab

    Les

    You’ve got the hiccups.

    Hold you breath, that should make it stop.

  54. Infidel Tiger

    He’s a sick, tax-dodging fuck, this Steve.

    This bears repeating.

  55. Pedro the Ignorant

    He’s a sick, tax-dodging fuck, this Steve.

    OK.

  56. Could y’all please stop talking about cologne, groins and pubic hair?

    I’m mean, seriously. How gay is that.

    Steve especially – kindly get your head out of other blokes’ crotches. That shit’ll scare the horses.

  57. Looks like there is no moderator because no midweek forum so can say anything without getting sensored.

  58. Infidel Tiger

    Could y’all please stop talking about cologne, groins and pubic hair?

    Catallaxy is Austrlia’s leading bisexual and gay blog.

  59. Gab

    C&P: Henry was right.

    Wild child Henry Ergas and Alex Robson – The social losses from inefficient infrastructure projects, 2009:

    A POSSIBLE range for unit per-customer costs for the NBN’s 100Mbps service is between $125 per month and $225 per month.

    The Sydney Morning Herald, April 28, 2009:

    SPEAKING at the National Press Club in Canberra this afternoon, Senator Conroy described Mr Ergas’s figures as “wild”.

    Not so wild after all. The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday:

    TELSTRA is to charge between $80 and $150 a month to use its national broadband network services, and has also revealed plans to keep customers paying for copper-based telephone connections for as long as possible.

  60. Censored.

    Or if you are a Catholic, censered. Ha ha. A joke. (I used to like lighting them up as an altar boy.)

  61. One thing with Julia Gillard cartoons they get the nose right but what about the ear lobes because they do Abbotts ears right. Look at a few pics of her face with her ears showing if you don’t know what i mean.

  62. Catallaxy is Australia’s leading bisexual and gay blog.

    NTTWWT.

    But still. I feel like talking politics, not pubes … so I’m heading back to GayPatriot.

  63. Gab well you won’t need a midweek forum with the faster internet but you might have to pay more tax and fees for the service.

  64. Infidel Tiger

    Can you believe that Gillard bungled the appointment of Bob Carr to the Senate? Apparently she wanted to parachute him in and make him Foreign Mincer.

    No wonder the redheaded harpy’s eyes look like pissholes in the snow. She is having a bloody nightmare of a year.

  65. “She is having a bloody nightmare of a year.”

    Good maybe she can do an Arbib and quit.

  66. JC

    Can you believe that Gillard bungled the appointment of Bob Carr to the Senate? Apparently she wanted to parachute him in and make him Foreign Mincer.

    No wonder the redheaded harpy’s eyes look like pissholes in the snow. She is having a bloody nightmare of a year

    Dude, her entire career has been like that. We are just the fuck ups now in public, that’s all.

  67. Gab

    Didn’t know what you were referring to, IT, so I looked it up:

    Mutiny kills PM’s Bob Carr plan

    JULIA Gillard was forced to withdraw an offer to make former NSW premier Bob Carr her foreign affairs minister after senior ministers rebelled and demanded Kevin Rudd’s vacancy be filled by one of her supporters, Stephen Smith or Simon Crean.

    In a breakdown of Labor stability and the Prime Minister’s authority, Ms Gillard was told she could not appoint Mr Carr as foreign minister and parachute him into the Senate to fill the vacancies left by Mr Rudd and NSW right-wing powerbroker Mark Arbib, who on Monday announced his shock resignation as a senator.

    Ms Gillard offered the job to Mr Carr, Labor’s longest-serving NSW premier and respected national Labor figure, last week when Mr Rudd resigned to contest the leadership ballot, and before Senator Arbib announced his resignation from the ministry and Senate to create a NSW vacancy.

    Ms Gillard’s choice, backed by some senior ministers, faced a mutiny from other ministers and factional leaders, who said she couldn’t give the job to an “outsider”.

    This must be the “unity” they’ve all been sprouting about since Kill Rudd II.

  68. Gab

    Ms Gillard’s choice, backed by some senior ministers, faced a mutiny from other ministers and factional leaders, who said she couldn’t give the job to an “outsider”.

    Damn, and she’s such a great negociator too.

  69. JC

    She’s baaaaaccccckkk! Doing what she does well. fuck everything single thing she touches.

  70. Bunyip

    “fuck every single thing she touches.”

    I believe Craig Emerson was married.

  71. Gab

    I believe that’s a zinger, Prof.

  72. C.L.

    Ms Gillard’s choice, backed by some senior ministers, faced a mutiny from other ministers and factional leaders, who said she couldn’t give the job to an “outsider”.

    Ahahahahahahaha.

    She gets Clean Air and the within 24 hours the nation’s capital is again rocked by a Gillardian pong.

