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Edman
06-06-2007, 12:04 PM
This is an opinionated mini-rant on MySpace and how people(mainly kids/teens) can be so stupid with it. You may hate me for this, but there you go.

One thing that really grinds my gears are these My Space-related sexual assualt cases on girls and how people are blaming MySpace for their issues. I am not saying the rapes are the girls' fault, the crime is sickening and it cannot be justified in anyway, but It really sickens me how they(the victims) don't have the common sense to realize: "Okay, this is a guy I never met in person, I should be careful". I just can't believe how naive people can be. It's so easy to make a doctored photo and fake your age.

Once again, I am not justifying the rape/crime in anyway. The person who commits it is sick and should be punished severely, but you have to admit that in a way the victim brought it on themselves for being so foolish.

A family in Texas sued MySpace because one of the girls in the family got stupid and decided to meet a guy SHE NEVER MET PERSONALLY BEFORE and misrepresented her age (Said she was 18 instead of 13). What happened? She got sexually assaulted. What was the ruling? The case was dismissed and the family got squat. I feel sorry for the girl, but she (or her family for that matter) couldn't be that dumb enough to not play it safe.
Source: Wikipedia.

One final time, I AM NOT JUSTIFYING RAPE CRIMES. They are terrible, sick acts. I'm just asking why people are so foolish with it. MySpace upped the safety measures, but they can only do so much. They're not going to stop the kids from going out and personally meeting people they don't know. That's up to the kids having the common sense and parents taking precautions.

Hammer67
06-06-2007, 12:30 PM
This is an opinionated mini-rant on MySpace and how people(mainly kids/teens) can be so stupid with it. You may hate me for this, but there you go.

One thing that really grinds my gears are these My Space-related sexual assualt cases on girls and how people are blaming MySpace for their issues. I am not saying the rapes are the girls' fault, the crime is sickening and it cannot be justified in anyway, but It really sickens me how they(the victims) don't have the common sense to realize: "Okay, this is a guy I never met in person, I should be careful". I just can't believe how naive people can be. It's so easy to make a doctored photo and fake your age.

Once again, I am not justifying the rape/crime in anyway. The person who commits it is sick and should be punished severely, but you have to admit that in a way the victim brought it on themselves for being so foolish.

A family in Texas sued MySpace because one of the girls in the family got stupid and decided to meet a guy SHE NEVER MET PERSONALLY BEFORE and misrepresented her age (Said she was 18 instead of 13). What happened? She got sexually assaulted. What was the ruling? The case was dismissed and the family got squat. I feel sorry for the girl, but she (or her family for that matter) couldn't be that dumb enough to not play it safe.
Source: Wikipedia.

One final time, I AM NOT JUSTIFYING RAPE CRIMES. They are terrible, sick acts. I'm just asking why people are so foolish with it. MySpace upped the safety measures, but they can only do so much. They're not going to stop the kids from going out and personally meeting people they don't know. That's up to the kids having the common sense and parents taking precautions.

I agree. Personally I think My Space is one big vanity piece in this, the tabloid generation. I don't have one. I don't know why my sister and bro-in-law do. I asked. They said it was to keep in contact with friends. What? Isn't that what email and phones are for?

I don't know. My Space sites are just stupid to me. A bunch of people trying to add as many people as they can as "friends" and they really aren't. But, I agree that they shouldn't blame My Space for poor parenting.

In our society, everyone wants to blame someone else for their actions. Poor parents are usually first in line here. They should have been monitoring their kid's online usage.

Buzz05
06-06-2007, 12:47 PM
I have one question. Where are the parents? When I was growing up I wasnt aloud to cross the street without my parents permission. Let alone have a computer in my own room. Mine was in a family room. I think parents need to take more responsibility for the actions of their own kids.

Hammer67
06-06-2007, 12:59 PM
I have one question. Where are the parents? When I was growing up I wasnt aloud to cross the street without my parents permission. Let alone have a computer in my own room. Mine was in a family room. I think parents need to take more responsibility for the actions of their own kids.


One of the big problems in society today is the decline in active parenting. Dual income families also add to this as kids are left unsupervised for longer periods of time. There are a lot of good and active parents out there, but there are a lot of poor ones, as well.

It's like the lady who sued McDonalds after spilling hot coffee on herself. It's hot coffee you moron! :dang:

Same thing here. How is My Space at fault for her daughter liying? If her parents were more involved in her life, she probably wouldn't have needed to get attention in that way.

ShutDown24
06-06-2007, 01:00 PM
Maybe this will shed some light on why the site is so popular... For anyone who actually uses it to keep up with friends and not just have one because everyone else does it is a really good tool and far superior to email. While email is sufficient for keeping in contact with people, myspace makes it really easy not to just keep in contact with them but share everything with them. You can represent yourself through pictures, blogs, put videos you like on and share everything you love with your friends. An example of a great reason that taking it to the next level is extremely beneficial is if you live in Pittsburgh and have a friend who moves to California you can still do activities with them as opposed to just writing them. They can see things you have done through pictures like taking trips, or going to sports events or w/e. While you can do all of these things through email it is much more convenient to put it on a singular page where all of your contacts can reach it and it can be saved. Private messaging maintains the privacy of emails and comments provide an instant message element to the experience. I am a journalism student and use my blog page to post and display my work and get feedback on it. There are a lot of sport trash talking myspaces made just for talking sports and bashing other fans - much like this board... So you see, myspace has many uses that other sites have, just rolled into one place. That was the big deal when it first started to gain popularity and why it’s been able to stay alive and not die out.

stlrtruck
06-06-2007, 01:23 PM
Coming from a man that has a teenage daughter who thinks myspace is the best thing since Adam & Eve and sliced bread, I agree with your sentiments on this. I've spoken with my daughter on more than one occassion about how people come on to those websites looking to create such haneous (sp) acts against children.

Of course to her, I'm a freaking idiot adult who doesn't know any better. I've given her stats and I've tried to educate her on the male species. But she flat out refuses to listen to what I'm telling her. Of course she's learning from the male friends here, rather than just on myspace that I'm right.

So I can only hope that stories like this and my own input will deter her from such actions in the future.

But blaming myspace is just a lack of responsibility, maturity, and accountability on the parent's behalf.

ShutDown24
06-06-2007, 01:34 PM
The most important thing is how you use it and who you talk to on it. It really is a great place if you use it in the right way. Just make sure that your kids and or yourself is using it for the right reasons and don't blame Myspace for actions that they can't control.

Buzz05
06-06-2007, 01:44 PM
Coming from a man that has a teenage daughter who thinks myspace is the best thing since Adam & Eve and sliced bread, I agree with your sentiments on this. I've spoken with my daughter on more than one occassion about how people come on to those websites looking to create such haneous (sp) acts against children.

Of course to her, I'm a freaking idiot adult who doesn't know any better. I've given her stats and I've tried to educate her on the male species. But she flat out refuses to listen to what I'm telling her. Of course she's learning from the male friends here, rather than just on myspace that I'm right.

