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neckties = infection

2004-05-25 18:00:52.336547+00 by Dan Lyke 15 comments

Yet another strike against neckties: Doctor's ties harbor bacteria. So now you can point out that not only are tie-wearers endangering their own health, they're risking the health of the rest of us too. Disease-spreading unhealthy bastards.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-25 19:36:05.354128+00 by: polly

eewwww, gross. maybe they need to change over to bow ties to maintain the auro of professionalism?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-26 05:25:07.636542+00 by: Pete

I recently had a high intensity burst of online dating, and I used a photo of me wearing a tie. I tell ya, chicks dig the tie. Wear a tie, give a sly little smile, talk about Ben and Jerry's and home-made waffles and you'll get more attention than you know what to do with. I think it's something like being a woman.

And it wasn't just one "type." Lawyers, paramedics, students, receptionists, teachers, lab techs, freaks and prudes, sane and nutty, and all sorts of ethnicities.

Also: Lavalife is full of horny Canadians. Yeah sure, you're cute, but 1850 miles is a bit of an impediment...

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-26 09:40:38.973711+00 by: polly

pete, try dreammates.com...don't know if you live in california, but there appears to be a LOT of online dating people from there, lol. a tie, ben&jerry's, and home made waffles? this is a new "line" to me, LOL! and i've heard 'em all. if it works, work it baby!

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-26 13:57:07.755263+00 by: Shawn

Hmmm... not to be pessimistic or anything, but I wonder if Pete's experiences are just a manifestation of our society's propensity towards

tie == money == good catch

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-26 15:02:35.2013+00 by: Diane Reese

You know, I can imagine something in it other than the money/good catch angle. For all my naturist tendencies, there is nothing like a guy dressed just *SO* fine, smelling clean and scrubbed and maybe a little musky. How one defines their personal "*SO* fine" is variable; for some it might be a purple silk shirt and Tevas, for others it might be the loosely-knotted tie or sport jacket over black t-shirt. "Nice" clothes means you take care of yourself (and know how to get your own laundry done), and means you play the "sport" of presenting yourself to others. That can be a turn-on. And don't underestimate the shy smile... and the eyes. Always the eyes.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-26 20:55:53.55206+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Tie's suck. I've bought a few banded collar shorts and use them for dressy occaisions. No one has said I needed a tie yet.

And Pete.. Tie = Income Potential on online dating systems. And my pic? that same as on downloadalife.com.Yep, I had a picture of me, fully naked at Burning Man on match.com (and others). Which I thought was a great joke. But I am off the market.. ecstatic about it.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-26 21:27:48.33753+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm a big fan of mandarin/banded collars. Have trouble finding them in silk, though. Got a few in hemp, but hemp seems to shrink a lot which is a lesson I need to apply the next time I'm trying to size $90 shirts...

And the woman who was sewing some of my clothes for me for a while (but who's being amazingly slow about delivery, so that's kind of out for the future) hates doing them, says they're hard.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-27 04:41:21.855075+00 by: Pete

So nobody thinks it was my dimples, huh?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-27 09:38:16.469844+00 by: polly

put a picture up and we can vote!

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-27 12:12:17.617216+00 by: meuon

Yea.. Flutterby-Personals + Is He/She/It Hot or Not! Laughing my ass off in the morning!

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-27 15:17:45.371561+00 by: Diane Reese

Do we only get one vote? :->

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-28 03:05:14.449475+00 by: Pete [edit history]

Heh, allright, working with the tie theme...




#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-28 05:28:09.607169+00 by: Diane Reese

OK, are we voting now? Of the three, I'd go for number two: the redness of the tie helps, as does the casual unposed nature of the pic, although the drawback is that we don't get a good shot of those twinkly eyes. The suit jacket in one and the "ta daaa!" expression in three (also called "one" in the link, by the way...) don't do it as much for me, although the eye twinkle in the first one is a big plus. The first one without the jacket might be a real winner: look how innocent he looks! :-) Not that you care what a 50-year-old woman in CA thinks, but honestly, y'know what would make it perfect for me? Hair. Looooove hair. Lots and lots of hair. (And don't nobody post no pictures of Someone With Hair Who Hangs Out Here [and you know who you are], or I might lose it.)

So is that enough honest feedback for one night? :-) Nice pics, I'm smiling. Good luck!!

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-28 05:50:19.694775+00 by: Pete [edit history]

Hah, I used to have wavy hair that would just touch my ass if I tilted my head back. Of course I was fat then, too, so ya can't have everything.

Also, I'm not looking any more. I was dating a wonderful woman for a while, and we (*cough*I*cough*) sort of had a freakout leading to a break-up with an agreed upon meeting after a month. So, for a month I was on a tear. In the end I decided that despite all that's available out there, there's no one that it makes me happier to make happy.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-30 10:44:57.550312+00 by: polly

i vote for #1, something about a man in jacket, broad shoulders, slim hips, yummmm...do love the twinkle in the eyes...then i have to agree with diane, love a man with lots of hair or no hair...extremes!