Missing the Boat — Part II


From the Atlantic,

So where do these men live? What are they doing all day?

The answer to the first question seems to be that more of them are living at home. For the first time since at least the 1940s, young men are more likely to be living with their parents than with romantic partners. In 2014, 35 percent of young men between 18 and 34 lived with their parents, compared to just 28 percent who lived with a spouse. It’s not the cost of college or the weight of student loans alone that is forcing young people to stay home. Young adults without a high-school or college degree are far more likely to live with their parents. 

As for what they’re doing all day, Erik Hurst, an economist at the University of Chicago, is now conducting research that suggests that non-college men who aren’t in the labor market are spending a considerable amount of their time in front of screens.

Everybody knew this was coming.  They are playing video games.  Note that it is inherently understood that this is a very bad thing.  Very bad.

In the 2000s, employment rates for young men with less than a four-year degree dropped sharply – more than in any other group. We have determined that, in general, they are not going back to school or switching careers, so what are they doing with their time? The hours that they are not working have been replaced almost one for one with leisure time. Seventy-five percent of this new leisure time falls into one category: video games.

They are having fun and not being productive.  An obvious  quest ion is why this is the way that it is.  A partial explanation,

Detached from the labor force, with neither a college degree nor a steady job, these men have little income. But the technological revolution in media and entertainment of the last few decades has made it cheaper than ever to divert oneself on a phone, computer, television, or video-game console. Leisure is cheap enough that it apparently doesn’t require a steady W-2 or 1099 to have fun.

It is as if the author is pissed that video games are reasonably cheap.  Perhaps they should be taxed…  But it gets worse,

And they are having fun, Hurst emphasized. “Happiness surveys actually indicate that they [are] quite content compared to their peers,” he told UChicago. In the short run, not working doesn’t seem to make men miserable at all.

They were told as boys to prepare for a life of work, but somehow it did not sink in.  Societal expectations are not having the desired effect.  So let us chop them down and explain what they will be missing,

Cheap and abundant entertainment anesthetizes less-skilled and less-educated young men in the present. But in the long run, it cuts them off from the same things that provide meaning in middle age, according to psychological and longitudinal studies —a career, a family, and a sense of accomplishment. The problem is that these 20-year-olds will eventually be 30-year-olds and 40-year-olds, and although young men who don’t go to college might appear happy now, those same satisfaction studies suggest that they will be much less happy in their 30s and 40s—less likely to get married, and more likely to be in poverty.

So here is the crux.  It is suggested that the typical beta bux scenario is the path to his happiness.  In some cases it might be.  It is a path full of work, danger and frustration.  In the modern day, with men denigrated as they are,  even many of the perceived successful are not feeling as such.

Furthermore there is the taxes that will be paid and the general productivity of life of work for the family man; with such men typically rising to the occasion of providing (and then some).

Finally there is the question as to whether these fellas will be unhappy in middle age.  Perhaps video games would not have the same allure, but other activities might take their place (e.g. outdoorsy, building and fixing stuff).  Once again, due to the situation of their youths (poor job prospects, slutty women riding the carousel, potential for divorce) they made that assessment that the family life was never in the cards, and as such, did not miss what was never within reach.

Obviously the MSM always misses the boat with respect to the last few paragraphs.  Do they realize the truth, and are ignoring it?  Is the narrative so strong that they can never break away?  What precisely is their problem?

 

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129 comments on “Missing the Boat — Part II
  1. Farm Boy says:

    So are video games still fun when a fella is in his 40s?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Moi says:

    As long as men in their 40s can afford a six pack of natty-daddy, and have bought a tent that doesn’t leak too badly from goodwill, some woman will latch on to him for what little he has. Seen this scenario lead to too many court cases for domestic violence.

    Apparently men ‘can’ be legally kicked out of their tent.

