Mar 5, 2014

Things I Don't Get Part 11


      I still remember like it was yesterday when I was asking myself: "What's wrong with camel toe? Why do people condemn it so much? Nobody complains over boobs showing their form through clothes so what's the difference with some vagina showing?" It's just some outline of labia majora, really, what's all the hubbub about it? I kept thinking about it and I really wanted to write a post on the subject but I somehow didn't see the topic alone forming a legitimate, substantial post so I decided to discard the idea and I was bummed - I really wanted to write about camel toe. And I had a catchy sentence too: 'What's wrong with camel toe? It's just vagina cleavage.' But then I started to think about women with fake boobs wearing bras and people wearing their dogs in bags and it hit me: "I can't make short, individual posts about stupid things which annoy me and which I don't get, that would be to easy and quite frankly too lame, but I can, in fact, make a post about a selection of things I don't get. Yes. That's exactly what I should do." And I did. Exactly one year and one day ago, I posted the first Things I Don't Get post and I'm really happy I did because the TIDG series has been serving me beautifully as a venting platform. And I've actually learned something new too - on TIDG #5, a gentleman commented and explained why the theaters are so damn cold and now I know. It still bothers me though. But that's not the point, the point is that today I have another set of things I don't get and if you do get any of these, please, feel free to enlighten me.
  1. Why do people keep saying that the combination of black and white is monochromatic (in shades of only one color)? And don't give me that black-is-not-a-color-black-is-absence-of-color bullshit. So if I have black hair, I don't have any color hair - I'm not black, I'm bald? If you can buy a can of something than it exists and you can buy a can of black paint, you don't just buy a can of nothing, so black color much exists, deal with it.
  2. How come people wear winter everything and summer shoes? If it's so cold that you need to wear a scarf, don't you also need to wear socks?
  3. Why is the packaging always at least one third too big for the thing it's containing? I know it's supposed to trick us into thinking we get more stuff than we actually do, but we see right through that, we're on to you, marketing people. If I get three chips in a bag, why does it have to be big enough to fit a medium size zebra?
  4. How could spooning become so popular when it's so annoying?? It's not like sex which is supposed to be fun for both (or all) parties, because when it comes to spooning, one party always loses: can't position yourself properly, your arm is falling asleep, it's too frigging hot, whenever someone wants to turn it's always a tumultuous process, your privates smother in your partner's farts ... Should I go on?? Who the fuck made spooning popular?!
  5. Throwback posts. I don't get them. Why would you repost something you already posted? If you like some posts and you want to remember people of them, post a link, don't just repost the entire thing, that's cheating. Although ... On second thought ... Fuck it, I'm going to start posting those too, so from now on, every Friday, I'm going to post something I've already posted, it seem sensible. When you think about it, The Times, the Rolling Stone magazine, Vogue etc. are all publishing old articles all the time. Right?
  6. Why are people hanging pictures of themselves around the house as art, you know, a giant naked picture of yourself hanging in the living room? You think you're a God's masterpiece or something? You sure are a piece of work, I'll give you that, because that's just creepy ...
  7. Why do they even sell deodorants with aluminum based ingredients if they know that those cause breast cancer? Wouldn't it be better just to stop putting stuff in stuff that could kill people?
  8. How come animal rights activists don't demand they stop mating and breeding French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers? Over 80 % of puppies of those breeds have to be born with C sections because the heads are to large for mothers' hips so they can't give birth naturally. In nature, those breeds would never survive, it's just human vanity 'because they're so cute' that allows for this to happen. But isn't it sad? Do what you want with your body, but don't be inconsiderate to animals who can't stand up for themselves. Stop breeding/buying French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers. Fucking morons.
  9. How come there's no 'fuck you' smiley? If it is, I need to know about it because that would make my life a whole lot easier.
  10. Why would anyone post a video of their childbirth on the Internet? Here's the link (if I had to see it, you do too). If it's so special and spiritual and private, why show the act of squeezing something purple and slimy through your vagina online? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!


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      Peet

36 comments:

  1. Bravo to another awesome TIDG post Peet! I just want to commend you on it, I have learnt a lot myself through it. I have to say I am guilty of using the word monochrome as well, knowing completely that it doesn't make sense. I really don't get it either why people wear sandals and short skirts with fluffy jackets and scarves, are you only cold on the top half of your body? I think they package things in XXL sizes so we have to pay more for the use of paper/cardboard/plastic. I was also confused about Throwback posts and photos, theres no need to post photos of what you used to look like 20 years ago, those are things we try to hide and forget about. I was killed at Nr 6, rolling around laughing, I feel the same about selfies. I had no idea about the poor puppies, I need to look into that. Yes please to Nr 9. and I am so sorry I will not be clicking the link to Nr 10 because I am the most squeamish person and I will probably pass out watching it. P.S I would love to hear your additions to my awards season post, I know you will have some very valid points to say. Hope your week is going well babe!