So I can only hope that stories like this and my own input will deter her from such actions in the future.

But blaming myspace is just a lack of responsibility, maturity, and accountability on the parent's behalf.

From someone who is only 24 let me just say that I am a fan of MySpace. I use it quite a bit to keep in touch with High school and college friends since we are all over the country and rarely see eachother. Its a good way to keep in touch with whats going on in eachothers lives. However, I agree with you 100%. People should teach their children whats right and whats wrong. Thats what comes with being a parent. People that let their children do whatever, whenever then blame others for their childrens screw ups should be held just as accountable.

All I can say is keep up the good work man. :cheers:

Hammer67
06-06-2007, 02:36 PM
Maybe this will shed some light on why the site is so popular... For anyone who actually uses it to keep up with friends and not just have one because everyone else does it is a really good tool and far superior to email. While email is sufficient for keeping in contact with people, myspace makes it really easy not to just keep in contact with them but share everything with them. You can represent yourself through pictures, blogs, put videos you like on and share everything you love with your friends. An example of a great reason that taking it to the next level is extremely beneficial is if you live in Pittsburgh and have a friend who moves to California you can still do activities with them as opposed to just writing them. They can see things you have done through pictures like taking trips, or going to sports events or w/e. While you can do all of these things through email it is much more convenient to put it on a singular page where all of your contacts can reach it and it can be saved. Private messaging maintains the privacy of emails and comments provide an instant message element to the experience. I am a journalism student and use my blog page to post and display my work and get feedback on it. There are a lot of sport trash talking myspaces made just for talking sports and bashing other fans - much like this board... So you see, myspace has many uses that other sites have, just rolled into one place. That was the big deal when it first started to gain popularity and why it?s been able to stay alive and not die out.


You make valid points. I must just be getting old. 31! :sofunny:

I have no need for one as none of my friends do that I know of, and the sites that I have seen are kind of pointless or ridiculous to me. Although my brother has one for his photography business and has gotten work from it. He photographs bands for albulm sleeve art and at live shows. He also does some model photo work. So, I see the benefits there.

On the whole, I still think My Space is pointless...but that's just me. More importantly, parents should carefully watch and monitor their kid's computer usage. There are great tools, even built into Windows, like log tracking, seperate user accounts, web site blocking, etc.

stlrtruck
06-06-2007, 05:19 PM
From someone who is only 24 let me just say that I am a fan of MySpace. I use it quite a bit to keep in touch with High school and college friends since we are all over the country and rarely see eachother. Its a good way to keep in touch with whats going on in eachothers lives. However, I agree with you 100%. People should teach their children whats right and whats wrong. Thats what comes with being a parent. People that let their children do whatever, whenever then blame others for their childrens screw ups should be held just as accountable.

All I can say is keep up the good work man. :cheers:

Thanks but it is an every day battle. One day, if you choose to become a parent, you'll find out that the things you thought were cool as a younger adult, just aren't that cool anymore and you'd wish your kids wouldn't do it.

It's kind of like the icing on the cake that your parents were right and this is only proof of it. :flap:

SteelCityMan786
06-06-2007, 07:17 PM
This is an opinionated mini-rant on MySpace and how people(mainly kids/teens) can be so stupid with it. You may hate me for this, but there you go.

One thing that really grinds my gears are these My Space-related sexual assualt cases on girls and how people are blaming MySpace for their issues. I am not saying the rapes are the girls' fault, the crime is sickening and it cannot be justified in anyway, but It really sickens me how they(the victims) don't have the common sense to realize: "Okay, this is a guy I never met in person, I should be careful". I just can't believe how naive people can be. It's so easy to make a doctored photo and fake your age.

Once again, I am not justifying the rape/crime in anyway. The person who commits it is sick and should be punished severely, but you have to admit that in a way the victim brought it on themselves for being so foolish.

A family in Texas sued MySpace because one of the girls in the family got stupid and decided to meet a guy SHE NEVER MET PERSONALLY BEFORE and misrepresented her age (Said she was 18 instead of 13). What happened? She got sexually assaulted. What was the ruling? The case was dismissed and the family got squat. I feel sorry for the girl, but she (or her family for that matter) couldn't be that dumb enough to not play it safe.
Source: Wikipedia.

One final time, I AM NOT JUSTIFYING RAPE CRIMES. They are terrible, sick acts. I'm just asking why people are so foolish with it. MySpace upped the safety measures, but they can only do so much. They're not going to stop the kids from going out and personally meeting people they don't know. That's up to the kids having the common sense and parents taking precautions.

I absolutely agree with you.

People have sent around chain mails that say stuff that's stupid to do on myspace. One of which reguards kids being "under the age" which you are allowed on. The age to be on Myspace was 16, but now has been lowered to 14. It says "adults, don't blame your kid is a ***** because of myspace" or something like that.

Yes Myspace might have been how some people work, but NO ONE can keep blaming them for EVERY LITTLE THING! I think that Rape Crimes are wrong, but we can all prevent them by doing two things, USING COMMON SENSE, and BEING CAREFUL!

ChronoCross
06-06-2007, 11:24 PM
What do ya do in cases were parents do not monitor there kids internet activity, you blame them. I keep all my kids in check and even my 9 year old who is new to the internet world will not get a myspace page until she is old enough and learns about all the threats out there. There is to many guys and even women out there looking for possible victims to prey on.

Back in the days you could let your kid go down the street with no problems, now you have to watch. And now you have to take caution and teach them everything about the internet and what to do and not to do, just liking teaching them what to look out for at the park. Internet has become a part of everyday life as going to the park and you have to double your work load on teaching them everything for both areas. Being a parent is not easy but you must take every precaution to protect your child without taking to much away but keeping them safe and giving them the knowledge they need to help.

I have 5 kids, 3 on myspace, 1 learning the internet now, and 1 well heck she running around crapping in diapers.

stlrtruck
06-06-2007, 11:32 PM
What do ya do in cases were parents do not monitor there kids internet activity, you blame them. I keep all my kids in check and even my 9 year old who is new to the internet world will not get a myspace page until she is old enough and learns about all the threats out there. There is to many guys and even women out there looking for possible victims to prey on.

Back in the days you could let your kid go down the street with no problems, now you have to watch. And now you have to take caution and teach them everything about the internet and what to do and not to do, just liking teaching them what to look out for at the park. Internet has become a part of everyday life as going to the park and you have to double your work load on teaching them everything for both areas. Being a parent is not easy but you must take every precaution to protect your child without taking to much away but keeping them safe and giving them the knowledge they need to help.

I have 5 kids, 3 on myspace, 1 learning the internet now, and 1 well heck she running around crapping in diapers.

Chrono, I'm with you. I have 3 kids. One has a my space, one doesn't really care about the internet unless he has homework, and the other is like your little one - running around crapping in diapers. The oldest gets monitored and occassionally I will check her myspace for photo content and message content. Some days I think she just wants to ignore that those "type" of people exist in this world.

