jeudi 28 juin 2012

What women don't know about men

31 commentaires:

ZapPow a dit…

Apparemment, ils ont oublié de remettre quelque chose dans leur slip ou caleçon.

Et, à ce propos, tandis que nous faisons des grogs chaudes de ces Suédois qui voudraient rendre la station assise obligatoire pour les hommes lorsqu'ils urinent (en réalité, c'est un type qui a déposé ce projet de règlement dans un district suédois, et de part la loi, il devra être examiné), un Allemand a inventé un urinoir pour femmes, afin qu'elles n'aient plus à s'asseoir pour officier. On n'arrête pas le progrès.

Flocon a dit…

Apparemment, ils ont oublié de remettre quelque chose dans leur slip ou caleçon.

Oui j'ai vu ça, alors que le premier semble suivre la procédure normale...

un Allemand a inventé un urinoir pour femmes, afin qu'elles n'aient plus à s'asseoir pour officier..

Il existe déjà tout ce qu'il faut sur le marché! Look here!.

(for grown-ups only)

Ned Ludd a dit…

Some women might not know that all men are liars. Well, so are all women.

As Dr. House has put it(more then once), "Everyone lies."

Flocon a dit…

Je suis allé voir qui est ce Dr. House que tu as déjà mentionné plusieurs fois.

Ah bon, c'est une série télé? Sans doute a-t-elle été diffusée en France sur Canal+ ou une autre chaîne câblée alors.

Ça a l'air plutôt très intelligemment conçu on dirait.

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"Some women might not know that all men are liars. Well, so are all women."

Ton affirmation m'a fait revenir à l'esprit le paradoxe du menteur qui est fascinant comme l'est en général ce qui touche à la logique et au langage.

Ned Ludd a dit…

Flocon, sorry, you're wrong. For the last few years "Dr. House" has been the most popular series on TF1. For once, quality and popularity meet. It makes you think that maybe the TV producers underestimate the public at times. Hugh Laurie, aka Dr. House, has said that he will stop acting at the end of the series because it is the best role he could have.

TF1 shows it on Tuesday nights I think. Also, this is the next to last season I believe. Then we will probably be able to see it on some TNT or ADSL channel. The earlier episodes were better, but every show wears out it seems(except maybe The Simpsons :))

Ned Ludd a dit…

There was a series called "Lucky Louie". Maybe I mentioned it on SF or even here. Two examples, but not the one I was looking for, but they are all worth watching which is more appropriate to the subject.

Existence of God

When Women Ruled the World

Flocon a dit…

Sorry I forgot to answer you Ned;

Pour Dr. House, effectivement, now you tell me, le nom m'est connu parce que je l'ai vu je ne sais combien de fois sur la liste des programmes télé.

Sur TF1 en plus!!! Well, in that case, maybe your clitothing will be aired during the prime time of some local TV channel in N.M then...

Bon, j'essaierai de regarder la prochaine fois s'il y en a une mais comme ce sera doublé (en français, I mean) c'est presque totalement rédhibitoire pour moi.

Re. the other show that, of course, I didn't know existed, it's no secret for us men that women are all powerful, dangerous and that they rule the world.

Save for some very rare and exceptional men like me who have perfect and total control of their bodily fluids.

(Hint:Anijo knows I'm a master of zazen)...

Ned Ludd a dit…

Flocon, si tu as une connection cable/ADSL, tu peux choisir le language pour cette séries, comme je fais avec SFR. J'espère que Darty donne la même possibilité.

Anijo a dit…

Still waiting for SemperFi's tales of his annual sailboat race, which is always a delight to hear tale of.

Ned Ludd a dit…

Since this is about men, Sperm Wars is a controversial book that a woman friend recommended to me.

Sperm Competition is further explanation and maybe Flocon you don't have total control of your bodily fluids. :)

Flocon a dit…

Last time SemperFidelis appeared on my screen radar was on June the 26th when you were precisely expressing your interest with the sailboat race report.

That was eight days ago to this day.

Now I remember SemperFi mentioning his interest in sailing but I have no souvenir whatsoever of an actual report he made. It only shows the speed at which my neurones evaporate.

