Forum posts made by magical_felix

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 16:10

That cat looks fat.

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 16:06

“When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”


― Socrates

When someone is too stupid to debate on lush they quote Socrates because they think it sounds smart.

― Aristotle

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 16:00




"Name-calling is one of the most common tactics people use to hurt others or disparage them. It often occurs when someone has an emotional argument to make with little or no supporting logical argument."


Time Magazine is, I suppose, mainstream media, but they have actual journalist and don't get their information from other new sources. But, I digress, there are a lot of 'sheeple' that believe everything they hear on the top 3 networks



You take every chance you get to call me sexist. Plus you were endorsing a post in another thread where someone called me a dick for no reason other than me posting a counterpoint.

You're a hypocrite.

Exercise and get the sauce on the side. That's it.

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 15:54




*Edit ~ That isn't to say that this applies to ALL obese people, but there is no way of knowing just by looking at someone. Maybe as a society we could be a little less judgmental

I tend to believe Time Magazine over the mainstream media such as ABC, CBS, etc...

Lol, surprised you didn't delete the whole post like you usually do or change the article to confuse everyone. I like when you do that too.

Maybe you should read what you post next time.

It applies to less than 5%. 35% of Americans are fat because they eat too much and don't move enough. That's it.

Plus you're a hypocrite. You're one of the most judgmental people on the site.

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 15:44



I tend to believe Time Magazine over the mainstream media such as ABC, CBS, etc...


Time magazine is mainstream media...But that's not important.

Did you even read the article you posted? The article says that it's a very rare gene and not responsible for the current obesity epidemic. It says that food consumptiom and lifestyle are.

You posted an article that doesn't support your stance that there is absolutely nothing fat people can do to get to a healthy/normal weight.

What a moron lol

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 15:24




Added; Also, in most cases it has to do with metabolism, PTSD (traumatic life events) and how long one's body has held the fat. It is no more a choice than having a bad stutter, which can be corrected with hard work as well, but, as it should be, there is no judgment.




That's not true. It's a choice.

"It's a myth that we have no control over our body weight," says JoAnn Manson, an obesity expert and chief of preventive medicine at Boston's Brigham & Women's Hospital. She says genes do partly determine body shape, but not mostly. "Maybe a third is genetic and the remainder is lifestyle-based," Manson says.

The Tale of the Twins

Well, a recent study done at California's Lawrence Berkeley National Lab found that people with exactly the same genes — identical twins — could have big differences in their weight. The researchers studied 35 pairs of identical twins to try to learn if certain traits, like obesity, are mostly hereditary. Their conclusion — fat is not.

Researcher Paul Williams says he was surprised by the study's findings. Even though identical twins "have the same genes, they do have the freedom of choice. … They can decide how much they want to exercise, how lean they want to be," Williams says.

Take John Sovocool and his twin brother, Wayne. Despite having the exact same genes, John is 50 pounds lighter than his brother.

Paul Williams says he was surprised by his study's findings. "Even though these two have the same genes, they do have the freedom of choice. They can decide how much they want to exercise, how lean they want to be," Williams says.

This goes against what I've been hearing, which is that your body type, basically, determines how, how big you are.

John Sovocool says he doesn't buy that argument. "People are overweight," he says, because number one, they eat too much, and because they don't exercise enough. Period."

John runs nearly every day. Wayne lifts weights, but he doesn't exercise nearly as much as John. And, Wayne eats more than John.

We took the twins to a buffet so we could spy on their eating habits. Sure enough, John made a beeline for the fruit salad. Wayne went for the chow fun and the octopus, dumplings, deep-fried seafood, barbecue pork, prime rib, and baked, cheese-stuffed oysters.

For dessert, Wayne had coconut pie, melon custard and three pieces of cheesecake.

Wayne isn't uptight about his food choices. When pointed out that he had five desserts, he says, "Why deprive myself of what I enjoy?"

OK, that's a philosophy, but guess what? It makes you fatter.

John weighed in at 159 pounds, while Wayne weighed 205 pounds.