Back in the day, I remember leaving the house during the day and only coming home to eat lunch - if that. Then we'd come home when we heard our mom's radar tone voice yell it was time for dinner. Man those were the days. Who went and screwed that up?

Preacher
06-07-2007, 01:56 AM
Interesting discussion...

I am 36, and have a myspace page.

Why? Because there was a discussion about how myspace helps weave pastors into a community.

My thoughts now? I am looking for how to cancel myspace. All I get is porn spam, spam to help me make things enlarged... etc.

I can see how kids would love it, but I really don't have a need for it.

SteelCityMan786
06-07-2007, 08:07 AM
Interesting discussion...

I am 36, and have a myspace page.

Why? Because there was a discussion about how myspace helps weave pastors into a community.

My thoughts now? I am looking for how to cancel myspace. All I get is porn spam, spam to help me make things enlarged... etc.

I can see how kids would love it, but I really don't have a need for it.

Go to edit profile, account settings, cancel account.

HometownGal
06-07-2007, 08:17 AM
Maybe this will shed some light on why the site is so popular... For anyone who actually uses it to keep up with friends and not just have one because everyone else does it is a really good tool and far superior to email. While email is sufficient for keeping in contact with people, myspace makes it really easy not to just keep in contact with them but share everything with them. You can represent yourself through pictures, blogs, put videos you like on and share everything you love with your friends. An example of a great reason that taking it to the next level is extremely beneficial is if you live in Pittsburgh and have a friend who moves to California you can still do activities with them as opposed to just writing them. They can see things you have done through pictures like taking trips, or going to sports events or w/e. While you can do all of these things through email it is much more convenient to put it on a singular page where all of your contacts can reach it and it can be saved. Private messaging maintains the privacy of emails and comments provide an instant message element to the experience. I am a journalism student and use my blog page to post and display my work and get feedback on it. There are a lot of sport trash talking myspaces made just for talking sports and bashing other fans - much like this board... So you see, myspace has many uses that other sites have, just rolled into one place. That was the big deal when it first started to gain popularity and why it?s been able to stay alive and not die out.

My question here is - why would any sane person WANT to share "everything" with strangers they meet in cyberspace? You don't know who is really behind that computer screen and in this day and age, I would think it isn't very wise to be putting yourself out there like that.

I don't have a MySpace account and don't want one. I have enough "real life" friends and acquaintances that I don't need an online tree house.

Buzz05
06-07-2007, 08:24 AM
My question here is - why would any sane person WANT to share "everything" with strangers they meet in cyberspace? You don't know who is really behind that computer screen and in this day and age, I would think it isn't very wise to be putting yourself out there like that.

I don't have a MySpace account and don't want one. I have enough "real life" friends and acquaintances that I don't need an online tree house.

I agree with you. Thats why with my page I have it set up so that only my friends can see my profile. I have the rule of thumb of, if I dont know you...I wont add you. All the people I have listed as friends are actual friends from high school, college, and from after college. You have to be safe. Its insane how many times I get friend requests from people right out of the blue, who Ive never heard of or met. Its really kinda disturbing.

Like I said, I have a page and I like it to keep in touch with people. Its a lot easier then email, and its good to keep in touch with real friends so you can see whats going on in eachothers lives. By no means am i defending the kiddie porn people, or the child molestors that have come from MySpace. But I do think it is a useful tool. I think it all comes down to responsible people making responsible, grown up decisions.

Hammer67
06-07-2007, 08:27 AM
My question here is - why would any sane person WANT to share "everything" with strangers they meet in cyberspace? You don't know who is really behind that computer screen and in this day and age, I would think it isn't very wise to be putting yourself out there like that.

I don't have a MySpace account and don't want one. I have enough "real life" friends and acquaintances that I don't need an online tree house.

Agreed. I saw my sister's site and there is all kinds of photos and other personal info out there. I don't want my stuff out there in the public. I still find it kind of vain...which is par for the course these days, anyway with blogs and such.

To each his/her own, I guess.

Hammer67
06-07-2007, 08:30 AM
I agree with you. Thats why with my page I have it set up so that only my friends can see my profile. I have the rule of thumb of, if I dont know you...I wont add you. All the people I have listed as friends are actual friends from high school, college, and from after college. You have to be safe. Its insane how many times I get friend requests from people right out of the blue, who Ive never heard of or met. Its really kinda disturbing.



Thats what I am talking about. My sister gets these random requests for friend adds every day...a ton of them. Sometimes they are older guys (and she's married!) and 99.9% of the requests are people she doesn't know. What's the point of that?

I see this line a lot "Thanks for the add!" which I find kind of funny.

CantStop85
06-07-2007, 12:26 PM
Personally I hate MySpace. I use Facebook because it's much more exclusive and mature. It's handy because as my friends go off to different colleges I can keep in touch with them more easily.

The big thing I like about Facebook is that another person from your network (school, workplace, city) must verify that you really are from that network. That drives out most of the fake accounts and there is almost no spam.

ShutDown24
06-07-2007, 12:41 PM
I have my page set to private as well, that fixes everything. With your page set to private only friends can view your stuff, no spam or fake accounts all over your page and you control who is on your friends list so everything is controled.

The problem with facebook is no one uses it, With a few exceptions amongst friends who request to each other...

Another thing is, people who use the site in the right way don't use it to find friends online they use it for people who as said before moved away or are busy etc...

No matter what your view on the site, loving it or hating it is wrong because you are only loving or hating how you use it. I't all comes down to the user. Myspace can be the best thing in the world or the worst, it just depends on if you use it in a mature way or not.

SteelCityMan786
06-07-2007, 12:52 PM
My question here is - why would any sane person WANT to share "everything" with strangers they meet in cyberspace? You don't know who is really behind that computer screen and in this day and age, I would think it isn't very wise to be putting yourself out there like that.

I don't have a MySpace account and don't want one. I have enough "real life" friends and acquaintances that I don't need an online tree house.

I primarily use Myspace to keep up with friends, especially in the summer.

SteelCityMan786
06-07-2007, 12:54 PM
I have my page set to private as well, that fixes everything. With your page set to private only friends can view your stuff, no spam or fake accounts all over your page and you control who is on your friends list so everything is controled.

The problem with facebook is no one uses it, With a few exceptions amongst friends who request to each other...

Another thing is, people who use the site in the right way don't use it to find friends online they use it for people who as said before moved away or are busy etc...

No matter what your view on the site, loving it or hating it is wrong because you are only loving or hating how you use it. I't all comes down to the user. Myspace can be the best thing in the world or the worst, it just depends on if you use it in a mature way or not.

You right about that. I have mine set to private where friends only can view it. They have 2 different privates where anyone under 18 can view it. I use the one for friends only.

HometownGal
06-07-2007, 04:14 PM
I primarily use Myspace to keep up with friends, especially in the summer.

