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Up Front: Newsflash: Women Have Eyes

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  • giovanni tiso,

    the largest structure in the known universe.

    The frankest admission that size does matter I've come across to date.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    The frankest admission that size does matter I've come across to date.

    Male Friend: I thought size didn't matter.

    Me: Yeah, women lie.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    Me: Yeah, women lie.

    Males had a hunch.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Rob Hosking,

    is Filament in fact the *least* sexy word in the English language?

    It would have to be WAAAYYY behind words like 'infrastructure' or 'depreciation' or 'polypropelene'.

    I actually had the opposite response - what a great name. Nothing to do with the actual meaning, all to do with the way the consonants play together.

    South Roseneath • Since Nov 2006 • 802 posts Report Reply

  • JackElder,

    Everyone lies, man.

    Good divisive word: "moist". People either think it's sexy or revolting.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2008 • 708 posts Report Reply

  • Eddie Clark,

    Gah. Nudie Jez. Somehow objectification is harder when you know the people involved.

    Happy to ogle your richard kahui link though, Emma. I don't know him :) (although in a very NZ-ish way, one of my friends did go to school with him in Tokoroa).

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 270 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    Happy to ogle your richard kahui link though, Emma. I don't know him :)

    I put that in for Megan, but I'm sure she'll share.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Apparently, disgust at the word "panties" is quite widespread.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    Good divisive word: "moist". People either think it's sexy or revolting.

    "To be gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely, all you have to do is to believe that one is gorgeous and high and true and fine and fluffy and moist and sticky and lovely." - Stephen Fry

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1039 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Feel free to post your alternatives.

    As with everything else in, for & pertaining to the mag, the title (and the strapline) were pretty well-researched. There were a stack of other suggestions ("Spitfire" and "License" were popular suggestions) but most of them were either already taken, or didn't quite evoke the right spirit.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Disclaimer: in the most kiwi of traditions, I met Suraya at my best friend's wedding last year, & later discovered my boyfriend knew her cos she'd flatted with an ex-girlfriend of his last century.

    Under the western motorwa… • Since Nov 2006 • 523 posts Report Reply

  • Josh Addison,

    Feel free to post your alternatives.

    Menstruation.

    Nothing to do with what it denotes, just the phonology of the word - four consonant sounds in a row, followed by a vowel and a diphthong. I fear I'm going to dislocate something every time I say it.

    Onehunga, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 297 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso,

    my boyfriend knew her cos she'd flatted with an ex-girlfriend of his last century.

    Your boyfriend has had more than one hundred girlfriends? Kudos.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7351 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    Or changes them between innings.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16503 posts Report Reply

  • Isabel Hitchings,

    Or changes them between innings.

    If KAOS were to field a cricket team I'm fairly sure this would be in the by-laws.

    Christchurch • Since Jul 2007 • 705 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Finally, a magazine I can check how ogle worthy I'm looking. The standard Women's magazines help me what sort of street poses might best highlight my sexiness. They help answer questions like: Do I wear my shirts top two buttons undone, tucked in at the front, and be wearing a belt buckle highlighting the bulge? things like that.

    A magazine of women fantasies about men with body shapes similar my own, is intriguing. Or to see a mans photo in an erotic women's magazine, that resembles my own body, would make me feel sexy. I like to be ogled, discreetly.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • Robyn Gallagher,

    It seems like the difference between the models in Filament and the sort of guys you normally see in teh pr0nz is that the Filament fellows don't look like dumb boofheads with anger-management issues. They look the the sort of guy who would be quite nice to have as a boyfriend.

    Raglan • Since Nov 2006 • 1851 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    A magazine of women fantasies about men with body shapes similar my own, is intriguing. Or to see a mans photo in an erotic women's magazine, that resembles my own body, would make me feel sexy. I like to be ogled, discreetly.

    You know steven, that might be the nicest thing I've heard all day. I'm sure Suraya would be pleased to hear that.

    I was thinking something similar in the optometrist's waiting room the other day. There was a Prada poster there, featuring two women who actually looked like they were made of plastic. Opposite was an ad for a different frame designer (I guess it's telling that I can't remember who it was), featuring a woman with slightly untidy hair, less plastic-y skin, a bit older - and much more attractive. In a hot librarian way. That weird artificial airbrushed to shit perfection is alienating rather than attractive.

    Also I have no problem with being ogled indiscreetly.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    If KAOS were to field a cricket team I'm fairly sure this would be in the by-laws.

    Regulating this would give the Orange Boys something to do.

    </in-joke>

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4340 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    In a hot librarian way.

    Once, I went looking for articles to read on the Internet. I happened upon I sight called nude-geeks or something or another.It had photos of very ordinary women in very ordinary environments posing half naked. I can relate to what Robin said there, they looked like they the sorts of ladies I might like reading erotic literature to me, in the sack. I'l bet Im not in the minority of guys that feel that way.

    Since Nov 2006 • 2604 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Regarding gazes - many years ago my husband looked at a picture of Claudia Schiffer in the newspaper, and then turned to me and said, "You know, Claudia Schiffer is a very intelligent woman."

    I would just like to say that Daniel Craig is a very intelligent man.

    That's all.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1303 posts Report Reply

  • Suraya Sidhu Singh,

    You guys make the most awesome comments, and Emma asks the most interesting questions. It really made my day.

    I'm not sure if I was ever an official member of KAOS, but I certainly went to the parties, which in the late 90s, which I would describe as "so many hot young long-haired men in PVC, so little time." Damn!

    London • Since Jun 2009 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • andrea paterson,

    Good luck with the magazine Suraya. I had already read the Daily Mail today and read a two page feature on your new magazine by Olivia Lichtenstein without realising the kiwi conection. After seeing Emmas post I raced back for a second read. Although she didnt have alot of positive things to say I imagine its very good publicity anyway. I read it and would now pick the mag up in a bookshop and have a closer look.

    London • Since Nov 2006 • 3 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    I put that in for Megan, but I'm sure she'll share.

    Oi! I bloody will not! Hands off...

    Oh, alright, go on then.

    Ah, Richard. But surely he's a bit too beefcakey for Filament? (Shame that what I watched of the S14 final it looked like he didn't have a very good game)

    They look the the sort of guy who would be quite nice to have as a boyfriend.

    And therein lies the difference?

    That weird artificial airbrushed to shit perfection is alienating rather than attractive.

    Word. I was at the gym with a friend the other day, and we were discussing the music videos that were all over the screens, and wondering whether they were meant to be encouraging.

    Both of us agreed they aren't, because I look at those women, and think 'well, it doesn't matter how hard I work, and how little I eat, I am never going to look like that. Because my genes are different, and I don't have a skilled photo-shopper following me around all day.' Of course, it would appear we can't win.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1273 posts Report Reply

  • Mark Easterbrook,

    unsexiest word

    That would be "Richard" or "Worth" wouldn't it?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 244 posts Report Reply

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