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Monday, July 14, 2014

When beauty isn't enough

When 17-year-old Axelle Despiegelaere went to support her native Belgium at the World Cup she wasn't expecting it to lead to a job offer. But a long-distance photo of her went viral on Twitter, where she was labelled the "most beautiful" fan in Brazil, and L'Oreal came knocking with a modelling contract. The competition is not even over and the company has already shot a video where Axelle is doused in its products, uploaded it to YouTube and received over two million hits. Such is the speed at which marketing now works. But the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long: Axelle's fledgling modelling career is already finished, after images of her posing next to dead animals on the African savannah with a rifle and a smile as big as she wore at the football. 

Apparently it's not enough to be young and beautiful. To be employed as a professional model, a girl must also possess politically correct opinions concerning big-game hunting. We've seen this in the publishing world. We've seen this in technology. Now we're seeing it in modeling, of all places.

Remember this the next time you're congratulating yourself on your open-mindedness, and patting yourself on the back for the way you hired that [insert repulsive left-wing opinion or identity here] individual despite the fact that you completely disagree with him. Because not only will you not be the beneficiary of the same treatment if your positions are reversed, you are helping to ensure that your side is going to lose.

Wars do not require two sides. You can lose a war even more easily by refusing to fight in the first place. One hopes that some rifle manufacturer or hunting magazine will be smart enough to see the opportunity in hiring a very pretty young spokesmodel who knows how to put lead on target.

A 2010 report from Microsoft said that social media checks were already as important in the job selection process as a CV or interview. Some 70 per cent of HR managers at the top 100 companies in the UK, US, Germany and France said that they had rejected candidates because of their online behaviour.  

Most people, when reading this, think that this means pictures of guys doing keg stands or girls posting naked selfies. Such things are included, of course, but so are one's political identifications, such as expressing support for a political candidate during the electoral season. Don't think that they aren't.

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Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 4:49 AM  

Yeah, I saw that in the news here. She's so cute that it's like they're beating up on a chipmunk.

Anonymous Thursdaythe12th July 14, 2014 4:54 AM  

If the dead animal was her own foetus then Miss Despiegelaere would be lionized as a champion of the modern era.

Because compassion.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 July 14, 2014 5:10 AM  

It's not so much what your "history" is that might concern potential employers, it's the potential of "exciting" the demographic that's stupid enough to pay for their "product".
I wonder how many "excitable" folks know where the protein (and other ecologically and physically harmful crap) in their shampoo comes from, or where it goes, beyond "down that little hole in the shower".
Lather, rinse, repeat.
CaptDMO

Blogger Outlaw X July 14, 2014 6:00 AM  

One can assume that anything you do electronically is being tracked from employers to governments to commercial sales. You just got to quit giving a damn and don't roll over or hold back out of fear. Prudence however is another matter.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 14, 2014 6:03 AM  

One hopes that some rifle manufacturer or hunting magazine will be smart enough to see the opportunity in hiring a very pretty young spokesmodel who knows how to put lead on target.

Maybe she could co-host a show with Kendall Jones. Though of the two, Jones seems to be doing better, she's less apologetic and has some sympathetic coverage from right leaning media.

I think Jones would be doing better if she wasn't apologetic at all but her hunting show still appears to be green lit.

Frankly I would normally find her spoiled and annoying but tribal loyalty in this case trumps personal inclination.

Go Kendall (*sigh*)

Anonymous Anonymous Cowherd July 14, 2014 6:09 AM  

Don't use L'Oreal because they are not worth it?

Blogger The CronoLink July 14, 2014 6:17 AM  

Is it within one's right to refuse to share one's social media account info? I would think so

OpenID cailcorishev July 14, 2014 6:24 AM  

It's not so much what your "history" is that might concern potential employers, it's the potential of "exciting" the demographic that's stupid enough to pay for their "product".

Nah, that's part of the picture with a very visible position like this, but not for most jobs. Say you're applying for an IT position with a trucking company. No one's worried that your views will be too "exciting" for the clients; the clients will never hear of you. What happens is your resume goes to HR. An unpleasant woman stops playing Farmville long enough to pop your name into Facebook; sees that you "like" Duck Dynasty, Orson Scott Card, and a couple of pro-life groups; and quietly moves your resume to the bottom of the pile.

Blogger Carnivore July 14, 2014 6:24 AM  

OT......More fun in Chiraq yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbyQ0PmWImk

Police radio transcript
http://crimeinboystown.blogspot.com/2014/07/up-for-grabs-montrose-beach-hits-riot.html

Blogger Outlaw X July 14, 2014 6:31 AM  

"Is it within one's right to refuse to share one's social media account info? I would think so"

Rights has nothing to do with it when it comes to Work, Law enforcement and Publicity, Rumors will suffice without proof. The 4th Amendment is dead in the US (Law and Justice) and the benefit of the doubt is crippled (Publicity). I can say bad evil things about on an anonymous blog and if people choose to believe them then tough shit for Vox. Slander and Libel are almost impossible to to prove in civil actions and only the well to do can afford to bring suite.

Something the Left is going to learn the hard way.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 6:34 AM  

Is it within one's right to refuse to share one's social media account info? I would think so

I've never heard of employers ASKING for it, but if it's not marked private, then it comes up very easily with a search.

Anonymous Tiger Blood July 14, 2014 6:35 AM  

Well, I'm screwed. Wish there was a right-wing Hollywood.

Blogger Outlaw X July 14, 2014 6:39 AM  

There is a reason for "Thou shalt not bare false witness." And I screwed up my last post. People like to gossip and find a reason to tear down the good honest hard working ethical people. The Left has not had to abide this so much because the good people don't stoop to those levels. But one thing is guaranteed. When things become tight and the immoral Left individuals start finding their piece of pie smaller and smaller, they will cannibalize each other. That's what Hell is folks.And they don't see it coming.

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 14, 2014 6:49 AM  

Is it within one's right to refuse to share one's social media account info? I would think so

If you are trying to get a good job it's unavoidable at this point. It's like showing up to a job interview in ripped jeans and a tee-shirt.

Flip side. How To Defeat New York City Media Liberals. This is now a weapon for our side.

I have been successfully destroyed on Google. My name is linked to all sorts of negative material that ensures I will never get a corporate job again in my life. That’s fine with me since I make my living via other means, but that’s not fine for blog writers who still need to depend on corporate America. Little Susie is writing for Jezebel today, but she will have to change jobs at some point, meaning a Human Resources airhead will search for her name to make sure she is a proper fit for the company. What would be HR’s reaction if they google their promising applicant and find...?

Anonymous Toby Temple July 14, 2014 7:23 AM  

Didn't she commit a good deed in the name of animal conservation?

What's wrong with mainstream people these days?

Anonymous Anonymous July 14, 2014 7:24 AM  

My first thought would be that the whole viral pic/modeling contract thing was a scam by the company which backfired on them due to poor background research on their model.

The young lady is quite attractive, more so in the second pic. Cute face in first could still be hiding a chubby body. Second pic reveals a fit, hopefully fertile female.

Go Down Fighting

Anonymous Hunsdon July 14, 2014 8:16 AM  

It's not hunting, it's providing locally sourced meat for poor starving Africans!

Anonymous Mike M. July 14, 2014 8:20 AM  

Providing locally sourced meat AND paying outrageous amounts into the local economy.

As Peter Capstick was fond of pointing out, without hunting and its fees, the game gets wiped out, the game lands get put to the plow.

Anonymous TMQ Fanboy July 14, 2014 8:26 AM  

Well, if a young stunner wealthy enough to travel half way around the world to watch a game wasn't big game hunting, she'd probably be posting naked selfies with Paris Hilton. It was lose-lose for her from the beginning. But I do appreciate ESPN trying so hard to find the ladies jumping up and down in the stands.

Blogger Jourdan July 14, 2014 8:31 AM  

It's interesting to me that having the opinion that European/European-American women are clearly, by leaps and bounds, the most beautiful women on the planet isn't yet considered beyond the pale.

Anonymous PhillipGeorge(c)2014 July 14, 2014 8:32 AM  

Death is perfectly sanitized. It happens away from a camera.
When 9/10 housewives could take a meat clever and chop the head off a chicken, pluck it, gut it, stuff it, cook it, and serve it the world was that much more civilized.
Rapists got hung and people saluted their flags.