Doesn't the telephone work just as well? Hey - to each their own, but I say no to Myspace and let my fingers do the walking. :wink02:

SteelCityMan786
06-07-2007, 04:50 PM
Doesn't the telephone work just as well? Hey - to each their own, but I say no to Myspace and let my fingers do the walking. :wink02:

yeah well, not everyone can get to the phone. The Phones work out, but it's also a matter of making sure you have the correct number.

stlrtruck
06-07-2007, 06:22 PM
I don't know, I think my daughter is allergic to the house phone. I asked her a few months ago to order pizza and her excuse for not doing it, "The internet was out." I said get the phone book...she got this puzzled look on her face.

Hammer67
06-08-2007, 08:26 AM
I don't know, I think my daughter is allergic to the house phone. I asked her a few months ago to order pizza and her excuse for not doing it, "The internet was out." I said get the phone book...she got this puzzled look on her face.

It's funny, talking to my mom recently, she said she was so glad that the Internet became popular after I was out of the house...otherwise, it would be a whole other thing to worry about.

I went through HS right before cell phones and Internet. Some of my friends had pagers (remember those?) and would use pay phones. We had a PC but the only internet was slow modem access to bulliten boards.

Now, every kid has a cel phone!

I remember trying to get my sister off the phone during one of her marathon conversations with her friends, just to call a buddy to get a time to pick him up. Ah, how things have changed in a few short years.

Livinginthe past
06-08-2007, 08:32 AM
It's funny, talking to my mom recently, she said she was so glad that the Internet became popular after I was out of the house...otherwise, it would be a whole other thing to worry about.

I went through HS right before cell phones and Internet. Some of my friends had pagers (remember those?) and would use pay phones. We had a PC but the only internet was slow modem access to bulliten boards.

Now, every kid has a cel phone!

I remember trying to get my sister off the phone during one of her marathon conversations with her friends, just to call a buddy to get a time to pick him up. Ah, how things have changed in a few short years.

Another thing I find weird is thinking back to the days when you would speak to someone on your landline and agree to meet them at a certain time - then you'd basically be at the mercy of something going wrong for them on the way - they'd have no way to contact you - leaving you stood round like a lemon.

Mobile phones are absolutely indispensible nowadays.

Buzz05
06-08-2007, 09:23 AM
That is one big annoyance I have today. 10 and 12 year old kids with cell phones. I got my first one at 16 but only because I was traveling back and forth to work after school and late at night (Working good ol McDonalds, God I hated that place). But whats the point. Kids are in school and they use them. My buddy is a 7th grade teacher and he had to confiscate a few of them this year because of text messaging. Its nuts!

Stlrs4Life
06-08-2007, 10:03 AM
I don't have a myspace page either. But think parents need to monitor all computer usage, same goes for IM messaging, and chat rooms.

fansince'76
06-08-2007, 10:05 AM
I don't know, I think my daughter is allergic to the house phone.

And you're complaining? Wait until she's a teenager.

stlrtruck
06-08-2007, 11:57 AM
And you're complaining? Wait until she's a teenager.

That's who I'm talking about is my teenage daughter. My two year old is too busy to even think about being on the phone (and I'm praying she stays that way)!

However, she does text the heck out of people and kills her cell phone battery about every 2-3 days.

fansince'76
06-08-2007, 11:58 AM
That's who I'm talking about is my teenage daughter. My two year old is too busy to even think about being on the phone (and I'm praying she stays that way)!

However, she does text the heck out of people and kills her cell phone battery about every 2-3 days.

Consider yourself blessed, then. :chuckle:

Hammer67
06-08-2007, 12:54 PM
That is one big annoyance I have today. 10 and 12 year old kids with cell phones. I got my first one at 16 but only because I was traveling back and forth to work after school and late at night (Working good ol McDonalds, God I hated that place). But whats the point. Kids are in school and they use them. My buddy is a 7th grade teacher and he had to confiscate a few of them this year because of text messaging. Its nuts!

If I was a principal, I would not allow cell phones in the school.
Unnecessary.

ChronoCross
06-08-2007, 01:50 PM
My oldest who just turned 21 uses her phone for everything. She texts on avg over 1500 a month. When ever I let her drive the truck with me in it, she is not allowed to touch her phone. I told her one of this days she is going to be texting while driving and me and mom will be going down to identify the body. My daughter had her so called friend on the family plan with us and one month she texted over 2400 msgs. The following month she texted over 4600, it was unreal, her so called friend did not pay her bill so the daughter shut her off after she got some of the money.

I have seen kids as young as 8 with cell phones. But like anything, parents need to monitor them.

I like the law in Germany were a person who wants to use his cell phone has to pull over, turn off the car take the keys out of the ignition then use it. If they get caught using there phone while driving they get a major fine. That is something we need here in the states.

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 01:59 PM
That's who I'm talking about is my teenage daughter. My two year old is too busy to even think about being on the phone (and I'm praying she stays that way)!

However, she does text the heck out of people and kills her cell phone battery about every 2-3 days.

Feel thankful you don't go to school with some of today's teenage girls. Some of the one's I have classes with can get on my nerves. Most of them though I can get along with pretty well

There is one thing that Jr. High School has taught me in addition to all the other wonderful things.

Some women, can be COMPLICATED

Buzz05
06-08-2007, 02:18 PM
Some women, can be COMPLICATED

The older you get the worse it is, trust me man. With the situation I am in I thought it ended at high school haha. No offense to the lovely ladies of this forum of course.

I actually dropped my land line in my apt because i never used it. i always use my cell, so it got to be a waste of money for me so all I use is my cell. and I do tend to use text messages a lot, especially at work with friends and when i am dating a girl. Its easier in a lot of ways as long as you are on the right plan.

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 02:20 PM
The older you get the worse it is, trust me man. With the situation I am in I thought it ended at high school haha. No offense to the lovely ladies of this forever of course.

I actually dropped my land line in my apt because i never used it. i always use my cell, so it got to be a waste of money for me so all I use is my cell. and I do tend to use text messages a lot, especially at work with friends and when i am dating a girl. Its easier in a lot of ways as long as you are on the right plan.

That's for sure buzz.

stlrtruck
06-08-2007, 03:04 PM
If I was a principal, I would not allow cell phones in the school.
Unnecessary.

That's supposedly the rules here but I know kids still text while in school.

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 03:07 PM
If I was a principal, I would not allow cell phones in the school.
Unnecessary.

My school district allows them to be brought into the school buidling, but bans the use of them during class.

Hammer67
06-08-2007, 06:40 PM
The older you get the worse it is, trust me man. With the situation I am in I thought it ended at high school haha. No offense to the lovely ladies of this forum of course.

I actually dropped my land line in my apt because i never used it. i always use my cell, so it got to be a waste of money for me so all I use is my cell. and I do tend to use text messages a lot, especially at work with friends and when i am dating a girl. Its easier in a lot of ways as long as you are on the right plan.

After about 25 to 27, it gets a little better! :wink02:

At that point, most girls (and guys) are less worried about which club/bar they are going to each night and more worried about leading a normal life and settling down.