The California study found that height and cholesterol levels correlated almost exactly among identical twins, but the twins' body mass index, based on their weights, were very different.

Eating More and Moving Less

It shouldn't have surprised us that genes turn out not to be the main reason so many people are overweight. After all, 40 years ago, only 13 percent of Americans were obese. Now it's more than 30 percent. Our genes didn't change. What has changed is that we eat more, and move less.

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 14:48

'hostesses should be pretty'. Why?

Because you don't want to put anyone off their food before they even sit down. Duh.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 25 Sep 2016 14:45

This conversation came to mind yesterday as I watched some music videos.

One in particular made me think: Michael Jackson's "The Way You Make Me Feel". That video was always a little off-putting to me, but I never really analyzed why. The choreography and music were great but still the song seemed a bit disturbing.

I rewatched it and tried to see it from a female point of view, and finally understood what bothered me about it.

Visually speaking, the video was threatening.

The female character was minding her own business, walking home when accosted by Jackson's character who blatantly saw her as a sex object. He proceeded to stalk her through the video, telling her how she made him desire her, and offering to buy her stuff to make her want him, basically telling her he viewed her as a somewhat whore, willing to enter into a relationship for material things.

As she attempted to get away from him, every avenue of escape closed down, and at every point there were other men who viewed her similarly but were betas to Jackson's alpha character and who encouraged the stalking. Even her female friends offered no protection from Jackson's basically predatory character.

When the lyric about it being "nobody's business but me and my baby's" came along, I heard it as isolating and taking control, even before she accepted him. It really said that it wasn't anyone's business but his. Her opinion didn't really matter.

When at the end of the video she finally acquiesced to his overtures, it was more to protect herself from the implied threat of the betas than a true acceptance of him because she found him attractive.

Funny thing is I watched it again as a live performance and this time watched the crowd reactions. Not one of the females in the audience seemed the slightest bit disturbed by the song, caught up in their idolization of the performer. I'm not sure what to make of that.

But I think the idea that a man can't see the world from a female perspective is just bullshit.

It takes a bit of effort, and some letting go of one's inherent biases, but it most certainly is possible.

You should watch thriller again.

Topic Woman claims she can't get a job because she is overweight.
Posted 25 Sep 2016 11:52

No, lack of self control and discipline are not the causes for fatness. These are urban myths to say the least. People should update their knowledge on the latest scientific research, if they're going to rely on old research.

I am fat and I have no problem to perform at work. In fact, I am a very efficient worker. Excessive self-control and discipline are precisely some of the causes of my size.


Recruiting or rejecting candidates based on physical appearances makes employers lose on the talent of those who do not look what you think is right or agreeable. It's about as absurd as building a beautiful house on weak foundations.



It's not absurd. I mean it is if you're hiring a walmart greeter I guess but if you're hiring a hostess then she should be pretty. If you're hiring a personal trainer than they should be fit. If you're hiring an esthetician than they should have nice skin.

You say you are fat and have no problem performing at work. Do you mind sharing what it is that you do? And how does self control make you fat? I don't understand that statement.

It is not an urban myth that your lifestyle, what you eat and how active you are, affects your body. If you exercise for real every day and eat the exact right food for your body and what you want it to be you will not be fat. That takes self control, motivation and discipline of course. When you see someone that is very very overweight you can safely assume they lack those traits and employers see that.

Topic $100 Prize - Design Competition for our Default Avatars
Posted 25 Sep 2016 11:10



Only if the stock images are reduced to two :-" #competitionspecs

Her idea is perfect. Way better than default avatars.

Topic The World Women Live In - Rape Culture Part 2
Posted 25 Sep 2016 11:01


you continue to post in these forums and when you don't bother to either think about what the poster has said or assume you know what their intent is without asking for clarification, that is on you.

That's rich. Holy shit.

