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glisp42
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This is actually from "The Man Show"

Take it with a grain of salt it's meant to be funny.

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Lainie
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We know it's meant to be funny. We're discussing whether it is funny.

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Ryda Wong, EBfCo.
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Lanie, Lanie, Lanie....Don't you know by now that if you find anything, no matter how offensive, not funny when it was meant to be funny, you're just a man-hating feminazi without a sense of humor?

C'mon, Get with the times!

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Lainie
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Oh, yeah, I keep forgetting that. [giggle] I'm such a big silly.

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glisp42
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Read my original comment. I said take it with a grain of salt. It is from a show on Comedy Central.

I look at it this way, this list makes NO sense and is based on out of date stereotypes.

So who are they making fun of?
Woman?
No
I see it as making fun of broad out of date stereotypes and the people that actually believe them.

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What does "Bookachow", "YOMANK" and other lingo mean?

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quote:
Originally posted by Ryda Wong:
Lanie, Lanie, Lanie....Don't you know by now that if you find anything, no matter how offensive, not funny when it was meant to be funny, you're just a man-hating feminazi without a sense of humor?

C'mon, Get with the times!

I didn't know I was a man-hating feminazi. Who's going to show me the secret handshake and issue my uniforms?

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Wild Card
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Just wondering, am I the only one who finds the Man Show offensive to men?

I personally know plenty of guys who have interests beyond boobs and beer.

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quote:
Originally posted by Senior:
I didn't know I was a man-hating feminazi. Who's going to show me the secret handshake and issue my uniforms? [/QB]

Meet me in the alley at a quarter to midnight. Bring $10,000 and a case of beer. Good beer, not Budweiser. Come alone.

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Lainie
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quote:
Originally posted by glisp42:
Read my original comment. I said take it with a grain of salt. It is from a show on Comedy Central.

Read my original response to your comment. Being on Comedy Central doesn't automatically make it funny.

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quote:
Originally posted by Esprise Me:
quote:
Originally posted by Senior:
I didn't know I was a man-hating feminazi. Who's going to show me the secret handshake and issue my uniforms?

Meet me in the alley at a quarter to midnight. Bring $10,000 and a case of beer. Good beer, not Budweiser. Come alone. [/QB]
Now THAT's funny! [lol]

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Ulkomaalainen
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quote:
Originally posted by Wild Card:
Just wondering, am I the only one who finds the Man Show offensive to men?

I personally know plenty of guys who have interests beyond boobs and beer.

Our German equivalent has all that - and cars and sometimes even football. Ain't it great? Gotta love it...

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Seanette
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quote:
Originally posted by Ramblin' Dave. Dry. Crisp. Witty.:
[QUOTE]I'm not picking on women drivers, though. Failing to look for cyclists and pedestrians seems to be endemic to Denver drivers of both sexes. They look both ways for cross traffic, but usually don't look straight ahead to see if there's anyone actually crossing the street before they hit the gas. [Mad]

Happens all the time in Sacramento, with drivers of either sex, in any type of vehicle (except city buses). IME, an extremely annoying percentage of these incidents involve someone who's too busy yapping on the cell phone they're holding to bother paying attention to anything else. (Yes, I have a cell phone myself. No, I do NOT use same while driving in traffic. If I get a call while driving, it goes to voicemail, I pull over to deal with it, or I have a passenger handle the call.)
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orac_in_oz
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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
Maybe it would be funnier to me if my friends and I were more like the stereotypes the author apparently subscribes to. There's a lot of "girl" stuff I just don't get.

I don't mind lists like this, but it annoys me sometimes IRL when people make silly assumptions about me because I'm female. I do separate my laundry, but I don't, for example, have towels in my bathroom that aren't intended for use. And I don't dust. [Wink]

As for toilet seats, this is my position, now and forever: Men, on occasion, must use the seat down. Women, however, never use the seat up. Therefore, down is the default position.

There is an argument to say that the issue is having to touch the seat, I think its fair to say neither gender wants to touch the seat more than they have to.
Whilst I'd like to attribute this to an urge to be hygenic, I think laziness probably trumps the list of reasons, maybe especially for men but thats open for debate.
I consider the source of the problem to be stupidly designed toilets.

I therefore think its fair to balance the load of dealing with a stupid design. Rather than creating a roster with a secure web cam to deal with disputes, I prefer to use a system that is easy to remember that balances things between both genders.

The analogy is a computers cache memory:
Each operation (using the toilet) needs the seat in a certain position - if the seat is already in that position, then it saves having to touch the seat once.
So, it makes sense to leave the toilet alone when you finish with it and adjust the seat whenever you approach it.
That applies to all genders.

I think guys that leave pee on the seat need toilet training akin to a young puppy.
bleah!

