Hump-day Links XVII

by Michael on October 7, 2009 · 0 comments

You know, now that he thinks about it he's not so cool with Andie running off after Blane.

You know, now that he thinks about it, he's not so cool with Andie running off after Blane.

I know, I know — the lack of 24-hour Brett Favre hype on ESPN is getting you down. Don’t worry, they can only program the World Series of Poker so many hours a week. They’re just taking a break so everyone can stop hyperventilating. In the meantime, might I suggest you occupy your mind with something productive, which may or may not appear below:

  • The Natives Call It ‘Maize’: Does Your Behavior Match Your Words? is one of the most critical questions you should ask yourself. David Wygant asks some thought-provoking questions about what pickup artists call “congruence” — your challenge is to be honest with yourself. []
  • Maybe They’ll Catfight: We recently learned that Fox News has a “sexpert,” and now The Five Red Flags of Online Dating is advice from The Huffington Post’s dating columnist. I approve of these developments on two levels: 1) a little sex (with the right partner) might lighten up everyone involved; 2) “Winkers are wankers” is actually pretty awesome advice. [Huffington Post]
  • No Longer Room for Two: Back to Basics | Men’s Shirts Take Off tells us Brooks Brothers will be introducing the “extra slim” fit. Considering how men’s shirt sizes have ballooned over the past couple decades, here’s hoping a slim guy in a 33/16 will finally stop looking like he’s wearing a tent. [New York Times]
  • Wasn’t Me, Maybe It Was a Spammer: The psychology of the booty call includes this nugget: “women reported receiving more booty calls (although men did not report initiating more).” That’s an easy one: everyone knows that booty calls, like invitations to threesomes, are only just kidding, unless she’s into it. []
  • Yeah, He’s Number One in My Book: Do Assholes Really Finish First? takes up the case study of unfunny drunk Tucker Max and concedes that the answer is yes, as long as “finish first” is defined as “not having true friends or lovers.” It obviously isn’t defined as “making movies that sell.” Also: even psychologists don’t know what a “neg” is. [Psychology Today]
  • Thanks a Frickin’ Lot: Men have been shopping more; now do they want more? is a column by a woman. She seems to be peeved by the fat that men are spending almost as much on clothes as women. Why else would she devote a column to $400 sweaters, vests and kilts (the latter of which should only be worn if you’ve also got a sporran, tam and shillelagh)? She finishes up with the big gun: “mantyhose.” You’ll find me curled up in a fetal position. []
  • Money Can’t Buy You Dating Skills: The Dating Game, Ivied and Pedigreed is yet another article about ivy-league dating, or lack thereof. You think you have it bad? At least you’re not stuck in a room with “clusters of guys and girls just staring at each other,” where everyone complains about how no one meets their high standards, punctuated by someone being mocked because their college wasn’t “plus.” [New York Times]
  • Woof, Baby, Woof: ‘All men are dogs’ or are they? asks the age-old question, followed by the kind of answer I’d expect from a college student: “there is a true man out there for every heartbroken, lovesick woman,” and “chivalry is not dead,” thus promoting a new batch of wistfully pining “guy friends.” [North Carolina A&T Register]

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