July 9, 2016

On Tattoos, Facial Piercings, and Helmets





From Gavin Edwards "10 Commandments of Style || PDF

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 9, 2016 10:34 AM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

It's a "tell". Probably 15%-30% of humans are mentally ill. Most of them are functional. The majority would fall under the umbrella of bi-polar. But bi-polar is different for different individuals, sometimes very different. Serious symptoms usually become apparent at puberty but often are masked and difficult to identify. Typical situation is while everything is going well the individual is fine but when things aren't going well... watch out. Usually this is discovered after you marry them and usually it isn't pretty. One major confounding factor with bi-polar is the mentally ill person thinks that they are normal and YOU are crazy. Everything that happens including everything they do is YOUR fault. If you suddenly discover that your spouse is crazy there is only one safe choice to make: Apologize for whatever you did (or they think you did), promise to buy them something expensive and awesome, kiss ass and play nice... and rent a storage unit, move your shit out when they are gone one day and leave. If you fail to take this advise you will most likely one day be sitting in the back of a police cruiser in cuffs charged with domestic violence and mot likely you will not even have committed any violence. They will harm themselves, tear their clothes, hit you and deny it, etc. When you get to court your spouse who you have no experienced their craziness will be appear sympathetic to the court, be crying will have bruises or pictures of bruises, a good story and will cry on the stand. If you dare look up during this entire case expect the judge, jury, prosecutor and even your own attorney to be looking at you like you are shit. You will go to jail, she will sell or throw away all your stuff, you will lose your license to drive, your job, your dignity and good name and you will get to pay alimony, child support, fees for classes and shrinks, etc. Good luck. I told you how to avoid it but you didn't listen.

There is the chance of schadenfreude however. She will remarry (or more likely shack up so you have to keep paying alimony). And the guy who sleeps in your bed and plumbs your ex's depths will be all shitty to you when you try to see your kids. But his day will come. Sit back, wait, the shit storm will strike again....

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at July 9, 2016 1:27 PM

"Everything that happens including everything they do is YOUR fault. "
Kinda like Democrats (or their subsets, to include BLM).

Posted by: OldFert at July 9, 2016 2:43 PM

GWTW. That was funny.

But so true.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at July 9, 2016 3:51 PM

Thank you, it was intended to be funny. But sadly it closely describes my first marriage. Long ago and long forgotten and I have no bad feelings except for sadness because she was truly a good person with a mental issue she neither understood nor acknowledged. I wish her well and hope medical science someday finds a cure or treatment for people who need it.

Posted by: GoneWithTheWind at July 9, 2016 5:49 PM

Best wishes. IDK how we got on mental health, but it's a good conversation. This post was GM's Street Carnage; Gerard first introduced us to him and I can't get enough of that guy's humor.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at July 9, 2016 6:11 PM

....and no one wants to fuck a tough guy with tits.

Well that's kinda right but one exception comes immediately to mind:

Cheryl Cole, a stunningly beautiful Brit model and entertainer who unfortunately has covered her body, one of God's most beautiful creations, with tatts. I look at that lovely woman and melt in desire but then I see the tattoos and I'm repelled.

Oh well.....

Posted by: Jack at July 10, 2016 7:22 AM

He's sure right about the helmets. There is no way that looks ok.
Tats and holes just boooooooooooore me.

Posted by: pbird at July 10, 2016 9:23 AM

Tribal tattoos on a Bronze Age warrior may have been cool. If your body looks like a block of oak wood, all gnarled and beat up, you may be able to carry them off. Otherwise...

Tattoos on women are great fun, particularly when they hit their 40s. Without tattoos, the word 'skank' would lose some of its flavor.

Piercings are great if you get in a fight with someone who has them. Every piercing is a pain control point.

Posted by: Quent at July 10, 2016 10:08 AM

I spent the day on a So Cal beach yesterday. The number of once pretty girls who have defaced themselves with this shit was horrifying. The devil hates goodness truth and beauty. He has succeeded in the war on beauty by cleverly getting women to destroy their own. A tattoo enhances a body in the same way graffiti enhances architecture. It is vandalism, and more repulsive than a birth defect because it was done voluntarily.


Posted by: jwm at July 10, 2016 11:04 AM

I believe this form of self mutilation, along with tattooing, will be the identifier for the coming bad times.

Posted by: Margot at July 10, 2016 5:42 PM

The late great Spike Milligan said "All twats should wear funny hats so you can see them coming"

A tat is a hat you cannot take off.

Posted by: Bill Jones at July 10, 2016 7:21 PM