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City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP
City & State or ZIP Tonight, this weekend, May 5th...
City & State or ZIP

The Ugly Truth

I watched the film The Ugly Truth in mild amusement, like I do most films about male-female dynamics. While the movie is meant to be entertaining, it kind of highlights a lot of what goes on with gender biases and social perceptions of men and women.

The male lead character basically describes men as the simple creatures who will do and say whatever it takes to bed a woman. Not exactly a ringing endorsement, but it’s a romantic comedy.

It did make me look further into the notion that men and women can both be ethically ambiguous. I read somewhere that that socialists consider a component of “ambivalent sexism” in the theory of benevolent sexism: “Women compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility”. They actually conducted studies and claim that “women have a superior moral and ethical fortitude as compared to men”. I don’t know about that one!

It lends itself to male vs. female battle but we already know we are different. What are your thoughts? Should we really give credibility to these kind of studies?

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Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
2:52 pm

AR

The wife is actually funny to me. She gets upset when the coach hits the players helmets (while they are wearing them). That doesn’t hurt unless someone slaps the earhole. That could rupture an eardrum.

Yeah, she is from upstate NY so they actually experience summer for about a week then fall begins in the second week of June. :lol:

The heat concern is understandable. Korey Stringer widow lives here in the ATL and it took him down (grown man). But, it has to be properly managed. We always have water breaks on a regular basis and there usually was a trainer around anyway.

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
2:54 pm

The wife is actually funny to me. She gets upset when the coach hits the players helmets (while they are wearing them).

:lol: PG – I don’t particularly like that either!

Have you ever watched the South Florida coach? He’ll headbutt his players. Problem is, they are wearing helmets and he is not! Crazy! :lol:

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
2:55 pm

AR

Looks like Maxwell is coming back to Atlanta. Philips on October 5th

yeah, he just finished the theater leg of his tour. The wife and I did make it down to Savannah for that Chrisette Michele/Maxwell concert. (She actually got another pair and we went down that day). It was nice. Chrisette was outstanding. Maxwell’s show was freakier than I expected but still good. Women were throwing roses and panties on the stage as it ended….lol

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
2:56 pm

Looks like Maxwell is coming back to Atlanta. Philips on October 5th.

That should be nice. The last time I saw him was at the Fox….I know I’ll be going to this one,too.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
2:56 pm

Maxwell said that he was kicking off an arena tour at the end of September, so Philips is toward the beginning of the tour.

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
2:56 pm

ARed – I soo want to see Maxwell! And Im pissed that I just found out Erykah Badu is coming as well

W8©

August 10th, 2009
2:57 pm

lol I like cold chicken too…i can’t remember what Rell said about it though..lol

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
2:58 pm

Women were throwing roses and panties on the stage as it ended….lol

I know they wanted to throw more than that at him :)

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
2:59 pm

And Im pissed that I just found out Erykah Badu is coming as well

Awww dammit Tito!…

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
2:59 pm

but if RELL types “sweet pink juice” one more time… Making sumthin so wholesome as candy sounnd so dirty!

- really thats what i was thinking drinking..lol…and i am not sharing

@w8…TOO SHORT..yea right player…man i wanted to stick jawn in my pocket…like for real….man that chick got the motts…all day…too short…lol…that lil stick of dyno-mite is the biz

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
2:59 pm

Women were throwing roses and panties on the stage as it ended….lol

PG – I’ve never understood the point of the panties! Though I have known men who have collected them. Still ew. :lol:

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:00 pm

Man I saw the Ong-Bak movies(1 and2) for the first time last night..does anyone know where I can purchase these…I love them!!!

Demi

August 10th, 2009
3:03 pm

Rell…LOL

white short…that skinny girl?

Give me Ms. Panama!! LOL

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:03 pm

Though I have known men who have collected them.

No comment……

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:05 pm

lol@Demi–lmao..u still loving ms panama..lol..’lando was breaing it down..but I thkno you were on your extended alcohol run

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:05 pm

Speaking of parties….anything poppin’ off for Labor Day?

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:06 pm

Who is still collecting panties at our age……

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
3:06 pm

Give me Ms. Panama

- yea her too…hell all of em player….”i just want to — every girl in the worl”….lol…..i had the munchies for somebody that night

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:06 pm

I mean it’s different if you are just collecting one womans panties right??? Dont yall judge me…lmao

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:07 pm

that skinny girl?

Demi – Hey hey now…:lol:

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:07 pm

@Rell/Demi- AInt nothing like partying with a room full of beautiful…women

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:08 pm

Erykah gives an excellent concert, too. I’ve seen her in concert many, many times. I’ll probably skip this round.

As for Maxwell, I am glad that I saw him at a small venue. He’ll have to change that show a little for a large venue. In the theater, it was more intimate. I think that his music lends itself to a smaller venue.