    ————————–

    Steve, if you’re asking me (it’s always me or Abbott when it comes to genitals) if it’s unmanly for a man to Brazilianise his balls etc, honestly – you need an answer? Yes. But if you want an airstrip, pops, go for it. Whatever floats your boat. Just please spare us the details.

  73. Alex Pundit

    This probably means that the US economy started this year weaker than expected.

  74. JC

    Alex:’

    There is a reason for that.. possibly.. a tax credit that was available expired in December and that may have had a large impact. It’s worth raising an eyebrow, but not going for the sell button just yet.

  75. C.L.

    Japan dumps carbon dioxide tax.

    —————————-

    This is just so humiliating and hilarious.

    Remember yesterday’s talk about Julia Gillard’s ‘new authority’?

    JULIA Gillard was forced to withdraw an offer to make former NSW premier Bob Carr her foreign affairs minister after senior ministers rebelled and demanded Kevin Rudd’s vacancy be filled by one of her supporters, Stephen Smith or Simon Crean.

    In a breakdown of Labor stability and the Prime Minister’s authority, Ms Gillard was told she could not appoint Mr Carr as foreign minister and parachute him into the Senate to fill the vacancies left by Mr Rudd and NSW right-wing powerbroker Mark Arbib, who on Monday announced his shock resignation as a senator.

    What a total clown.

  76. Alex Pundit

    Interesting JC. Could be.

    But even more bad news via Drudge.

    House prices in 18 out of 20 U.S. cities fall to 2002 levels.

  77. JC

    Alex.

    Lol.. I know most of the news is shit. Greece was defined as a formal default today. Tomorrow evening out time (think it’s Tom or Thursday) the ECB will be announcing their 2nd 3 year unlimited lending facility and that’s expected to be huge again, showing the banks need more cash.

    But the market is taking all that in stride.

    As for US house prices falling.. yes it’s true, however there is a reason for that and it’s also been anticipated too.

    Banks have been accelerating their foreclosure sales of late after technical slowdowns.

  78. JC

    Also keep in mind that 2 nights ago the stat for home sales was well up, so it maybe showing stock is moving but buyers in those markets are still extracting good deals from the sellers.

  79. Oh come on

    Men in the 1950s knew a thousand times more about dressing and grooming than men nowadays, OCO.

    Bullshit. You’ve been watching too much Mad Men, CL. Well, in a certain social classes, you may be correct, but amongst the great unwashed (as it were), the typical Aussie bloke is much more aware about grooming today than he was in the 1950s.

  80. Oh come on

    Great case study behind the Lynx/Ax deoderant brands:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/10/can-a-commercial-be-too-sexy-for-its-own-good-ask-axe/246863/

    Target market: Nerds and dorks.

    Er yeah – how much did they spend on that case study? I could have told them that. Anyone who buys a can of $5 spray in the hope it’s going to help them with da laydeez is either 14 or a nerd (and not a cool, savvy, discerning nerd) or a dork.

    Look, some people don’t seem to want to accept that a man wearing a tasteful cologne can have a strongly favourable effect on a woman. No, it’s not pixie dust. But it helps. I have encountered this truth year after year after year – both from direct experience and also from what women who have no reason to lie have pretty much universally told me. I have NEVER heard a woman denigrate the manhood of a man wearing cologne tastefully, or compare him to Liberace. Yet intransigents on this thread are willing to do so, in the face of insurmountable evidence to the contrary, buttressed only by their narrow prejudices. That’s in spite of the fact there are women here telling these guys direct to their faces that they are wrong about what they think women want (or don’t want). OK, that’s fine, you guys keep doing what you’re doing. But please drop the faux-macho crap. The world’s moved on and sorry to say but you’re now in the minority.

  81. Oh come on

    Steve again dials up the icky factor to eleventy:

    Thank God the 3 hour aftershave discussion is finished.

    Still, at least it once again showed the extraordinary 1950′s (or maybe even 1850′s) standards of masculinity of CL.

    I assume young people’s (including male’s) habits re pubic hair trimming just won’t past muster either.

    Steve, apart from the fact that you’re a creepy fucker of the highest order, why did you think it was an appropriate time to start discussing pubic hair trimming?

    Hrm. I seem to have answered the question in the question.

  82. Steve again dials up the icky factor to eleventy

    It’s what he does. It’s who he is.

  83. #OCCUPYFAIL: AgitProp hoax exposed. “Sorry, The Restaurant Receipt Left By That Nasty, Rich Banker Is A Photoshop Hoax.”

    Seriously, leftoids. Stop making shit up. You’re going to get pinged.