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  3. mgtowhorseman says:

    in the 50s yes. Within reason say an hour a week.
    I mostly play Skyrim in the back forest on my Percheron and at my Kendo class but occassionally break out the xbox.

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  4. mgtowhorseman says:

    Invest 20 minutes to watch this brilliance from Messenger Rising. He just posted it. Why men even when beaten by circumstance still get back up and fight. Unlike SJWs

    And also why such men eventually come to wisdom and know when to fight and when to walk away from those who do not respect their fight. Again the honourable surrender that SJWs will never come to.

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  5. mgtowhorseman says:

    First 30 seconds boring then how Skyrim is really played. I have a quintain in my paddock. Except my Percheron is white not black like the one shown.

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  6. Yoda says:

    in the 50s yes. Within reason say an hour a week

    Probably for some fellas, more hours it would be

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  7. Yoda says:

    Why men even when beaten by circumstance still get back up and fight. Unlike SJWs

    SJWs “fight” to feel good about themselves they do.
    When going rough it gets, alcohol and drugs instead they do

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  8. BuenaVista says:

    Among its many deficiencies, the Atlantic story doesn’t realize that gaming/VR and other electronic life substitutes will keep pace with need and demand as these men age. They are the market and will drive innovation. These guys will always have their electronic pacifiers.

    More broadly, its just another story that ignores the fact that children who experience pointless, capricious divorce (I.e., 90% of divorces) simply never recover. Divorcing destroys childhood. It’s hard to survive with so-called adults stealing one’s childhood. You don’t go to work and get married if your primary life lesson is that a woman can take your home, children, money and freedom with a single phone call. Better, for them, to marry a console and go on Medicaid.

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  9. Sumo says:

    So are video games still fun when a fella is in his 40s?

    Yup.

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  10. Spawny Get says:

    The hair on the back of my neck stood up as I listened to this.

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  11. SFC Ton says:

    While I don’t hate video games, I can’t say I ever enjoyed them much

    Never much played them unless I was off my feet. You know, recovering from injuries sustained while out doing the real life things they make video games about. The young men I have known who played regularly tended to make social events out of it. You know, that male bonding feminist and bitches of all sexes hate so much

    Anyone catch the anti mgtow rants at slpha game? I keep reading those sort of things to see if the other side has improved their marketing. Answer is no by the way.

    I can’t post there ( something technical I think) but one newbie tries to take Deti to task. Which is kind of funny and a tad bit sad if you are familiar with D’s back story

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  12. Yoda says:

    The hair on the back of my neck stood up as I listened to this.

    But the rest of your mane not?

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  13. Moi says:

    Maybe this comment will actually take…

    You are 100% on the effect of divorce on children. Parents inadvertently teach kids that having two lives, one in each home, is normal. They never see how a man and woman are supposed to live and love together. It sets them up for the same type of life.

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  14. Tarnished says:

    Finally there is the question as to whether these fellas will be unhappy in middle age. Perhaps video games would not have the same allure, but other activities might take their place (e.g. outdoorsy, building and fixing stuff). Once again, due to the situation of their youths (poor job prospects, slutty women riding the carousel, potential for divorce) they made that assessment that the family life was never in the cards, and as such, did not miss what was never within reach.

    Given that so many in my age range of 30-somethings witnessed our parents go through terrible divorces and/or stay in seriously unhappy and even abusive relationships…Well, is it any wonder that we have decided that other pursuits?

    My own mother has been married and divorced twice (both initiated by her, for very good reasons), and is currently unhappily single. My father is 3 times divorced (2 initiated by him) and currently wed to a 4th woman. I haven’t spoken to him in many years, so I’ve no idea if they’re happy or not. My uncle/his brother tells me they are.

    But yeah. How exactly does growing up with this type of blatant admittance that Marriage Doesn’t Work make me, or anyone who has lived through it, want to offer our own necks? Why *shouldn’t* we play videogames, or LARP, or go to CCG and boardgame conventions? Why shouldn’t we go camping, or restore old cars, or become a mini entrepreneur?