Topic Things you should not say on a 1st date...
Posted 23 Sep 2016 16:11

Ah! You must be Magical Felixdrunken

*unzips pants* lucky you

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 23 Sep 2016 16:00



I don't fully agree with the article. In fact, I read this yesterday and was just going to ignore it and give no response. But now I'm giving a response and it's because this article came to mind earlier today.

This morning I was walking through campus (it was about 9:30 am - during class period - so very few students were walking around. I was ALMOST alone). A guy approached me (mind you, I live in the South). "Hey girl..." he jogged up to me. I smiled and said hi. He asked where a building was. I jokingly told him 'all buildings are down the path to the right...'. Anyway, we walked and talked and made a few jokes about the heat and course loads being too heavy. Casual banter.

I wasn't afraid.
I wasn't concerned.
I wasn't questioning anything about the situation - a guy walked and talked with me about college.

Meaningless pleasantries.

But, this article did come to mind while we walked and talked. Because in that situation some other woman might have been paranoid as fuck... and that made me a little sad to think that a guy just trying to find a campus building would have been looked at like a pariah just because he approach a girl instead of a guy.

So my view of the article yesterday still stands: I don't fully agree with her or her concept, here.

1)

For one, all people - all people (men and women) - must immediately assess situations on a subconscious level and determine the potential dangers and risks. This is how we stay safe in life. Everything from going to an abandoned house because it was on our potential 'buy' list to someone knocking on our car window while we're stopped at a street light.

This is a normal, healthy level of self and external awareness. Without it, we'd all die rather quickly.'

2)

Not all women think the way the woman in the article says all women think. Having been a victim of sexual violence, molestation, etc, doesn't necessarily mean a female assesses interaction with all males in such a way.

3)

The level of concern this woman has - how she describes her mind set with every male-female interaction and moment of her life - is worrisome. That is in fact unhealthy. You should not fear everyone unnecessarily. Being cautious (like how we're always looking around while we drive) is healthy. Being fearful of other vehicles because 'someone had an accident' or 'I had an accident 5 years ago' is unhealthy.

4)

If any woman - having been a victim of sexual assault or NOT - feels that extreme in the paranoia / fear department toward EVERY MAN she encounters, she needs therapy.

5)

I'll repeat #4 because It's so important: IF YOU'RE SO TERRIFIED OF MEN THAT YOU CANNOT INTERACT WITH THEM ON A NORMAL / DAILY BASIS WITHOUT BEING OVERTAKEN BY FEAR AND VISIONS OF THE EXTREME POSSIBILITIES, YOU NEED THERAPY.

Very excellent post. Glad you posted this. It's hard to post #4 as a male and not be called insensitive or the oh so clever, "you just don't get it." But all four points are very valid, realistic and level headed.

Topic Things you should not say on a 1st date...
Posted 23 Sep 2016 13:02

You didnt have time to do your hair and make-up?

John I strongly advise that on your next first date you lie about everything. Tell them you're rich, powerful, a former spy, 3 inches wide , your Rolex is real and that your jaguar is in the shop. Pay the waiter ahead of time to call you Mr. whatever your last name is and act like he already knows your drink order.

Your date's panties will become a blur with how fast they hit the ground.

Godspeed.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 23 Sep 2016 10:53



Is looking harassment?

That depends on if the onlooker is ugly... Take the Lena Dunham example. If the guy was Jason Alexander she would probably have been offended if he did check her out (the nerve to think he could get her) but since it was an athlete she got offended he didn't (the nerve to think he's too good for her).

Of course everyone is different... And it's true of guys too. I'm sure you've been at a bar and an ugly chick is talking a bunch or trying to get your attention. I think "fuck, this toad is obnoxious, please stop hitting on me." When a hot chick says the exact same thing at the same audible level and hits on me in the same way I'm like "this chick is sooooooo funny! I like her..."

Topic If aliens came to our planet...
Posted 22 Sep 2016 20:03



lol about three years late to the thread, but this is pretty much what I think.

I always prepare myself for a cringe fest when I stumble upon really old posts I made but I still agree with this one haha.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:41





Awe, now there's the Felix I love...you're so cute when your cray cray

Did it fit?