As good as the Philips Arena version of Prince’s concert was, I think that his concerts at the Tabernacle were better (during his Hit or Miss tour). When the slow stuff, like Adore, came on the small venue had the right vibe.

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:09 pm

Speaking of parties….anything poppin’ off for Labor Day?

Too many. Dammit. :(

The Real Rell - did not get pinkeye this weekend

August 10th, 2009
3:10 pm

room full of beautiful…women

- right!!!!

Kym

August 10th, 2009
3:10 pm

Maxwell coming October 5th got it I will be there.

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
3:11 pm

It’s beautiful to see a room full of fine @ss dudes. <<<<THAT does not happen often enough in Atlanta.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:11 pm

Poppa I enjoyed Maxwell at the fox,too….the acoustics in that place are phenomenal….

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:12 pm

I cancelled Vegas…life changes…I’m thinking Labor Day 8 bedroom Cabin in Helen for the weekend..hot tubbing, liqour and grilling for about 2 days…yup..sounds like a plan..

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:12 pm

room full of beautiful…women

Hope me and my lil’ dress represented…

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:14 pm

I’m thinking Labor Day 8 bedroom Cabin in Helen for the weekend..hot tubbing, liqour and grilling for about 2 days…yup..sounds like a plan..

If nothing else that’s how you get your grown man on….take pics of the wildernessness and stuff.

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:14 pm

LOL @ all the “fishing” ;)

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:15 pm

Sassy

I enjoyed Maxwell at the fox,too….the acoustics in that place are phenomenal….

I like the Fox concert that I’ve attended. I loved the L Boogie (Lauryn Hill) concert there. Jill Scott was great there too. I’ve also seen Harry Connick, Jr. there too.

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
3:16 pm

Further clarity to my 311p…the room was FULL of phine @ss dudes. And THAT is what doesn’t happen often enough in Atlanta.

There’s usually always one or two that eff it up. LOL!

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
3:16 pm

Wilderness smells funny.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:17 pm

Speaking of concerts….I am giving you fair warning that Midtown will be a madhouse on Saturday!!

Paul McCartney is having a concert at Piedmont. The concert of a Beatle will bring a lot of people.

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:19 pm

They have already sold 30000 tickets for that Paul McCartney concert.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:19 pm

Wilderness smells funny.

LMAO!!

Poppa I saw Lauren,too that show was the ish.

Demi

August 10th, 2009
3:19 pm

Rell/W8…sign I agree…

SC…LOL

And I would like to thank Sassy for showing off those wonderful chocolate leggs!!! I love being a leg man!!

knowing were Demi’s thoughts are going…Sassy is now choking a Demi

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

So yeah umm when does Erykah come to town?

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
3:20 pm

SCool – yeah the dudes were reppin saturday, I must agree.

Labor Day – dont know just yet

Always Sexy...Forever Cool...

August 10th, 2009
3:21 pm

Sassy LOL – Girl, you wild. Had tons of fun on Saturday.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:21 pm

Further clarity to my 311p…the room was FULL of phine @ss dudes.

Yeah there was some eye candy in the hizzouse for sho….two in particular caught my eye….

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
3:21 pm

W8 – Oct 25th on Erykah Badu

Poppa Grande

August 10th, 2009
3:24 pm

I love concerts. Mrs. PG is just now getting into them or something.

I remember going to see Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation concert three nights in a row at the OMNI.

My HS crush was Janet, but Kim Fields was a (very) close second.

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:25 pm

Had to have some on point dudes to come thru for yall ladies

@MO that is the day before my bday..hmmm

AmazonRed™

August 10th, 2009
3:27 pm

PG – LOL @ your love for Tootie.

My parents were in the radio industry so concerts were our thing. I think I took going for granted cuz I fell off for a while. But now I’m back into em full swing.

I was at Prince’s Purple Rain concert before I was old enough to understand what he was singing about. I was at MJ’s “Bad” concert. We saw all the hot acts coming up. Remember “The Jets?” :lol: Saw them too.

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:27 pm

And I would like to thank Sassy for showing off those wonderful chocolate leggs!!! I love being a leg man!!…knowing were Demi’s thoughts are going…Sassy is now choking a Demi

Aww thank you Demi….I’m not gonna choke you…but you’re phone is about to ring ;)

disclaimer: Errbody likes chocolate :) :mrgreen:

Sassy Me....Black koffee no sugar....no creme :-)

August 10th, 2009
3:29 pm

Girl, you wild. Had tons of fun on Saturday.

Like I said Sexy I was in good copmany…can’t wait to do it again.

Mo (aka Moeisha- In a Sentimental Mood)

August 10th, 2009
3:30 pm

W8 – sounds like you could end ya burfday with a good concert mayne!

I’ve been waiting to catch some good live music since I missed all the other good concerts this summer. Gotta catch both of these

W8©

August 10th, 2009
3:33 pm

@Mo- yeah I will be 25…lol