And if this man had a black flag/ bandanna and a dead Shiite/ Infidel or Christian in his photo op the caption would be, do not judge/ check your privilege/ Islam is protected from criticism because tolerance.

Some how Vox the world seems to be driving off a cliff but it is hard to prove that isn't 'fear porn'.

Yet still, it is hard to draw a tear for a girl who misses out on a multi million dollar income for standing infront of a camera. The celebration of venal living, skin thick beauty is repugnant for other reasons. Celebrity cult it just a variety of cult..

Blogger Nate July 14, 2014 8:34 AM  

"As Peter Capstick was fond of pointing out, without hunting and its fees, the game gets wiped out, the game lands get put to the plow."

Put to plow?

I agree the game would get wiped out. But farming? no.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 8:44 AM  

Yet still, it is hard to draw a tear for a girl who misses out on a multi million dollar income for standing infront of a camera.

Well, you know, that's "real" work. The stuff I* do all day long--taking care of a baby and a dog, cooking three meals a day, cleaning and improving a house, growing veggies, actually MAKING stuff--that's just bonbons and soap operas.


* I only personalize it because if I make a more generalized statement about housewives, some dim idiot'll come along and say "Most housewives don't do any of that, the lazy parasites" and I'm not playing that game today.

Blogger IM2L844 July 14, 2014 8:45 AM  

It's a handy way to weed out companies you don't know you don't want to work for.

Anonymous Anonymous July 14, 2014 8:57 AM  

I believe Capstick said that the land would default to the highest revenue use. most other uses would probably damage the game/environment.
-boonewaxwell

Anonymous Native American / aka Honest Injun July 14, 2014 9:00 AM  

Here is the leader of this Twitch Hunt: @AlyWeisman

PS: Some animals are more equal than others:
https://twitter.com/Roger247/status/487640361552969728

Anonymous achtung July 14, 2014 9:01 AM  

The stuff I* do all day long--taking care of a baby and a dog,

Lol. Solipsism.

Why do women always have to Photoshop themselves into everything?

Lady you don't do a tenth of what old fashioned housewives did but you talk about it ten timescas much.

Anonymous Truxton July 14, 2014 9:05 AM  

If this was true we'd expect to see a lower employment rate amongst conservatives. Do you have any evidence of your assertion or are you just spouting off to reassure yourself?

Anonymous PhillipGeorge(c)2014 July 14, 2014 9:10 AM  

Truxton, try head counting conservatives in all types of broadcast media. QED.

Anonymous Matt July 14, 2014 9:16 AM  

Or modern science fiction writing.

Anonymous truth July 14, 2014 9:28 AM  

I gaurantee you thing: she likes Black cock and lots of it. As do all women

Anonymous spongebob July 14, 2014 9:33 AM  

Engaging in a little projection there, truth?

Anonymous Rantor July 14, 2014 9:34 AM  

And remember, all political donations are posted on the internet... I needed to find a neighbor's phone number once and the first thing that came up was her donation to Emily's List. Sickening...

Anonymous NorthernHamlet July 14, 2014 9:42 AM  

Vox,

My understanding was the the company hadn't stated why she wasn't brought out. The stories about the hunting being just rumors. Sure it's possible, but is there any evidence the photo did it?

She's attractive, but not my cup of tea. Cute with a side of lush. Solid 8?

Anonymous VD July 14, 2014 9:48 AM  

I gaurantee you thing: she likes Black cock and lots of it. As do all women

Actually, you have it completely reversed. White women are the most averse to black men of all the races. And white men are the most sought after by women of other races, including black women. It appears someone has been watching porn instead of reading scientific studies....

Anonymous Truxton July 14, 2014 9:50 AM  

But what about Tricking Companies? I believe that was the example cited.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 July 14, 2014 9:53 AM  

Maybe they should have imagined that she was killing rapists instead of animals.

Also, if political correctness is a natural filter for HR, then perhaps any self-employed conservative or libertarian should do the same in kind. Remember, any company that tows the left-wing line will inevitably fail, unless they have a friend in the government who can help them out.

Anonymous Truxton July 14, 2014 9:54 AM  

Lol, Trucking companies, trucking.

Anonymous The other skeptic July 14, 2014 9:54 AM  

Flip side. How To Defeat New York City Media Liberals. This is now a weapon for our side.

Wow. Even on DuckDuckGo, Nitasha Tiku's name on that article about racism against whites comes up second.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 9:55 AM  

Alte July 14, 2014 4:49 AM
She's so cute that it's like they're beating up on a chipmunk.



pretty much this.

sure, she's cute enough you wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers.

but "the "most beautiful" fan in Brazil"?

not very damn likely.



truth July 14, 2014 9:28 AM
I gaurantee you


this word. i do not think it means what you think it means.

Anonymous The other skeptic July 14, 2014 9:55 AM  

any company that tows the left-wing line will inevitably fail,

Are those the Trucking companies Truxton mentioned?

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 10:02 AM  

Truxton July 14, 2014 9:50 AM
But what about Tricking Companies? I believe that was the example cited.



that was AN example cited by a random commenter as an instance where political affiliation was UNlikely to result in a twitterstorm.

AND that hypothetical does NOT assert that ALL resumes will go through a Farmville playing shoggoth. it only points out that SOME will.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 July 14, 2014 10:05 AM  

Let me clarify: a leftist can run a business successfully, if he or she does not push their own political beliefs into their business. This rarely happens though and when it does, the company is already incredibly large and sells a product or service that people buy. Think Pepsi. At that point, the company is large enough where a top executives left-wing insanity-induced losses can usually be absorbed by the extreme profits made by said company.

But small and medium sized businesses have no chance of long-term survival when left-wing principle are put into practice. This is because they are destructive at their core and often times lead to massive losses.

Case in point: I once worked for a company out of NYC whose head was a liberal. At an informal dinner, he once touted the line about how things would work out if people were willing to pay more taxes. However, in the business, he was looking to sell to state governments (his product was for K-12 schools) that didn't have a deficit in their budget because they were more likely to keep the product.

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 10:35 AM  

If instead this gal had started an acting career and starred in an ultra-violent action movie with her blowing the heads off lots of people, how likely is it that this would lead to any repercussions for her modeling career? The philosophy of the modern progressive movement is utterly incoherent.

Most people, when reading this, think that this means pictures of guys doing keg stands or girls posting naked selfies. Such things are included, of course, but so are one's political identifications, such as expressing support for a political candidate during the electoral season.

Or being a self-professed Christian. I'm 99% sure I lost out on an opportunity recently because of my faith. The institution I contacted about this opportunity never responded to my inquiry, though I am imminently qualified, and when I later visited their offices, there were several news articles pinned up on the walls crowing about atheism and how stupid and corrupt Christians are, etc. One of the top hits when you search on my name is my science-and-faith ministry. So, putting 2 and 2 together ...

Anonymous Sluggo: Amazing Master of Lame "Gotcha!" Games July 14, 2014 10:43 AM  

"though I am imminently qualified"

Are you shure?

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 10:53 AM  

Right on cue:

Lol. Solipsism.

Why do women always have to Photoshop themselves into everything?


Follow the footnote, dim idiot.

Lady you don't do a tenth of what old fashioned housewives did but you talk about it ten timescas much.

Do you even know what I do all day? No? Of course not. I guarantee, though, no matter what you imagine I do from 4:30am to 11 pm every day, it's more taxing and more productive than standing around letting people take pictures that they'll later Photoshop beyond recognition.

Which was the point I didn't quite make, in agreement with Phillip's: Society's got some screwy priorities. I don't expect big bucks for what I do or extraordinary recognition or anything, but it's a bad sign when people value the empty-pretty much more than the useful.

And then you wind up worshiping a girl because she takes a nice photo, and demonizing her for being able to plug a gazelle or whatever and feeding hungry people with it. I should have finished the thought for the slow people.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 10:57 AM  

Or being a self-professed Christian. I'm 99% sure I lost out on an opportunity recently because of my faith. The institution I contacted about this opportunity never responded to my inquiry, though I am imminently qualified, and when I later visited their offices, there were several news articles pinned up on the walls crowing about atheism and how stupid and corrupt Christians are, etc. One of the top hits when you search on my name is my science-and-faith ministry. So, putting 2 and 2 together ...

