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Old 02-28-2014, 08:23 PM   #1366
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I stand by my rant of horror-themed T-shirts. Even if you are at a con, and "amongst friends", there's still a line between tasteful and juvenile, and many horror fans opt for juvenile.

Ever see the Charlie's Angels movie? (I'm only bringing it up since I saw it recently on one of the movie channels). There's a scene where Drew Barrymore falls from a balcony completely naked, and comes upon a couple of video game-playing preteens. In the next scene, she's wearing a gaudy Steve Austin black T-shirt, and the implication is obvious that she got the shirt from the kids. Well, most of the horror T-shirts I see seem to be aimed at the same demographic, and adults look just as ridiculous wearing them.
Yes, I saw that movie (and I was a teen at the time, so I had fun). But I stand by what I said too: some people are too uptight about assigning what is and isn't appropriate behavior for certain ages. And, of all the ridiculous things a person could complain about, wearing Fan Merchandise...at a Fan Gathering... I hope you realize how little sense that makes.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:02 PM   #1367
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Plus, I'd venture to say most people who do dress well still have at least one tattoo, which is a million times dumber than the dumbest shirt.
^^^This. I'm wearing a MAD magazine shirt at work right now, and I'm awesome for doing so.

At the risk of insulting someone, I'd say it is way worse to have a tribal tattoo you got in the 90s during a "bro" period in your life that is now hidden under a dress shirt
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:06 PM   #1368
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^^^This. I'm wearing a MAD magazine shirt at work right now, and I'm awesome for doing so.
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:45 AM   #1369
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Wow, so much concern over tattoos and "appropriate" attire in the workplace. It just doesn't register to me! I got to work with tattoos all over, including my head and hands and I wear my everyday clothes. Most of which consists of band or movie t-shirts displaying such gems as "I Love To Say Fuck" or "Red Hot Pussy Liquors" or the like. Grante I don't work in customer service, but the only thing that matters to my employers is that I'm great at my job and work damn hard! I guess I'm lucky to work with people who aren't so narrow minded...
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:02 AM   #1370
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My unpopular opinion for the day is that I could not possibly care any less how anyone dressed.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:46 AM   #1371
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I respect Johnny Cash but musically he doesn't do anything for me. And I mean nothing, as in his songs don't affect me emotionally one way or the other. I can understand why he is popular, but I just don't feel it.
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:06 AM   #1372
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My unpopular opinion for the day is that I could not possibly care any less how anyone dressed.
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I got to work with tattoos all over, including my head and hands and I wear my everyday clothes. Most of which consists of band or movie t-shirts displaying such gems as "I Love To Say Fuck" or "Red Hot Pussy Liquors" or the like. Grante I don't work in customer service, but the only thing that matters to my employers is that I'm great at my job and work damn hard! I guess I'm lucky to work with people who aren't so narrow minded...
Um... now, that I might have a problem with. Not your freedom to wear what you want: I mean, people are allowed to wear all manner of religious garb and most religions are dogmatic or discriminatory to one group of people or another. But, guys who wear shit like "FBI: Female Body Inspector" are boneheads. I think one of those clowns wore that crap in school when I was in school (in the 90's) and it didn't sit right with me. You'd better believe that kind of guy wouldn't stand next to me if I was wearing some male-objectifying equivalent and say "lookin' good!" or "two of a kind" or something like that. So, I don't buy the "we're all open-minded by wearing Sex-clamatory Remark shirts because at least then we're saying what we think" argument, as exemplified by just wearing shirts that irritate people. Who's to say a woman who isn't cool with a (straight or gay) guy wearing a shirt like that isn't open-minded if she literally has to deal with meatheads all day long and isn't in the mood to see you wearing "Red Hot Pussy Liquors" afterward? God knows I reach my final-straw boiling point several times every month as a gay man. Usually when I come across a guy who really doesn't have a problem but still wears a kinda sleazy shirt or says something completely harmless that strikes me the wrong way. And that's the last thing I'd want to happen.

Anyway, point being, I'm not that cool with the idea that we should all support the status quo belief that if you deal with people insulting who/what you objectively are all day (which sure as hell has happened to many women, so I don't think I'm just arguing for myself here), you should be the one who changes. Every time.

