Are you sexy?

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  • 01-16-2008, 09:06 AM
    adina
    Are you sexy?
  • 01-16-2008, 09:19 AM
    Asylum Steve
    Hell yeah...
    Hey, being a high-tech artist is even sexier, because you know the equipment and the process like a geek, but in the end the emphasis is still on the organic end of things.

    Hmmm, is it me, or did that last part sound dirty?... :blush2:

    From the story:

    Pros: They spend their days being creative and get paid for it.
    Cons: The paying work that’s easiest to find is often boring and doesn’t allow artists to express themselves.


    That's it in a nutshell... :cool:
  • 01-16-2008, 09:35 AM
    retroactiv
    Re: Are you sexy?
    I guess my wife is just one step sexier than me.
  • 01-16-2008, 09:40 AM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Number Eight eh?
    I am coming up on 20 years of wearing that uniform, does that make me 20 times sexier?
    :yikes: :crazy: :eek6: :D :cool:
    Brian
    Hoo Ahh?
  • 01-16-2008, 10:20 AM
    Asylum Steve
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    I am coming up on 20 years of wearing that uniform, does that make me 20 times sexier?...

    Nope. I think they only mean young soldiers... :p :D :( :cryin:
  • 01-16-2008, 10:28 AM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Nope. I think they only mean young soldiers... :p :D :( :cryin:

    You're a funny man Steve...
    But it did say career military people, so I think at 20 years it is a career!
    :cryin: :yikes: :p
    Brian
    Hoo Ahh?
  • 01-16-2008, 10:44 AM
    Asylum Steve
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbbrian
    You're a funny man Steve...
    But it did say career military people, so I think at 20 years it is a career!...

    Ya know, it just occured to me that, as a miltary career man, you probably have access to a lot of weapons... :(

    So, I've reassessed my previous comments, and now think you are exactly right!

    About everything... :D
  • 01-16-2008, 10:56 AM
    mtbbrian
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Asylum Steve
    Ya know, it just occured to me that, as a miltary career man, you probably have access to a lot of weapons... :(

    So, I've reassessed my previous comments, and now think you are exactly right!

    About everything... :D


    LOL! You're Killing Me Man!
    I wouldn't do that to a friend.
    Besides, I'm not much into weapons anyway...
    :rolleyes: :D :p
    Brian
  • 01-16-2008, 08:43 PM
    Ballen Photo
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adina
    Check out #7.

    COOL! But we already knew that, right? :D
    -Bruce
  • 01-16-2008, 09:34 PM
    WCpilot
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Pilot should be #1 on that list. In my opinion anyway. But I'm a bit biased.
  • 01-16-2008, 09:53 PM
    Tyson L. Sparks
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Heck ya I,m #4. I am one sexy dude........ I don't here the chicks knocking down my door...... Nope, I think the survey is wrong.:cryin:

    OOO well my wife thinks I am sexy...:thumbsup:

    Thats all that matters...

    I had to add a picture of me to show everyone how sexy I am.......Go me!:cool:

    http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o...ediumWinCE.jpg
  • 01-17-2008, 07:00 AM
    adina
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Tyson, that's hot.
  • 01-17-2008, 07:37 AM
    Asylum Steve
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Tyson, I couldn't help but notice your avitar. So now I guess I agree with everything you say , too... :D
  • 01-17-2008, 09:11 AM
    Tyson L. Sparks
    Re: Are you sexy?
    I am no harm to anyone. :thumbsup:
  • 01-17-2008, 11:51 AM
    GB1
    Re: Are you sexy?
  • 01-17-2008, 11:56 AM
    GB1
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by adina

    "Pros: They spend their days being creative and get paid for it.
    Cons: The paying work thatís easiest to find is often boring and doesnít allow artists to express themselves."

    Yep (!)
  • 01-17-2008, 06:14 PM
    Frog
    Re: Are you sexy?
    I asked my wife and she said yes.....I prefer other women not to notice.
  • 01-17-2008, 07:56 PM
    megan
    Re: Are you sexy?
    AWESOME. I'm teh_hotness! :)
  • 01-18-2008, 05:16 AM
    Franglais
    AGH how American
    During my first trip to the States I got taken to a Casino Party and I met lots of people. I was shocked by how, in the first five phrases, everyone came out with "What do you do?".

    You do NOT do this in France, at least not with the people I know. You have to make your own impression of the person based on what you see and hear. Ask a person what job they have and you immediately classify them in a box. It's - almost rude.

    Second thing I noticed at the Casino Party is how much people TALK about their job. You don't do this much in France either. Work is what you do to make money to be able to live your real life. It doesn't interest people (except when it's useful like knowing how to repair a PC).

    I had a lovely time at the Casino Party anyway and I'm sure everybody thought I was extremely sexy (I was doing the photos).
  • 01-18-2008, 07:47 AM
    adina
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Well of course they did. You're from France. That automatically makes you sexy. :D
  • 01-18-2008, 08:17 AM
    freygr
    Re: AGH how American
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Franglais
    During my first trip to the States I got taken to a Casino Party and I met lots of people. I was shocked by how, in the first five phrases, everyone came out with "What do you do?".