I didn't get married until I was 30.

I agree that girls were nuts in HS and college. But they are fun!

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 07:30 PM
After about 25 to 27, it gets a little better! :wink02:

At that point, most girls (and guys) are less worried about which club/bar they are going to each night and more worried about leading a normal life and settling down.

I didn't get married until I was 30.

I agree that girls were nuts in HS and college. But they are fun!

It's fun for guys to mess with their minds sometimes as well.(Jokingly)

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 07:52 PM
It's fun for guys to mess with their minds sometimes as well.(Jokingly)ah, its much funner to fiddle around with something else.

see, ive figured it all out. girls are good, women are great.

when youre 14 be with someone whose 18.

when youre 18 be with someone whose 30.

when youre 25 try someone your moms age (only assuming your mom had you between the ages of 16-20).

when youre 30 be with somone whos 30.

when youre 40 be with someone whose 25.

when youre 45, find someone who is 18 and that is the right one! repeat. you get to enjoy everything youve already enjoyed for a 2nd time all over again (with the "one and only"):wink02::jammin::banana::cheers::thumbsup:

HometownGal
06-08-2007, 11:25 PM
when youre 45, find someone who is 18 and that is the right one! repeat. you get to enjoy everything youve already enjoyed for a 2nd time all over again (with the "one and only"):wink02::jammin::banana::cheers::thumbsup:

If you call staring down the barrell of a shotgun (if that 18 year old is my daughter) enjoyable, hey more power to ya. :wink02::flap:

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 11:30 PM
If you call staring down the barrell of a shotgun (if that 18 year old is my daughter) enjoyable, hey more power to ya. :wink02::flap:

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny: lol.

HometownGal
06-08-2007, 11:36 PM
Some women, can be COMPLICATED

And gee - why do you think that is? Could it be that you testosterone charged males drive us to the brink of wanting to poke our eyes out (yours first, of course) with a pitchfork? :wink02::flap:

Remember - it's always your fault and you'll never have a problem with us. :wink02::sofunny:

See?

MENstruation
MENopause
MENtal

SteelCityMan786
06-08-2007, 11:37 PM
And gee - why do you think that is? Could it be that you testosterone charged males drive us to the brink of wanting to poke our eyes out (yours first, of course) with a pitchfork? :wink02::flap:

Remember - it's always your fault and you'll never have a problem with us. :wink02::sofunny:

See?

MENstruation
MENopause
MENtal

oh come on, I haven't been that bad now I have I?

tony hipchest
06-08-2007, 11:45 PM
oh come on, I haven't been that bad now I have I?i think she means 'men' in general:

MENstruation
MENopause
MENtal

thats a good point. it makes so much sense now! :flap::wink02:

and scm, since i dont find staring down the barrel enjoyable... when youre 45, hook up with a 21 year old college student (about to graduate and embark on a career) at the bar. :danceshout: :cheers:

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 10:07 AM
i think she means 'men' in general:



thats a good point. it makes so much sense now! :flap::wink02:

and scm, since i dont find staring down the barrel enjoyable... when youre 45, hook up with a 21 year old college student (about to graduate and embark on a career) at the bar. :danceshout: :cheers:

Can't a man joke around tony? :sofunny:

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 01:49 PM
And gee - why do you think that is? Could it be that you testosterone charged males drive us to the brink of wanting to poke our eyes out (yours first, of course) with a pitchfork? :wink02::flap:

Remember - it's always your fault and you'll never have a problem with us. :wink02::sofunny:

See?

MENstruation
MENopause
MENtal

My wife says almost the exact same thing until she finds out that I'm right! :coffee:

SteelCzar76
06-09-2007, 03:23 PM
hook up with a 21 year old college student (about to graduate and embark on a career) at the bar. :danceshout: :cheers:




http://cdn.channel.aol.com/features/hot-bartenders-altanta-women-kristen-400

(T-Pain singing 'Bartender':) "I like the Bartenderrrrrr,.....ooooh if ya looking for me,... I'm at the bar with herrrrrrr ! ":cheers:

Maidenarcher
06-09-2007, 03:39 PM
Maybe this will shed some light on why the site is so popular... For anyone who actually uses it to keep up with friends and not just have one because everyone else does it is a really good tool and far superior to email. While email is sufficient for keeping in contact with people, myspace makes it really easy not to just keep in contact with them but share everything with them. You can represent yourself through pictures, blogs, put videos you like on and share everything you love with your friends. An example of a great reason that taking it to the next level is extremely beneficial is if you live in Pittsburgh and have a friend who moves to California you can still do activities with them as opposed to just writing them. They can see things you have done through pictures like taking trips, or going to sports events or w/e. While you can do all of these things through email it is much more convenient to put it on a singular page where all of your contacts can reach it and it can be saved. Private messaging maintains the privacy of emails and comments provide an instant message element to the experience. I am a journalism student and use my blog page to post and display my work and get feedback on it. There are a lot of sport trash talking myspaces made just for talking sports and bashing other fans - much like this board... So you see, myspace has many uses that other sites have, just rolled into one place. That was the big deal when it first started to gain popularity and why it?s been able to stay alive and not die out.


I agree with you. I am 32 and I have a myspace page. I use it to keep in touch with my out of state friends. I also use to keep up with what is going on with my friends in town. It is helpful when you want to remind all your friends about ladies night, get togethers, birthdays, etc. I have even been reunited with friends that I have not seen in 15 years. I get to share my pictures and life with them. I don't add friends just to see how big my numbers can get. I only have 30 friends. Only 2 of those people are people I do not know. They happen to be local Steeler fans so I'm okay with that. I think myspace can be a cool thing. It can also be a creepy thing. Which is why I do not allow my 13 year old son to have a page. I don't think it is appropriate for any minor to be on myspace. And, if I did have a child who I allowed to have a page, I would be a total watchdog on everything he/she did....And I understand it is not for everyone and some people think it is a total bunch of crap...To each his own.
Anyone who has a site and wants to stop by and say hi, feel free. http://www.myspace.com/deana1974

tony hipchest
06-09-2007, 03:44 PM
http://cdn.channel.aol.com/features/hot-bartenders-altanta-women-kristen-400

(T-Pain singing 'Bartender':) "I like the Bartenderrrrrr,.....ooooh if ya looking for me,... I'm at the bar with herrrrrrr ! ":cheers:lol

now tell me what 45 year old man wouldnt like to cozy up to a glass of that freshly opened up "bottle of wine"??? especially one that will only get finer with age?

i gotta blame my dad and 2 grandpas. i dont know if its genetic or learned behavior, but it just seems like the natural order of things. :wink:

Maidenarcher
06-09-2007, 03:44 PM
Interesting discussion...

I am 36, and have a myspace page.

Why? Because there was a discussion about how myspace helps weave pastors into a community.

My thoughts now? I am looking for how to cancel myspace. All I get is porn spam, spam to help me make things enlarged... etc.

