Topic I have a dream...
30 Aug 2013 14:25
That's just it. Some confused equality of opportunity with equality of outcome. Thus a presumed right to an equal standard of living regardless of differences in earning ability.
There's no equality of opportunity for all - you can be a dumb prat like most of the Royal Family of the UK and have no financial worries and you can assume the right as you've inherited the privilege and I'm sure that applies to the US equivalent.
Topic What is your definition of 'Kinky".
30 Aug 2013 11:29
This is pretty kinky.
Yeagh! You really got me going you got me so I don't know what I'm doing.
I'm not content to be with you in the daytime Oh yeagh and all of the night.
They seek him here they seek him there.
His clothes are weird but never square.
And he's oh so lovely in his mind and in his body,
He's a well respected man about town.
Topic I have a dream...
30 Aug 2013 11:21
Good grief I though the dream in question was about equal rights (even though it got the dreamer killed for his ideas or have I got the wrong King here?) but this seems to be a debate about consumerism which I suppose does answer the other part of the thread - that is how things have changed. So I suppose the change is that we don't seems interested in some fundamental right so much as in acquisition.
Topic dream fuck
29 Aug 2013 09:12
I've never fantasised over some film star - no moral problem or anything it just doesn't scan somehow but strangers on the metro they are a different matter.
Topic Texting someone who is driving could get you sued and possibly arrested.
29 Aug 2013 08:58
As an ex mobile phone operator I feel that the ultimate responsibility is the recipient's He or she should be nowhere near a mobile phone whilst driving in fact in the UK it is against the law to hold a phone whilst driving anyway so how could it be the sender's fault? If it is legal in the USA to hold a phone whilst driving I am very surprised.
Topic Pepsi or Coke
29 Aug 2013 04:14
There's no accounting for taste. Both are disgusting.
Topic The male physique...
26 Aug 2013 04:52
I'll never be muscled or tall and don't have a problem with it however to my surprise I've seen statements by women saying they like a guy to have a bit of a paunch and sometimes even be slightly grubby like the odd dirty finger nail etc that this is even sexy. Now this doesn't give me a sudden urge to develop these characteristics or anything but I am interested in knowing if any ladies do find this appealing. I forget who said this but it was some young modern female star talking to a girl reporter who agreed with her.
Topic Movie Treats
26 Aug 2013 04:38
Once took a friend to see The School Of Rock and we took cans of lager, ham sandwiches and cakes.
Topic Coolest couple in the world!
26 Aug 2013 04:34
If everybody were this fun, the world would be amazing!!
Topic Great Diners
25 Aug 2013 07:58
Whilst touring the West Coast area of the US with some friends from the Czech Republic they wanted to eat a lot and as cheaply as possible. As I was the native speaker I was delegated the task of finding appropriate places: one place that existed in several locations that they really liked was called The Golden Corral because you paid once and could eat as much as you wanted. I often reminisce about this and wonder what the locals thought of them as, although all of them were 7 foot tall they were quite slim but the amount of food they could put away was truly awesome. Does anyone know if this chain is still around?
Topic First Record You Ever Bought?
25 Aug 2013 07:36
Walk Don't Run by the John Barry Seven it was a hit for the Ventures in the UK too but they had a smoother sound. (John Barry later did a lot of Bond movie themes). The first album I bought was Elvis's first Golden Hits LP (of course I mean Costello). The second was a Chess recording of Chuck Berry and after I heard Johnny B Goode my life changed as I bought a guitar. Chess records have probably been the most influential record label of all time especially in terms of British seminal bands like The Stones or Fleetwood Mac and Free.
Topic Sex toy advice
24 Aug 2013 23:40
Maybe there is a good second hand market on Ebay? :)
Topic Do all/most Guys have a lingerie fetish.
24 Aug 2013 10:44
I made a statement on another posting that all/most guys have a lingerie fetish.
I stand by that statement but some aussie female stated "Actually NOT every bloke has a lingerie fetish".
So do you get turned on by lingerie or not, or is fetish a too strong description to use.
I'll start the ball rolling by saying that yes underwear turns me on. I would have liked to have started a poll but not sure how.
I think that going by the amount of industry that goes into the manufacture of female underwear it is fairly obvious that it has an appeal. However to me fetish connotes stealing knickers off washing lines or masturbating holding someone's high heel shoes etc so I don't feel that most men have such an inclination.
Topic Is there anything I can do to not be so sore after working out?
24 Aug 2013 10:08
I have been working out intensely over the past several weeks. As a result, I'm looking better and feeling sore. My question is, are there things I could do to not be so sore after my workouts. I did legs two days ago and I still feel like jello.
Stop the workouts it's bad for you. Most exercisers seem to die young - there is a village in Italy with the oldest average life span and they all exercise very lightly.