Let's see if Achtung shows up to "lol solipsism" again.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 11:00 AM  

but "the "most beautiful" fan in Brazil"? not very damn likely.

Yeah, not sure why she got picked. Makes you wonder what the other girls looked like.

Brazil is crawling with better-looking women, and then you add in all the international fans, including the gorgeous German girls (have to represent), and it's a bit underwhelming.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 11:10 AM  

I gaurantee you thing: she likes Black cock and lots of it. As do all women

Good grief. It's hard to believe that there are people out there who really think like this.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 11:13 AM  

How is she not absolutely beautiful? She really is, assuming those are candids and not pro jobs (which I am). Just because one's taste runs to other body or facial types doesn't invalidate that a lot of people consider her the epitome.

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 11:13 AM  

Sigyn: Let's see if Achtung shows up to "lol solipsism" again.

Lady you don't do a tenth of what old fashioned scientists who were Christians did.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 11:19 AM  

Lady you don't do a tenth of what old fashioned scientists who were Christians did.

Back in the olden days, they rammed bodkins into their own eye sockets AND LIKED IT.

OpenID newrebeluniv July 14, 2014 11:37 AM  

Apparently it's not enough to be young and beautiful.

Obviously. Young and beautiful is common. Supply and demand. The number of women who want modeling or acting careers is limitless. The supply, finite. The casting couch used to be a way to discriminate. Now it is political views.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 11:42 AM  

How is she not absolutely beautiful?

There are girls like that all over the place here. Very pretty, but I expect international models to be jaw-dropping.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 11:42 AM  

Sigyn July 14, 2014 10:57 AM
Let's see if Achtung shows up to "lol solipsism" again.




of course not. because solipsism is ALL ABOUT YOU, baby. how dare they accuse anyone else of it?



Sigyn July 14, 2014 11:13 AM
How is she not absolutely beautiful?



where did i say she wasn't good looking?



Sigyn July 14, 2014 11:13 AM
Just because one's taste runs to other body or facial types doesn't invalidate that a lot of people consider her the epitome.



now we're appealing to the tastes of queers and plastic surgery deviants that populate the fashion industry to determine popular opinion?


because, lets be honest, had Vox not posted this story i would never have even been aware of this girl. nor have i seen ANY OTHER *STRAIGHT* MEN commenting on her.

the Wives and Girlfriends of the German team, though? there's plenty of lipsmacking going on about them.

you want to play the 'Appeal to the Masses' fallacy, we can go there.

Blogger CarpeOro July 14, 2014 11:44 AM  

"Good grief. It's hard to believe that there are people out there who really think like this. "

You are relativity new here Alte, so you are forgiven the gaffe. "Truth" isn't guilty of thoughts of any type. It appears to react on simple reflex, pulling snippets from a Rolodex of inanities..

Anonymous Too-Soon-ami July 14, 2014 11:48 AM  

Good grief. It's hard to believe that there are people out there who really think like this.

There are a few, and most of them spell their name "Whiskey".

Anonymous Alcestis Eshtemoa July 14, 2014 11:54 AM  

Recent dating history:

I find East Asian men kind of cute, but Japanese men seem too perverted, despite the fact that I like their calm personalities, and Chinese men seem to have bad breath from eating pets (did you know that some Chinese eat dogs in China? That's not good for a dog lover such as me). My mother tried to set me up with blonde Scandinavian feminist men in Brazil, but it doesn't work out. I'm focusing on Eastern European men again, and will for the next months.

Anonymous Bobby Trosclair July 14, 2014 11:59 AM  

An attractive, well spoken young woman who likes to hunt does quite well in America, like Eva Shockey: http://huntinglife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/1601207_818470611513837_7387230810664330357_n.jpg

Kendall Jones, a cheerleader who has traveled to Africa to hunt big game, has been reviled on the Internet and received death threats. As Matt Jones has blogged, if the left just pretended that the game animals she killed were just a human fetus, she would be lauded: http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/07/03/just-pretend-this-dead-lion-is-a-human-baby-and-then-you-wont-be-so-upset/

Blogger Nate July 14, 2014 12:10 PM  

"Lol. Solipsism.

Why do women always have to Photoshop themselves into everything?

Lady you don't do a tenth of what old fashioned housewives did but you talk about it ten timescas much."

I swear we should post guards and shoot every moron commenter that tries to come here from AlphaGame...

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 12:15 PM  

of course not. because solipsism is ALL ABOUT YOU, baby. how dare they accuse anyone else of it?

Aw, did you forget your Midol today?

"How is she not absolutely beautiful?"

where did i say she wasn't good looking?


Where did I say I was talking to you? Solipsism is ALL ABOUT YOU, baby.

"Just because one's taste runs to other body or facial types doesn't invalidate that a lot of people consider her the epitome."

now we're appealing to the tastes of queers and plastic surgery deviants that populate the fashion industry to determine popular opinion?


If you keep shooting in the dark, you'll hit something eventually.

because, lets be honest, had Vox not posted this story i would never have even been aware of this girl.

And if bob doesn't observe it, it isn't pretty by any metric.

nor have i seen ANY OTHER *STRAIGHT* MEN commenting on her.

So?

the Wives and Girlfriends of the German team, though? there's plenty of lipsmacking going on about them.

Nobody said they weren't beautiful. Some people just seem to think Axelle's more so. How does that contradict my statement?

you want to play the 'Appeal to the Masses' fallacy, we can go there.

No fallacies. It's a simple truth that some people consider her to be the utmost, and some don't. *shrug* Dunno why you're taking all this so personally, buddy boy, unless you WANT to get personal.

...In which case, your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries. Now go away, or I will taunt you again!

Blogger Quadko July 14, 2014 12:18 PM  

You can lose a war even more easily by refusing to fight in the first place.
Can't be said enough anymore. It's the antidote to "what if they called a war and no one showed up?" nonsense. If only one side shows up, they rather tend to win. Anyone encouraging your side to stay home isn't on your side.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 12:20 PM  

There are girls like that all over the place here. Very pretty, but I expect international models to be jaw-dropping.

Well, after they "adjust" her on Photoshop, she will be. Trufax.

Blogger Nate July 14, 2014 12:21 PM  

"because, lets be honest, had Vox not posted this story i would never have even been aware of this girl. nor have i seen ANY OTHER *STRAIGHT* MEN commenting on her.

the Wives and Girlfriends of the German team, though? there's plenty of lipsmacking going on about them."

Bob... you're off the reservation on this one mate. She's hot. Lots of us think she's hot. Lots of guys have posted about her being hot.

Deal with it.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 12:22 PM  

and most of them spell their name "Whiskey"

LOL I've seen his comments.

Blogger Jourdan July 14, 2014 12:34 PM  

One thing I find very interesting is the generational change in how attractive women are described. When I was a young man, the word "beautiful" was used. Now, it appears to me that young men say "hot".

This means something, I think.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 12:34 PM  

She's the same "type" as my daughter, so I have a reference point. I'm underwhelmed.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 12:36 PM  

Sigyn July 14, 2014 12:15 PM
...In which case, your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries.




"smelt", you heathen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAy4zULKFDU



Nate July 14, 2014 12:21 PM
Deal with it.



the Nate has spoken. and really, his is the only opinion that matters.

i thought you weren't supposed to be watching soccer, Nate? the only WC i was catching was out of the corner of my eye while i was watching NASCAR at the bar. you're way more up on this stuff than i am.


also, for the 3rd time, a hint:
i did NOT say that she was NOT good looking.

my very specific problem is with asserting that she is THE VERY HOTTEST chick soccer fan in Brazil.

Anonymous Sluggo: Amazing Master of Python Pedantry July 14, 2014 12:37 PM  

"In which case, your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries. Now go away, or I will taunt you again!"

Aw, and you were so close. It's "or I will taunt you a second time." Might even be a "shall," even I'm not that good.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 12:37 PM  

Alte July 14, 2014 12:34 PM
She's the same "type" as my daughter, so I have a reference point. I'm underwhelmed.



just like a chick to humblebrag.

also, did you just call your daughter a chipmunk?

