• Just1Z

    He’s a car lover – it’s on a car – duh!

    Volkswagen Audi Group

    honestly! you women with your filthy minds

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      He’s a car lover – it’s on a car – duh!

      Interesting, I assumed it was a woman who owned the car. I asked Stacey if she looked inside for clues, and she said yes, but there weren’t any.

  • Just1Z

    http://www.vagoc.co.uk/vb/
    VAG owners club – one for the boys? or not?

    http://www.vagtechnik.co.uk/
    technology for your VAG – rabbitting on about car related gadgets, I guess

    told you, nothing to see, move along now

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      told you, nothing to see, move along now

      Not buying it. First of all, VWs are totally uncool – you’d never see that bumper sticker in hip Brooklyn. Second, what kind of man would use “I heart x” to express himself?

  • Just1Z

    I might not have been fully serious in my previous comments…my bad. (you do remember that I have an ‘alleged’ sense of humour?)

    Clearly she must be a car lover…what other explanation could there be…*thinks*…I’ve asked my inner Queen Victoria and she says that there’s no such thing as lesbianism. Leaving only the car issue.

    That opinion (IRL according to folklore) is why female homosexuality wasn’t made to be illegal in Victorian times. Over here, anyway.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      I might not have been fully serious in my previous comments…my bad. (you do remember that I have an ‘alleged’ sense of humour?)

      Yes, but I’m still processing all the changes from X to Z.

  • Just1Z

    VAG technology – Rabbit…
    Genuine Rampant Rabbits™ – Exclusive to Ann Summers™.
    http://www.annsummers.com/RampantRabbits Everyone else is just faking!

    TANJ it

  • Tom.s

    Ha! My first impression was Volkswagen lover too. It looks similar to a second generation VW Jetta…

    And Susan! Since when are VW’s NOT cool???

    On another note, some modified VW owners use the ‘shocker’ to acknowledge each other on the road.

  • Just1Z

    fair enough, me too. in pictorial form here is the process of Just1X to Just1Z
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LQCBMK

    I’m getting down with the concept of the zombie apocalypse. life is more enjoyable when you learn to let things go, like civilisation as we know it. as I said on another thread, I bought one of these t-shirts

    “The hardest part of the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE will be pretending I’m not excited”
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0083DJHDC

  • Just1Z

    @Tom.s
    I’m afraid that I was faking it from start to finish…I didn’t think anybody would believe me (especially ‘me’)

  • Should be working

    > The Culture That is America

    The outsized influence that is Tyler Cowen

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      The outsized influence that is Tyler Cowen

      Haha, so true! It’s a rare day when Mr. HUS doesn’t forward me at least one tidbit from Marg. Rev.

  • Just1Z

    @Susan,

    and no, I haven’t touched a drop. I got into a really good mood yesterday, and it’s still going strong.

    there’s a huge release of pressure when you realise the difference between those things that you can change and those that you cannot. your election made no difference to the outcome, just maybe to the speed. but we’re all in this together. fifty years ago we were heading for Star Trek forged in the white heat of technology, now it looks more like Soylant Green (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soylent_Green) in a morrass of miserablist socialism. Communism, where everybody acts like they’re in a bucket of crabs, anybody trying to raise themselves out of the bucket just gets pulled back in by the others (it’s only fair that everyone ends up getting cooked).

    Still, chin up old bean…time for some wine.

  • Jonny

    Should have a “I Love VIAG” sign instead.

  • tito

    like i said a million times. this civilization-wrecking “liberation” leads to all kinds of douchery. time to wreck it.

  • Plain Jane

    Susan, you’re starting to sound like old South Asian grandparents ;)

    Don’t get me started! But a shift in consciousness is taking place, at least in the circles I run in. Americans are getting more and more influenced by the more refined, meditative cultures. Not just Americans. I just returned from Christianized Spain and Islamic Morocco and the interested in yoga, eastern philosophy, and our mind sciences is formidable even there.

    I remain positive about the spiritual evolution of the human race on this planet.

    OM SHANTI

  • Just1Z

    Tell me more about these ‘more refined cultures’ PJ…

    You’ve often mentioned your superior culture, it’s a bit tiresome to be honest.

    Does meditation help you ignore poor people living in squalor?
    How big a problem is it that UK aid to your poor is scheduled to come down from a billion UKP a year to zero by 2015?
    I mean you might have to feed and educate your own poor! or not.

    Human Rights Nightmare: Indian mafia gangs are deliberately crippling children for profit (DailyMail.co.uk)

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1127056/The-real-Slumdog-Millionaires-Behind-cinema-fantasy-mafia-gangs-deliberately-crippling-children-profit.html

    For at the hospital, a doctor was paid to amputate one of his healthy legs. Now speaking in the third person, as if to pretend it didn’t happen to him, Aamir tells me ‘the child’ was in ‘great pain’ after the operation.

    ‘The leg is removed here,’ he says, pointing to his own stump and grimacing. His limb had been severed mid-calf, leaving him without a foot.

    Now in hiding after being rescued from the hospital by a charity, Aamir is one of hundreds of Indian children deliberately crippled by gangs so they can earn extra money begging. He still struggles to talk about his experience.

    . . .