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    1. Apparently nobody wants to click the link. Pussies.:P I'm glad you agree with me, sometimes I think I'm just getting old and grumpy but apparently there are others like me so now I feel better.:)

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  2. So true on so many of these! Until you posted some of these things I never really thought or knew about them. Like I had no idea about the dog breeds, that is really terrible! I agree about the big packing thing, I can't stand that about chip bags! Maybe they start off filling the bag but by the time they get to the shelf they are all broken at the bottom :(

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  3. Great venting platform for you equals a great laughing source for me! Hard core pictures, they're sweet!

    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your blog is very educational! Back when you did your first Things I Don't Get post I didn't even know what Camel Toe was. Actually I think that subject would be enough for an excellent post especially if you included some outfit selfies to demonstrate your point :) I also didn't know what spooning was until after I'd asked and you were kind enough to let me know. Now I know I did spoon in bed when sleeping with women more than a quarter of a century ago. It must have been cold because I remember liking the warmth. I just like cuddling.
    The oversized packaging is just sleazy. It's deceptive packaging that has another sleazy purpose as well - to crowd competitors' products off the shelves.
    Thanks for the idea of hanging pictures of myself around the house - I doubt that I will though.
    I didn't bother clicking on the childbirth link. I don't think it's in my future. About the deodorants with aluminum based ingredients: Of course they still sell them. They're still selling cigarettes and still trying to sell smoking as cool to tweenagers using placement in movies and television. Maybe someone can post video of their lung cancer operation on the internet too - I won't be watching though. The people who wear winter everything and Summer shoes may be well suited to participation in the Global No Pants Subway Ride held in January each year where they often wear winter clothes but no pants. Thanks for your thought provocation as usual :)

    http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah, sure, I'll be a camel toe model.:D Not.:)

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  5. As I read through the list, every point that you came up with made me think - I don't get that, either, I have to comment on it! But then I came to the next one and it's the same thing. But it was the 'fuck you' smiley that really hit home for me. We use a chat program at work to talk to colleagues in other offices and that smiley would come in handy for me so many times everyday! We need to develop one.
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. spooning is an art dear :) i think i make it so popular.... and about farts...i don't think it happened to me....but who knows...i was sleeping :)
    these photos are fierce !
    xoxo

    www.mychoicebysorana.blogspot.ro

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  7. Only when I read about what you're thinking that I start thinking about what you're thinking. Then I go crazy for a day. Hahaha. How long did it take you to paint yourself? I haven't even checked out a camel toe, but I will when I go back to Dubai. A fuck you emoticon would be nice. And people (I said people, not women only) with fake boobs wearing bra...they have to protect their adopted twins. You have a good day, and say woof woof to Leos for me x

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    1. He says hi back.;) And it didn't take me long actually, I just mixed one tube of black watercolor with a tiny amount of water and scooped it up and rubbed my hands. It was a bitch clicking the remote with that then.:) I had to wait for the paint to dry so I wouldn't get it everywhere...

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  8. I think that's your best TIDG post to this day, because I too don't get ANY of those! I totally agree with the monochromatic thing, I think that in some cases, people actually mean to say minimalistic and they're just idiots. But then at times, the monochromatic-but-perhaps-minimalistic-thang is wearing a giant poofy skirt made of 11 layers of ruffles… And the it all stops making sense all over again. ARGH!!!!
    And wow, I didn't know that about the French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers :( - But then again, my knowledge of animal related facts is woefully limited!

    T'was good to come back to blogging! I shall now continue to read some of your previous posts and see what I've missed :)

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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    1. YES. People exchange minimalistic for monochrome and NEITHER of those two is often correct...

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  9. it's MONOchromatic, because it's made of shades of one single hue (hue is a pure color, without shading or lighting).

    you are changing only saturation or value: -> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/HSV_color_solid_cylinder_alpha_lowgamma.png

    if you have pink (because you love it so much) :D and you want to make a painting, you add black or white for each brush strike and you get monochromatic painting.
    you can try it in photoshop: image -> adjustments -> hue/saturation
    if the hue is at 0 it means it's only the color you've chosen. if it's at +- 50 or whatever, it means you have added black or white

    black/white:
    A black object may look black, but, technically, it may still be reflecting some light. For example, a black pigment results from a combination of several pigments that collectively absorb most colors. If appropriate proportions of three primary pigments are mixed, the result reflects so little light as to be called "black." In reality, what APPEARS TO BE black may be reflecting some light.

    sorry for the CapsLock :D i wasn't screaming :D

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    1. I get all of this, but ... You look up any dictionary and it says black is a color. And to me it is. But either way, fashion people usually aren't too scientific so I highly doubt a lot of them know any of the things you wrote, they just heard someone say 'monochrome' and then repeat it without thinking.

