admin
cmrowell 8:07pm, 27 October 2006
about this photo:

news.yahoo.com/photo/061027/photos_hl/2006_10_27t082722_4...

It's great that the title is also wrong on yahoo (for now).
admin
TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
Thank you, it hasn't been changed at this moment.... Screen-capped, goin' up momentarily.
admin
Malingering 12 years ago
Hahahahahahahaha.
wskrz PRO 12 years ago
I feel so, so sorry for the person that is going to have to sit next to this person on the plane.
admin
Reuters seems to be having a lot of this sort of thing going around. If you don't listen to "Wait, Wait--Don't Tell me!", one of the better ones was an article where they stated that Queen Elizabeth lays up to 2,000 eggs per week (and lives 10 times longer than other workers in the hive).
admin
TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
Like we didn't know about the living 10x longer than the drones part. :)
admin
It's weird that everyone considers the workers to be male. I mean, normal parthenogenesis produces only females. What gives?

No one ever uses worker bees as a reason why fathers should stay at home and take care of the babies, however.
The Wombat~! 12 years ago
I love wait wait don't tell me!! I want Carl's voice on my answering machine!

Howdy y'all!
admin
Malingering 12 years ago
everyone considers me to be male. what gives?
admin
Kittster 12 years ago
They must think you are thong guy. Or they don't understands names that are not "hot_teenbabe_1154" or "~*princess
_poopsy*~"...
admin
TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
"Everyone" Is an overstatement. Detractors who can't read a freakin' profile or assume without research do. And it's not your deminuative chest they're judging by. ;-)

It's becoming rather frightening the number of people who equate taking a photograph (or being in a position to take a photograph without ever tripping the shutter or pointing the camera in the direction of humans) of someone under age 21 -- yes, that high in some people's minds -- with being a sex offender. I like to think that tells you a bit about the observer's mindframe, not the shutterbug.

Also, most people nowadays don't know the definition of "malingering"... it sounds like 'lingering' to do something bad (mal), the dirty old man in the corner watching the pretty panties run [Jethro Tull reference], something that guys are known to do and women (inaccurately) are believed not to do.
The dictionary definition is "to pretend illness, esp. in order to shirk one's duty, avoid work, etc." which is something both genders can do equally as well and has nothing to do with deviance (unless that's what one is going to be engaging in after calling in sick to work).

I agree with Kittster, having spent a lot of time on the IRC in the past. If one goes to a forum on the Internet with a nick like "hottie4u" or "anne-f19bi" there will be a lot of attention. (Hell, a screen name like "jenniferLA" which has no info beside gender and location is gonna get a lot of PMs!) Nicks which somehow sound female, like "Kittster", will get attention... which our friend Kittster touched on the other day. (And IMHO "meowhous" sounds female. You might not let on about gender, but it is perceived.) It confuses people when there's no clear gender to a nick, like Malingering or Mushroom or Pinecone, and nothing the person says has anything to do with sex. Ergo... a/s/l/pic?
admin
meowhous the iconoclast PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by meowhous the iconoclast (admin) 12 years ago
Yeah, well, I have other usernames, other places, and initially everyone assumes I'm male, despite the fact that I do not mislead anyone. It's odd that people will persist in the belief that I am male, for months, although this perhaps has not happened on flickr due to the content of some of my photos--now, I do know straight men who knit and bead, but I figure this is the biggest clue as to my gender.

(I get all my news from "Wait, Wait...", especially since I stopped reading the Fortean Times online (which made answering the questions just too darn easy)...)
admin
cmrowell 12 years ago
That's it, I'm changing my screen name to HotSugarDaddy73. I'll just wait for the babes to come to me. Yeah, right.

I did get an interesting message to my myspace account the other week (I just use it to listen to music and figured it would make it easier for old friends to find me). Anyway, the message was supposedly from someone new to my town who saw my profile and photo and thought I was cute. She said she was lonely and wanted to hook up. Her profile said she didn't like kids. My myspace photo shows me with my 1 year old son (at the time). My status is also "married". I should have written back and asked outright if she was a prostitute.
admin
TheDamnMushroom 12 years ago
cmr: About once a week I will get something in email where the subject line is something like "re: will be in town" and the text will say something about how she saw me [in some form] online, will be in my town, and wants to meet up, 20 year old girl looking for a good time. Inevitably the sender will be a female full name with a totally male email name, like:
Suzie Creamcheese <gregorydillweed@openrelay.tld>

Why do they even bother if they can't get the two names to match gender, if not name?
admin
meowhous the iconoclast PRO Posted 12 years ago. Edited by meowhous the iconoclast (admin) 12 years ago
I only get stock picks (and the occasional "male enhancer" ad), but you're right--the name and email genders don't match:

"Gavin Tyson" <deborahrex@caimiexport.com>

It's probably all the same email-harvester spam package, used by whores of all flavors (stocks and bonds, stocks and bondages).
admin
Malingering Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Malingering (admin) 12 years ago
I need to think of a sexy username too. Someone left a comment today and said one of the subjects is "hawt." I need to use that somehow.

As a beginning, I will make my Halloween costume as my avatar, and see how many people think it's serious.
Groups Beta