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Old 09-01-2008, 04:56 PM   #141
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True. I ran across this same problem earlier, and I was amazed and stunned at the biased ignorance of the quotes I read from someone on my ignore list. I started to reply, but then I realized it made no sense to argue with someone like that and there was a good reason they were on the ignore list in the first place..
Im sorry. I try to keep my dumb factor low.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:08 PM   #142
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Im sorry. I try to keep my dumb factor low.
Funny. I can live with dumb, we all say dumb things every now and then. It's the habitual and virulent stupid that set me off. Three made it to that list, two of which have stopped posting shortly after the ignore feature came into use. One lingers on.....
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Wow, only 3? I have ~35. But half of them are the same half dozen peoples different usernames.
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:20 PM   #144
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Wow, only 3? I have ~35. But half of them are the same half dozen peoples different usernames.
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Did someone just say something?
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Did someone just say something?
Yes, I said snaaaakkkke and mussshroooom
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:01 PM   #147
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i cant believe people actually use the ignore feature. i enjoy reading things from those i ignore.....


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Old 09-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #148
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me, too. thefed.. I like that you stood up for the lady. I just don't want you to get hurt next time.

If Mr. Creepy had a less-than-sexual interest in the statues' boobies he wouldn't have acted so surreptitiously and like he was ashamed; he would have just straightforwardly photographed as many others were doing.

And to the people who didn't like my description .. phooey!. You would make terrible detectives. Hands up all you complainers who think little old ladies shouldn't be searched and that we should do terrorist profiling.... aha!

I honestly don't know what the big deal is.. if I see a guy in an orange or green suit, 99% probability he is Italian. If I see a lady with a teal windbreaker, white sneakers, an eyeshade and a fanny pack, maybe 90% sure she is American. I think people who are so easily offended just like being offended.. so enjoy the heck out of yourselves.
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I'm sincerely offended by your assumption that I'm easily offended or offended in any way.

Maybe Mr. Creepy lost a bet with his buddies and had to to it as a gag.
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Maybe Mr. Creepy is a performance artist, and you became part of the performance?

Check You-Tube.

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Funny. I can live with dumb, we all say dumb things every now and then. It's the habitual and virulent stupid that set me off. Three made it to that list, two of which have stopped posting shortly after the ignore feature came into use. One lingers on.....

Hmmm, it is a wonder about that mysterious "stopped posting" thing that happens to some of those "most ignored" posters...consider that your moderators may have had some influence in that miracle....

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Hmmm, it is a wonder about that mysterious "stopped posting" thing that happens to some of those "most ignored" posters...consider that your moderators may have had some influence in that miracle....

I fought my curiosity from years of habit. Sometimes when problems mysteriously disappear in the night it's best not to know or even be curious. The prudent are grateful and move on. Can I send you a name?

Glad to see you guys and gals are working hard to make it nicer here. Thank you.
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Our moderators are the electronic version of John Clark...

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CFB.. nah, a lone wolf. Awwooo.

Seriously, I am trying to figure out what the big deal is and I guess it is the mention of body odor which has everyone wigged out.

The thing is, I don't mind 'light to medium' body odor and actually kind of like it in some cases. I also don't mind the smell of skunk, which I find similar.

If the guy had been American, it's very likely he wouldn't have had any noticeable odor, because it is the American habit to take frequent showers, especially among the economic class of people who are likely to spend thousands and thousands on European travel. So I pegged Mr. Creepy as "continental". What someone might categorize as "virulently stupid" to me is merely an objective observation.

I don't think the people taking offense here understand that other places have other behaviors. Italians think Americans, British and others have filthy habits because they don't use bidets after they poop. They're in every home here and often in offices and even public lavatories. In Germany bidets are quite rare, but instead one finds toilets with shelves so that one can examine what one has produced. Conversely, Italians in a lot of areas leave trash all over the roadsides and beaches, which is disgusting and which I doubt would be tolerated in Germany, where they have you separate your trash for recycling, not just paper/plastic/glass, etc. but into eleven different categories. Did I make the world this way? No, but I find it interesting. Europe is a patchwork quilt, not a melting pot; it's not all so homogenized as in the US.

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Relax, take it easy and think how great it is that you live in Germany. They wear white socks with sandals to weddings here.
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What makes you so damn sure that THE germans are the only one's doing it or this is supposed to be a typical cultural trait of a german? ... [etc.]
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No doubt that some British people wear white socks and sandals - the point is that you look like a numpty, and people will ridicule you for it in England. In Germany, I've seen directors go to meetings wearing a suit, white socks, and sandals, and nobody bats an eyelid.
That noted.. the forum does record the spread of this phenomenon, but one also may distinguish between the TEVA-style sandal, the German-origin but now more global Birkenstock, and mandals that have a certain 'something':


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Old 09-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #155
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me, too. thefed.. I like that you stood up for the lady. I just don't want you to get hurt next time.

If Mr. Creepy had a less-than-sexual interest in the statues' boobies he wouldn't have acted so surreptitiously and like he was ashamed; he would have just straightforwardly photographed as many others were doing.

And to the people who didn't like my description .. phooey!. You would make terrible detectives. Hands up all you complainers who think little old ladies shouldn't be searched and that we should do terrorist profiling.... aha!

I honestly don't know what the big deal is.. if I see a guy in an orange or green suit, 99% probability he is Italian. If I see a lady with a teal windbreaker, white sneakers, an eyeshade and a fanny pack, maybe 90% sure she is American. I think people who are so easily offended just like being offended.. so enjoy the heck out of yourselves.
Hm...? I'm not offended. I'm just surprised that a guy would prefer marble boobies over real ones. I guess those German live sex show places really need to firm up their marketing plans a bit more.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:11 PM   #156
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boh.. looking back I guess bestwifeever was, for one.. then there was some cryptic kerfluffle about ignoring.

Different countries have different habits!! Not my personal bigotry, bias, or fault.
bestwifeever.. I'll post this for ya.. but I guess you'll not see it..

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Hygiene Poll Bares Source Of the French Je Sais Quoi - New York Times

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In the early 1980s Germans remained high spenders on skin creams. The French remained low users of deodorants (and soap) compared to the British and Germans, but far greater consumers of fragrances. Over a quarter of the entire French beauty market was fragrances compared to 8 per cent in Germany, while French per capita consumption was twice that of Britain and Germany.
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Two shovels? Ah hah! I get it - you're reminding ladelfina of the first rule of holes.
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Looked like she has a chance of wearing one out.
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heaven forfend.. one I'm gonna bop you over the head with... and the other I'm gonna offer to bestwife so she can dig a "turkish" toilet for the next time she has guests from abroad.
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