  84. Gab

    Opposition Leader Tony Abbott opened combat with his favourite subject: reminding Ms Gillard that she had promised during the last election campaign that there would be no carbon tax. Now she was introducing just such a tax and had admitted she had made mistakes she regretted, would she ‘’rescind her deception’’ and put aside the tax until she took it to the next election?…

    ‘’Putting a price on carbon was the right thing to do and I stand by it,’’ Ms Gillard began… And then, in her well-practised manner, Ms Gillard turned the question on its head and got stuck into the opposition… Mr Slipper called for her to be ‘’directly relevant’’ to the question.

    Ms Gillard sailed on, and the Speaker hollered again for her to get back to the subject at hand.

    The Prime Minister …wasn’t for turning. It was a battle of wills. Mr Slipper triumphed. He simply turned off the Prime Minister’s microphone, told her she would no longer be heard and sat her down.

    Ms Gillard appeared thunderstruck.

  85. .

    Maybe C.L. is right. If men like perfume and women like cologne, why don’t they just but it for themselves and load up on the shit?

    I smell like roses and jasmine.

  86. Seriously, leftoids. Stop making shit up. You’re going to get pinged.

    Did Spot not notice the fake government surveillance camera in front of Orwell’s house that was run by Reason and Menzies House a week or two ago? It was noted here by gullible types like CL.

  87. .

    Did Spot not notice the fake government surveillance camera in front of Orwell’s house that was run by Reason and Menzies House a week or two ago? It was noted here by gullible types like CL.

    What the fuck are you talking about Stepford?

  88. Gab

    Gillard pulls the plug.

    The federal government is closing a rebate scheme that has provided $320 million to householders who install more environmentally-friendly hot water systems.

    Junior climate change minister Mark Dreyfus says Labor’s renewable energy bonus scheme will close at the end of June – but systems must be ordered by Tuesday.

    Not. Happy. Jules.

    The Australian Greens were quick to criticise the government’s decision to wind up the scheme.

    Deputy leader Christine Milne said it shouldn’t have been cancelled on Tuesday evening without any notice when it was scheduled to be phased out in the middle of the year.

    “This scheme should have been extended, not cancelled early, particularly not at such ridiculously short notice and with no reasons given whatsoever,” Senator Milne said in a statement.

  89. Gillard pulls the plug.

    So will we be seeing an industry assistance package to rescue to industries in the coming months?

    After all Holden, OneSteel & the aluminium industry are getting the bucket loads of public cash, why should these businesses miss out? Why won’t someone think of the children…

    Does anyone track the amount of money spent by the government to cover the unpaid employee entitlements using the scheme set up by Howard? Now the bubble is going to pop and overnighters are going to go out of business, the taxpayer will have to cover another bunch of spivs.

    Morons.

  90. “Ms Gillard appeared thunderstruck.”

    Good stuff.

  91. “After all Holden, OneSteel & the aluminium industry are getting the bucket loads of public cash, why should these businesses miss out?”

    Token what are you on about that is a list of big dirty polluters? I thought the government hated big dirty polluters.

  92. JULIA Gillard was forced to withdraw an offer to make former NSW premier Bob Carr her foreign affairs minister after senior ministers rebelled and demanded Kevin Rudd’s vacancy be filled by one of her supporters, Stephen Smith or Simon Crean.

    In a breakdown of Labor stability and the Prime Minister’s authority, Ms Gillard was told she could not appoint Mr Carr as foreign minister and parachute him into the Senate to fill the vacancies left by Mr Rudd and NSW right-wing powerbroker Mark Arbib, who on Monday announced his shock resignation as a senator.

    What a total clown.

    It works like clockwork:

    1. The Stenographers sing as a choir that the PM needed fresh air, or whatever they are told to say by the PM’s staffers

    2. The Masta Negotiator has pulled another disaster out of the hat.

    3. The Stenographers move into cover up mode, saying they are bored or blaming Abbott.

  93. Gab

    I forgot the link. Still agape the story was printed in the love media.

    In the Age

    In the SMH.

    ”Putting a price on carbon was the right thing to do and I stand by it,” Ms Gillard began, her eyes turning flinty in the style she has assumed following the Great Unpleasantness of the past week.

    Hilarious stuff.

  94. Token what are you on about that is a list of big dirty polluters? I thought the government hated big dirty polluters.

    Kelly as you know, the warmanistas:

    1. On the 1 hand implement taxes to make these businesses uncompetitive

    2. Gives the same businesses buckets loads of industry assistance (tax payers money) to save the uncompetitive businesses

    Simple isn’t it!

  95. Gab

    FRANKSTON City Council is blaming the federal carbon tax and the state landfill levy for a rate rise of almost 10 per cent.

    The 9.4 per cent increase will be higher by about 3 per cent from last year’s 6.6 per cent increase.

    Franskton won’t be the only council to do this either.

    Good stuff. Gillard.

