Not sure which scent, musk or pear, would be better. Regardless, no, just say no:
PARIS – A company that specializes in “Made in France” underwear has raised nearly 19,000 euros ($25,000) from enthusiastic investors banking on its next titillating creation — sweet-smelling underpants for men.
The so-called “Indomitable” briefs will be manufactured by “Le Slip Francais”, a company set up in 2011 by 27-year-old Guillaume Gibault, who decided to bank on a trend for all things made in France to sell underwear.
“You want to change the world, you want to change things, start by changing your underpants!” the firm writes on crowdfunding website www.mymajorcompany.com, where it has already raised close to 19,000 euros. (emphasis mine)
Gibault told AFP the briefs will be scented thanks to micro-capsules full of homemade perfume that will be incorporated into the cotton used to make the underpants in the Lille region of northern France.
As soon as the lucky owner of the briefs moves around, the capsules will release the perfume and the scent will last up to 30 washes, he says.
“It’s quite a masculine perfume, not very strong, based on musk and pears,” he said.
At first I thought there’d be no way this idea would catch on. But hey, this is France we’re talking about, so the jury is out until the briefs hit the stores. Time will tell.
Nancy Pelosi is praying for Hillary Clinton to run for the White House in 2016, the former House Speaker said on Friday in an early heavyweight endorsement for the recently retired secretary of state.
The House minority leader was speaking in Little Rock, Arkansas, ahead of a ceremony to mark the renaming of the Little Rock airport as the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
“I pray that Hillary Clinton decides to run for president of the United States,” the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Pelosi telling a public event. Pelosi, a long-time champion of women’s rights, described Clinton as the best qualified of the potential candidates in recent years.
Clinton, who retired earlier this year as secretary of state, has not yet said whether she intends to run in 2016 but all the signs indicate that she will, barring an unforeseen event such as a health scare. The 65-year-old was hospitalised last year, for treatment to remove a blood clot.
I guess the question is, given her huge negative popularity numbers, what difference does her endorsement matter anyway?
Uh oh, trouble in Bloombergtopia:
A new bike share program in New York has banned people who weigh over 260 pounds from signing up.
The rule for obese people has caused anger among cyclists who are too heavy to take part in the new initiative which begins this month.
The programme states that the bikes can not take any more weight than 260 pounds, but some people are claiming the initiative is unfair.
‘That’s bogus. 260 pounds isn’t going to break the bike,’ said Juleissy Lantigua, 19 told the New York Post.
‘To me, that’s discrimination. And I’m not easily offended!’
Several bike-shop owners agreed that the weight limit was bogus.
Wasn’t one of the selling points for this initiative was that it would provide healthy exercise for those who chose to participate? Well, there are few who could benefit more than those weighing in at 260-plus pounds.
You know what this disagreement calls for? It calls for a study, then a committee, then a non-discrimination ordnance followed by special funding to provide more “robust” bicycles for those in the 260+ weight category. And it all needs to be paid for by taxpayers…
It’s looking like fish might have more need of a bicycle than originally thought:
It is likely disappointing news for old school bra-burners and Gloria Steinham-inspired activists.
“Has feminist become a dirty word?”demands a new Economist/YouGov Poll released Wednesday.
“Feminism is a mixed bag in the eyes of most Americans. Overall, 28 percent consider themselves to be feminists, 72 percent do not,” the findings report.
Among women, 38 percent consider themselves feminists. And men do not appear to be very liberated these days either: 18 percent “accept the label” for themselves, the poll reports.
The numbers for women break down about how you’d expect. More Democrat women call themselves feminists than Republican woman do. And the younger the woman, the more likely they are to embrace the label.
Interestingly enough though, the label itself may be the problem rather than the meaning of the word. After decades of self-proclaimed feminists leading a steady anti-male tirade throughout the entertainment and advertising industries, the feminist label has undergone a shift in its understood meaning. Where once a feminist was considered to define someone that wanted equality for women, it now has become a label for women who love to devalue men. And because of the years of nastiness, to be called a feminist is now considered to be an insult rather than a compliment:
“It is negative associations people carry regarding feminism that causes Americans to shy away from the label. People are twice as likely to consider calling someone a feminist to be an insult (23 percent) rather than a compliment (12 percent),” the poll says.
What with man-bashing and the erosion of the traditional masculine and feminine roles or family structure, Americans also apparently associate feminism with things other than, say, equal rights – and it is problematic.
“When given a neutral dictionary definition of feminism, as ‘someone who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes,’ 57 percent of Americans proudly proclaim themselves feminists,” the poll concludes.
Who would have imagined that there would be blowback from men and society in general after these “feminist” activists have made a hobby out of making men look foolish and weak? They’ve corrupted the true meaning of the word “feminist” and women are none the better for it. Instead of feminism being something that promotes equality, it’s now seen as a movement that degrades men. Thanks for nothing, Gloria.
Get a “neutralizer hoodie” and other anti-drone accessories before the drones get you:
As the market for commercial unmanned aerial systems explodes, so does the potential for savvy entrepreneurs to make a few bucks by hawking a variety of anti-drone products.
An Oregon company known as Domestic Drone Countermeasures offers products that will render the craft “unable to complete their mission,” though the details remain under wraps pending a patent.
British designer Adam Harvey is pushing a line of “anti-drone wear,” including hoodies and scarves that will “thwart overhead thermal surveillance from drones.”
John Franklin, a D.C. man and aerospace industry employee, has begun an online effort to raise money for the “DroneShield,” which would sound an alarm when a drone is nearby.
“The customer base is really anybody who is concerned about their privacy,” Mr. Franklin said Tuesday.
The rise of domestic drones has given birth to those and a growing number of other products that disable, destroy or otherwise neutralize the craft. Analysts say this is just the beginning.
You could go the cheap route and make a hat from the aluminum foil in your pantry and still get the same protections. But face it, while a tin foil hat may be as effective as the neutralizer hoodie, it wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable.
Well, maybe not the century, but it has got to be in the top running for the decade and at least the year.
Did you know that “climate change” will cause women to become pseudo prostitutes?
Several House Democrats are calling on Congress to recognize that climate change is hurting women more than men, and could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival.
The resolution, from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and a dozen other Democrats, says the results of climate change include drought and reduced agricultural output. It says these changes can be particularly harmful for women. (emphasis mine)
“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says. (emphasis mine)
Climate change could also add “workload and stresses” on female farmers, which the resolution says produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in developing countries.
Credit where credit is due. As ridiculous as this claim is, it keeps with a couple of the traditional Democrat rallying cries: “War on Women” and “Women and children hardest hit.” In fact, they line up so nicely that it’s almost as if those pushing this drivel are starting from the outrageous theorized end result and constructing the inane argument so they can push their intrusive government agenda.
Points scored for consistency.