I can see how kids would love it, but I really don't have a need for it.

Don't understand that. I have had an account for over a year and have never received anything like that..........Maybe your site got phished.

SteelCzar76
06-09-2007, 03:49 PM
Remember - it's always your fault and you'll never have a problem with us. :wink02::sofunny:




Uhhhhhh,...Exactly ? :hunch: (Note the shameless apeasement):sofunny:

SteelCzar76
06-09-2007, 08:25 PM
lol

now tell me what 45 year old man wouldnt like to cozy up to a glass of that freshly opened up "bottle of wine"??? especially one that will only get finer with age?

i gotta blame my dad and 2 grandpas. i dont know if its genetic or learned behavior, but it just seems like the natural order of things. :wink:


Exactly. But let's say this 'bartender' is'nt quite a "young'n" ?

I don't know evil twin,...i've always been a fan of 'substance',... as oppossed to just the hot, yet vapid 'fack ya's'. (Though the latter can be quite entertaining) LOL

But hey,...whom am i to knock anyone's 'Mid life crisis hustle' ?:toofunny:

tony hipchest
06-09-2007, 09:16 PM
Exactly. But let's say this 'bartender' is'nt quite a "young'n" ?

I don't know evil twin,...i've always been a fan of 'substance',... as oppossed to just the hot, yet vapid 'fack ya's'. (Though the latter can be quite entertaining) LOL

But hey,...whom am i to knock anyone's 'Mid life crisis hustle' ?:toofunny:
"aso..." substance sees no age.

if the bartender isnt a young'n then that definitely supports my point that some do indeed get finer with age, and the older we get (as males), the more likely we are to appreciate that, and hold on to it w/o the typical ingrained "young bull" behavior, that the grass is alway greener on the other side, mentality.

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 09:23 PM
lol

now tell me what 45 year old man wouldnt like to cozy up to a glass of that freshly opened up "bottle of wine"??? especially one that will only get finer with age?

i gotta blame my dad and 2 grandpas. i dont know if its genetic or learned behavior, but it just seems like the natural order of things. :wink:


I've learned, thankfully not from my own personal experience, by the experience of others, that God gives us one wife for a reason. That lady may be quite the looker but she's probably got more mental/emotional problems than the psych ward....and I don't need that headache :banging:

So while she can serve the wine and possibly flirt for an addition to the monetary tip I'll give when I close out my tab, I know where God has buttered my bread :wink02: and it ain't anywhere holding hands with her!

HometownGal
06-09-2007, 09:33 PM
I've learned, thankfully not from my own personal experience, by the experience of others, that God gives us one wife for a reason. That lady may be quite the looker but she's probably got more mental/emotional problems than the psych ward....and I don't need that headache :banging:

So while she can serve the wine and possibly flirt for an addition to the monetary tip I'll give when I close out my tab, I know where God has buttered my bread :wink02: and it ain't anywhere holding hands with her!

BOO YAH!!! Finally - a male whose brain isn't south of his navel. :thumbsup::banana::wink02:

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 09:36 PM
BOO YAH!!! Finally - a male whose brain isn't south of his navel. :thumbsup::banana::wink02:

oh come on, my mind isn't in that place.

HometownGal
06-09-2007, 09:42 PM
oh come on, my mind isn't in that place.

Did I say it was?????

Notice the winking smiley after the sentence. Geez - lighten up Matt.

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 09:44 PM
Did I say it was?????

Notice the winking smiley after the sentence. Geez - lighten up Matt.

I know you didn't. I was joking around. :toofunny:

HometownGal
06-09-2007, 09:47 PM
Uhhhhhh,...Exactly ? :hunch: (Note the shameless apeasement):sofunny:

Ay carumba - are you guys OD'ing on Prep H again tonight? Pull your boxers out of your hiney - I'm JOKING. :buttkick: :dang:

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 09:50 PM
Ay carumba - are you guys OD'ing on Prep H again tonight? Pull your boxers out of your hiney - I'm JOKING. :buttkick: :dang:

Hey you may be joking but there is some truth to the earlier statement (LOL). Maybe that's why it stings a little for them...as for me, I'm so use to my wife being right I don't even question it (much) during the off season.

SteelCityMan786
06-09-2007, 09:50 PM
Ay carumba - are you guys OD'ing on Prep H again tonight? Pull your boxers out of your hiney - I'm JOKING. :buttkick: :dang:

I'm starting think some guys that are on tonight are doing just that.

tony hipchest
06-09-2007, 09:50 PM
I've learned, thankfully not from my own personal experience, by the experience of others, that God gives us one wife for a reason. That lady may be quite the looker but she's probably got more mental/emotional problems than the psych ward....and I don't need that headache :banging:

!so just because a young woman may be pretty shes " probably got more mental/emotional problems than the psych ward"? :huh:

i dont think the girl in that picture was being lusted after specifically, i think it was just a visual analogy to emphasize a point.

surely God didnt create beautiful women (young or old) just to be psychotic temptations for man, and ugly women as the wholesome breeders of choice. ive met a good number of non pretty girls who also need meds.

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 10:00 PM
so just because a young woman may be pretty shes " probably got more mental/emotional problems than the psych ward"? :huh:

i dont think the girl in that picture was being lusted after specifically, i think it was just a visual analogy to emphasize a point.



I'm not saying that girl specifically has issues. Just saying that if people only look at the external factors, they'll soon find out that the internal ones are more hampering.

I agree, that it wasn't that girl specifically being lusted after and I did see the visual analogy in it. I'm not as slow as my wife things or says I am...I think. (lol)

surely God didnt create beautiful women (young or old) just to be psychotic temptations for man, and ugly women as the wholesome breeders of choice. ive met a good number of non pretty girls who also need meds.

I'm not saying it's only the beautiful ones that need meds. Or that the ugly women make more wholesome breeders. I've met my fair share of women in general that need a good dose from the doctor. :flap:

SteelCzar76
06-09-2007, 10:29 PM
Ay carumba - are you guys OD'ing on Prep H again tonight? Pull your boxers out of your hiney - I'm JOKING. :buttkick: :dang:


Actually,... i'm more of a boxer briefs kinda guy. :wink02::flap::toofunny:

tony hipchest
06-09-2007, 10:31 PM
I'm not saying that girl specifically has issues. Just saying that if people only look at the external factors, they'll soon find out that the internal ones are more hampering.
:


oh ok. i just mentioned meeting a 21 year old college student ready to embark on a career, and steelczar76 posted a pretty picture of one bartending.

im sure looking at external factors of a young woman tending bar, to make ends meet, pay for college, and embark on a career, could lead people (not you) to believe she was an unwholesome ****.

i, on the other hand, would look at the work effort and desire to succeed and better ones life (along with the physical beauty) and be attracted.

whether in 20, 30, or 40 years old when i see this should make no difference.