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:06 AM   #1373
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I really don't have a problem with people that have tattoos or who wear even "misogynist" shirts, or ones with swears. I'm vile in my humor, but I just don't feel comfortable wearing something like "Red Hot Pussy Liquors". But if someone does, I don't care.

But I hear you, 17thJuggalo as you explained my exact situation I was talking about. I'm nearing 30 and I see how others dress and they really aren't rocking the band shirts and whatnot. With that said, it is winter and I've just recently had this fashion revelation. That being said, I wear dress pants and a dress shirt/T-shirt under (in general, my every day wardrobe is the same but with jeans) or a golf style shirt at least for work. It just seems that I'm caught in the middle of getting old I guess. But with that said, dressing preppy or trying to impress by fashion doesn't seem all that fun unless you're out chasing pussy. And dressing all the time like you'd dress at work would be a bore.

SO... what if I was to propose that as long as you're not an obnoxious prick drawing attention to yourself while wearing a goofy graphic shirt, you're all right? How much of fashion is subconscious interpretation? Like many people have said, it'd appear silly if Cameron Diaz had a wrestling shirt on only... but if she worked the wrestling shirt into an outfit, I dunno. If Cameron Diaz was in a black sexy get up, I'd like it more if she had an Austin 3:16 shirt underneath her leather jacket or whatever than just a plain shirt because at least it displays something she enjoys, but it's in the background just enough that only those who really got it would ever recognize it.

But at the end of the day, every man here would fuck Cameron Diaz if she'd just rolled around in pig shit, so her wardrobe is moot.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:22 AM   #1374
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Let's open up a new can of worms since it was brought up before: juvenile humor. I still fucking love it. I still love titty comedies and party comedies. But if these are examples of being juvenile... why does every Tom, Dick and Harry go out and make EVERY comic book movie and EVERY cartoon a billion dollar grossing picture by default? I had a conversation about how all these movies should be for little kids with my cousin and he made a valid point, saying they're not for kids because of the tone of the movie. I call at least moderate bullshit. If there's a motherfucker named "Batman" in the fuckin' movie, all I can think about is being 5 years old, about the only fuckin' age of a person who I can't help but snicker at when they utter "Superman" from their mouths. I ain't hating to be a dick and I really don't care, different strokes for different folks. They can sit there and pretend they're driving in the Batmobile, I'll stick with guys fucking pies, raiding panties and proclaiming in triumph, "We've got bush!"
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:38 PM   #1375
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why does every Tom, Dick and Harry go out and make EVERY comic book movie and EVERY cartoon a billion dollar grossing picture by default?
There's a couple reasons for this I think:

- The advertising and hype for a super hero movie are absolutely insane
- People want to root for a hero in a world where there are very few real ones
- The movies are easily digestible and are a good distraction from people's boring day to day routine
- People go into these movies knowing what to expect

This is a perfect formula for success.

But going back to juvenile humor films, I love them too. I just watched Revenge of the Nerds with my wife a week ago and laughed just as much as I did when I first saw it. Those movies are just fun.
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:03 PM   #1376
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Let's open up a new can of worms since it was brought up before: juvenile humor. I still fucking love it. I still love titty comedies and party comedies. But if these are examples of being juvenile... why does every Tom, Dick and Harry go out and make EVERY comic book movie and EVERY cartoon a billion dollar grossing picture by default? I had a conversation about how all these movies should be for little kids with my cousin and he made a valid point, saying they're not for kids because of the tone of the movie. I call at least moderate bullshit. If there's a motherfucker named "Batman" in the fuckin' movie, all I can think about is being 5 years old, about the only fuckin' age of a person who I can't help but snicker at when they utter "Superman" from their mouths. I ain't hating to be a dick and I really don't care, different strokes for different folks. They can sit there and pretend they're driving in the Batmobile, I'll stick with guys fucking pies, raiding panties and proclaiming in triumph, "We've got bush!"
I never found juvenile humor funny... well, beyond something I think could be deemed juvenile: certain people shouting. I still laugh at that. I laughed at it during Possession. I laughed at it during Leprechaun 2, followed by a sound effect. It actually depends on the person and tone of the voice screaming. But, there's another one: sound effects. The right sound can make an explosion funny. I actually laugh at a lot of sound effects when paired with certain images. Online review videos are famous for this (especially the classic "Duhn! Duhn! DUUUUUHHHHN!" - and the "Dramatic Chipmunk" cue). High-pitched voices can be funny (if they say the right things), women swearing, the whole Edina and Patsy drunken routine on Absolutely Fabulous. People punching each other can be funny. Accidents can be funny. Other people laughing can be funny- what's not juvenile about that?