      But black and white aren't shades of one single hue, that I do not buy.:)

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    2. Yay, at least I got something right.:D

      xoxo

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  10. HAHA, do zebras come in small, medium, large, and XL? I was not aware! Also, I'm not clicking the birthing link. I don't even want to see my OWN vagina doing that.

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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    1. Sure they do!! Just ask at your local zebra store.:D

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  11. I am with you on the shoes but I also have the same for summer. Some people wear shorts a tank and a scarf.

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  12. I will not watch the birthing video. As much as I love (and I contemplated lying just to make you feel good) you in a non-weird way, I'd rather be honest. Nah-ah. Why film birthing in the first place? WTF? Do you REALLY need this memory? I doubt that any mother would forget that experience, ever in any case.

    Moving on. I do post flashback, so I might need to defend this & perhaps convince you to start it. Think about it - new people start reading your blog & they might have missed some of your GOLD posts. it's only fair you give them another chance to redeem themselves for not obsessing over your blog before.

    I always thought the same thing about number 7. It's not only deodorants, but the whole cosmetic industry that does that. Some ingredients in flipping shampoos are carcinogenic and we use it on a DAILY basis. Do I hear skin cancer? Why. Just why pop it in if you know it's toxic????

    Now the summer shoes bit. I live in london and be it in summer or winter, you will always see SOME douche in a fur coat and flip flops. I've learnt to ignore it, for my own sanity.

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    1. But why not just post a link of those posts that you think are golden? Post a new post and at the end add a link. I don't know, that's what I'd do...

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  13. The picture is so cool!
    WWW.PUTRIVALENTINALIM.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  14. Ugh, #2! It irks me to no end when I see a 'fashion' blogger standing by a snow bank modeling boyfriend jeans with their bare feet in pumps or sandals. Like come on .. I know you're cold. Find your boots!

    Amazing and artistic pics my dear .. :-)

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. I always think that too - I know you're cold, boo, who are you kidding??:D

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  15. I'm not sure about oversized packaging in general, but it turns out that in the case of potato chip bags, the air inside the bags is actually nitrogen gas. It keeps the chips from oxidizing and also acts as bubble wrap to keep the chips from ending up as a lump of crumbs once they get to the store and you buy them :)

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  16. Oh (I can't believe I forgot to mention!) I love your blog :)

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    1. Really??? Nitrogen gas???? My chips has nitrogen and my car doesn't, now that's messed up.:D But still, you gotta admit, that the packagings in general are too big. Even for nitro.:) And thanks for the compliment, dear!! I needed one today more than you think...

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  17. Oh babes, I hope you are okay!

    Number 2 (scarf and sandals oh yes) and Number 5 (only on Instagram) GUILTY! GUILTY!

    Hope you have a nice weekend x

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  18. OK just so you know I will never watch that video (giving birth). I would soooo think about it all my life.So Sorry.... no compassion or solidarity whatsoever. You'll have to suffer alone.

    For the black and white, I was thinking the same thing while watching my last look.. It s all black&white and vice-versa... Am I considered naked ?

    ++++ or the all winter and summer shoes (especially if they have socks or tights in sumer shoes : that's a NO-NO)

    Only thing I'm not sure about is the spoon. I can't sleep at all without it.

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  19. I don't get the glam shots of yourself in your home either. We have a canvas of our wedding day at home but it's arty and though you really cant see our faces it captures a candid memorable moment....that I get

    X. pixelhazard | Bright Green Laces |

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  20. Haha, gosh, I don't get any of this stuff and I sometimes really don't know what people were thinking.. like about the chips package. Or the brast cancer thing.