ChronoCross
06-09-2007, 10:36 PM
Actually,... i'm more of a boxer briefs kinda guy. :wink02::flap::toofunny:

http://www.webundies.com/images/bk1266t.jpg

SteelCzar76
06-09-2007, 10:42 PM
I've learned, thankfully not from my own personal experience, by the experience of others, that God gives us one wife for a reason. That lady may be quite the looker but she's probably got more mental/emotional problems than the psych ward....and I don't need that headache :banging:

So while she can serve the wine and possibly flirt for an addition to the monetary tip I'll give when I close out my tab, I know where God has buttered my bread :wink02: and it ain't anywhere holding hands with her!





http://www.80stees.com/images/products/Devo_Radiation_Suit.jpg


"When a problem comes along,......yoouuu must whip it":sofunny: (just bustin your Ballz truck)






DISCLAIMER: THIS PIC IS A DEVO REFERENCE AS TO MAKE LIGHT OF STLRtRUCK BEING P#SSY WHIPPED. (j/k) AND IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO INSINUATE ANY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN !!!!!!!

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 10:45 PM
oh ok. i just mentioned meeting a 21 year old college student ready to embark on a career, and steelczar76 posted a pretty picture of one bartending.

im sure looking at external factors of a young woman tending bar, to make ends meet, pay for college, and embark on a career, could lead people (not you) to believe she was an unwholesome ****.

i, on the other hand, would look at the work effort and desire to succeed and better ones life (along with the physical beauty) and be attracted.

whether in 20, 30, or 40 years old when i see this should make no difference.

I wouldn't look down on anyone for their job. I understand working through college and you know what if anyone (man or woman) can do it while holding down a job, especially one that has the potential to supply extra dollars beyond a normal office gig - by all means go for it.

God definitely created woman to be beautiful. And he definitely succeded at that. I guess my point was that even if a girl is beautiful, she can open her mouth and become the most ugliest thing in the world. For example, my friend picked up a girl at a bar a few years back when we both were roommates. And she was attractive, she came home with him, and the next day (mind you this is during football season) I'm watching a game on tv and she's sitting on a chair just blabbering away about life. I'm looking at my friend, he's shaking his head in disbelief (as we were trying to watch his beloved dolphins), and we didn't know what to do...she just wouldn't shut up, and finally she got the boot. Beautiful girl, until she talked!

As my friend once said....all women have a chemical imbalance!

stlrtruck
06-09-2007, 10:46 PM
http://www.80stees.com/images/products/Devo_Radiation_Suit.jpg


"When a problem comes along,......yoouuu must whip it":sofunny: (just bustin your Ballz truck)

:toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny: :toofunny:

You're killing me here. :wink02:

SteelCzar76
06-09-2007, 10:59 PM
http://www.webundies.com/images/bk1266t.jpg




Nahhhhh,...Chrono,.... i prefer the designer brands myself. Though if the spongebobs allow YOU to swim backwards in hillbilly chicks like scrooge McDuck,...hey,.....knock yourself out !:sofunny:

Preacher
06-10-2007, 01:51 AM
Okay...

lets get some things straightened out.

ALL women, regardless of looks, are beautiful... if they are taking enough meds.

All women, regardless of age, are worthy of love and respect, if they know when to stop the addition of makeup and smelly perfume...

My wife, if she ever reads this... is perfect without meds and can wear as much makeup and perfume as she wants, but she is just as beautiful without it.

Did that clarify things?

stlrtruck
06-10-2007, 01:54 AM
Okay...

lets get some things straightened out.

ALL women, regardless of looks, are beautiful... if they are taking enough meds.

All women, regardless of age, are worthy of love and respect, if they know when to stop the addition of makeup and smelly perfume...

My wife, if she ever reads this... is perfect without meds and can wear as much makeup and perfume as she wants, but she is just as beautiful without it.

Did that clarify things?

Yeah it clarified that you better be careful when you go to sleep tonight!!! :flap:

But you did raise a few more questions for the women in this forum. What on God's green earth makes you all think you need to apply 4 coats of make up or dress up in fancy clothes to impress us men? Don't you know the best way to win a man's heart is either through his stomach or during football season.

SteelCityMan786
06-10-2007, 10:33 AM
Okay...

lets get some things straightened out.

ALL women, regardless of looks, are beautiful... if they are taking enough meds.

All women, regardless of age, are worthy of love and respect, if they know when to stop the addition of makeup and smelly perfume...

My wife, if she ever reads this... is perfect without meds and can wear as much makeup and perfume as she wants, but she is just as beautiful without it.

Did that clarify things?

Yes you did.

Despite as complicated I think some women can get(Junior High Level at least), I still think the same things that Preacher just pointed out.

ChronoCross
06-10-2007, 01:41 PM
http://www.mum.org/medaus5x.jpg

HometownGal
06-10-2007, 07:19 PM
But you did raise a few more questions for the women in this forum. What on God's green earth makes you all think you need to apply 4 coats of make up or dress up in fancy clothes to impress us men? Don't you know the best way to win a man's heart is either through his stomach or during football season.

I don't think it's quite fair to generalize, stlrtruck. I can't speak for the other ladies here, but personally, I wear very little makeup and always have. I have great skin that I've taken care of for a lot of years and see no need to clog up my pores or cover up what God gave me to work with. The way I look at it, the best way to a man's heart is by just being yourself (or in the alternative, by just surrendering the freakin' remote!) :wink02:

Maidenarcher
06-10-2007, 10:50 PM
I don't think it's quite fair to generalize, stlrtruck. I can't speak for the other ladies here, but personally, I wear very little makeup and always have. I have great skin that I've taken care of for a lot of years and see no need to clog up my pores or cover up what God gave me to work with. The way I look at it, the best way to a man's heart is by just being yourself (or in the alternative, by just surrendering the freakin' remote!) :wink02:



Well, I probably wear more makeup than you do unless it is summer. I prefer the exotic look like Angelina Jolie to the (I look like everyone else) Jennifer Anniston type... However, I don't wear 4 coats by any means either. I don't dress to impress anyone but myself...And as a rule, I would never go out and about looking like a hag with or without makeup. I love that my husband is proud of how I look and he takes notice when other men or women notice me. It makes him proud to have a wife that is desirable. It also makes him proud that I have a great shot while playing basketball and that I like football.

As for when I speak, it draws people to me even more. I laugh and smile a lot and am quite laid back. I make people feel very comfortable around me. I actually think I have a lot more tendencies of a guy. I am even more comfortable around men. I do not agree with a lot of the hoo-wah that many women do. Now, I will say this. I do not tolerate BS by any means. I am opinionated and will speak my mind. Many people would call a strong woman a b*tch, but I don't.
I don't think I need meds and don't agree with the comment that women are chemically imbalanced. I think most women are led by their emotions. Now, there are many who are imbalanced and don't even have a clue that they are. However, I definitely ain't one of those and all my guy friends always tell me that they wish they could find a woman as cool as me......