    You do NOT do this in France, at least not with the people I know. You have to make your own impression of the person based on what you see and hear. Ask a person what job they have and you immediately classify them in a box. It's - almost rude.

    Second thing I noticed at the Casino Party is how much people TALK about their job. You don't do this much in France either. Work is what you do to make money to be able to live your real life. It doesn't interest people (except when it's useful like knowing how to repair a PC).

    I had a lovely time at the Casino Party anyway and I'm sure everybody thought I was extremely sexy (I was doing the photos).

    If you were taking the photos you a photographer! The only thing I can say that party must of been full of subject mater for the singer that I don't remember and the title of again I don't remember - old age or that information was not important - but the punch line: "Here's your sign" :D :D
  • 01-18-2008, 09:59 AM
    Asylum Steve
    Re: AGH how American
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Franglais
    Ask a person what job they have and you immediately classify them in a box. It's - almost rude...

    Well, I'll try not to make this a French-bashing post, but I think it's a good example of why a lot of Americans (and others around the world) think they're arrogant.

    As a magazine feature photographer, I meet a great many people whom I chat up endlessly as I photograph them. I also talk to people I meet in public all the time just about everywhere I go.

    If I don't already know, usually the fist thing I ask them is "so, what do you do?", and then precede to talk about their job or career. Among other things, of course...

    I find people endlessly fascinating, and what they do for a living as well. In this country we "are" what we "do": by that I mean it's connected to our personalities. To me, asking and talking about it is the opposite of rude. It shows an interest and respect for someone.

    And what they do...

    BTW, this definitely is not an American thing. I've traveled to Europe, Asia, and South America, and many folks in all these places have wanted to know what I do and have been quick to talk about what they do for a living... :cool:

    It's human nature. Just not French... :D
  • 01-18-2008, 10:16 AM
    Ballen Photo
    Re: AGH how American
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Franglais
    AGH how American

    I find this comment far more rude than asking someone what they do for a living.
    If my comment offends you, sorry, it wasn't intended to. I was merely pointing out how offensive this sort of generalization can be.
    -Bruce
  • 01-18-2008, 10:27 AM
    brmill26
    Re: Are you sexy?
    Franglais - any of us could easily respond "Ugh, how French to hate even talking about work, much less doing it." Your current president is trying to increase your country's GDP via various policies, and the French people are fighting him every inch of the way. Ironically, many are protesting by not working (such as the transportation strike).

    The mere fact that you do not talk about work in France does not make it right or wrong, it's simply a different culture. As Steve pointed out, American culture has always been and still is based on work. Our country was founded on the "Protestant work ethic," a la John Locke, and a man from your country, Alexis de Tocqueville, wrote one of the most seminal cultural/political studies on the same.

    So it only makes sense, then, that Americans are interested in other people's work because for us, work is a foundational characteristic. The great thing about this country, though, is that what you do does not define who you are. This forum is a perfect example. A few people here are professional photogs, but for most of us it's a hobby. I am, for example, a law student. There may be firemen, businessmen, doctors, construction workers, stay at home moms... whatever on here, but we're all photographers. No one is put in a box because of what he does; it's the pictures we're focused on.

    So don't confuse cultural difference with right and wrong. There are universal rights and wrongs, but work is not one of them. America is a work/career-based society; France, from your post, is not. Fine with me, I'd love to have the whole month of August off work too. I'm not going to label your whole country lazy government free-loaders because of it, that's just yall's culture. While it is different from American culture, I find no reason to be offended by it, nor make judgmental generalizations about your whole country based on that one aspect. It would be nice if you shared the same respect.
  • 01-18-2008, 01:57 PM
    GB1
    Re: AGH how American
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Franglais
    During my first trip to the States I got taken to a Casino Party and I met lots of people. I was shocked by how, in the first five phrases, everyone came out with "What do you do?".

    You do NOT do this in France, at least not with the people I know. You have to make your own impression of the person based on what you see and hear. Ask a person what job they have and you immediately classify them in a box. It's - almost rude.

    Second thing I noticed at the Casino Party is how much people TALK about their job. You don't do this much in France either. Work is what you do to make money to be able to live your real life. It doesn't interest people (except when it's useful like knowing how to repair a PC).

    I had a lovely time at the Casino Party anyway and I'm sure everybody thought I was extremely sexy (I was doing the photos).


    I'll go against the grain here and say that I agree with the French - you shouldn't be judged on your profession, and that's exactly what people are doing when they ask you that. Sure, conversations often branch out from that question, but it's just a habit thing - we're used to starting a conversation at a party like that.

    I once knew a fellow from the middle east who played a lot of racquetball at the gym I was at. After a couple of years of knowing him he mentioned he was looking for a job in electrical engineering because he worked with his brother at his brother's jewelry store and things were too slow. He said he got a degree in EE five years earlier (which is a VERY hard degree to earn, incidentally) but never worked in it. He explained that he got it for the wrong reasons - after he got to the US he noticed how people loved to ask two questions: "What do you do for a living?" and "How much $ do you make?" He said if you answer the first question with Doctor, Lawyer, Engineer, etc.. then they normally don't need to ask you the second question. He said he learned that status is determined in the US (at least in the Washington DC area) by those two factors. Pretty sad, imo.

    GB