    I do have a Bachelor’s in Business, and I do have a 40 hour a week job that is sufficient for my needs + some wants. But marriage? Children? A mortgage for a home with a white picket fence?

    That may as well be a fairytale. It can be real. But it too often is not.

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  15. Moi says:

    It really is hard when your parents split, and no one shows you how to have a healthy relationship. And all too often the children become pawns in the power struggle between parents. How the parents try to out do each other, and use the kids as a prop against each other. It can often lead to kids being spoiled, and having an unrealistic view of how things really are in this world.

    I’ve seen this play out over and over, and it is incredibly heartbreaking.

    And what’s even worse, is when the parents actually had the white picket fence life, and threw it all away.

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  16. Tarnished says:

    Hence why I’m pro-MGTOW, even as a “woman”.

    I am not a hypocrite, I loathe unnecessary double standards, and really cannot find any fault with men who’ve chosen a similar lifestyle to myself.

    Some in the manosphere have argued with me regarding this, saying that if I truly am a unicorn, then I have a “responsibility” to get hitched and produce babies. To which I offer a polite Fuck You.

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  17. Moi says:

    I can’t say that I am pro-mgtow, but it does seem to be the most likely route nowadays.

    And it’s sad.

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  18. Tarnished says:

    Yes to all of the above, except for the “throwing away the white picket fence”. The only time I grew up with that scenario, it was merely a pretty public facade. Perfect for the outside world…not anything of the like inside.

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  19. Spawny Get says:

    I haven’t played any games in my fifties. If that helps. I did recently play Team Fortress 2 which was reasonably diverting. If I wake up fancying shooting something with free, limitless ammo, I’ll probably play it again.

    I find blogs more interesting is all.

    What I have zero interest in doing is working my balls off so that a woman can spend my money on useless shit, or having the latest car (mine’re interesting and fun, but not new), the latest sofas, the latest kitchen gadget.. Basically I am the retail world’s worst nightmare…someone uninterested in what they’re pushing, unless I happen to need something like it, I like it and the price is right.

    They need to realise that they can’t shame people that think that they’re wankers trying to push something that is actively against their own interests. Or you can’t shame men like that, anyway. Women in general seem to suck up that shit like there’s no tomorrow…they pay for anal bleaching and vagina steaming after all

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  20. Spawny Get says:

    MGTOW to me is just putting yourself front and centre. Not buying the shaming of manginas and femeroids. It amounts to being independent minded and sceptical of the actions of current society.

    That’s not sad, that’s sane.

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  21. Spawny Get says:

    Ton, I have problems commenting on VP as well. It works on a browser with the security settings turned down. Then I get the captcha pop-up. No pop-up => no comment gets accepted.

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  22. Spawny Get says:

    I recently watched a Molyneux video with Vox where they started high-fiving each other over how great marriage is, after ten minutes of that I found something relevant to my experience to listen to. I’m in no doubt that being in a great marriage is great, until maybe it’s not. I hope that all married people have great marriages, but I can’t ignore that those that succeed are in a small minority. Fix the fucking legal system before you even try and talk to me, or those like me. Well, not ME, my life has gone a different route, but you know what I mean…

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  23. Yoda says:

    Perhaps the question should be,
    “Guys who find video games interesting in their twenties,
    Find them interesting In their 40s and 50s they will?”

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  24. Yoda says:

    Why Moi’s comments flagged as spam I know not

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Spawny Get says:

    re Spam. Me neither. Did it clear up for Yoda?

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  26. Spawny Get says:

    The teenage girl brings her new boyfriend over to meet her folks. Her mother says hello and asks him his name, and he says, “Christopher – Motherf***er – C*cksu***r – Flanagan.”

    After a long, uncomfortable silence, the mother says soothingly to him, “Oh – Connie didn’t tell us you had Tourette’s.”