    Yet the truth, as I discovered during a chilling week-long investigation, is more disturbing than anything dreamt up by the creators of Slumdog Millionaire.

    For in Mumbai, as well as in other major Indian cities, hundreds of young children have had their arms and legs chopped off; scores of others have been blinded. The gangs also pour acid on to the children’s bodies, leaving them with suppurating wounds.

    Edited for talking smack.

  • Just1Z

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_James_Napier

    A story for which Napier is often noted involved Hindu priests complaining to him about the prohibition of Sati by British authorities. This was the custom of burning a widow alive on the funeral pyre of her husband. As first recounted by his brother William, he replied:
    “Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.”

  • Just1Z

    Maybe Western culture isn’t all bad sweetie

  • GregMan

    “fifty years ago we were heading for Star Trek forged in the white heat of technology, now it looks more like Soylent Green”

    I hear you. When I was a youngster I wanted to be an astronaut, and now we don’t even have a manned space program anymore. What’s a geek/nerd to do?

    This society is rotten to the core. Hookup culture is just one small part of the problem.

  • Just1Z

    They are skeletons in the closets of all cultures, best remember that if you’re going to talk smack about mine. I remember your shit about your time in the UK, well…fair is fair PJ

  • Just1Z

    @Susan,

    I’m fine as long as you leave the facts up.

    but if you’re editing, how about

    “Americans are getting more and more influenced by the more refined, meditative cultures.”.

    Don’t any of you object to that?

    It’s not like it is the first time, is it? She is relentless.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      @Just1Z

      I’m not editing for POV, just personal attacks and nasty language.

  • Plain Jane

    Just1Z November 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    They are skeletons in the closets of all cultures, best remember that if you’re going to talk smack about mine. I remember your shit about your time in the UK, well…fair is fair PJ

    You’re British? I’m allowed to have my opinions about anything, just as you are. I don’t have to love every one of the dozens of countries I’ve been to, do I? And if you’re British why would you care what my opinion about MY country (the US) is? I’m allowed to have opinions about MY country too, just as I am allowed to have opinions about your’s.

    And for the record I have said many times here that the Manosphere is way too negative about Western culture in general and American culture specifically. However I have noticed that when women or people they perceive to be “un-American” criticize the very same things they do, what to speak of an “un-American woman” god forbid!, they go bat-shit MIC on them. Why is that? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see what is wrong with “western civilization” (I heard it relentlessly growing up from both sets of grandparents and could have clued the Manosphere in at 6 years old when they were still eating the 1 dollar kids menu at Mickey D’s) but it does take higher order thinking to see the POSITIVE in it, which the Manosphere is clearly incapable of.

    I am a positive thinker and see the positive in it all, which I have expressed in my comment above. But then I don’t run in their miserable circles. I run in positive, healthy, happy and spiritually grounded western circles. For whatever reason (their negativity most likely) they are not meeting those kinds of people.

    Like attracts like.

  • Plain Jane

    Just1Z, I don’t get your gluten-free-vegan-curry-flavored-faux beef with me.

    Are you British? Do you expect all visitors to your country to love it? Are we not allowed to have our own opinions? Thought police, much? Moreover what do you care what I say about MY OWN country if you are not even a citizen here? For the record I have said many times that Manosphere is way too negative about Western culture in general and American culture in particular. That their own bad luck with women has dimly colored the glasses through which they perceive their own cultures, the world at large and women everywhere.

    However I am free to have my own opinions on the matter of what is wrong with whatever country I live in or visit, just as you are. I am not a liberal cultural relativist.

    Funny how these men (such as yourself) are fine with criticizing whatever they what whenever and wherever they want but let a WOMAN do it, and they come down on her like a pile of bricks. Its happened to me before on Manosphere blogs when I actually agreed with them about what sucks. Seems they want to be the first “discoverers” of it when actually I (or my grandma) could have clued them in at 6 years old when they were still downing 1 dollar kids menus at Mickey D’s.

    The stuff they complain about has been glaringly obvious to the rest of the world for decades (even hundreds of years) by now.

    The difference between me and them is that I’M A POSITIVE THINKER AND I HAVE SOLUTIONS!

    The positive is what I’ve mentioned in my above comment. Western people, at least the ones I know, are very open minded and hungry for knowledge.

    If the negative Manosphere thinkers are not meeting healthy, happy, smart, intellectually curious and spiritually grounded American or Western women its only because like attracts like.

  • Just1Z

    Thinker? Hilarious
    Bye

  • Sai

    @GregMan
    “I hear you. When I was a youngster I wanted to be an astronaut, and now we don’t even have a manned space program anymore. What’s a geek/nerd to do?”
    THIS. And the Air Force is making it so that most of their flying will be done by stupid drones now… :(

  • Plain Jane

    Sai November 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    @GregMan
    “I hear you. When I was a youngster I wanted to be an astronaut, and now we don’t even have a manned space program anymore. What’s a geek/nerd to do?”
    THIS. And the Air Force is making it so that most of their flying will be done by stupid drones now… :(
    —-

    Yeah, but who then could’ve thought you could support yourself buying clothes at thrift stores and then RE-selling them on E-bay, thus freeing up your time to pursue your hobbies and other interests?

    Cup half full!