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carry on camping

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 23:54
Maxpower North West wrote (see)
Nessie - I appreciate your apology and agree with your post. However you all fail to mention how difficult it is being so good looking. When I did that barry the baton thing a lady runner commented I had a nice bottom. Very degrading.

I've had my fair share of unwanted attention.


It would be wrong of me to ask for a picture of said bottom to verify (or otherwise) the accuracy of the comment, I suspect .

Recovering from a Marathon

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:13

Wear your "ministry of funny walks" gait as a badge of honour.  Use the comments as to why you have to push yourself up from your desk with your hands as a starter for the conversation that includes "Wow, you ran a marathon". 

Bask in the glory.

carry on camping

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 17:09

No agenda Maxpower, and I wasn't commenting so much on your thoughts as the thoughts your comments triggered for me, and why (possibly) the programme makers portrayed things the way they did.  Sorry if you felt that I was misusing a quote.

The whole perception at the time (and now) was that somehow if someone is ugly they are creepy (whatever their age), and have no chance of getting anywhere with someone young and pretty.  And perhaps the programme makers at the time thought that if they used good looking older men in the same role, it would be less funny because there was a "chance" for them.......  Who knows? (That makes my skin crawl thinking about it)

It reminds me of my schooldays - not that there were teachers letching over pupils (ok, maybe there were, but I didn't spot it).  The, shall we say, less good looking teachers were the ones who got reputations and/or nicknames which were (most likely) totally undeserved.  "Creepy x" or "Pervy y" or "Poofy z" because they had put a hand on someone's shoulder once, several years before, when someone's big brother was in school.  But if a good looking teacher put a hand on a girl's shoulder the girl was "so lucky" to have "Gorgeous Mr A" noticing her.

Even now, in my workplace, there is a chap who is not what you would describe as model material, and perhaps could lose a stone or two, who is unpopular, despite being one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet.   Another guy, who is actually drop dead gorgeous looks-wise, is a complete condescending twat, but gets lots of attention, promotion etc.  It still happens.  And it's not nice.


Strictly 2014

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:48

Who *is* Caroline?  I usually struggle with a few of the "celebs" but can be satisfied with "he's in TOWIE/Hollyoaks/some other show I don't watch".  She's billed as a TV presenter, but what does she present?

I wanted to dislike Mark, but actually he came across as a nice guy.

What made you smile today?

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 15:42

Running on post 10k legs, and it not hurting nearly as much as I expected.

carry on camping

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 17:17
Nayan wrote (see)
Nessie wrote (see)
Maxpower North West wrote (see)

Even as a guy I struggled with Sid James and the bus conductor from On the Bus perving at young girls. I think it wasn't just their age but how feckin ugly they both are.

Which kind of implies...

...So being propositioned by David Mellor is sexual harassment, but if it was Brad Pitt it'd be a great conquest.  As they say in the USA - go figure.......


A lot of advertising seems to work exactly like this. Suppose for a second that David mellor was 'Diet Coke break' man. Im pretty sure there would be complaints were he to strip off in the park in front of a gaggle of office girls in sundresses. 


Well, that depends whether the office girls in sundresses were slim and pretty, or fat and ugly, of course..........


I liked Sid James too, seren.  More in a "favourite uncle" kind of way than being attracted to him, but I was pre-teenage at that time.

What made you smile today?

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:59

A whole hour out walking at lunchtime. I love autumn.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:35

*ignores PC*

There were a few of us camping out (pun intended) on last year's thread, but now it's underway for real, why not have a new thread?

I've been wondering how much the music choice influences how the dances are judged (by viewers and judges).  Frankie's waltz was good, but a lot of the emotion came from the song.  Judy's waltz was nowhere near as good, but FFS - Mull of Kintyre - come on!  Setting her and Anton up to be the first out I suspect.

Ok, rant over.

Agree that they are a pretty good bunch, all told.  Greg is pants, but is Mr Twinkletoes compared with Quentin Wilson..................

carry on camping

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 16:25
Maxpower North West wrote (see)

Even as a guy I struggled with Sid James and the bus conductor from On the Bus perving at young girls. I think it wasn't just their age but how feckin ugly they both are.

Which kind of implies that ugly men perving young girls is bad, but cute, buff men doing it isn't.

So being propositioned by David Mellor is sexual harassment, but if it was Brad Pitt it'd be a great conquest.  As they say in the USA - go figure.......

It's a minefield for both men and women, and I agree that a lot of it is down to how we are encouraged to act.  Having a "sexy" (i.e. good looking/slim/cool) partner is seen to be more important than having someone you love and who loves you and who you connect with, who may not be an oil painting.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 10:38

Oh FFS!  Surely you realise that you a) have to get it right and b) keep evidence of what you have stated, so that it can be checked. You answered an FOI query with a bald number, and when I challenged it you got all defensive.  Now that I've asked you for backup, is seems that there might be a discrepancy.

And it's not the first time, is it?

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