And guys, I could make a list a mile long of all the things males are insufficient at...... However, I love ya all and wouldn't even do that :flap:
Besides, it's late and I don't have that kind of time....LOL

stlrtruck
06-11-2007, 08:34 AM
I don't think it's quite fair to generalize, stlrtruck. I can't speak for the other ladies here, but personally, I wear very little makeup and always have. I have great skin that I've taken care of for a lot of years and see no need to clog up my pores or cover up what God gave me to work with. The way I look at it, the best way to a man's heart is by just being yourself (or in the alternative, by just surrendering the freakin' remote!) :wink02:

You're right the generalization was wrong (and I apologize for that) but my point was more to the case that women, not all but most, tend to think that a man will be more attracted to them if they apply make up, or dress a certain way.

IMHO, if you truly WANT a man to be yours, then it will happen when you are yourself from the inside out. Let him see the true you with your words and actions not some $90 dress off the racks and $150 worth of makeup.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the women don't look good when they do all that stuff, it usually becomes a distraction from the real them - at least for the men that are looking at them.

stlrtruck
06-11-2007, 08:36 AM
And guys, I could make a list a mile long of all the things males are insufficient at...... However, I love ya all and wouldn't even do that :flap:
Besides, it's late and I don't have that kind of time....LOL

Now why would you do that?

You know we don't listen
We'll just say you are nagging.
And I've already got one woman doing that (LOL)

Maidenarcher
06-11-2007, 12:49 PM
Now why would you do that?

You know we don't listen
We'll just say you are nagging.
And I've already got one woman doing that (LOL)

My thoughts exactly......:dang: LOL

HometownGal
06-11-2007, 01:07 PM
IMHO, if you truly WANT a man to be yours, then it will happen when you are yourself from the inside out. Let him see the true you with your words and actions not some $90 dress off the racks and $150 worth of makeup.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the women don't look good when they do all that stuff, it usually becomes a distraction from the real them - at least for the men that are looking at them.

Glad you got my point. :thumbsup:

I think most women like to look and feel feminine (other than the butches - LOL!) and we all have different thoughts on what makes us feel that way. Though I love my blue jeans and cutoffs, I much prefer to wear a skirt, a suit or a dress and a pair of heels, but that's just me. I won't leave my house looking raggedy or disheveled even if just going to the store and that isn't to impress anyone. It is just me being ME and feeling comfortable within myself. If some women like to paint their faces with makeup and dress to the nines, I see nothing wrong with it if that it what makes them feel good about themselves. I don't believe that a woman doing what makes her feel comfortable changes who she is on the inside. :smile:

stlrtruck
06-11-2007, 01:29 PM
Glad you got my point. :thumbsup:

I think most women like to look and feel feminine (other than the butches - LOL!) and we all have different thoughts on what makes us feel that way. Though I love my blue jeans and cutoffs, I much prefer to wear a skirt, a suit or a dress and a pair of heels, but that's just me. I won't leave my house looking raggedy or disheveled even if just going to the store and that isn't to impress anyone. It is just me being ME and feeling comfortable within myself. If some women like to paint their faces with makeup and dress to the nines, I see nothing wrong with it if that it what makes them feel good about themselves. I don't believe that a woman doing what makes her feel comfortable changes who she is on the inside. :smile:

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there is nothing wrong with painting faces and dressing to the nines. My point being is that a "real" man will see the beauty within regardless of what you put on the outside.

I mean I love it when my wife dresses up and looks nice, and she doesn't wear a lot of make up. However, I see the beauty in my wife when she smiles. Of course it probably would be nice if the men recognized the natural beauty of a woman rather than only saying something when she's painted up and dolled up.

I've just met a lot of women who would rather "pretend" who they are, then be who they are.

I belive it is possible for a woman to dress to the nines and represent herself in a more compelling fashion, rather than one that all it does is turn the heads of the male "dogs". Now I hope I didn't screw up my point.

:cheers:

Maidenarcher
06-11-2007, 04:50 PM
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there is nothing wrong with painting faces and dressing to the nines. My point being is that a "real" man will see the beauty within regardless of what you put on the outside.

I mean I love it when my wife dresses up and looks nice, and she doesn't wear a lot of make up. However, I see the beauty in my wife when she smiles. Of course it probably would be nice if the men recognized the natural beauty of a woman rather than only saying something when she's painted up and dolled up.

I've just met a lot of women who would rather "pretend" who they are, then be who they are.

I belive it is possible for a woman to dress to the nines and represent herself in a more compelling fashion, rather than one that all it does is turn the heads of the male "dogs". Now I hope I didn't screw up my point.

:cheers:


You said everything just fine my dear. I couldn't have said it any better.....:thumbsup:

tony hipchest
06-11-2007, 05:14 PM
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/menarefrommarswomenarefromvenus.gif

a man just needs to be able to retreat into his "cave" :blah:

MasterOfPuppets
06-11-2007, 05:38 PM
http://http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3311/ba00193smallcr7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

HometownGal
06-11-2007, 06:27 PM
http://http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/3311/ba00193smallcr7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I understand where you're coming from, stlrtruck, and I agree wholeheartedly, but I think MOP says it best above. :toofunny::toofunny:

RoethlisBURGHer
06-11-2007, 09:39 PM
Myspace was originally 18+ and you had to verify your age via credit card to get an account.I really wish they'd go back to that because I am sick of friend requests and instant messages from 14 year olds.I don't wanna catch a case.

SteelCzar76
06-11-2007, 10:14 PM
http://www.mum.org/medaus5x.jpg



http://www.thecia.com.au/reviews/n/images/napoleon-dynamite-8.jpg



"Gaaaawwwd, guys,....i mean....it sucks that i have to drug them to get them to like me. I mean,....i've got a Myspace account and everything ! ? I even named myself after a Titan on a Message board,....and that's nearly as cool as Unicorns and a replica Steelers Jersey ! "

stlrtruck
06-12-2007, 08:31 AM
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/menarefrommarswomenarefromvenus.gif

a man just needs to be able to retreat into his "cave" :blah:

AMEN TO THAT!

Now if only I could get my wife to leave me alone when I'm there.

Hammer67
06-12-2007, 09:43 PM
Myspace was originally 18+ and you had to verify your age via credit card to get an account.I really wish they'd go back to that because I am sick of friend requests and instant messages from 14 year olds.I don't wanna catch a case.

My sister just made hers private so only her real friends could see it.

SteelCityMan786
06-12-2007, 10:05 PM
My sister just made hers private so only her real friends could see it.

well there are 2 different privates. There is the no one over 18 private and the full out private. The full out private is much safer.

Hammer67
06-13-2007, 10:11 AM
Interesting read for MySpacers....

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2145408,00.asp

stlrtruck
06-13-2007, 10:33 AM
Thanks. I've printed that article for my daughter. Hopefully some of it will sink in through her thick skullcap!

SteelCityMan786
06-13-2007, 01:11 PM
Interesting read for MySpacers....

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1895,2145408,00.asp

very interesting. I'm kind of shocked. Yet, this is mostly speculation. We'll see how this cookie crumbles.