    The boy says,

    “I don’t – but the SOB who baptised me, did.”

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  27. Cill says:

    At 5:45 a.m. An attractive woman has just brought me breakfast in bed.

    She: “Some people are so spoiled…”

    Me: “Look, does it have to be served with a guilt trip?”

    She: “Yes it does. I have to get some pleasure out of it.”

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  28. Cill says:

    …and then we had a 5 minute… laugh

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Cill says:

    That was IRL. I’m feeling good btw.
    I must get up again
    I must get on with my day.

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  30. Moi says:

    Another one of the neon signs I failed to pay attention to.

    And their kids have no chance 😥

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  31. Spawny Get says:

    Perhaps Sumo is to be congratulated? Following the election of Trudeau, I hear that they’re renaming the country ‘The People’s Republic of Zoolander’,,,Yay

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  32. molly says:

    Cill..Glad I wasn’t there to hear the.. noise!

    Haa hah

    Wish I was with my beau tho soon…. I WILL BE MARRIED AND THEN-

    KA-BOOOM!!!!!!

    (I’m still a virgin eh. Boring lol)

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  33. Spawny Get says:

    Earplugs required. And disconnect your stupid-meter before it pegs and dies.

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  34. Cill says:

    There’s not much going on between Chenk’s ears, I’m afraid. On a par with Reggie Yates, poor bugger.

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  35. Cill says:

    This is one of FB’s best posts yet IMHO but dammit I’ve got work to do. See y’all later.

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  36. SFC Ton says:

    Got work to do? What’s her name? And does she get pissy when you call her work?

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  37. Tarnished says:

    Perhaps the question should be,
    “Guys who find video games interesting in their twenties,
    Find them interesting In their 40s and 50s they will?”

    Why not?
    If my generation is any indication, we’re the type to get more interested in tech as it progresses, not less.

    Then/teens-20s: N64, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube.

    Today/30s: Xbox One, Playstation 4, Occulus Rift.

    10 years from now, when we’re in our 40s:
    Holograms? Improved VR? Neural feeds? Actual artificial companions?

    I see no reason to not have continued interest.

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  38. Ame says:

    BV – “More broadly, its just another story that ignores the fact that children who experience pointless, capricious divorce (I.e., 90% of divorces) simply never recover. Divorcing destroys childhood. It’s hard to survive with so-called adults stealing one’s childhood.”

    THIS. TRUTH. YES.

    if i hear, “Children are resilient,” one more time to support divorce or to make one feel better b/c of divorce i think i’ll just have to slap someone. one can NEVER recover a childhood lost to divorce. never. my girls were 5 and 7 when their dad sat them down and told them we were divorcing, and in that nan-second, my Oldest daughter broke. she literally broke, and she has never been the same since. sometimes i cry when i see pics of her before that day. and remembering that moment and the time following always makes me cry.

    ——-
    “You don’t go to work and get married if your primary life lesson is that a woman can take your home, children, money and freedom with a single phone call. Better, for them, to marry a console and go on Medicaid.”

    for the few of us in the flip side of that coin … sadly, the reverse is true for my girls, especially my Oldest 😦

    divorce KILLS kids. every.single.time.

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  39. Ame says:

    Ton – “The young men I have known who played regularly tended to make social events out of it. You know, that male bonding feminist and bitches of all sexes hate so much”

    my step son is big into video games and always plays with other guys all over the place. he likes to show me what games he likes and how to play them and explain it all to me. i like watching him and listening to him play them with other guys … how he interacts with them, teaches them, helps them, learns from them.

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  40. Ame says:

    molly says:
    6 August, 2016 at 7:33 pm
    Cill..Glad I wasn’t there to hear the.. noise!

    Haa hah

    Wish I was with my beau tho soon…. I WILL BE MARRIED AND THEN-

    KA-BOOOM!!!!!!

