Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by Raindog, Sep 13, 2018.
The pussification of the American male is now complete.
Getting upset at commercials is a waste of time.
Some of the best brains and research into human manupulation are well rewarded by the advertising industries $200 billion+ annual spending .
Luckily i was born with the tight with my money gene , so most of it is waisted on me .
But it is kind of freaky how there is no discussion on the societal cost of incessant commercials.
I logged in to the forum for the first time in years because I bought a hadean tele, was super impressed, and wanted to let others know.. this is literally the first thread that came up. I hope this place isn't this awful these days.
teles are always welcome
Excuse the fuck outta me. If I, a regular member here that posts often, offended a person that hardly ever participates. Please allow me to shut my thread down so that you will have an enjoyable time and so this forum will fit your needs. Have a great day! Welcome back!
I realize that, just letting off a little steam. I hate commercialization with a passion. But I also know that it is what makes many programs and activities possible and, I guess, a necessary evil. It just seems that, about 10 years ago, it started with the man of the house always being shown as a buffoon. First the wife was always showing him up and later, even kids made fun of dad. Now, it seems that a target have been set on masculine men. In the commercials above, it isn't the fact that the guys in it chose the activities that they show. It's the fact that the commercials show that as a representation of what it means to be a man. I've acted a fool many times but I wouldn't want that to represent me as the man that I am. Thats just my opinion and it may not even be the majority one here. I'm not Hank Hill, everything-needs-to-be-manly, type of guy but I do feel that men are slowly being castrated by the popular culture. Maybe I'm just showing my age.
I watched the 1st commercial. Whatever, I am pretty much done with TV and I haven't purchased disposable razors or cartridges since modern manufacturers decided more blades were the answer to gaining more market share. I buy safety razors and supplies from eastern Europe.
Yes I like guns and shave like men did decades ago.
I liked the original post for the George Carlin appearance and because I cringe every time that I see any of those ridiculous Schick commercials.
I absolutely fucking hate that humanity seems to exist only as advertising targets and that true altruism is incompatible with survival. As far as the castration of men by popular culture--I sorta agree. I do feel like pop culture has been actively showing grown men/dads as oafish, childish, and dense while promoting women as reasonable and conscientious (my personal experience with women mostly counters this ideal, but YMMV.)
I do think that the modern man is trying to find a more appropriate cultural role model. Trying to live life as a macho man ideal of a John Wayne type is pretty impractical in the real world. So, commercials and trends have seemed to explore the polar opposite end of the man spectrum and it's become pretty comical. It'd be refreshing if we could just find a happy medium and celebrate the average dude.
You're special, you have extra privileges because you post often and others don't.
Guess what, don't watch commercials or don't buy the product.
I do not log in here like I used to and when I do it is for a very short period of time. I am sure I am missing a lot of threads. Glad I caught this one though, kinda made my morning. That one meme is hysterical.
People get way too caught up in what the male is and isn't, what is masculine and what is feminine. I'm not the type to wear a man bun, but I won't hate on anyone who has a different style than my own. It's like calling someone a hippie because they have/had long hair. I don't have time for macho BS.
Edit: Not aimed at @Raindog. I think he knows I like him. That's just how I feel about the whole social pressure around masculinity.
In before the thread lock!!!
Are you the guy in the Time/Life wild west book who shot a man just for snoring?
"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness."
- some famous yogi cat
That would be John wesley Hardin and he didn't wear no man bun. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley_Hardin
That used to be Overt1’s line didn’t it? But seriously why bring up an off-topic subject (outside of guitars) that might draw some criticism if you’re unwilling to be accepting of others opinions ( or because you feel more vested than them and therefore more entitled)? The non-apology is not representative of this place, or if didn’t used to be.
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No. I wouldn't have shot him...just slapped him around some.
Nah. It's still pretty civil and tame.
The straw man toxic masculinity angle is the most recent in the undermining of the role of the male / man / father in, and of the traditional family unit itself.
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