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:37



not even asking them to e good to someone who does, just don't fucking RAPE them. there. that makes it easier, right? either help them out or just let them lay in the corner in a pool of vomit, but don't fucking rape them. why is that so difficult?

Because a lot of people are evil and they always will be evil and they hunt around in situations with easier prey. That's it.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:35



that's 30+ year old Jack. i guarantee you that 20+ year old Jack would go to that freaking banging party with all the hot college chicks, the one that all the hot college chicks are going to cause it's fun. guaranTEE it.

Well, my parents didn't teach me much about being careful, I wish they had, but they didn't.

That's why I said in my first post to you that teaching little girls about certain situations that are more dangerous than others or street smarts shouldn't be confused with with telling them it's their fault if something bad happens.

And please... 30+ Jack would go to a party fulla hot college chicks too. Please.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:24



you know, if i had the choice between being raped and having my wallet stolen, 3 guesses which i'd choose. and dude, you don't think that women who go to parties with friends don't end up getting raped too? all it takes is a couple of minutes. rape doesn't last very long. it's over in about the time it would take for a girl to disappear long enough to take a pee most of the time.

I wasn't equating rape with theft. I was illustrating what a fantasy it is to expect people to be good to somebody who passes out at a party full of strangers.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:22



thing is, that's easy, gangster parties are obvious. as a woman, i have to assume i'm taking a chance at ANY party i go to where there will be drinking. ANY party. so, to work with your analogy.

ANY time i go parachuting, i have to assume that some evil fuck took my parachute, the one i got from a professional parachutist who packed it himself, and cut the cords on it right before i jumped and them pushed me out the door.

Maybe I am getting older and wiser. Or maybe I live in a nice area now with nice friends now. But I know for certain no raping or shooting is happening in the parties/bbqs we have in my circle of friends . Every once in a while I am invited to get-togethers by strangers or acquaintances where I will probably know few people and will probably be in a house where there appears to be no present owner and I know it will probably be fun but I have too much to lose now to risk the worst for a little fun.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:17



Shit....I agree with you...

Go to your kitchen.

Open the microwave door.

And see if your head fits.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:13



AND btw, guys drink themselves unconcious all the time. you know what i do to guys who do that? get them a pillow, make sure they're somewhere safe, that they're okay, get them to drink water if they wake up, look out for them. i have never once raped a guy at a party who'd had too much to drink. not even thought about it. it's not so hard.

Well good for you but again, that's not the way the world works. The next girl might have stolen every piece of jewelry and the guy's wallet. Or a guy might rape him too. Guys rape others guys all the time.

Plus I would never go to a fucked up party by myself anyway.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:11



going to parties is fun. i'd like to go to a party and not have to worry about being roofied and then being told it's my fault for being at the party in the first place.

That's the thing though. Last time I was at a party where shots were fired (like 10 years ago) I thought "whoa, why did I come to this party, I should have known better than to come to a fucking gangster party."

It's fun to do a lot of things. If I am going to jump out of a plane I am going to make sure I go to a proper skydiving school with professionals. I am not going to buy a parachute on ebay and jump out of some friends plane because I should be okay because the guy on ebay assured me the chute was tip top.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 19:05



I don't think anyone is claiming that women should go to a frat house and drink themselves unconscious, because they should be able to without fear of being raped.


No, but that is what people are claiming. Look at sprites response to you.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 16:33



for the record, most people here will tell you that i'm pretty confident, fairly tough, and able to physically defend myself. none of that mattered when i was attacked. instead of telling me how i should be and act, how about if we work on telling guys how they should be and act. once again, the onus for not being assaulted is placed on women. getting kind of sick of it.

The way things are and the way things should be are completely different things though. Of course people shouldn't be raped, murdered, mugged or anything. But in the real world that happens everyday and that will continue until the human race ceases to exist.

I would never teach someone to navigate the world by the way things should be. I would teach them to do so by how the world is.