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  21. Ok so I am going to comment about the previous two on this post girly. First the potato thang. What the actual FUCK? They communicate. This is revolutionary and it also now contradicts and will put a real damper on all those vegetarians and vegans out there. I mean shit I feel bad about biting into one now, even if it's cooked. And when we cook them? It's like lobsters? THEY'RE BLOODY ALIVE! Human seriously suck. Blah. And the dolphin thing. Of course they're fucken intelligent. Who isn't is the stupid moron who came and said, well they can't speak to humans so they're not. That's like saying another human from one side of the world who can't speak the language of another is not intelligent. Like somebody from India (for example) is stupid because they don't know how to speak Russian (for example). What a fucktard. I think we're the stupid species. I mean, look at what we do. War, war, war. Starving people, starving children, starving people. Hate, hate, hate. Ignorance, ignorance, ignorance. We never learn from our past mistakes, intend on shoving some conventional religion and lifestyle down everyone's throat and those who don't want to comply or have a need to be 'free' are frowned upon and made to feel like pieces of shit dragging down the evolution of mankind. Animals have it made. Sure they have leaders and all and may or may not have rules they abide by (I mean hell, who'd even know? Who speaks mosquito or lion? lol) but they do what they want to. They make sure all the basic needs are meet. Sleep (which most of them get more than silly humans even do), eat, shit and love. And that at the end of the day is what we as humans need and yet 80% do not get those basic needs and unfortunately some, never will. I think we're the ones who need to be pitied upon. We're delusional. Thinking were up there on the food chain, and sure there's truth to that but no other species truly respect us, aside from canine companions, and we're slowly killing the world off anyway. We're like some bullshit, corrupt monarchy stuck in a bubble and refusing to see the truths around us. We're in a position of power yet abuse it horribly. Animals have it made, except for praying mantises who get eaten after sex. They're obviously not very lucky...

    I droned one. Sorry girlfriend. I had so much to say when I read that one lol. I couldn't help but yell at my screen in agreement with you. Hahaha! BTW I hope you're doing ok. Regarding the previous post to this one, you mentioned your day was no bueno so I hope you're all better now darling. Sending you massive virtual hugs and sloppy, grandmother kisses your way.

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  22. Now this post. Camel toe, yuck! And honestly I don't know why I cringe when I see it. It's like when you hit your funny bone (elbow) on a hard surface and it hurts like hell. When i see one my eyes hurt like hell. Even if it's on me. And I do try hard to disguise it. I have a gorgeous pair of leather pants that bring my hoochie out unfortunately. And the dog in bags things. Ok, so don't hate on me or anything buuuut one I first got my little Chanel almost 8 years ago I kinda got her a Guess baggie to carry her in. Too bad my pooch got taste cos she would not sit inside it - EVER. Hahaha! I guess she was doing me a favor and all right!? Winter thang? Sure you haven't been to Australia LOL! Most people do the whole scraf and thong thing since it technically doesn't get thaaat cold so. But people who wear beanies in summer, they are wankers. BTW I brought a MK bag and it was delivered today in this massive box. 3/4 of the gigantic box was air hahaha. Though it felt good to get something big and black with a gold bow on it even though the bag was nowhere near that big. Spooning, I blame all those teen shows (which I am actually pretty obsessed over anyway loooool) about perfect romances and shit. No one has sex they just cuddle so I'm pretty sure it's what everyone's talking about now. Is it sad that I don't quite remember what it's like to spoon with someone hahaha! :o( or :o) meh, no idea. Throwbacks can be cool, when it's over 10 years ago or at least 5. Throwbacks to last week or last year (unless it was traveling somewhere cool) then HELL NO. Sometimes those Instagram #tbt things piss me off. Re bulldogs, well you should also add they develop sever breathing issues because there noses are too flat and close to their faces. Poor little buggers just can't breathe. I always wanted a pug because of their cute little rolls but after learning about how they have difficulty breathing I don't think I could sit and watch the poor bugger get so unwell as he ages. And the birthing thing. WHY INDEED? So fucken gross hahaha! There's actually a stupid show on here on one of the International channels, I think it's a British show, and it's on childbirth. It's on right before a show I watch on Wednesdays and I have to be careful to change over because once I was confronted with a big, hairy ass vagina stretched out with some other hairy thing coming out.

    Scared. For. Life
    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  23. Awesome! Btw, I couldn't comment on your two top stories?

    www.unholystyle.blogspot.com

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  24. I hope you're alright. I felt a little concerned when I saw your post It Never Rains with the GIF It Never Rains But It Pours not wanting to do a depressing share. I noticed your comments are disabled again ob subsequent posts. I hope you haven't been falling prey to trolls. I love the look of your pretty lace dress worn as a top and your H&M skirt in your subsequent post Talk About a Talking Potato. I read your post Choose Not To Be a Lady. It had a lot of interesting quotes in it. You've been a very prolific blogger. I enjoy your fashion and lifestyle posts and your thought provoking writing. That trip you took criss-crossing the United States was awesome and amazing. I hope things get better and that you find things that make you smile. Have a wonderful Saint Patrick's Day Monday!

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  25. why can't we comment the most recent articles :((((((((((((((((

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