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MEN : FREE YOUR NECKS !

 
 
Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 11:04 am
msolga started the thread : "FREE YOUR FEET , FREE YOUR SOUL ! "

i think it only fair for us guys to have a somewhat similar thread :

MEN : FREE YOUR NECKS !

if we apply for an office job , get married ... and the list goes on , we poor men MUST wear a tie - even if it KILLS US !
so let's start a FREEDOM FROM TIES MOVEMENT ! :wink:
hbg

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Why wearing a tie can be bad for your health

Maxine Frith

JUST WHEN dress-down Fridays are going out of fashion, medical research has shown that formal business attire could be a serious health risk.

Researchers in the United States have found that tightly knotted ties can increase the risk of the eye condition glaucoma. A savage double-windsor can constrict the jugular vein and put unhealthy pressure on the eyeball. Shocked

Glaucoma is often hereditary and can cause blindness. It develops when liquid excreted around the lens and the iris of the eye cannot drain properly, and the optic nerve is damaged.

Research by scientists at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, has found that a tight necktie can also cause the condition. They tested the internal optic blood pressure of 20 healthy men and 20 men with glaucoma. The participants were tested when they were wearing an open shirt collar, then three minutes after putting on a tie and then three minutes after loosening their ties. They found that 60 per cent of the men with glaucoma and 70 per cent of the healthy men experienced an increase in internal eye blood pressure after wearing a tight tie for just three minutes. In each case the tie was tightened around the buttoned collar "to the point of slight discomfort".

The researchers noted that a raised internal eye blood pressure was the most important risk factor for the development and progression of glaucoma.

The study also highlighted the problems of wearing a tie when going for an eye test where there was a risk it could lead to a false diagnosis of glaucoma.

Copyright 2003 Independent Newspapers
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 11:27 am
thanx to "business casual" policies, i haven't had to wear one a regular basis in about 12 years...
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 12:38 pm
I have to wear one for work. I've always thought ties were dumb.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 01:32 pm
Yeah, it is dumb. It's one thing to wear your "heart on your sleeve". It is quite another to wear your penis around your neck!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 01:47 pm
Phoenix32890 wrote:
Yeah, it is dumb. It's one thing to wear your "heart on your sleeve". It is quite another to wear your penis around your neck!


Laughing priceless!

(for everything else, there's mastercard).
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 01:58 pm
Phoenix has been conspicuously antic of late--perhaps she's feeling her vitamin supplements?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 03:52 pm
I had to wear one every day of my school life....12 years.

I think they're dumb, too...er...but they don't have to cut off air supply!
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 27 Aug, 2007 04:45 pm
I should put on the Vietnamese Vets topic what I keep thinking I'm reading every time I see this topic title. Embarrassed
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Mon 29 Oct, 2007 10:33 pm
Out west, e.g. southern Calif, NM or AZ, academics (universities) do not have to wear ties, but administrators above the dept chair level do. The tie serves to indicate authority and rank even though most administrators (not all) are relatively inferior scholars.
This may also apply to the male principal of a K-12 school or a superintendent of a post office. It's almost as if those who wear ties are the adults and the faculty and letter carriers are children. Ghastly business.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 29 Oct, 2007 10:46 pm
Me kangaroo will get away without a tie.

And dont start on taking me koala back Jack.
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 30 Oct, 2007 06:01 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
Yeah, it is dumb. It's one thing to wear your "heart on your sleeve". It is quite another to wear your penis around your neck!


Laughing
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 30 Oct, 2007 06:04 am
In the California I know anybody wearing a tie is held in suspicion. When we saw suits at work we knew either east coast businessmen were visiting or we were in trouble.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Tue 30 Oct, 2007 10:21 am
yeah, trouble.
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