Although, I count most of this as absurdist humor. (People aren't supposed to flip tables in a posh restaurant, pianos are supposed to be in-tune, people are not supposed to throw baseballs at another person's head, cows aren't supposed to think about eating people.) Which might not be that far removed from juvenile humor. I will never laugh at a guy wearing panties on his head, but there's an absurdist factor here as well. Since that's not where they go or who is meant to be wearing them.

As for superhero movies... I agree on Superman, disagree on Batman. Tim Burton has a lot of subtle and extremely intelligent dark humor running through his films. So, they take care of themselves (until we get to his remake factory where the humor is all right on the surface). Christopher Nolan tries to make the films serious and makes them boring. Either way, I accept that Batman is in fact a real person underneath the suit. Superman is a very strange brand of boyscout about as realistic as Howard Stern's Fartman. So, is he silly and appealing to children- perhaps. With Batman, I don't think kids always grasp how complex the stories are meant to be (so fans tell me) in the comics. I sure think Burton's films had stuff a lot of kids won't fully appreciate when they watch as children.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:00 PM   #1377
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When someone mentions juvenile humor, one word comes immediately to mind: Troma.

I don't think of absurdest humor as childish. It can be very effective. But when fart and poop gags and prolonged "boobie" fawning makes the cut... I lift up my hands so as to ask why... why oh why... was this made. And then I remember there is tentacle porn, and that everything has a place...
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:39 PM   #1378
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When someone mentions juvenile humor, one word comes immediately to mind: Troma.

I don't think of absurdest humor as childish. It can be very effective. But when fart and poop gags and prolonged "boobie" fawning makes the cut... I lift up my hands so as to ask why... why oh why... was this made. And then I remember there is tentacle porn, and that everything has a place...
Fart jokes are for when film makers are desperate to get a laugh if they don't think the movie is funny enough. Throw one in and no matter how bad the production is (Master of Disquise, I'm looking at you) you're guaranteed to get a few snickers out of it.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:55 PM   #1379
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Um... now, that I might have a problem with. Not your freedom to wear what you want: I mean, people are allowed to wear all manner of religious garb and most religions are dogmatic or discriminatory to one group of people or another. But, guys who wear shit like "FBI: Female Body Inspector" are boneheads. I think one of those clowns wore that crap in school when I was in school (in the 90's) and it didn't sit right with me. You'd better believe that kind of guy wouldn't stand next to me if I was wearing some male-objectifying equivalent and say "lookin' good!" or "two of a kind" or something like that. So, I don't buy the "we're all open-minded by wearing Sex-clamatory Remark shirts because at least then we're saying what we think" argument, as exemplified by just wearing shirts that irritate people. Who's to say a woman who isn't cool with a (straight or gay) guy wearing a shirt like that isn't open-minded if she literally has to deal with meatheads all day long and isn't in the mood to see you wearing "Red Hot Pussy Liquors" afterward? God knows I reach my final-straw boiling point several times every month as a gay man. Usually when I come across a guy who really doesn't have a problem but still wears a kinda sleazy shirt or says something completely harmless that strikes me the wrong way. And that's the last thing I'd want to happen.

Anyway, point being, I'm not that cool with the idea that we should all support the status quo belief that if you deal with people insulting who/what you objectively are all day (which sure as hell has happened to many women, so I don't think I'm just arguing for myself here), you should be the one who changes. Every time.
Wow. The fact that you can have all that to say about a "House of 1000 Corpses" T-shirt just confounds me. It's a shirt. Of a movie. That I like. I give it no more thought than that. Life's too short to be so uptight.
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