Topic SimplyJohn - 3 free Gold memberships HERE!!
24 Aug 2013 04:31
I will use the first 3 numbers of my RAF identity number 193 it always amuses me to use that as the RAF and I me weren't the best of friends.
Topic Would you meet someone from Lush in person?
22 Aug 2013 14:26
Yes I would - the older I get the more I don't give a damn about consequences and simultaneously want to cram in as much living as possible. I also love travel- still have the Stepenwulf inclination.
Topic What's the one band that according to you, can do no wrong?
21 Aug 2013 13:00
There's a whole lot more to great music than just technical virtuosity. Many virtuoso musicians make crap music in my mind, because all they want to do is show their skills. Give me an awesome vibe/riff over any virtuous jibberish any time.
And rock groups not being bands? P-lease, the 1940's are long gone and jazz is not the norm to measure everything by.
My main point wasn't so much to revive the 40's as to what I feel of as a band - not that I think something being modern necessarily means good either and as for the expressions you used they were jazz ones anyway. As Cole Porter wrote ''I'm sure that if, I heard even one riff, it would be more terrif.....ically so''. Your implication is that a lot of jazz players are self indulgent however that also applies to players in other fields but stuff like ''I Don't Get Around Much Anymore'' or Take The A Train can't be considered self indulgent. I also acknowledged that rock groups are technically bands but my point was that in my mind ''band'' conjures up a group of musicians that play more than just guitars. I can remember when the expression ''group'' changed into ''band'' - it was in the late 60's but it still sounds strange to me in this context for the reasons I have stated.
Topic The Ultimate Sci-Fi Showdown: STAR WARS vs STAR TREK
20 Aug 2013 03:04
To me Star Wars is sort of kids stuff like a western set in outer space albeit entertaining. Star Trek although it sometimes has a preachy feel to it does have a more intelligent and optimistic approach to the subject. It is also more believable in itself for example - light sabres are really too much to take. If Al Capone went for Luke Skywalker with a tommy gun I think Capone would win.
Topic What's the one band that according to you, can do no wrong?
18 Aug 2013 05:51
You know I can't help adding another comment. We've all been using the word band and what comes across is what I would call rock groups - I realise that strictly speaking even that grotty lot One Direction yechhh are a band but the word to me connotes more instruments that just vocals, keyboards, drums and guitars. My father's generation produced some amazing musicians as opposed to the current vogue (and I am part of that) of self taught rock musicians which has prevailed since the 50's. Names like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Bennie Goodman, MJQ, Dave Brubeck etc it would be very difficult for many rock groups to equal their technical virtuosity. In fact the ''biggest band in the world'' would be the first to agree with that.
Topic Attraction (Science) - Would you agree?
18 Aug 2013 05:33
I am baffled by the use of ''shame'' in this discussion - I understand ''introspective'' but shame to me indicates guilt over some bad action - not to be confused with some ''rebellious inclination'' but something to be truly ashamed of (or is ''shame'' just some sort of point of reference term?) Why would that be appealing to a mothering instinct? I would have thought some sort of ''helplessness'' indication would be a better definition in this context of mothering. Also I thought that women are attracted to good providers therefore in today's world that would be the potential high earners rather then the past's more primitive criteria. If I was a girl I would like clever laid back guys who don't compete and try and prove themselves all the time as that's the kind of women I like.
shame Show IPA noun, verb, shamed, sham·ing.
the painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, ridiculous, etc., done by oneself or another: She was overcome with shame.
susceptibility to this feeling: to be without shame.
disgrace; ignominy: His actions brought shame upon his parents.
a fact or circumstance bringing disgrace or regret: The bankruptcy of the business was a shame. It was a shame you couldn't come with us.
verb (used with object)
to cause to feel shame; make ashamed: His cowardice shamed him.
to drive, force, etc., through shame: He shamed her into going.
to cover with ignominy or reproach; disgrace.
Topic Comments Preferences
18 Aug 2013 01:00
Am I getting this right? Are ''speedos'' these - to me quite normal looking bathing costumes as opposed to those current awful long ones that must feel dreadfully nasty and wet flapping around your legs yechhh! It must be a cultural thing/gender thing (I've never seen a girl in one thank god). They also look very old fashioned to me and when I was younger anyone with that sort of costume was a figure of fun - it was a cliche for a corny tourist - with cameras around the neck, a Hawaiian shirt and ....Bermuda shorts.
Topic Older men, do you really want to be with a younger woman atleast one in your life?
18 Aug 2013 00:50
All of them - any age women are just so gorgeous. I internally drool on the metro at the sight of them - a lot of women nowadays of all ages make the best of themselves. I can catch my breath at some lovely strong limbed creature in outrageous clothing but also many older women have poise and confidence and are extremely attractive. I'm afraid I'm just a dirty old man that's never recovered from discovering girls.