Re: The Aussie Influence

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The video is clearly a fake.

Sprinters do not train hard.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 11:30 AM
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They are kind of dogging it. I think they barf just from drinking all the gatorade.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 11:34 AM
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Didn't their moms ever tell them they should stay out of the pool for half an hour after filling their tummies?


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 11:40 AM
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2:

Correct. They are just trying to pretend like they are working as hard as everyone else. Slackers and fakers. That is what sprinters are.


Posted by: Will | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 11:45 AM
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Sometimes I think this blog is just one giant piss-take intended to demonstrate how stupid machismo is.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 11:54 AM
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5: I can piss-take twice as far as you.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 11:56 AM
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4swimmers1pool


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 12:23 PM
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5: I think that's where the faith is supposed to come in.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 12:47 PM
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8: Okay, I have faith that this blog is just one giant piss-take...


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 12:54 PM
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Sometimes I think this blog is just one giant piss-take intended to demonstrate how stupid machismo is.

doesn't machismo contain it's own demonstration?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 12:54 PM
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5: Sometimes I think this blog the world is just one giant piss-take intended to demonstrate how stupid machismo is.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 12:59 PM
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its. dammit.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 1:00 PM
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5: Sometimes I think this blog the world b is just one giant piss-take troll intended to demonstrate how stupid gullible machismo we is. are.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 1:02 PM
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13, 5: I could imagine a whole rich set of adult kinks stemming from this incident.


Posted by: bill | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 1:06 PM
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"So, I'm going to have these dumb bastards drink a bunch of warm, gross crap and splash around in a pool. Hey look, they're puking! Awesome!"

Swimmer humour is right up there with classical composer humour.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 2:04 PM
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Sometimes I think this blog is just one giant piss-take intended to demonstrate how stupid machismo is.

You're thinking of this blog .


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 2:57 PM
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Arghh, why can't I ever do a hyperlink right? It could be because I'm an idiot.

roissy.wordpress.com


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 2:58 PM
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clearly, an idiot.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 2:59 PM
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Social disapproval in the form of ostracization is a heat-seeking missile that aims straight at the thermal exhaust port of women

I've thought this many times.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:00 PM
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Seriously, that blog is priceless. The comments sections can be good too. The post on PDAs possibly being "beta" behavior led to a debate about whether it was acceptable to embrace a "buddy" during wartime:

Usually Lurking: your Patton reference is comparing apples to oranges. those men had just been through a war, the most alpha of all manly endeavors. this bonds men to one another like nothing else can. showing some love to a comrade who helped keep you alive doesn't in any way correlate to any aspect of dating.

Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:06 PM
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I'm getting a big kick out of it. I have a feeling it might be sexist though.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:17 PM
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God Almighty, this parallel universe of insecure nerds who've read "The Game" will poison the bar scene forever. More so.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:19 PM
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Wow, that blog is hilarious. I love the graph with the hairy dick at the top. Gotta be a joke, I think. Right?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:27 PM
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No joke, I don't think, although author clearly fancies himself a wit. The rare and valuable actually crazy blog. Look at the older posts too. Consistent tone, etc. etc.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:40 PM
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I get the feeling that would-be Gamesters are encouraged to journal and catalogue their conquests and emerging uber-masculinity. I suspect there are a lot of LiveJournals like that.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:43 PM
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25: dude they have their special internet forums where they spend hours, every night, sharing tips on successful seduction strategies. What's that I say? Hours every night? How does that square with successful seductio... oh, right.

I can't remember if I've told the story here about my friend -- who bought the PUA nonsense wholesale -- telling me before going to a party about how we should pick up a couple chicks to bring back to the house, you know, going on about it, with his accessories and his careful strategies around always-being-closing and making physical contact and turning the discussion to sex and so on. Well, long story short he utterly failed to pick up and chicks, and good thing, too, because he had a D&D game scheduled for 9 the next morning in his living room.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:48 PM
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25: Much like swimming or playing guitar, it's seen as a set of skills, and adherents are encouraged to give each other tips based on their experience.


Posted by: Golem | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:48 PM
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"and" s/b "any" towards the end there.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:49 PM
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Haha, the story in 26.2 is excellent.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:53 PM
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23: Yes, if it is a joke, it is an extended unfunny one. For instance the Hungry Hungry Hippos and Misandry categories.

Noted without further comment: SWPL on his short list of "Sites of Interest". (To be fair xkcd as well.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:56 PM
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30: not going to get defensive or anything, but I find it kind of funny, in that it's as over-the-top as the mall ninja is, for its genre. Like, I could see Vox Day finding it really valuable.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 3:59 PM
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31: Yeah, I can see that, just the thought of it going on and on and on and on is bit appalling. ... Ah, the continual burden of post-modern living, the tediousness of endlessly calculating the proper ironic distance. Why can't everybody just be nice?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 4:31 PM
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Why can't everybody just be nice?

NO WOMAN WILL EVER HAVE SEX WITH YOU IF YOU ARE NICE! YOU MUST BE AN ASSHOLE!

Sifu, thanks for the Vox Day tip. Never seen that guy (gal?) before, and they're a terrific writer.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 4:40 PM
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Dear lord I hope 33.last is some sort of metacommentary on irony.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 4:44 PM
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You have to remember that Steve Den Beste is one of my favorite net writers ever. I am to bizarre righties as Apo is to nauseating gross-out porn.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 4:54 PM
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35: See, see how confusing it is? It would be so much easier if some institution would just flat-out decide who we should read, what the great books are etc.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05- 6-08 5:03 PM
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Holy shit, that Roissy guy is pushing the envelope for crazed misogyny:

http://roissy.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/beta-of-the-year-award-husband-takes-wifes-name/#comments


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 05- 7-08 12:34 PM
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