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:-) Nov 22, 2020


Whatever next? A female 007? It’s almost impossible to get ahead as a man these days 🙄


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Go diversity! Nov 22, 2020

https://decider.com/2020/10/21/disney-plus-sneakerella-musical/

 

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I know ... Nov 22, 2020


... I ought to step in, because it was the German chancelloress who decided so, and, as in the Welsh scenes of "Little Britain", I am the only German in this thread, but I am too tired and have a hard week ahead.

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Final warning aaaaand: Nov 23, 2020



Ladies choice!
Yesterday late in the evening, after the post quoted above, I received a phone call by our chancelloress, Miss Merkel. With her quiet, scientific and typically tiring sober voice, she explained in an endless way to me, that I – as the only German in this thread – would have to take measures to implement the newest German act of law. When I woke up by the on-hook signal on the phone early in the morning, I knew that I would have to react quickly.

That´s why I have to implement a quick poll here. Merkel´s figures were quite frankly and pointed on the fact, that the proportion of male contributors is much too high in this thread Tom started. Therefore we have to react and have to get rid of some of the most prominent male contributors (you know, like in the "People without Space" concept). I will propose some of them with a tick box. Ladies, it´s up to you and please take your choice very carefully:

Which male contributor has to leave this thread, to enlarge the proportion of women posters?

❑ Me (see picture above)
❑ Mervyn
❑ Chris S
❑ T.i.L.
❑ The_guy_with_the_sunglasses
❑ Thomas T. Frost

After your choice, please press submit (will be directed to Miss Merkel). Please don´t mind, should I have forgotten somebody and don´t forget, I just do my duty to my country.



Added after I phoned with my lawyer: "The plot and all persons acting are fictitious. Any resemblance to living or real persons would be purely coincidental."

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Woman posters Nov 23, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:
Which male contributor has to leave this thread, to enlarge the proportion of women posters?


I have plenty of woman posters on my garage wall, and none of their proportions need enlarging


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Well done ... Nov 23, 2020

... it was going to be, "Well done, lads, for taking this thread to hitherto unknown levels of frivolity", but I suppose Angela and others won't allow me to say that about the lads.

And I take it the Pirelli calendar is still going these days, then, Chris?


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Female proportions Nov 23, 2020

Chris S wrote:

Matthias Brombach wrote:
Which male contributor has to leave this thread, to enlarge the proportion of women posters?


I have plenty of woman posters on my garage wall, and none of their proportions need enlarging


ROTFL 😂🤣😆😁

Chris, I hereby nominate you for the prize for the funniest Proz post ever. I'm having a hysterical laughing fit over my coffee.

It's good to see a man abreast of the drive towards equal rights.

[Edited at 2020-11-23 12:48 GMT]


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I will send you another one ... Nov 23, 2020

Chris S wrote:

I have plenty of woman posters on my garage wall, and none of their proportions need enlarging

... with Angela on it, by bottle post (via Skagerrak + Scapa Flow).


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Objectification Nov 23, 2020

Mervyn Henderson wrote:
I take it the Pirelli calendar is still going these days, then, Chris?


As a boy I loved those visits to dingy under-the-arches garages with all their girlie calendars as my mother’s ageing Austin 1100 conked out yet again.

These days, of course, I never make it past the Gaggia in the local Bentley dealer’s swanky reception area, and anyway I’m far too urbane to view such 20th-century abominations with anything but disgust and shame over their repulsive objectification of the human body.

That was also one of the reasons I stopped being a Chippendale.


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This is Sophie's Choice all over again! Nov 23, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:

Which male contributor has to leave this thread, to enlarge the proportion of women posters?

❑ Me (see picture above)
❑ Mervyn
❑ Chris S
❑ T.i.L.
❑ The_guy_with_the_sunglasses
❑ Thomas T. Frost



I don't want anyone to leave; I don't care for affirmative actions, never have, never will. Stay here the lot of you, gentlemen, even the_guy_with_the_sunglasses.

I appreciate men posters too: on my desktop, among various pictures of gardens, flowers, animals, and a quite frankly astonishing arrays of cakes and desserts, there are Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown. They're completely dressed though, that's where men and women differ, I guess.


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No one Nov 23, 2020

Matthias Brombach wrote:

Which male contributor has to leave this thread, to enlarge the proportion of women posters?

❑ Me (see picture above)
❑ Mervyn
❑ Chris S
❑ T.i.L.
❑ The_guy_with_the_sunglasses
❑ Thomas T. Frost

After your choice, please press submit (will be directed to Miss Merkel). Please don´t mind, should I have forgotten somebody and don´t forget, I just do my duty to my country.





No male contributor should leave. I like all of them.
It is quality rather than quantity that matters, and we have here great contributors from both sides (male and female).


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Me too P.L.F.Persio Nov 23, 2020

P.L.F.Persio wrote:

I appreciate men posters too: on my desktop, among various pictures of gardens, flowers, animals, and a quite frankly astonishing arrays of cakes and desserts, there are Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, and Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III in The Hollow Crown. They're completely dressed though, that's where men and women differ, I guess.


I have the charming Alain Delon looking at me every morning with this wild look:

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[Edited at 2020-11-23 14:26 GMT]


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Is that a poster in your pocket or are you happy to see me? Nov 23, 2020

Just work on posters enlargement, and the proportions will take care of themselves (especially if you tick "keep original ratio" or if it's square format)...

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The other reason I left the Chippendales Nov 23, 2020

I know you’re all itching to know (no, that’s not it) but too shy to ask, so I’ll tell you anyway.

It was the whipped cream.

It must’ve been an allergy. Every time the drunken hordes of cackling hens started spraying it on and rubbing it in I’d get this massive swelling, which is a big no-no in the Chips; they’re not some sleazy downmarket troupe playing to the baser instincts of the fairer sex but skilled artistes and purveyors of good clean family fun.... See more
I know you’re all itching to know (no, that’s not it) but too shy to ask, so I’ll tell you anyway.

It was the whipped cream.

It must’ve been an allergy. Every time the drunken hordes of cackling hens started spraying it on and rubbing it in I’d get this massive swelling, which is a big no-no in the Chips; they’re not some sleazy downmarket troupe playing to the baser instincts of the fairer sex but skilled artistes and purveyors of good clean family fun.

“Chipolata, not Erbswurst, lads,” old Mr Chip would drum into us during our training. “Always think health and safety, we don’t want to poke any eyes out.”

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Desktop Nov 23, 2020

Alan certainly looks as if he's been sleeping on a desktop. I assume he goes out during the day so that you can get on with some work.

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