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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 06:20 pm
@patiodog,
Colleagues for a few more hours? Go for it.

It's all in the tone but I think you could pull it off. (The tone, not the VPL, though if handled right one could maybe lead to the other, dunno...)

If you hit the wrong tone though it'd be bad. It's basically one of those "does this make me look fat?"/ "yes" situations. (Not that VPL and fatness have anything to do with one another, but in terms of how it'd be taken.)
Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 06:23 pm
I understand what you're saying, and i agree. However, it's all very weird to me. It hasn't been that long ago that the concept of visilbe panty line just did not exist. In my youngest adult days, women still wore industrial strenghth brassieres and girdles. A woman walking around, accounted to be well dressed, looked as though she had steel structural members under her clothing. It's a different world all the time.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 06:23 pm
@sozobe,
OK actually I'm completely reversing myself. No. I think you just have to let it go.

I can imagine it working in some sort of extremely flirty situation but pretty much nothing else.
patiodog
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 06:58 pm
@sozobe,
I admire setanta's reluctance to adjust to the societal changes over the past half a century. Though I'm not sure I see Beth as a warhead-bra kind of girl.

Of course, in real life, even I had the sense to refrain from any sort of remark, though it amused my wee reptilian mind at the time.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 11:05 pm
@patiodog,
You might hurt her feelings.

Do you want to take the risk?

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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 11:07 pm
@patiodog,
I kind of liked the conical ones....I was JUST old enough to wear bras at the end of that era, and I felt kind of dangerous with those things on.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 07:39 pm
@dlowan,
Consider this, also:
A 1950's personality,Dagmar, had
an automotive feature named for her. The term "dagmars" lives on
in the memories of vintage car buffs.

roger
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 07:44 pm
@neko nomad,
So? Mae West had a life jacket named after her.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 08:05 pm
@roger,
http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/img/media/456_l.jpg
doesn't register as vividly.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 08:34 pm
@neko nomad,
http://www.sirensofchrome.com/sirens/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/13.jpg
image links to commentary
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2011 11:17 pm
@neko nomad,
Ya forgot to inflate it.
neko nomad
 
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Reply Thu 3 Nov, 2011 06:31 am
@roger,
Wonder how Miss West would respond to that one, roger.
Over.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Tue 15 Nov, 2011 12:26 pm
Coughing every two minutes for over a week does wonders for your abs.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Fri 18 Nov, 2011 01:18 pm
A few weeks ago I was at the Pan Am games, at a basketball game, and I noticed that most of the fans were taller than average.
I gathered many of them must practice or have practiced basketball.

Are (the few remaining) NBA fans taller than average, I wonder?
Are NFL fans bigger than average?
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thack45
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2011 08:19 pm
According to my post count and days as a member, I have posted roughly 0.6 times a day here.
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neko nomad
 
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Reply Mon 21 Nov, 2011 11:29 am
@roger,
Now Fomoco was a bit more blatant in its incorporating
sex appeal into its Edsel.

http://www.ptonthenet.com/images/blog/edsel-grille.jpg

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patiodog
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2011 12:41 am
The great marketing coup of the (often externally applied) unofficial trademark "Folk Music (TM)" is that its target demographic is not generally regular folk.

The future of the brand would appear to be uncertain. There is a level of aversion to the brand among potential consumers that may outweigh predeterminative convenience of a recognizeable marketing cue. Moreover, because the descriptive content of the label is practically meaningless, the consumer may have little idea as to the nature of the product.

A rebranding may be in order...








(I like that "unofiicial" and ""(TM)"" are mutually contradictory. I'm keeping it. If I was a mid-interview volkzinger, I might mutter something about "cognitive dissonance," but I'm not. You see what I mean about the label being meaningless, though?)
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2011 12:59 am
@patiodog,
I sure as hell see SOMETHING.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Thu 1 Mar, 2012 01:50 pm
Sozlet's good friend C's mom is a pastor. C is currently fairly religious.

C is also very smart and very into physics + science in general. I was thinking today, rather randomly, that I have a gut feeling that she won't stay religious through adulthood. I was wondering when she'd make the transition and if we'd be blamed if so (as major atheist/agnostic influences).

Then I got karmically nervous and thought well heck, could go the other way too I guess, C could convert (currently agnostic) Sozlet to Christianity. How would I feel about that?

Not 30 seconds later, sozlet texted me to ask if she could go with C to a church thing. Hmmmmmmmmmmm....

(I said yes. My policy throughout has been to let her follow her interests and whatever she decides, she decides.)
roger
 
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Reply Thu 1 Mar, 2012 03:36 pm
@sozobe,
Good policy. I was encouraged to go to Sunday school and vacation bible school. I don't feel it did lasting damage.
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