  96. Don’t these pathetics loser females & beta males realise how small this makes them?

    The hosts of the Channel Ten program The Circle are facing a furious backlash after making disrespectful comments about Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith, suggesting he was brainless and “not up to it in the sack”

    ..But their flippant treatment of Corporal Roberts-Smith, who single-handedly stormed an enemy machine gun position in Afghanistan, angered viewers, who have flooded the television show’s Facebook page with furious comments.

    When you read the article, the man said and did nothing to get this comment by this princess whose only achievement is to look pretty and present music programs:

    “He’s going to dive down to the bottom of the pool to see if his brain is there,” quipped former Channel [V] host Stynes.

    Even better, Luvvie Negus shows what a pathetic cowardly beta-male he is:

    Negus responded: “I’m sure he’s a really good guy, nothing about poor old Ben. But that sort of bloke, and what if they’re not up to it in the sack?”

    Another host questioned whether Negus was suggesting “that he could be a dud root?”, to laughter from the audience.

  97. Gab

    lol, Dot.

    Like asking to choose between

    Old Spice Man II

    and

    Richard Simmons.

  98. Carpe Jugulum

    Don’t these pathetics loser females & beta males realise how small this makes them?

    They don’t posess enough self awareness to realise they are complete tossers.

  99. Rococo Liberal

    My God, I missed the scent debate (only chavs call it perfume).

    Personally I hate most scents because they irritate my sinuses and cause rhinitis. After shaving I find that a good odourless moisturiser is far more effective than any alchol-based cologne. And it keeps the skin looking young.

    I ave no social or moral objection to men wearing cologne. It is only when they layer it on in rich profusion and come into my air-space that I wish that we could go back to the days that CL favours, when men stank of honest sweat, not of fairy dust. But then again I feel the same about a lot of women’s scents too. My wife has discovered that Chanel No5, wore discretle dooes not irritate the sensitive nose.

  100. Tiny Dancer

    Negus is massively beta male. Probably up there with Stevie and his pubic grooming

  101. jtfsoon

    Personally I hate most scents because they irritate my sinuses and cause rhinitis.

    Had that experience exactly this morning while waiting for the train. This lady who’s standing next to me starts laying on the scents and applying all kinds of stuff to her hands and face and I start sneezing.

    what is it with so many women doing their grooming on the train nowadays?

  102. Entropy

    Gillard having he mike turned off was a sight to behold.

    Seriously, it’s like the squawking of the last Dodo.

  103. Token

    Gillard having he mike turned off was a sight to behold.

    Seriously, it’s like the squawking of the last Dodo.

    Such dignity and gravitas.

    Ms Gillard sailed on, and the Speaker hollered again for her to get back to the subject at hand.

    The Prime Minister, who appeared to have been studying Meryl Streep’s Oscar-winning depiction of Maggie Thatcher in The Iron Lady, wasn’t for turning. It was a battle of wills.

    Mr Slipper triumphed. He simply turned off the Prime Minister’s microphone, told her she would no longer be heard and sat her down.

    Ms Gillard appeared thunderstruck.

  104. Sinclair Davidson

    I’ve opened up a midweek forum.

  105. Token

    Cut the public service by 10% and we will save more than just their fully costed labour rate (including rent & depr on equipment.

    ALMOST 10 per cent of the senior officials running the federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry were investigated last year for fraud, internal documents show.

    The allegations against the eight executives represented a fraction of the hundreds of fraud investigations conducted inside the department during the past two years.

    A Herald investigation into corruption inside the federal government has uncovered irregular tendering, salary overpayments and massive regulatory failures within the agency.

  106. C.L.

    Bullshit. You’ve been watching too much Mad Men, CL. Well, in a certain social classes, you may be correct, but amongst the great unwashed (as it were), the typical Aussie bloke is much more aware about grooming today than he was in the 1950s.

    I’ve never watched a single episode of Mad Men and don’t even know what it’s about.

    Men in the 50s of all classes certainly dressed better than today’s tattooed, unshaved, shorts-wearing, thong-loving yobbos. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply bizarre.

    You’re conflating perfume with grooming again.

  107. Winston SMITH

    That’s unfair, CL.
    I don’t have a tat.
    And I shaved last Saturday before I went to the pub and got shitfaced. (Have to keep the standards up.)

  108. JC

    Kenny Powers is back. This series looks freaking awesome. Kenny is now a CEO of a sportswear company that also sells cologne.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI_9Yxr0blo&feature=player_embedded#!

    Kenny giving a speech as CEO.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtoHYGq_Oy8&feature=player_embedded

  109. Oh come on

    CL: if I’m conflating “perfume” with grooming, well you’re conflating (one very basic aspect of) dress sense with grooming. Men today have a far more sophisticated idea about grooming than men from the 1950s. Grooming is more than being able to tie a Windsor knot for your Sunday best because you’re off to church.

    And if you don’t know anything about Mad Men, how come you’re so enamoured with one of its leading ladies?

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