Anonymous A Kind of Alaska July 14, 2014 12:41 PM  

"the word "beautiful" was used. Now, it appears to me that young men say "hot".

Eh, I wouldn't say Hot, I'd say more like cute and wholesome-looking. Healthy. Sweet.

I don't know of anyone calling her the Hottest Soccer Chick Evah, I thought people just were touched by the slightly Cinderella-style story of how the excitable Cute Sportsfan Girl got a modeling contract out of the blue. Until the Pinks had to ruin it for her, of course.

Anonymous Alcestis Eshtemoa July 14, 2014 12:42 PM  

Here's a youtube video about a Chinese restaurant serving dogs in Moscow, Russia:

--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTUzHaHvdpA

Anonymous Alcestis Eshtemoa July 14, 2014 12:44 PM  

Those are abandoned, stray dogs being eaten. )=

The pets are dead. ):

Anonymous RedJack July 14, 2014 12:51 PM  

A friend of my bride's and I talked about this Saturday. Her (the friend's) statement was that the young woman "Should have known better" in posting that and was "Asking for" the various death threats.

When I asked if a scantily clad woman walking into a bar was "Asking for it" and "Should have known better!".. Well you can imagine. To the credit of my wife's friend, she got the point. But she didn't like it.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 12:52 PM  

"also, did you just call your daughter a chipmunk?"

Actually, yes. Her pet name as a baby was Princess Chipmunk. LOL

Anonymous Retrenched July 14, 2014 12:59 PM  

@ Thursdaythe12th

If the dead animal was her own foetus then Miss Despiegelaere would be lionized as a champion of the modern era.

So rude of you to win the thread with the second comment.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 1:04 PM  

If it makes you feel better, I've described myself as a chipmunk before online. I'm not dissing her and the cheeks are pinchably cute. It's just hard for me to think of someone being a model when they look so much like a normal person.

I expect models to be absolutely stunning. Otherwise, what's the point? Then anyone could be a model.

Blogger Nate July 14, 2014 1:09 PM  

"i thought you weren't supposed to be watching soccer, Nate? the only WC i was catching was out of the corner of my eye while i was watching NASCAR at the bar. you're way more up on this stuff than i am."

Soccer? What? This story is all over the news. That's the point. The fact that you haven't seen it is more about you... not the rest of the world. Most people DO think she's really hot. The story really was all over the place and to an extent still is. Hell Vox is actually pretty late writing about this... as it was all over facebook and twitter days ago.

Anonymous bob k. homo July 14, 2014 1:12 PM  

Bob is scared to watch soccer because he gets entranced by soccer players.*

"Forget the Belgium girl, is that David Beckem? Oh no, quick turn on Nascar!"

(* Because Bob's queer).

Anonymous corvinus July 14, 2014 1:19 PM  

Aren't there companies in Texas who'd snatch her up?

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 1:19 PM  

A Kind of Alaska July 14, 2014 12:41 PM
I don't know of anyone calling her the Hottest Soccer Chick Evah



right there in the original post:
" photo of her went viral on Twitter, where she was labelled the "most beautiful" fan in Brazil"

not that an Alaskan would be baked or anything.




Alte July 14, 2014 1:04 PM
I expect models to be absolutely stunning. Otherwise, what's the point? Then anyone could be a model.



as Sigyn points out, that's what Photoshop is for.

that's actually one of the few good things about the Hollywood gossip rags: you get to see lots of pictures of the 'beautiful people' WITHOUT hours in the makeup booth / perfectly staged shots / lots of post production Photoshop work.

it's amazing how many of them range from the average to the downright ugly. lots of butterfaces amongst the 'beautiful people'. and away from the job, many of them don't bother maintaining the physique either.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 1:20 PM  

"smelt", you heathen.

Do I look British to you? DO I???

Aw, and you were so close. It's "or I will taunt you a second time." Might even be a "shall," even I'm not that good.

Meh, I don't have room for Monty Python in my head. I have too much Muppets, like so:

The pets are dead. ):

The butler has been discharged.

Anonymous Heh July 14, 2014 1:21 PM  

I expect models to be absolutely stunning. Otherwise, what's the point? Then anyone could be a model.

Compared to the tattooed manatees you see at the average American community pool, she is model-quality stunning.

Anonymous Jack Amok July 14, 2014 1:23 PM  

Let me clarify: a leftist can run a business successfully, if he or she does not push their own political beliefs into their business. This rarely happens though

Actually, I disagree. It's pretty common among leftists for them to think they, themselves, are exempt from their own political ideas. They're such good and noble people, you see. The laws and rules and restrictions they favor are to keep all us badthinking conservatives from hurting ourselves, society, and Mother Gaia.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 1:27 PM  

Nate July 14, 2014 1:09 PM
as it was all over facebook and twitter days ago.



not on bookface or the tweetie.

iow, soccer+facebook+twitter? GAY.


corvinus July 14, 2014 1:19 PM
Aren't there companies in Texas who'd snatch her up?



this sentence just seems so ... wrong ... given that we're talking about an underage girl ....



bob k. homo July 14, 2014 1:12 PM
Bob is scared to watch soccer because he gets entranced by soccer players.*




hey-yo! what's this? my very own ankle-biter? i will call him George.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JlVqfC8-UI&t=18s

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 1:28 PM  

I expect models to be absolutely stunning. Otherwise, what's the point? Then anyone could be a model.

Well, what's she modeling?

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 1:36 PM  

"Compared to the tattooed manatees you see at the average American community pool, she is model-quality stunning."

LOL Talk about lowering the bar.

When I was in Prague, I was shocked by all of the glamorous chicks. My petite, chipmunky self felt like I should walk around with a bag over my head, so that nobody would turn to stone at the sight of me. LOL

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 1:37 PM  

"Well, what's she modeling?"

Makeup.

Anonymous A Visitor July 14, 2014 1:43 PM  

"One hopes that some rifle manufacturer or hunting magazine will be smart enough to see the opportunity in hiring a very pretty young spokesmodel who knows how to put lead on target."

Yeah, that'd be legit! I saw the story days ago and was disgusted. Thanks for reminding us about discretion in hiring (or in my case) or tolerating those with opinions different than us.

I deleted my Facebook account in 2011, do not do Twitter, or even linked in. At least, I needn't worry about rejection based on social media.

"An unpleasant woman stops playing Farmville long enough to pop your name into Facebook"

That is funny and probably (sadly) true.

"What's wrong with mainstream people these days?" They've never been outside of major urban areas in their entire lives except for flights over rural areas or a weekend jaunt to a lakehouse or trail walking in a safe park.

I live in suburbia of a semi-rural state in the Midwest that is still conservative/right wing/traditional/whatever for the moment (we've had a Mexican consulate since the second half of the previous decade and have been targeted to receive the illegals crossing the border). I understand many people do not have the means to leave the city that I live nearby. Heck, I was listening to the radio last week and they were talking about taking a group of Little Leaguers to their first tournament out of the city and state. For many of them it was their first time leaving the city, seeing a cow, etc.

Though I'm not a rural person, I know how to hunt, field dress deer, and like eating them. Mainstream people think they're above getting their hands bloody, gutting an animal themselves. They'd rather just deal with the end product at the supermarket while complaining about hunting being cruel. Said hunted animals have lived a full life. The same can't be said about that sirloin steak or beef patty.

"The young lady is quite attractive, more so in the second pic." My thoughts exactly!

"It's interesting to me that having the opinion that European/European-American women are clearly, by leaps and bounds, the most beautiful women on the planet isn't yet considered beyond the pale." Even those in Central and South American countries that are descended from either founding Portuguese or Spaniard stock or have relatives north of the Río Grande look better than the rest. Maybe that explains why the ones I've dated outside of the U.S. have always been white.

Taking photos of your first kill or a big game animal that you slayed with one round is very common within the hunting community. It's a shame that hunters have to show discretion in with whom they share that aspect of their life. I remember offering venison jerky and showing a photo of my first kill to the only two teachers in my high school who I knew would appreciate it. It's hard to believe that was only eleven years ago.

