Are you an owl or a lark?

Are you an Owl or a Lark?


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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Nope, it's literally about children. Neoteny.

Why? Why would a man want to have sex with a child? What evolutionary purpose could this possibly serve?

Call me crazy, but I cling to this comforting fantasy that most men are not in fact depraved paedophilic rapists.
 
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nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
Why? Why would a man want to have sex with a child? What evolutionary purpose could this possibly serve?

Call me crazy, but I cling to this comforting fantasy that most men are not in fact depraved paedophilic rapists.

I don't know...why do some breeds of dogs look like fetal wolves?

Paedomorphosis is strange, but it's consistent along all sorts of species. In some species, it's not just a female thing. H. sapiens males also have neotenous characteristics. Some people think humans are all basically fetal apes.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
OK, I've heard of this, but the idea that men go for blonde women because they look child-like and therefore "pliable" rather flies in the face of this research that supposedly shows blondes are more assertive/ambitous/aggressive (which I guess is not so daft as it may sound, as it doesn't require a genetic basis: blondes could have been conditioned by being treated differently from childhood onwards, or may have bleached their hair so as to become blonde, rather than being born that way). Interesting, too, that blondness is purportedly linked with looking young; I mean, yeah, some people's hair gets darker as they age but plenty of people stay blonde their whole lives, at least until they go grey.

But it's kind of odd having this conversation, as my last girlfriend was blonde (I mean properly, golden blonde) and also petite and very young-looking - she's the same age as me and still occasionally gets ID'd when she buys a bottle of wine, and bear in mind the legal age to buy alcohol over here is 18. Though having said that, I typically find women with dark hair more attractive...of course, that doesn't necessarily make any given brunette better-looking than any given blonde.
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
My brother was also virtually blond as a small kid. Funny how people think it looks "angelic" - he was a right bolshy little shit. He's nearly as dark as me now and coincidentally a lot more reasonable.
 
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nomadthethird

more issues than Time mag
OK, I've heard of this, but the idea that men go for blonde women because they look child-like and therefore "pliable" rather flies in the face of this research that supposedly shows blondes are more assertive/ambitous/aggressive (which I guess is not so daft as it may sound, as it doesn't require a genetic basis: blondes could have been conditioned by being treated differently from childhood onwards, or may have bleached their hair so as to become blonde, rather than being born that way). Interesting, too, that blondness is purportedly linked with looking young; I mean, yeah, some people's hair gets darker as they age but plenty of people stay blonde their whole lives, at least until they go grey.

But it's kind of odd having this conversation, as my last girlfriend was blonde (I mean properly, golden blonde) and also petite and very young-looking - she's the same age as me and still occasionally gets ID'd when she buys a bottle of wine, and bear in mind the legal age to buy alcohol over here is 18. Though having said that, I typically find women with dark hair more attractive...of course, that doesn't necessarily make any given brunette better-looking than any given blonde.

Maybe there are a lot of blondes in Northern Europe, but nowhere else on the planet...

Where is the research that says blondes are more aggressive?
 

Leo

Well-known member
my problem is I like bits of both: love staying up all night, but there's also something great about being up early and starting in on things -- or just enjoying things -- before the world starts rushing at you.
 

qwerty south

no use for a witticism
my sister was a school teacher, spent her whole life getting up early for classes at 8:00 am. now that she's retired, she often stays up reading or watching TV until 2:00 am or later, and then sleeps until 10:00/11:00 am.
My dads family were newsagents for generations - getting up at 4am seven days a week.

F that!
 

Leo

Well-known member
My dads family were newsagents for generations - getting up at 4am seven days a week.

F that!

my dad was a truck driver, and for awhile worked for a bakery. got up at 3:30 am, drove to the bakery, where they loaded up and he'd deliver to markets and restaurants before they opened to the public. he's be home by 2:00/3:00 pm, we'd have dinner at 4:30 pm, and he'd go to bed by 9:00 pm. one day each summer it was a highlight of our school vacation to go to work with him, whizzing down the road at 4:30 am with the truck door open, no one in sight.

one benefit, aside from getting great fresh bread every day, was he knew all the chefs at the best restaurants in Newport, Rhode Island, which is a posh little town (where the Vanderbilt's had a mansion and the America's Cup yacht races used to be held). we'd occasionally go out there for an early dinner on Saturday nights, and the chefs would give us half the stuff for free because they liked him, the friends and family treatment. we'd have never been able to afford going otherwise.
 

WashYourHands

Cat Malogen
Owl historically, couldn’t do night shifts otherwise but being a Dad you have to be the lark too (not come all Dadsnet)

Nightshifts finishing during spring can be tremendous for dawn’s early illuminations. You get to see the changing colour pallete seep out on low horizons, the way it ribbons with low cloud like the inside of surreal cathedrals, every bird call in the area as they go about their morning rituals. An honour, at times, if the breeze isn’t fermenting the overall stillness

Always in the red with sleep deprivation of some form. You do breakfast for everyone because that’s how you get to bed more quickly, get em served and done. Shift switch overs to earlies are brutal, your body clock says fuck this. It’s like flying east, you’re always playing catch-up. Equally for nights are call outs. All the working girls along Forest Rd will be out. Occasionally you’ll see a larger wagon pull up a side street and they all pile in to call it a night. Covid lockdown for working girls? As if, pay attention Biscuits
 
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