Oh wait! I've just learned a shooner has landed in a far away Caribean island and there's one survivor.

Flocon a dit…

maybe Flocon you don't have total control of your bodily fluids

Zazen - tablets, zazen - tablets, zazen - tablets, zazen- tablets...

Anijo a dit…

Flocon,

Semper Fi's first message was on the SF forum. I copy it for you here:


This year the format was a race in stages from Charleston, to Hilton Head, to Savannah, and then back to Charleston via Hilton Head. The times on each stage were added to get a total. The boat with the lowest total was the winner. The most experienced sailors (including me!) got to crew a beautifully restored Herreshoff designed masthead ketch, all wood, including the masts. All brass fittings. The other boats were two new Tartans. All fiberglass and steel. The conditions were perfect all week. Our crew was clearly the most skilled. We worked hard, rigging out staysails and making efficient changes of tack. Our wake was as straight as an arrow. But our skills could not make up for the more powerful tall sloop rigs and the more efficient (but sadly, ugly) hulls of the modern boats. We lost every stage. But we were beautiful in defeat. As an artist, I am confident that your sense of the aesthetic would have granted us style points.

His second message was on the SF blog here

Now the tradition has moved over to Shall We Talk. ☺

Flocon a dit…

Ned,

J'ai rien compris à ton film de Disney! Where's Snow White??? and the seven dwarfs, where are they?

And Pluto? I want to see my Pluto! Where is he?

Il est nul ton film!

Flocon a dit…

Anijo, I had no idea this story with SemperFi had been going on for so long. Hmmm... ça a l'air sérieux.

So this post was written while I as on vacation at La Rochelle which probably explains why I didn't take part and also why I wasn't aware of SemperFi's report.

That was three years ago only. Three years ago only?

Anijo a dit…

Ya, this tradition is serious business.

Sailors have a love for sailing that cannot be explained.

Flocon a dit…

The ever elegant Anijo always has the appropriate smart and sophisticated answer whatever the situation ;-)

Anijo a dit…

Anijo offers a heartfelt thank you to the sweet Flocon for this overly generous flattery. ;)

Ned Ludd a dit…

More that women don't know about men and probably that men don't know about themselves either.

Flocon a dit…

Hmmmm... I wonder if SemperFi will ever return after all...

He may think he's safer alone on his island rather than attending a blog where he's in constant danger of being cornerded by devilish women under some pedagogical pretences.

As for me, I need some rest and peace of mind before I can post anything vaguely sensible...

Is it me or is the temperature somhow unusually hot around here?

Anijo a dit…

Well, to turn the tide, I might mention, Flocon, that your interest in Japanese culture is something that I was not aware of.

Anijo a dit…

Flocon,
Since you have an interest in the concept of 'free will', you might be interested in this analysis.

Flocon a dit…

"your interest in Japanese culture is something that I was not aware of."

Hu, ho... have I been spotted?

I've just finished that one.

More to come, possibly tomorrow.

Anonyme a dit…

Flocon: I have returned from the RIMPAC 2012 exercise in Hawaii. If you are interested in what that is all about, the English Wiki has an accurate article.

No matter how many times I go to Hawaii, I am always impressed by the exotic beauty of the islands. The flowers, the colorful birds, the consistent ideal temperatures and endless breeze out of the Northeast. I had time to go swimming at Kailua Beach, my favorite, on the 4th of July. Much better for swimming than the huge surf at the North Shore beaches like Haleiwa, Ehukai or Waimea.

Now must go to work for a few more days and then off to the sailing race in South Carolina. A different format this year. Only two legs. From Charleston to Hilton Head, and then back to Charleston. But this year, both legs at night. I have never done this before. Sailing at night is like running underwater. One can do it, but everything is slower and takes more effort.

An important ancillary benefit of all this activity is that I have no time to dwell on the dreary subject of Marxism. But still plenty of time to dwell on the subject of women.

Balance. Must achieve balance.

SemperFidelis

Flocon a dit…

Perfect timing SemperFidelis!

I've just learned you can achieve balance both on the subject of women and Training Marine Officers.