"It's a handy way to weed out companies you don't know you don't want to work for." Another way is conservativejobs.com coupled with glassdoor.com

" And white men are the most sought after by women of other races, including black women. It appears someone has been watching porn instead of reading scientific studies...." In my case you could say, "or having been in the field getting hit on by Hispanics and blacks." It has happened, no joking. I blame my good genes, heh.

"Maybe they should have imagined that she was killing rapists instead of animals." In my last full time job, I used to work out of my apartment. My boss came by for a quality check and I forgot to take down my hunting photos. She was in disbelief and asked, "Are those hunting photos?" I asked, "Do you want to know the truth or hear what you want to hear?" She opted for the latter so I said it was a petting zoo with grown bucks that you could pose with a scoped rifle barreled shotgun. It still makes me smile.

Anonymous A Visitor July 14, 2014 1:44 PM  

"but 'the "most beautiful' fan in Brazil'?" I was getting my oil changed earlier today and The View was on in the TV's lodge. The hosts were saying that Brazil losing a most beautiful fan contest was like Ireland losing a drinking contest.

"Chinese men seem to have bad breath from eating pets" That and they don't brush their teeth.

"I swear we should post guards and shoot every moron commenter that tries to come here from AlphaGame..." As Scruffy would say, "Second."

Anonymous Alcestis Eshtemoa July 14, 2014 1:44 PM  

The stereotype of thin attractive Brazilian women is actually true. Outside of televised favelas (12 million out of 200 million, or just 6% of the Brazilian population) there's not a lot of ugly ones.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 1:48 PM  

Makeup.

Well, by "she" I didn't mean just the immediate case, but we'll go with that.

What does a drop-dead amazing, jaw-dropping, stunningly beautiful woman need with makeup, exactly? That's like a size-0 modeling for Lane Bryant. OF COURSE she's going to look good in that!

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 1:54 PM  

bob k. mando: nor have i seen ANY OTHER *STRAIGHT* MEN commenting on her.

This would be relevant if she were a bikini model, bob, but seeing that she was hired by L'Oreal, she's supposed to be more appealing to women, who, as has been demonstrated here in the past, have somewhat different standards of beauty than men.

Jourdan: One thing I find very interesting is the generational change in how attractive women are described. When I was a young man, the word "beautiful" was used. Now, it appears to me that young men say "hot".

This means something, I think.


Agreed; I think it's indicative of some kind of cultural shift, and we can thank feminism for that. Beauty is a high standard, something to be admired, something that exists in and of itself in a Platonic sense, the ethereality of which is occasionally, briefly, captured in this earthly realm. "Hot" just means some guy'd do her.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 1:55 PM  

...I looked away and a baby pushed a button.

What I was trying to finish with was:

Maybe I overthink things, but I used to spurn makeup due to spokesmodels like Halle Berry and other gorgeous women. "Yes, OF COURSE they look wonderful, with or without the makeup. But if they have to START with those women, then the makeup doesn't do much after all. I'll spend the money on a new spatula."

Yes, I am open to being told that I am a freak.

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 1:59 PM  

Alte: I expect models to be absolutely stunning. Otherwise, what's the point? Then anyone could be a model.

There ain't just one kind of model. Sure, you gotta be stunning and sexy for Victoria's Secret or Sports Illustrated, but there's also a market for the fresh, innocent, sweet sort of look this gal has. Especially in cosmetics, you often want the sort of fresh, open face that makes a good canvas.

Blogger JCclimber July 14, 2014 2:18 PM  

meh, when I went to Prague, and Croatia, and Slovenia, and other places where I've been told the beauties are EVERYWHERE.....

What I found was a lot of young, thin, and stylishly dressed women. With heels.

What I didn't find was all that many with gorgeous or even pretty faces. But because they weren't overfed manatees who managed to crawl up on shore wearing the latest Gap crap to make themselves appealing to gay fashion designers, they still managed to seem more attractive than they really were, physically.

Just wish they took better care of their skin, too.

Certainly more pleasant and feminine than most American cities and towns.

Blogger JCclimber July 14, 2014 2:19 PM  

I miss the pictures of that Bolivian female fan from the last World Cup, but she certainly wasn't going to be getting any L'Oreal contracts. Nor did she need a WonderBra either.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 2:32 PM  

Stickwick July 14, 2014 1:54 PM
but seeing that she was hired by L'Oreal, she's supposed to be more appealing to women, who, as has been demonstrated here in the past, have somewhat different standards of beauty than men.



other than adding "or queers" to your "appealing to women" phrase, this is what i've been saying the whole time.

sure, she's cute. best looking soccer fan in Brazil? that's just more white privilege talking, baby.

heck, double Axelle's age and she'll be lucky to be keeping up with that 34 y.o .Crimean lawyer chick.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/people/natalia-poklonskaya

Blogger rycamor July 14, 2014 2:37 PM  

JCclimber July 14, 2014 2:18 PM

meh, when I went to Prague, and Croatia, and Slovenia, and other places where I've been told the beauties are EVERYWHERE.....

What I found was a lot of young, thin, and stylishly dressed women. With heels.

What I didn't find was all that many with gorgeous or even pretty faces. But because they weren't overfed manatees who managed to crawl up on shore wearing the latest Gap crap to make themselves appealing to gay fashion designers, they still managed to seem more attractive than they really were, physically.


Yup, and then there are the American girls who decide to get fit and go completely overboard turning themselves into tatted-up muscular freaks with masculine hips. Sense of proportion: gone.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 2:39 PM  

That's true. When I hear "model", I think "supermodel". Adriana Lima and Heidi Klum are the two that immediately spring to mind. Hard to remember that there are loads of more mediocre chicks that also model.

I'd give myself a six, and I tend to rate everyone else with myself as a reference point. I'd expect a model to be at least a nine. Well, everyone knows what I look like.

Anonymous A Kind of Alaska July 14, 2014 2:44 PM  

"not that an Alaskan would be baked or anything."

It's a blog, dude, I don't pay strict attention and I don't do research or homework just to make a shallow aside. I come here for the craic, not to address the Fellows of the Royal Society.

"The View was on in the TV's lodge. The hosts were saying that Brazil losing a most beautiful fan contest was like Ireland losing a drinking contest."

WHAT?!? What is with this outrageous, racist, anti-Irish HATE? There is NO ROOM in society for this sort of hate-filled, vicious anti-Irish drunk-shaming! These rich sober white women need to check their drink-in-moderation privilege! We must demand that whoever made this vicious hateful slur be fired from the show immediately for their vicious hate-filled hatey-hate.

Oh and plus, Ireland definitely would lose a drinking contest. To the Russians.




Blogger Krul July 14, 2014 2:47 PM  

Sigyn - ...I looked away and a baby pushed a button.

Already trolling VP, eh? Chip off the ol' block.

Anonymous Alcestis Eshtemoa July 14, 2014 2:51 PM  

@A Visitor - "Chinese men seem to have bad breath from eating pets" That and they don't brush their teeth.

LOL!

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 2:59 PM  

"What I found was a lot of young, thin, and stylishly dressed women. What I didn't find was all that many with gorgeous or even pretty faces."

Ha! That's what my husband says.

I'm self-conscious about being short and muscular. They're all like 6" and 100 lbs, and dressed to the nines. And no preschoolers in tow! Don't mind my diaper bag, thnx.

I'm especially intimidated because my relatives are from that area and they're all so glamorous. I must look like such a little toad to them. LOL Oh, well.

Anonymous VD July 14, 2014 3:11 PM  

just like a chick to humblebrag.

Apparently you missed the one about how she is the same type as one of the German WAGs. (rolls eyes) If we can ever figure out how to derive electricity from female solipsism, our energy problems will be solved.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 3:12 PM  

Yes, OF COURSE they look wonderful, with or without the makeup

I don't usually bother with makeup. It seems sort of pointless and it feels gross. I don't do my hair, either. I just chop it off short and let it go wild.

I suggested on my blog once that other women do the same and they were like r u nutz?

That went down like a lead balloon.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 3:21 PM  

"Apparently you missed the one about how she is the same type as one of the German WAGs."

Yeah, I missed that one, too. Probably because I never said it.

