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Old 10-02-2012, 11:03 AM   #16
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Ikea Saudi Arabia Catalogue Has Women Deleted (PHOTO)

Talk about a neurotic hatred and fear of women.
I kinda like the new underlying story the altered photos create: Mom sticks her head in an oven after being overwhelmed by parenthood and the daily knowledge that her dream of becoming a famous pop star was all but a distant memory. Father tries his best to carry on raising the kids on his own, filling the hole she left with whiskey and prescription drugs, but secretly blames the children for her death. Would the new Ikea Domsjö sink hold enough water to drown their tiny bodies? It's quaint
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Just read that there's a Hulk Hogan sex tape online. WHY???
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Just read that there's a Hulk Hogan sex tape online. WHY???
Thus concluding today's segment of "Things I Really Didn't Need to Know Existed".
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #19
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While I have my eyebrows raised in surprise, I am not baffled by this. I also did not know where else to post this:

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Even in big cities like Vienna, you come across people going to work in traditional jackets with short green collars, loden coats with horn buttons and even dirndls. In post-war Austria, it has often been seen as a political statement.
"For many years, wearing Tracht was associated with conservative or even far-right ideology," one Viennese told me.


"During the Nazi era, Jews were forbidden from wearing it - and later it was often taken as a sign that you were not open to the world. But that is changing. In fact these days it is really trendy."
So trendy, in fact, that Tracht retailers are reporting big profits. There are cut-price Dirndl-chains, and discount supermarkets sell lederhosen, along with cheap food and socks.
Recently at a party, I met Clemens, who is in his early 30s and works for a telecommunications company. He says he likes to mix the traditional and the modern.
"On dress down Fridays at my office, a lot of us wear lederhosen," he told me. "I like wearing them with a T-shirt. It is comfy and I do not think it is political any more."
It is still not everyone's cup of tea. Another friend told me vehemently he would not be seen dead in lederhosen - or even a loden jacket. "It is what far-right politicians wear - never!" he said. But then he relented slightly. "Perhaps I might, if I was invited to a wedding."

BBC News - Lederhosen and dirndl dresses make a comeback


I wish the article delved deeper into why Austrians are dressing like this. Could this trend spread elsewhere? Are the Dutch going to wear their wooden shoes to work next? Are Norwegians going to wear their national dress on a daily basis, and not just on National Day? What about Japanese women and their kimonos?
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People in Japan still wear Kimonos, and they're not just female dress.
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People in Japan still wear Kimonos, and they're not just female dress.
True, but not too many wear them regularly. That article says Austrians are wearing their traditional clothes even at work.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #22
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Kirsten Gillibrand & Wendy Long, New York Senate Candidates, Asked Question About '50 Shades Of Grey' At Debate (VIDEO)

That was their only debate and they were asked that?

I'm bothered not because I am not a 50 Shades fan at all (I prefer the parodies), but will a moderator asks two male candidates if they check out Internet porn? Didn't think so.
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True, but not too many wear them regularly. That article says Austrians are wearing their traditional clothes even at work.
I wouldn't be surprised to hear the same of Japanese people, is all. The suggestion on your part is that it's a style that has completely gone out of fashion. I've been to Japan, and that is definitely not the case.
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Kirsten Gillibrand & Wendy Long, New York Senate Candidates, Asked Question About '50 Shades Of Grey' At Debate (VIDEO)

That was their only debate and they were asked that?

I'm bothered not because I am not a 50 Shades fan at all (I prefer the parodies), but will a moderator asks two male candidates if they check out Internet porn? Didn't think so.
Yeah, I thought that was pretty stupid, too. Not all women are interested in those books, and this is a political debate, not a book club, so...no real need for that topic to come up.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #25
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Something a little more lighthearted. Sounds dangerous, though.

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Until now, bridges have been strictly utilitarian structures -- built for easy crossings of rivers, gorges and the like. However, a French architecture firm is trying to put the fun back in crossing a river with a proposed trampoline bridge to span the Seine.

The proposal is part of a contemporary bridge design competition sponsored by ArchTriumph, CNet reports. It would be constructed from giant PVC rings inflated with more than 130,000 cubic feet of air. Across those, stretching nearly 100 feet across, would be mesh trampolines.

"It appears to us that Paris has the bridges and passages necessary for the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic across its waterways," said architecture firm AZC on its website. "Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path across this same water."

The new trampoline bridge would be located near the existing Pont de Bir-Hakeim, according to The Daily Mail, which points out that health and safety concerns about the bridge have been raised.
Trampoline Bridge Across The Seine Proposed For Paris (PHOTOS)
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I don't see anything bad coming from that at all...
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That does sound dangerous. I'm sure there will be netting around the trampoline, but it still doesn't sound completely safe to me.
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I doubt they're actually taking the plan seriously, as I read it was an entry in an architecture competition. As for safety, I could imagine that with a trampoline that size, someone is bound to break a bone or two, not necessarily fall into the Seine.
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That's pathetic
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