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i love a man who can leer with some class and style...
Is...is that it? He quit for saying she looked like a Gaugin painting? Fucking hell. I bet he wishes he'd gone mental now and got really grotty about it all.
This is fucking lovely, though: "That same year, when Mr McAvetty was tourism minister, he apologised for misleading parliament after turning up late for question time.
He had told MSPs he was detained on ministerial business, but was actually having lunch in the canteen."
I can imagine kik doing something like that.
i bet he had gravy running down his chin when he finally got there
the guy sounds like a top man. he likes his food and he likes his women, and he won't let democracy get in the way of either of those things.
i actually feel sorry for him. we all know what it's like to be presented with completely unattainable beauty, where the only way we can make ourselves feel slighty better for finding ourselves in their awe-inspiring presence is to keep going on and on about how fit they are.
i live my life like that. poor bloke.
If he demanded that she be covered in salad and grapes and wheeled in on a catering trolley...then we'd have a problem (and the best lunch ever)
Always great to see Scotland trying to do politics.
I mean, I understand that its a little bit leery, but its not exactly like he said "christ i'd do you to do her". He even referenced Gaugin, albeit tounge-in-cheekly, and i know ever since 'bigot-gate' there's no excuse for getting caught... maybe its because 'dusky' is a wee bit racist. But how racist?
I think every body has had conversations with their work pals along those lines. Do I have to resign? "hey look steve, she's nice, looks like she'd be painted on the side of a plane', 'yeah'. And thats it.
i wouldn't catch catherine bennett from the observer hearing you say that.
she said that this incident is symbolic of the still rampant inequality between men and women.
I dunno. I havn't given this much thought but for once i think i'm leaning towards "ITS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD". It just sounds like a bored guy at work rather that a misogynist.
Also, does it count as objectification if you don't know someone personally but comment on there looks, ever? I.e is it objectification if all you're commenting on is the only aspect of the person you know? Its not as if she was his collegue or anything and he was saying "cor shes fit eh?"
i don't think a lot of women want to be regarded as objects, if you know them or not.
sort of impossible though. it happens without thinking, you make a judgement on a person's looks. it will always happen. i guess it depends on what you do with the information. keep it under the hood, 'fuck me she's fit. better not say anything though, don't want to objectify her'....or tell a friend, 'hey john, check her out...great tits'.
maybe we just need to keep it to ourselves more. like racism.
would she be upset?
Ach, you're probably right. This combined with "pie gate" just goes to show that scottish politics are more funny than they are important.
I think the line "theres a wee bit of culture for you there" is the best. If they were in a pub at that point the guy he was talking to wouldave laughed and done that "oh get you' gesture and gone "mate you've no fuckin idea who gaugin is" and he would'ave gone "aye ah dae shut it"
it's like when we were talking about persona by bergman on here and going on about how fit the women were in that, and how sexy their relationship was.
but it was acceptable because it was art-house. yet essentially it was the same as going, 'fuck, did you see megan fox's fanny when she gets on the motorbike?'
i dunno what to think. i bloody love women though, i know that, and i wish more of the really pretty ones liked me back.
is that racist? i don't even know anymore.
But now...''i bloody love women though, i know that'''
20 hero points right there.
Georgiabeth for her version of 'The Best of... What's Left of... Domenech', non? Props at least?