I think German women, like Bohemian women, are beautiful, and I've always openly admired them. But I don't look anything like them.

I'm a short, squat mulatto.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 3:33 PM  

I suggested on my blog once that other women do the same and they were like r u nutz?

I don't remember that one, but I think my reaction, post-marriage, would've been about the same. His Lordship seems to like my hair, and I wear a little makeup nowadays because come to find out I'm not completely hopeless, which was why I didn't back then.

No offense, anyway. And *looks around* what a pretty flowery path it was! I completely lost track of the topic! *laugh*

Anonymous hausfrau July 14, 2014 3:44 PM  

"I expect models to be absolutely stunning. Otherwise, what's the point? Then anyone could be a model."


For a product like makeup that's marketed strictly to women, it probably doesn't hurt that the model represents an attainable level of beauty for young women.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 3:56 PM  

LOL Yeah, it took my husband years to talk me out of my denim jumpers and prairie skirts. He likes the short hair and is indifferent to makeup, but the frumpy clothes drove him absolutely bonkers.

I sometimes feel ridiculous all dressed up, though. The other women here are so thin and good-looking and stylish that I wonder why I bother. We were at a big party recently, and I walked in, looked around at the other women, and then went into the bathroom for a self-pity cry. Another advantage to not wearing mascara.

The women here really are gorgeous. It's amazing.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 4:05 PM  

hausfrau July 14, 2014 3:44 PM
For a product like makeup that's marketed strictly to women, it probably doesn't hurt that the model represents an attainable level of beauty for young women.



*ding, ding, ding*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0f80J2bK80&t=3m20s

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 4:09 PM  

I think I make up for the dumpy by being entertaining and a good cook. This is what I tell myself when I go to the pool. LOL Yes, she may look fantastic in that string bikini and have platinum hair down to her waist, but can she make strudel like I can?

Strudel is totally underrated. You can always buy a woman like that, but can you buy strudel?

Wait. There's a logic fail in there somewhere.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 4:11 PM  

http://voxday.blogspot.com/2014/07/germany-v-argentina.html
Alte July 14, 2014 3:19 AM
America is hard on attractive women,... I cried all the time from loneliness.


Alte July 14, 2014 3:56 PM
I sometimes feel ridiculous all dressed up, though. The other women here are so thin and good-looking and stylish that I wonder why I bother ... I walked in, looked around at the other women, and then went into the bathroom for a self-pity cry.



seriously ... you need to calm down. and i'm not just talking about everywhere you live making you cry.

you're well on the way to spamming every thread to hell and gone humblebragging about how handsome and beautiful you and your children and husband are and how y'all finally fit in with all the other beautiful people.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 4:13 PM  

"it probably doesn't hurt that the model represents an attainable level of beauty for young women"

That's a good point. I usually don't bother with makeup because I figure: what's the point? If I wear makeup, I just look like "me with makeup". I'm not going to be magically transformed into Halle Berry by a wave of my mascara wand.

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 4:15 PM  

Ok. I'll leave you all to it, then. Ciao.

Anonymous Will Best July 14, 2014 4:19 PM  

Doing blow off their pimp's ass = somebody we can work with

Doing something legal in their free time = unmanageable diva

Anonymous NorthernHamlet July 14, 2014 4:29 PM  

Come on now guys, don't leave me hanging.

Solid 8?

Anonymous Alte July 14, 2014 4:33 PM  

But, for the record, you guys keep misquoting me.

I said that I was attractive (a bit above average, like a 6), and that there were a lot of women here who are downright beautiful and glamorous in a manner you don't often see in the States.

I think my daughter is prettier than her classmates, but there are only eleven girls in her class and she doesn't look that much like me.

The topic was beauty and European/German women, so I wasn't derailing, and I was responding to other people's comments.

But whatever.

Blogger Bogey July 14, 2014 4:41 PM  

"it shows that some people don't see anything wrong with using a technological advantage to track and kill animals for fun. I'm not sure which is most depressing."

LOL, every since we learned to use sharpened sticks we had a technological advantage.

Anonymous Lowly Lurker July 14, 2014 4:43 PM  

Alte said:

He likes the short hair... the frumpy clothes drove him absolutely bonkers.


Is he a closeted fag or something?

Anonymous Rabbit July 14, 2014 4:54 PM  

**Apparently it's not enough to be young and beautiful. To be employed as a professional model, a girl must also possess politically correct opinions concerning big-game hunting.**

While I disagree with the politically correct premise that a model (or anyone else) should not hunt big game (assuming that the game is not genuinely endangered), I'd say that in the large scheme of things, this actually displays more intelligence (however mistakenly applied) than many of the posters here, since the people in question apparently do not automatically assume that beautiful women have beautiful (by however they might define the term) inner attitudes, or that ugly women are correspondingly necessarily 'poisonous' inside.

And I wouldn't say that her career is necessarily 'finished'. I've seen plenty of advertisements in my NRA and gun magazines with beautiful women. Guns are a pricey hobby, and people who buy gun magazines often have plenty of money to spend, which I am sure the advertisers know well.

Anonymous Rabbit July 14, 2014 5:00 PM  

**When 9/10 housewives could take a meat clever and chop the head off a chicken, pluck it, gut it, stuff it, cook it, and serve it the world was that much more civilized.**

Never chopped the head off and cleaned a chicken. I've chopped off the heads of and cleaned rabbits, fish, and turkeys. But never chickens. But I'm not entirely sure how much use I have for 'civilization' since the main benefits thereof thus far in my life seem to be deliberately enabling my systematic physical and sexual abuse as a child and killing my pet orphaned duckling as revenge for my catching a petty public official telling a lie.

Anonymous roger u July 14, 2014 5:10 PM  

Big deal. I read that the video fulfilled the contract, but even if they let her go because of the hunting, its a private corporation making decisions that reflect it's values. Seems libertarian to me.

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 5:52 PM  

roger u: Big deal. I read that the video fulfilled the contract, but even if they let her go because of the hunting, its a private corporation making decisions that reflect it's values. Seems libertarian to me.

Not the point. I don't think Vox is advocating that this shouldn't be permitted to happen, only that there is no reason to give most progressives the benefit of the doubt about their notions of "fairness" and "inclusiveness," that you should be aware of what you put up about yourself on the Internet, and don't expect turnabout to be fair play.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 5:57 PM  

Alte July 14, 2014 4:33 PM
But whatever.



indeed.

1 - i have no authority on this board. feel free to tell me to piss off
2 - plenty of other women have commented in this thread and all over the place and don't have a problem
3 - commenting about Euro women is ontopic. you and your family are not.
4 - does everything make you cry?

maybe Vox will have a problem with this. maybe not.

it's not a good indication when he's already keying on you for humblebragging and talking about your appearance.

i could be wrong but it seems to me that this is not far off of what got yttik / GG banned. twice.

so far as i'm concerned, you're welcome here. you just need to remember, "It's not all about me".




Rabbit July 14, 2014 5:00 PM
Never chopped the head off and cleaned a chicken.



Ann Morgan?

Anonymous hausfrau July 14, 2014 6:08 PM  

"But I'm not entirely sure how much use I have for 'civilization' since the main benefits thereof thus far in my life seem to be deliberately enabling my systematic physical and sexual abuse as a child and killing my pet orphaned duckling as revenge for my catching a petty public official telling a lie."

I'm holding my breath for the story about the boyfriends who left you for gold diggers on two separate occasions.

Anonymous hausfrau July 14, 2014 6:14 PM  

Candace Swanopeol very cute but not stunning without makeup.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2652788/Candice-Swanepoel-goes-make-free-LAX-showcases-sexy-slim-pins-tight-fitting-LBD.html

Candace Swanopeol in feel show gear. Stunning but I wouldn't say her face is what I would call beautiful.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2654819/Candice-Swanepoel-shows-stunning-figure-leather-backless-crop-trousers-Maxim-Hot-100-bash.html

At any rate, the fresh faced girl above has a lot to work with if she wants to transition from cute to stunning. There are a lot of high ranking models like that. Never under estimate makeup and clothing.

Blogger JCclimber July 14, 2014 6:32 PM  

As if she isn't wearing makeup and clothing in her picture.

and it is amusing to see Ann Morgan sneaking back in.