What would you say to someone who leaves a stack of 100 dollar bills on their dashboard in the middle of a shitty neighborhood? Would you say go ahead and leave it there, people shouldn't steal from others? Or would you say, maybe you should hide that? ...of course people should teach their children not to steal but that is just not reality. Before you say that money and women aren't the same... A rapist or murderer doesn't care. That's why they are able to rape and murder in the first place. That's why you shouldn't mistake teaching street smarts and common sense to little girls with blaming them for the shitty things that happen.

It's true with everything. Literally everything from rape and murder to simple shit like your passwords. Just because people shouldn't hack other people's accounts doesn't mean you should make your password 123.

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 13:09



No, it's not the same thing at all. It's just me trying to deflect hostility through humor.

Sorry all, for hijacking a serious thread. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Oh okay. Counterpoints are hostility now.



...

Do you guys see what just happened? What just happened with verbal? I mean, I posted a counterpoint and he called me a dick and then plugged my name into his story about - the abuse of his daughters' mother - to make it humorous, a joke ... But I am the hostile and insensitive one... What a knee-slapper!

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 12:44



Original edit (also for effect)

This replacement works pretty well too:

"My daughters are adopted. Though they were not abused, they certainly witnessed physical abuse, of Magical Felix beating me.

It has affected one of my daughters more than the other. She was afraid of Magical Felix for over a year, and I consider it one of the greatest accomplishments in my life that I overcame that fear (somewhat) through kindness and laughter and acting like an idiot in general (I have some game in that department). Several times, when she was upset over something, my wife would put a walkie talkie next to her head and I would sing to her from another room. Because seeing Magical Felix in the room would terrify her.

She still views me through that same filter. Even me; sometimes I can sense the distance in her. I am Magical Felix she saw beating Verbal. So, it doesn't matter if you are a nice guy, or a feminist, or "just want to talk," or whatever. Magical Felix is a violent psychopath, and the actions of Magical Felix color the world of mine, and how I see Magical Felix.

Magical Felix doesn't get to say "You're being too sensitive." Because it didn't happen to Magical Felix."

Don't be a dick.

Hmmm... That is not really the same thing though. That one is about a specific person. I know you are trying to be clever but it really doesn't make sense... Like if a specific person beats you then yeah, you should be afraid of them or like avoid them at all costs.

You could also replace men with women and beating/abuse with cheating (for example) and I am also sure you wouldn't have ended it with "women don't get to say it's not okay that you are calling them all whores. Because it didn't happen to them".

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 11:53

My daughters are adopted. Though they were not abused, they certainly witnessed physical abuse, of their bio-Dad beating their bio-Mom.

It has affected one of my daughters more than the other. She was afraid of me for over a year, and I consider it one of the greatest accomplishments in my life that I overcame that fear (somewhat) through kindness and laughter and acting like an idiot in general (I have some game in that department). Several times, when she was upset over something, my wife would put a walkie talkie next to her head and I would sing to her from another room. Because seeing me in the room would terrify her.

She still views all men through that same filter. Even me; sometimes I can sense the distance in her. All men are the man she saw beating her biological mother. So, it doesn't matter if you are a nice guy, or a feminist, or "just want to talk," or whatever. Some men are violent psychopaths, and the actions of those men color the world of all women, and how they see all men.

And don't forget, we still live in a world where men get sentenced to three months in jail for raping a woman. Or no jail time at all because the judge thought a woman who is drunk has given away her right to say "no." Or no legal action whatsoever because the woman is too scared of public ridicule and slut-shaming to press charges.

Men don't get to say "You're being too sensitive." Because it didn't happen to you.

If you replace men with blacks/mexicans and women with whites in this I am sure you wouldn't have ended it with "Blacks and Mexicans don't get to say you're being too racist. Because it didn't happen to them".

Topic What's your take on this article: The thing all women do that you (men) don't know about
Posted 22 Sep 2016 01:48

Quite frankly, my girlfriend isn't scared of me at all. Sometimes I try to show off but everyone still knows what's up. It's embarrassing.