    (I’m still a virgin eh. Boring lol)
    ————————————————

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    “(I’m still a virgin eh. Boring lol)”

    no … not boring … VERY wise and smart.

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  41. molly says:

    Thankya Ame! Luv y’all! ❤

    "Thankya" is Texas lingo I think. Is it right Ame?

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  42. Ame says:

    🙂

    “Thankya” works in Texas 🙂

    it might sound more like:

    Whale, thank ewe! (Well, thank you!)

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  43. Ame says:

    Molly – can you share with us the BIG date?! 🙂

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  44. molly says:

    Ame ya a cool dood and I like ya YEAH.

    (I am a good judge)

    I was stalked IRL a few times and a strong man fixed it all times (guess who). He fixed on me with his lazer eyes and said “now don’t you go blabbing on the internet about date or place of anything, like your marriage” and I said “No I won’t” real quick eh. Lucky for me he unfixed his lazers before I fried lol.

    I’m allowed to tell ya after I marry and I will Ame YAY! I will blabbity blab it ALL except for dates etc.. and nothing tooo private..
    (heh heh)

    P.S. It will be a simple cheap wedding to keep with my ancestors’ beliefs.

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  45. molly says:

    Fuzzie Dubya 🐻 is a cool Canute as well.

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  46. Ame says:

    “Ame ya a cool dood and I like ya YEAH.”

    back atchya, Molly 😉

    – – – – –

    Wise and Beautiful is the woman who honors and respects those who love and protect her 🙂

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  47. Spawny Get says:

    For Molly’s laser eyed gargoyle guardian

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  48. molly says:

    Aww shucks Ame stop it I luv it!

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  49. Spawny Get says:

    Z in laser? No, no, no. Unacceptable.
    http://www.acronymfinder.com/Light-Amplification-by-Stimulated-Emission-of-Radiation-(LASER).html

    I’ll allow that aluminium and aluminum are both valid, but not lazer…

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  50. molly says:

    Macho man.. True UncaS except he doesn’t body build or workout except one arm chin ups in trees when he’s goofing off. I hold his legs to slow him down and he just lifts me up and down as well, with one arm (left or right).

    P.S. Lazer looks stronger than Laser. More phonetic and euphonic as well 😉

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  51. molly says:

    Too long sitting and I’m off.

    Off on my bike I go YO HO!

    R-R-R-R-ROAR!!

    Bye

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  52. SFC Ton says:

    I do not much care about posting at alpha game. If I wasn’t so lazy I could do another generic reply on my blog but don’t much feel the need.

    They didn’t say anything new so what’s the point?

    And I’m fair certian I have said everything needed

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  53. Spawny Get says:

    “More phonetic”
    Coming from a fushenchup eater? Really?
    😉

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  54. Congrats Molly! Looking forward to the good news 🙂

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  55. Ame says:

    tis no surprise the guys out here are genius! 🙂

    “people who could name the most swear words within a minute also tend to score higher on an IQ test.”

    http://www.businessinsider.de/intelligent-people-tend-to-be-messy-stay-awake-longer-and-swear-more-2016-8?IR=T&utm_content=bufferf9798&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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  56. Cill says:

    Bugger me days if you’re not absolutely fucking right about that, Ame

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  57. Ame says:

    “Bugger me days!”

    lol

    i’ll have to adopt that phrase … is it considered ‘cussing’? just need to know when it’s appropriate and when it’s not 🙂

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  58. Cill says:

    Forecast is minus 3 Celsius in Auckland tonight. That must be close to a record low. It will be cool at my place too. I like it. Cool temps mean clear skies and brilliant sunny days. I’ll crack open a Cill’s Draught Down Under tonight. It’s shaping up to be a clear starry evening. I’m going to have a beer for Tarn in the games expo. Also, as there will be no wind, I’m going to go to the end of my promontory and take an 80+ feet* leak into the Pacific. That will be in honor of Spawny.

    *I haven’t measured it yet. It’s higher than the cliff at my first place.