Blogger Retrenched July 14, 2014 6:39 PM  

She's quite pretty, though not supermodel gorgeous by any means. 8.5/10.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 6:48 PM  

As if she isn't wearing makeup and clothing in her picture.

Performer's makeup =/= street makeup

1 - i have no authority on this board. feel free to tell me to piss off

Yeah, he likes it.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 6:52 PM  

Also, I've still got a Rule 2 invocation outstanding on Rabbit from Saturday's libertarianism thread, in case the moderators could use an excuse now, later, or any time.

Blogger Jefferson Selvy July 14, 2014 6:55 PM  

H&K or Appleseed should hire her to promote their youth products

Blogger Jefferson Selvy July 14, 2014 6:56 PM  

Or more likely FN

Anonymous achtung July 14, 2014 7:00 PM  

@Sigyn

Follow the footnote, dim idiot.

LOL. Just because you state that you are being solipsistic doesn’t make it any less so. As Vox noted in this very thread: If we can ever figure out how to derive electricity from female solipsism, our energy problems will be solved.

Moving on...

Do you even know what I do all day? No? Of course not. I guarantee, though, no matter what you imagine I do from 4:30am to 11 pm every day, it's more taxing and more productive than standing around letting people take pictures that they'll later Photoshop beyond recognition.

Oh doubtlessly so. My point was not that – my point was that being a housewife isn’t exactly a hard job either – harder than being a model, sure – and naturally far more important. But still you tradcon wives get quite the deal!

Some quotes from commenters on a recent Alpha Game post make the point better than I could

From Cail Corishev

In a recent comment at Dalrock's I talked about all the hard work my great-grandmother did as a farm wife and mother of seven, before innovations like indoor plumbing and kitchen and laundry appliances. That was hard work. Most of that physical work has been eliminated or made much easier, and most people have fewer kids.

Think about your own job. Now imagine that you only had a third as many responsibilities, and machines started doing about 80% of your work for you. Think that might qualify as "easy"?

Sure, raising kids and housekeeping can still be tough at times, and it can certainly be frustrating, but "hard work" the way people talk about it? Not really. I know women who are doing it, even with several homeschooling kids, and they still have time for hobbies, home businesses, and church activities. The ones I know who are unhappy are unhappy for the same reasons as other women: boredom and vague feelings of frustration they can't define, not excess work. If anything, they need more work to leave them less time and energy for over-analyzing their happiness level.


Consider also from RobertW on the same post:

Unless you have a boatload of kids, are home schooling, or have truly special needs kids (not phony special needs) being a stay at home mother is a breeze in this day and age except for the first 2-3 years. Just look at all the stay-at-home moms hanging out at Starbucks all day.

@Stickwick

LOL! Mindlessly fighting for team woman, eh? VD does have you chicks figured out. Anyway, housewife != scientist, so your cute little objection fails.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 7:07 PM  

*eyeroll* Ride that horse, Achtung, ride it until you get attention.

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 7:11 PM  

...And, of course, it took this long for me to remember what "achtung" translates to in English. That's LOL-worthy right there.

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 7:47 PM  

achtung: LOL! Mindlessly fighting for team woman, eh? VD does have you chicks figured out. Anyway, housewife != scientist, so your cute little objection fails.

Satire = "fighting for team woman," eh? My guess is that you're new around here.

Anonymous Jack Amok July 14, 2014 8:06 PM  

Satire = "fighting for team woman," eh? My guess is that you're new around here.

I dunno. achtung could be an old troll trying on a new dress.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 8:12 PM  

Sigyn July 14, 2014 6:48 PM
Yeah, he likes it.



well, i say. and after all i've done for you. we'll just see if i take up for you again the next time someone tells you TorGTFO.

[ gathers up skirts and flounces off ]



Stickwick July 14, 2014 7:47 PM
Satire


that's too many syllables. i'm presuming you'll need to simplify things in order for Achtung to keep up.

Anonymous hausfrau July 14, 2014 8:28 PM  

"As if she isn't wearing makeup and clothing in her picture."


Big, big difference between a t-shirt and jeans, going out to lunch with the girls make up day and the type of clothing and makeup models wear when they are on the job. I can't imagine you don't know the difference. I've seen candid pics of Madonna on the street side by side with her current performing photos. Her makeup artist deserves a medal of honor. At any rate, that cute 17 year old could easily play dress up at a Victoria Secret model with some work. She reminds me of Christy Brinkley in her 80''s prime. But she's still no Adriana Lima or Cindy Crawford (early 90's).

Anonymous TJ July 14, 2014 8:37 PM  

One of the telegraph article commenters a VD reader?:

"This is the danger of living in a repressive moralist society. There is a mistaken belief by some on the right that we are no longer moral. The opposite is true. We live under the most comprehensive, fierce morality in Western history. That is what Political Correctness is; a kind of secularised sharia.

People are destroyed by moral pressure, as here. We are surrounded by an informal mutaween who observe our every action and compare it to their Progressive Quran. In this case, she has fallen foul of the insane environmentalist part of that sharia.

With technology turning society into a panopticon, we can do one of two things; we can turn our backs on Political Correctness, or find ourselves living in a terrible, restrictive society where nobody can do anything but that which is approved by our moralist oppressors.

Clearly ditching the PC is the right approach.
"

Anonymous Sigyn July 14, 2014 8:41 PM  

well, i say. and after all i've done for you. we'll just see if i take up for you again the next time someone tells you TorGTFO.

[ gathers up skirts and flounces off ]


...MY BRAIN. YOU HAVE KILLED IT WITH YOUR MENTAL IMAGE.

*curls up, quivering, in corner* I hope you're satisfied...

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 10:00 PM  

i don't recall ever asserting that i was a woman or a man on this board.

why, therefore, have i given you night terrors?

Anonymous Obviously Obvious July 14, 2014 10:19 PM  

"White women are the most averse to black men of all the races."

Not necessarily.

Scientists discover white women go for the faces of black men


To the topic at hand, the women is fairly attractive. Not anything to write home about. It is most unfortunate that her contract was essentially terminated, but it would appear the employer played its "freedom of association" card.

Anonymous Stickwick July 14, 2014 10:54 PM  

bob k. mando: i don't recall ever asserting that i was a woman or a man on this board.

why, therefore, have i given you night terrors?


Well, your handle is "bob"; but Stephen King once asserted -- correctly, I think -- that the unknown was far more terrifying than the known.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 14, 2014 11:19 PM  

Stickwick July 14, 2014 10:54 PM
Well, your handle is "bob"



any rudimentary google search will reveal that Robert(a?) Kamehameha Mando is clearly ludicrous as an actual name.

also, i may have just been referring to my kilt.

Anonymous Anti-Democracy Activist July 14, 2014 11:22 PM  

I wonder how many of the complainers are strict vegans?

Because otherwise, y'know, Ned Stark's comment about letting other people do your killing for you comes to mind.

Anonymous Rhys July 14, 2014 11:25 PM  

Cute, likes sports, likes guns...definite wife material

Blogger rycamor July 14, 2014 11:44 PM  

bob k. mando July 14, 2014 11:19 PM

Stickwick July 14, 2014 10:54 PM
Well, your handle is "bob"


any rudimentary google search will reveal that Robert(a?) Kamehameha Mando is clearly ludicrous as an actual name.


bob k. mando == bob quemando == burning bob

I don't know I don't even....

Anonymous Stickwick July 15, 2014 12:11 AM  

rycamor: bob k. mando == bob quemando == burning bob

I thought it was bob k. mando == bob commando, he of the flouncing kilt.

Blogger rycamor July 15, 2014 12:38 AM  

Stick,

Ewwwww...

Thanks for that.

Anonymous Alte July 15, 2014 1:45 AM  

maybe Vox will have a problem with this

I've been waiting for Vox to ban me since I first showed up, actually, and I'm mildly surprised every time one of my posts goes through. I'm not quite sure what to make of it, since I'm not the sort of woman he usually tolerates and I can't figure out why he's keeping me around.

As for solipsism and humility, this isn't the first place I'd normally go to for a lecture on those particular things, but I appreciate your advice regardless. I was rambling on a bit.