So, if we all had toilets that kindly welcome us to the bathroom, adjust the seat for us and then shut the hell up!, the divorce rate may well be a lot lower.

orac.

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Richard W
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I think that seat and lid down is the correct default. Thus annoying everybody equally.

I admit this seems less of a good idea at work though (male-only loo) because some people appear to have a severe pebble-dashing problem and don't know how to use the loo brush. As in a horror film, it's somehow worse to have to lift the lid not knowing what you're going to see than it is just to be confronted with it immediately.

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orac_in_oz
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quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
I think that seat and lid down is the correct default. Thus annoying everybody equally.

I admit this seems less of a good idea at work though (male-only loo) because some people appear to have a severe pebble-dashing problem and don't know how to use the loo brush. As in a horror film, it's somehow worse to have to lift the lid not knowing what you're going to see than it is just to be confronted with it immediately.

I guess having it up at least allows you to approach gradually and retreat before the battle even takes place.

I think it was Ben Elton who coined the phrase "whirly splat" to describe some public toilets.

orac.

Edited post for bad logic.

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Red Squirrel
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Another (non-gender related) toilet problem we have at my flat is the lid up/down flush/no flush in the middle of the night dilemma. If I use the loo at night I donít flush and put the lid down so I donít wake everyone else up but leave a clear indicator that the toilet needs flushing in the morning unless youíre happy to share water, so to speak. One of my flatmates (the one whose room is furthest from the bathroom) has a huge problem with this despite the fact that
1) All three of the rest of us do it
2) Iíve explained my reasoning to her so she knows if she finds lid down= flush first
3) She gets up later than everyone else so she hardly ever comes across a closed lid
4) Sheís woken some of us up in the middle of the night (very noisy flush and tank refilling) and been asked by us not to flush between 11 and 7 on a school night/day
5) She thinks it spreads germs despite one of my flatmates (Msc in Microbiology) has explained that it wonít and
6) When her boyfriend comes round to visit he not only leaves the lid up with no flush but he also sprinkles the tiles and slams the door on the way in and out.

End toilet hijack/

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orac_in_oz
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Red Squirrel:

Reducing the number of night flushes takes priority, I can appreciate that. Saves on water, lets you know when to block your nose etc...

Would your flatmate be pissed (pardon the punn) if you put a sign on the toilet or would she just ignore it.

Orac.

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quote:
Originally posted by Wild Card:
Just wondering, am I the only one who finds the Man Show offensive to men?

In a word, no. I do, however, find it somewhat perversely amusing how the "men's rights" crowd always wants to celebrate all the worst stereotypes about men as if that's what makes manhood great.

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Lainie
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Red Squirrel, when DD was an infant, I sometimes didn't flush at night because it might wake her. My then-husband was horrified to discover this -- honestly, you would have thought I'd skipped the toilet and relieved myself on the floor.

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The eternal problem of the late night visit.... do I flush or do I put the lid down?

Easy - if there are solids present (apart from paper), then I'll flush; if not, I leave the seat down (and the lid) to remind me to flush in the morning.

Should I be alone in the house during the week, then the same rules apply! Solids get flushed, recycled coffee can wait for a solid delivery (or the return of my good lady) before ultimate disposal.

One last thing - how far does the aerosol of toilet bowl contents fly if you leave the lid up when you flush?


Edited to add..
Yes, I have seen the other thread concerning aerosolling of faeces....

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Seanette
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quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
I think that seat and lid down is the correct default. Thus annoying everybody equally.

We settled on that, both for fairness and as a plumbing safety issue (we have pets, and both human household members are prone to clumsiness, which makes it more likely something's going to get dropped in there, and landlords tend not to like having tenants break the plumbing).
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Seanette
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quote:
Originally posted by Red Squirrel:
Another (non-gender related) toilet problem we have at my flat is the lid up/down flush/no flush in the middle of the night dilemma.

I have a probably irrational squeamish reaction to dealing with an unflushed toilet, so flush it each use (never seems to disturb my husband when he's sleeping, and he agrees with the "flush each use" approach. His middle-of-the-night trips only disturb me when he gets out of bed or (more) when he returns and pulls the covers high enough off the mattress to send a blast of cold air under the covers with me).
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Squishy0405
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I don't flush unless there are "solids" or it's been sitting for awhile. While I was pregnant I was constantly pissing so I noticed a slight increase in our water bill. I'm cheap and it works.

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quote:
Originally posted by Squishy0405:
I don't flush unless there are "solids" or it's been sitting for awhile. While I was pregnant I was constantly pissing so I noticed a slight increase in our water bill. I'm cheap and it works.

If it's yellow, let it mellow,
If it's brown, flush it down... [Smile]

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I have that as a sign in the kids bathroom!

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