From: BT Humble on 26 Mar 2010 04:33
> Iain Chalmers wrote:
> > Zebee Johnstone <zebeej(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On the other hand, my SCA experience is that if you give the male of
> >> the species a chance to dress brightly and show off magnificent
> >> clothes most of them will.
> > Objection! "The male of the species", and "the subset of males of the
> > species who show up to SCA events" are _not_ identical sets.
> That may be technically accurate, but there are other sub groups which
> exhibit similar behaviour.
> In recent years various SF gatherings have been increasingly subject to
> the trend called 'cosplay' which is in effect 'showing off in
> magnificent clothes'.
> To the point where it's taken on it's own life separate and distinct
> from the conventions.
> I don't think that just because Zebees example is a subgroup that you
> can assume the tendency isn't widespread, or else why do similar effects
> occur amongst unrelated groups?
Flannies are colourful, too!
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From: F Murtz on 26 Mar 2010 06:00
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 22:19:22 +1100, F Murtz wrote:
>> Andrew wrote:
>>> On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 21:55:26 +1100, F Murtz wrote:
>>>> OT. does a sysadmin know how to use smileys with sea monkey? cause I
>>>> don't and I would like to.
>> Yes, but how to use the little non ascii figures, others seem to be able
>> to do it.
> I'm with LC on this - why would you want to?
Because people tell me not to.
From: Lars Chance on 26 Mar 2010 07:20
> <big snip of all sorts of stuff about fashions in the past>
> Geez, you folk either don't get out much, or wander about with your eyes
> Go up to Pie in the Sky, more or less any half decent day.
> Look at the push bike riders and the motorcycle riders.
> Pay attention when you do so.
I don't know much about pushies but from what I hear about the Pie in
the Sky carpark motorcyclists it's all about poseurs and preening and
it's only the poseurs and preeners who go (or maybe *stay*) there.
I still contend that'even for the subset "motorcyclists" those few are
not anything like the average. ('though it may be more-so for cyclists
who seem [from an outsider's eye] to be more about "look at me; I'm
making a statement").
From: Lars Chance on 26 Mar 2010 07:29
> On Mar 26, 12:19 am, Lars Chance <lars.cha...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>> JL wrote:
>>> On Mar 25, 2:05 pm, Zebee Johnstone <zeb...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> In aus.motorcycles on Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:19:24 -0700 (PDT)
>>>> JL <jlitt...(a)my-deja.com> wrote:
>>>>> Y'know it's interesting but I can't find on google groups the post
>>>>> where Zebee said that...
>>>> Message-ID: <slrnhqhbuu.1n1c.zeb...(a)gmail.com>
>>> You post that like it's helpful to finding it on googlegroups - you're
>>> such a bloody sysadmin sometimes !!
>>> G-G message ID number would be more helpful (1)
>>> (1) Which of course is the fatal logic flaw - assuming that was an
>>> attempt to be helpful
>> Isn't the fact that the *author* of the queried post replied with a
>> reference (however unfathomable) sufficient to verify authenticity?
> It would be if authenticity was the issue at hand.
> However it wasn't.
> Content of the message was the issue - I was curious to read what she
> had written as the reply had quite rightly snipped much of the message
Oops. Apologies for the misinterpretation.
From: Zebee Johnstone on 26 Mar 2010 07:37
In aus.motorcycles on Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:20:29 GMT
Lars Chance <lars.chance(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> I still contend that'even for the subset "motorcyclists" those few are
> not anything like the average. ('though it may be more-so for cyclists
> who seem [from an outsider's eye] to be more about "look at me; I'm
> making a statement").
They wear the lycra and jerseys and shoes because they are comfortable
and designed for the job.
It is surprisingly hard to get non-lairy jerseys, and there's a
subset of riders who do as many motorcyclists do - wannabe and
definitely are - and wear gear to show they support their heroes.
And others who are members of clubs and wear club gear.
I find it fascinating how many people can't handle the idea that the
lycra shorts are actually a sensible bit of kit.
- who wears woolen riding longs in winter and cargo shorts or 3/4
lycra in summer. As I ride a 'bent I don't need the padding, but
I'm fully in favour of the comfort.