Anonymous VD July 15, 2014 3:04 AM  

But, for the record, you guys keep misquoting me.

Bulllshit, Alte. To the contrary, we see through your attempts to portray yourself and your daughter as more attractive than the norm. And we also observe your solipsistic insistence on talking about yourself and your family.

I've been waiting for Vox to ban me since I first showed up, actually, and I'm mildly surprised every time one of my posts goes through

Why? You haven't broken any rules. There is no rule against being a tedious, narcissistic, solipsistic bore.

As for solipsism and humility, this isn't the first place I'd normally go to for a lecture on those particular things, but I appreciate your advice regardless. I was rambling on a bit.

What you call "rambling" is what anyone else would describe as "talking about yourself". No one, literally NO ONE is as interested in you and your family as you are. You're a grown woman and you should be able to discuss ideas and concepts and events without always seeking to somehow connect them to you and your life.

Anonymous Alte July 15, 2014 3:29 AM  

The bold always comes across like shouting.

"we see through your attempts to portray yourself and your daughter as more attractive than the norm"

Attempts? I think I've just stated this outright and it's not like my appearance is any sort of mystery.

At any rate, the commenting policy is written in a manner that leaves it completely open to your interpretation and whims. If you find me so tedious and irritating, and think I add nothing to any topical discussion, why not just declare me a troll and do everyone the favor of banning me? I'm sure you can find some suitable excuse.

But don't bother. World Cup is over and we disagree on so many other topics, and get along so poorly, that there's not much point in my sticking around any longer. I didn't realize I was boring everyone, or I would have exited sooner.

Anonymous Rhys July 15, 2014 4:09 AM  

The Chipmunk Queen's attention whoring distracted me from the point I was going to make. This woman was selected as a make up model. I, and every other man, are not the target demographic. Women are the target demographic and certain women at that - the ones desperate to spend heaps money to look as youthful and fresh as this chick - and they are the careerist, conformist carousel rider looking to reaffirm her value (through men's attention) as the wall looms. Any brand targeted toward men could cash in on L'Oreal's actions - i.e a beer company could hire her to be a face of their brand - not only is she hot but she comes across the cute little girl you just want to rescue/protect, and it doesn't hurt that she likes men's hobbies. With some good PR she could establish herself by carving out a niche appealing to men who are sick of a choice between Megan Fox (young, hot but reeks of sluttiness) and whatever aging actress is currently smashing headfirst into the wall while being held up as a sex symbol.

Anonymous Rhys July 15, 2014 4:13 AM  

By the way, are their any female commenters here who aren't solipsistic attention whores?

Stickwick seems the exception

Anonymous Toby Temple July 15, 2014 5:34 AM  

Bad VD. Hurt girls' feelings. They're gonna cry now.

And Bob K. Mando. Sample pic of girls you find pretty? (baiting people to start posting pics of hot chics)

Anonymous Loki Sjalfsainn July 15, 2014 8:52 AM  

By the way, are their any female commenters here who aren't solipsistic attention whores?

The eyes of a fool behold precisely what he wishes.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 15, 2014 9:46 AM  

Alte July 15, 2014 1:45 AM
I've been waiting for Vox to ban me since I first showed up, actually,



indicating that *you* know perfectly well that you are behaving in a very childish and unacceptable way.


Alte July 15, 2014 3:29 AM
At any rate, the commenting policy is written in a manner that leaves it completely open to your interpretation and whims.



note that even AFTER you admit to knowing that your posting is basic attention whoring ... you still try to cast Vox as the one being at fault.


now that i've succeeded in making Sigyn's brains drip out of her ears:
does anyone understand WHAT i was lampooning?

here's a hint:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJdOEoXWLtU&t=63

Anonymous bob k. mando July 15, 2014 9:58 AM  

Rhys July 15, 2014 4:13 AM
Stickwick seems the exception



as i pointed out when this shitstorm started, there are plenty of women who do NOT have 'problems' posting here.

it's odd how many of them have handles that begin with 's', but there are plenty of others.


Alte can emulate them ... or she can keep doing what she's doing.

seriously, Alte, all you have to do is STOP TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF.

and the first way you can demonstrate this is by going radio silent in this thread.

telling us that everything makes you cry is right out.



Toby Temple July 15, 2014 5:34 AM
And Bob K. Mando. Sample pic of girls you find pretty?



since i seem to have gained a spanish appellation of 'flaming bob' my taste in these matters in clearly suspect.

Anonymous Stickwick July 15, 2014 11:05 AM  

bob k. mando: as i pointed out when this shitstorm started, there are plenty of women who do NOT have 'problems' posting here.

Notice that those women are generally very male-friendly. In my case, it's not that I'm necessarily any less of an attention-seeker, but that it's much more fun to be a bonafide part of the conversation with men, and the best way to do that is to stay on topic. Life is full of ironies, and one of them is that, with men, anyway, the best way to get attention for yourself (in a good way) is to talk about anything BUT yourself*.

it's odd how many of them have handles that begin with 's', but there are plenty of others.

Yeah, that's come up before. It must mean something!

Anonymous Stickwick July 15, 2014 11:10 AM  

* Unless it's relevant to the topic, or at least entertaining.

Anonymous Rhys July 15, 2014 5:39 PM  

And the white knight rushes to defend his lady.

Anonymous achtung July 16, 2014 9:49 AM  

@Sigyn, Stickwick, Jack Amok

Your replies were long on snark and short on addressing anything I said.

You can't refute my arguments so you resort to mockery.

How very leftist of you.

Anonymous Stickwick July 16, 2014 10:09 AM  

achtung, sometimes when the only response is snark, there's a good reason. Cogitate on that.

BTW, you failed to include Nate. Although, perhaps you perceived that he was sincere in his exasperation.

Anonymous Jubal the Ugly One July 17, 2014 1:28 AM  

Alcestis Eshtemoa at July 14, 2014 11:54 AM wrote:

I find East Asian men kind of cute, but Chinese men seem to have bad breath from eating pets.

That's why they call it dog breath.


Care for some soup?

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_sA_-3O6TH3E/Sm2hyBBc5DI/AAAAAAAAGuQ/J2GbNIOpUAo/s320/060320DogsPenisSoup-724215.jpg

Anonymous Luke July 17, 2014 6:40 PM  

achtung July 14, 2014 9:01 AM
The stuff I* do all day long--taking care of a baby and a dog,

"Lol. Solipsism.

Why do women always have to Photoshop themselves into everything?

Lady you don't do a tenth of what old fashioned housewives did but you talk about it ten timescas much."


I am going to wholeheartedly defend Sigyn here.
My wife and I have 25-month-old old twin girls. My wife is a SAHM.

When I'm home (I travel out of state for my job most of the time), I pitch in fully with their care.
Our kids have never once been in daycare or had a paid sitter. (About once every 6 weeks, when I'm out of state working, and my wife needs to go to a dentist appointment or the like, they'll spend ~2 hours at their grandparents'.) I watch them when in town if my wife has an appointment during that time, and vice versa.

The kids' two main meals each day entails easily over two hours for preparation, feeding, and cleanup. Their diapers don't change themselves (I do ~1/3 - 1/2 when home), and the poopy ones can take a bit, especially with the occasional blowout (escape diaper). I normally spend multiple hours a day for the first 4-5 days I'm home (after being gone several months) cooking and preserving special foods for them. Oh, and we both spend hours every day playing with them (reading over a dozen age-appropriate books a day to them, every day, is particular mutual entertainment). We take them to their grandparents' house about every 2-3 days as the main entertainment there. And, there's washing all their stuff (bedding and special blankies, not just clothing, the latter of which they wear 2-3 different sets a day for various purposes.) Our girls have yet to drive themselves to pediatrician appointments or do the shopping for what they need. (Easily half our grocery expenditures are for their various organic/high-nutrition food, and I spend way more time cooking for them than for my wife and I.) Lastly, even if the kids are playing without interaction with a parent, they still need at least half an eye kept on them.

Even with both of us there, the kids take up the majority of our waking time, without regret. While doing a lousy job might not take up much of the day, our kids are being raised in a way that's much more time-consuming. (The formally organized homeschooling is still in the future, too.)

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