Re: Maybe You Had To Be There

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Racist.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 2:47 PM
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The owner of the store has a side business as a monistat dealer?


Posted by: Fleur | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 2:52 PM
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Guess you had to be there.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 2:52 PM
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My first thought was, oh she's wearing a swimsuit, it's clearly a spa in the U.S.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:07 PM
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4: I was thinking Mexico; where else would ogged be?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:07 PM
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where else would ogged be?

Iran.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:08 PM
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I had no idea that "caviar dreams" was such a common phrase.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:10 PM
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6: same difference, man.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:10 PM
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Was Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous before your time?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:11 PM
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8: Fair enough.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:11 PM
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Actually, I quite like football.


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:12 PM
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Isn't that Saddam Hussein in the tub?


Posted by: Timothy Burke | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:12 PM
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Actually, I quite like football.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:39 PM
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Actually, I quite like football.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:39 PM
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I have a friend who visits amateur prn sites. Very soon everyone with any body type will become a sexual object.

I shouldn't have written that. The democratization of pron is maybe the mass-marketing of universal gender exploitaton. Or something. Most of it is really ugly.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:40 PM
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God forbid that regular-looking people be used in advertisements for anything at all, even storefront signs. Everyone knows models should be extraordinarily beautiful, with perfect hair (even though they're in a bathtub), and with any imperfections airbrushed out of them without mercy.

I mean, those people are too ugly/dated-looking/old to live, let alone model for a swank spa company.


Posted by: wrenae | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:43 PM
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Was Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous before your time?

No. I didn't realize people watched it, though.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:47 PM
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Spas at home are sort of a 70s ideal anyway, right? So the picture makes sense.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 3:49 PM
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15: that may be so, but I'm still looking forward to the democratization of prawns.


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 4:05 PM
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16 is funny, because when I was trying to figure out the point of this post, the best I could come up with was that the decor seemed kind of dated.

In other news, I was speechless the other day when a woman I know claimed that her mother-in-law weighs 300 pounds. I kid you not when I say this woman cannot be more than 170-180.

I probed a bit to see if my friend was serious or just exaggerating to make a point. All I can say is, she clearly needs to spend some quality time looking at that picture-of-regular-people-and-their-body-weights site that was linked here not too long ago, because her idea of 300 pounds is like some creepy Vogue/anorexia delusion.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 4:15 PM
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I mean, those people are too ugly/dated-looking/old to live, let alone model for a swank spa company.

So true. Seriously, it was just very incongruous. The storefront was antiseptic and swank enough that you'd feel as if you were imposing if you even stepped inside, and then there was this massive, yellowed-out photo of two quite ordinary-looking people in a regular tub.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 4:27 PM
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16, I'm glad you said that.

Also, MY MOTHER has a whirlpool bathtub quite similar to that, and I have pictures of myself and my boyfriend in it looking more or less like that (well, not the swimsuit). I dunno what you all look like dazed out in a whirlpool tub thingie.

The new pron is anti-pron. You heard it here first.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 4:31 PM
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Perhaps the spa was actually just advertising in such a way as to make prospectives comfortable? Or am I just telling the punch line?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 5:39 PM
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What I should have said:
I mean, those people are too ugly/dated-looking/old to live, let alone model for a swank spa company in a swanky Californian city, where swank-infested Iranians swank by in their swankiest barefoot shoes.

I find you can't use swank too much. Sounds like wank, but with more sex-ay.


Posted by: wrenae | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 5:54 PM
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The new pron is anti-pron

Under no circumstances should you store pron and anti-pron in the same directory on your computer, as the massive pronsplosion could theoretically tear a hole in the space-time continuum.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 5:55 PM
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I find you can't use swank too much.

I haven't gone to urbandictionary.com, but I'm sure the result would be grimly predictable.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 5:56 PM
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Apo, as it turns out, you have to go all the way to definition #21 to find something truly objectionable.


Posted by: wrenae | Link to this comment | 06- 4-08 6:30 PM
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Isn't that Saddam Hussein in the tub?

Looks like my 6th grade teacher.

the massive pronsplosion could theoretically tear a ^ gaping hole in the space-time continuum.

Risky, that.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 06- 5-08 7:45 AM
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27: Huh. That's got to be a first.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06- 5-08 7:58 AM
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25: too late


Posted by: Scizor Cyster | Link to this comment | 06- 5-08 8:32 AM
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