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  59. Cill says:

    You have a Kiwi’s permission to say “bugger me days.”

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  60. Don’t miss any boats below, Cill!

    Lol couldn’t resist!

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  61. Ame says:

    well, thank you, Cill!
    ——–

    Husband: “The men’s gymnastics are on.”
    Me: “Oh, you want me to come watch the male gymnasts on the rings?! OKAY!!!” 😉

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  62. Cill says:

    Bloom I’ve already given it a test run and it ceases to be a noble jet of aimable quality before it reaches the sea, unfortunately.

    Now you’ve started me thinking…

    I could build a long-drop seat over the cliff…

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  63. Ame says:

    watching women’s beach volleyball – USA vs Australia in Olympics.

    Me: “I don’t get those women slapping each other’s butts. I mean … I wouldn’t mind slapping men’s butts, but I don’t get women slapping other women’s butts.”
    Husband: “Maybe that’s why you’re not a volleyball player!”

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  64. Choicy says:

    A woman who slaps womens butt is an outback Aussie hauler who can sling a double track railway sleeper over her shoulder and chucks your average bloke like slops to a hog mate.

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  65. Ame says:

    ummm … well, okay then, mate! 🙂

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  66. Cill says:

    In the low population density of the Aussie outback everyone who stays there for more than an average day’s walk has met the women type Choicy talked about there. Strong of back like a man, of no sexual appeal whatsoever. Functional females.

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  67. Choicy says:

    yeah cillo mate. Im off to bed. tired as a dog mate

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  68. Ame says:

    ahhh, okay Cill … that makes sense now.

    i just kept watching those women slapping each other on the butt. and since they’re wearing those tiny bikinis … they’re actually slapping each other’s butts! that’s, like, ewwwww! not something i’d want to do!

    … now fun-slapping and grabbing my husband’s ass?! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  69. Cill says:

    At this time of your day Choice.

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  70. Ame says:

    Cill – i finally had a chance to watch that video! LOL!!! that is hilarious!!!

    i am now informed on the proper usage of “Bugger!”

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  71. Cill says:

    You’ve had a bad one Choicy.

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  72. Ame says:

    sorry you’ve had a bad day, Choicy … hopefully tomorrow will be much better.

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  73. Cill says:

    Choicy phone

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  74. Spawny Get says:

    Many a summer’s night had me relieving myself off the side of a footbridge into the river on the way back from the pubs & clubs. Prolly a hate crime now, or something. If women can’t do it then it is to be verboten.

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  75. Spawny Get says:

    The sisterhood

    No, I don’t care that we won.

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  76. Spawny Get says:

    May’s making some encouraging signals, still no BREXIT though

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  77. Spawny Get says:

    Final hockey news

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  78. Ame says:

    i think here they’d pick you up for ‘indecent exposure’ 😦

    my husband thinks nature was made for such things 🙂

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  79. Spawny Get says:

    Speaking of nature, this is what my nearby river looks like (as far as I know)

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  80. Ame says:

    wow … that’s beautiful, Spawny!

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  81. Spawny Get says:

    It’s a lovely picture, but I didn’t take it and the river is too big for round here. Looks perfect for tinkling in

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  82. Yoda says:

    Looks perfect for tinkling in

    How judge this one does?

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  83. Spawny Get says:

    It’s Zen thing… You wouldn’t understand

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  84. Yoda says:

    Force suggest that kind of thing for me it would.
    When force strong it is,
    Go you will

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  85. Yoda says:

    On topic,

    But if Hurst’s research is accurate (and profit margins from the video-game industry suggest that it is), then the issue becomes much bigger than video games themselves. The portrait that emerges of the young American male indicates an isolated, entertainment-absorbed existence, with only the most childlike social ties (such as with parents and “bros”) playing a meaningful role.

    http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2016/08/americas-lost-boys

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  86. Yoda says:


    In Belgium, a crazed man shrieking “Allahu Akhbar” attacked two policewomen with a machete before being shot and killed.

    http://heatst.com/world/machete-wielding-terrorist-shouting-allahu-akhbar-attacks-policewomen-in-belgium-before-being-shot-and-killed/

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  87. Yoda says:

    “I’m telling you right now, we’re going to write fairer rules for the middle class, and we are going to raise taxes on the middle class!” Clinton told a crowd of cheering supporters

    http://heatst.com/politics/hillary-clinton-raise-taxes/

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  88. Cill says:

    It’s Zen thing…

    I had always assumed it’s an Anglo Saxon thing. You have to have the genes for it… a jet gene. I had a mate could leak right over a school bus.

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  89. Cill says:

    “Looks perfect for tinkling in”

    “How judge this one does?”

    The more pristine and clear and unpolluted it is, the better. Virgin is perfect.

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  90. Cill says:

    HAHAHAHA! A Huntsman bit Choicy’s arse in his tent. Non toxic but their jaws are so strong you feel sick.

    Sorry Choicy me old mate. Sometimes a man has to laugh at the misfortune of his fellow man.

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  91. Spawny Get says:

    Looks friendly enough, I reckon it has a twinkle in its eye

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  92. Cill says:

    The bloke and the spider at 8:40 pm,
    What was his plan I wonder… stand there holding the cover over the spider until the cows come home?

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  93. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  94. Ame says:

    y’all might have already covered this, but i just saw it. 😦 😦

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  95. Ame says:

    EEEEEK!!!!! poor Choicy! i’m soooooo sorry!!!!!!!

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  96. BeijaFlor says:

    @Spawny – “Many a summer’s night had me relieving myself off the side of a footbridge into the river on the way back from the pubs & clubs. Prolly a hate crime now, or something. If women can’t do it then it is to be verboten.”

    I’ve been known to brace myself on the lee shrouds of my sailboat (on the wires amidships that hold up the mast, on the downwind side) and let fly into the Bay. It can be rather exciting, sailing close-hauled in a brisk wind … takes a while to get past the pucker-factor.

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    Shiver me timbers, BeijaFlor, I was reflecting on a quiet moment in touch with nature on a summer’s evening. Yours is an entirely different experience!

    Har-har welcome aboard, matey.

    It is international speak like a pirate day, isn’t it?

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  98. Farm Boy says:

    The Glorious Patriarch is up early.

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  99. Spawny Get says:

    I was taking a siesta from sleeping

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  100. SFC Ton says:

    Long time no see!
    Hope all is well with you and yours BF

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  101. BeijaFlor says:

    Thanks, Ton … it has been an “interesting” summer up here on the Chesapeake Bay, and other destinations of note in the northern hemisphere.

    I “enlisted” with a hopefully-well-known MGTOW board, back in February 2014, to help as a moderator … but the owner of that board extended an “invitation to leave,” a few weeks ago … and in so doing, he LIBERATED me from being a “helicopter parent” to the site.

    Frankly, I’ve got better things to do … such as getting out sailing, so I can “relieve myself” clinging to the leeward shrouds (which I trust I’ve explained adequately, above.)

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  102. BeijaFlor says:

    @ Spawny Get 6 August, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    “I’ll allow that aluminium and aluminum are both valid, but not lazer…”

    WAY off-subject, but I have, or once had, reason to wish we Yanks spelled and pronounced it “al-you-min-EE-um” instead of “a-loo-mi-num.” I used to teach photo-interpretation of industrial plants, including the aluminum production process, and the difference between “aluminum” and “alumina” (aluminum oxide, the feedstock of the aluminum-electrolysis process) was almost too tiny for my students to notice!

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  103. Spawny Get says:

    I hadn’t realised that it might have real world consequences, ours just sounds better, I reckon.

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  104. SFC Ton says:

    I loved the bay when I was a kid

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