You may, if you feel so, invite some ladies that you know and share your metaphysical concerns with them.

It's here: A Grueling Course for Training Marine Officers Will Open Its Doors to Women.

Anonyme a dit…

Flocon: Thank you for posting the link to the NYT article about the Marine Corps Infantry Officer's Course. I missed it when I was on Hawaii.

The article brings back vivid memories. I graduated from an earlier version of the course reported in the article. It was a brutal test of the will, best summed up by the quotation from Vince Lombardi posted over the door to the briefing hall:

"Fatigue makes cowards of us all."

The multiple running of the obstacle course reported in the article is a real man-breaker. Some give up.

To put the course in context, recall that, as reported in the article, the Marines are all successful graduates of 3 months of rigorous training at Officer Candidates School, and 6 more months of daily demanding training at The Basic School. These men are very fit before they even start the Infantry Officers Course. Still, some can't make it.

My class had a greater failure rate than that reported here. But I am sure that our course was not more difficult. In fact, I know it was easier. The difference, I think, is that these men are, on the whole, more fit than we were. Nutrition is taught now. Marines don't smoke and drink as much as they used to. These men are just better, so they pass a more difficult course at a higher rate.

I would like to say more in another post about the political/cultural issue behind the decision to conduct a test program for women at the Infantry Officer's course.

So I will.

The slide show attached to the article is worth viewing.

SemperFidelis

Anijo a dit…

SemperFi,

Have you been studying the tide charts in preparation for your sailboat race?

P.S. Why on earth did 'they' decide to have this be a race during the night?!

Flocon a dit…

Anijo,

oh yes, your comment is here and it has already been one week since you posted it.

Among all determinations that exist, the least isn't our gender.

You may have noticed that men don't use their mental (in)abilities the way women do and conversely.

Depending on our gender, our view of the world is different and there's not much we can do about it, can we?

Anonyme a dit…

Anijo: To continue with the report on the race this year...

Due to conflicting schedules, the race was shortened to two legs...Charleston to Hilton Head, Hilton Head to Charleston. The organizers decided to make it a night race to add novelty.

It was fun, but fun limited by anxiety about safety. There was little natural light, and light from the shore was surprisingly useless.

I was crew on a fresh-out-of-the-box 35' Beneteau. A very nice boat with the new-car smell in the cabin.

The anxiety about collision was most acute at the start, when we were all jockeying to arrive, on the best tack, on the best line-of-sail, just at the starting time. We had a bad start and crossed the line last. due largely to the excellent sailing qualities of the boast, we ended the race tied for second.

Unlike warships, these boats don't have red lights for night operations. The instant one turned on a cabin light, or even used a flashlight, our night vision was gone. So we had scenes like...

Skipper - Do you see them?
Crew - I see their running lights.
Skipper - Are they making for us or sailing away?
Crew- I see green on the left and red on the right.
Skipper - OK, they are making for us. How close do you think they are? What is their bearing?
Crew- No clue. I can't even see their sail. Their running lights are close together. Can't be too close.
Other Crew - Isn't that their masthead light? It looks pretty high.
Skipper - HOLY SHIT, THEY ARE CLOSE! READY TO COME ABOUT, READY TO COME ABOUT, COMING ABOUT!

The thrill of events of this kind was tempered by the knowledge that, at my age, a few hours in the water, however warm it was, would not be fun.

At the after-party, I noted that our poor start really was not the skipper's fault. His decisions were not the result of free will, but were pre-determined by random combinations of proteins at fertilization. People began to edge away from me at the bar, so I had to restore my position by ordering another round. Not that I had any choice in the matter.
SemperFidelis

Anijo a dit…

SemperFi,

Ah, thank you for this exciting tale of your evening sailboat race.

What I now relate is not a result of free will as the random combinations of proteins at fertilization have the better of me.

In the end, one might conclude that a sailboat race beneath the sun and a blue sky and billowy clouds might be more conducive to enjoyment.

Anijo a dit…

SemperFi,

Alas, God is so forgiving that she provides beer and wine to allow us to claim that we have no free will... or if no spirits, there is always the philosophy provided by Flocon and Ned to allow an excuse for lack of fee will.