Why does Paris smell like armpits?

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  1. John Navas

    John Navas Guest

    At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    in the tourist areas.
     
    John Navas, Apr 12, 2004
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    stop crossposting, moron

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  3. John Navas

    Submariner Guest

    Re: Why does John Navas smell like armpits?

    "John Navas" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    > could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    > in the tourist areas.
     
    Submariner, Apr 12, 2004
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  4. John Navas

    Figaro Guest

    On 12 Apr 2004 14:52:19 -0700, (John Navas) wrote:

    >At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    >could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    >in the tourist areas.


    Maybe it's because the French don't have our paranoid fear/ hatred of
    anything that isn't squeaky clean, germ free, or sweet smelling. Maybe it's
    because the French are too adult and too realistic to demand that everything
    in life must either smell good or not smell at all. Or, maybe they don't
    watch enough of those relentless TV commercials devoted to eradicating any
    odor that isn't socially acceptable.

    Figaro
     
    Figaro, Apr 12, 2004
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  5. "John Navas" <> wrote in message
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    > At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least

    Parisians
    > could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere

    even
    > in the tourist areas.


    I don't know John Navas, John Navas isn't a friend of mine, I haven't
    served with John Navas - but whoever you are, you are not John Navas.
     
    Peter A. Stavrakoglou, Apr 12, 2004
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  6. John Navas

    Malev Guest

    [ idiots - please killfile ] >>>>> Why does Paris smell like armpits?

    On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 22:48:01 GMT, "Peter A. Stavrakoglou" <>
    wrote:

    >"John Navas" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
     
    Malev, Apr 12, 2004
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  7. John Navas

    Roedy Green Guest

    On 12 Apr 2004 14:52:19 -0700, (John Navas)
    wrote or quoted :

    >At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    >could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    >in the tourist areas.


    The smell of armpits becomes noticeable once the stench of blood is
    removed.

    I kind of like the smell myself, but then I'm gay.

    --
    Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
    Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
    See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
     
    Roedy Green, Apr 13, 2004
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  8. John Navas

    Euro Guest

    "John Navas" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    > could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    > in the tourist areas.


    Maybe it comes from the tourists then.

    Euro
     
    Euro, Apr 13, 2004
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  9. John Navas

    anthonyberet Guest

    John Navas wrote:
    > At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    > could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    > in the tourist areas.


    Are you sure it wasn't one of your own armpits that you could smell?
     
    anthonyberet, Apr 13, 2004
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  10. John Navas

    Bruce Morgen Guest

    Roedy Green <> wrote:

    >On 12 Apr 2004 14:52:19 -0700, (John Navas)
    >wrote or quoted :
    >
    >>At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    >>could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    >>in the tourist areas.

    >
    >The smell of armpits becomes noticeable once the stench of blood is
    >removed.
    >
    >I kind of like the smell myself, but then I'm gay.


    I'll tell you a(n open)
    secret, Roedy, women and
    straight men like it too --
    it's part of our genetic
    makeup that 20th-21st
    century commercialism has
    tried to talk us out of,
    but chromosomes aren't that
    easily convinced. Imo stay
    reasonably clean and you'll
    smell fine -- iow sweat
    doesn't smell bad unless it
    gets old and germ-ridden,
    it just smells human.

    Btw, thank you for the PC
    utilities you've given
    away over the years -- I
    still use that CMOS tester
    and restorer of yours in
    the autoexec of my Win9x
    boxes. I've also somehow
    managed to abide by your
    stipulation and haven't
    shared them with the
    military!



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    Bruce Morgen, Apr 13, 2004
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  11. John Navas

    kp Guest

    On 12-Apr-2004, Figaro <> wrote:

    > Maybe it's because the French don't have our paranoid fear/ hatred of
    > anything that isn't squeaky clean, germ free, or sweet smelling. Maybe
    > it's
    > because the French are too adult and too realistic to demand that
    > everything
    > in life must either smell good or not smell at all. Or, maybe they don't
    > watch enough of those relentless TV commercials devoted to eradicating any
    > odor that isn't socially acceptable.


    Maybe it's 'cause they're pigs.

    ~kp
     
    kp, Apr 13, 2004
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  12. John Navas

    TPS Guest

    I've only been to Paris in fall in winter, when it smells like roasting
    chestnuts from sidewalk vendors.
    They smell lovely - better than they taste.

    And I've heard they're doing something about the dog shit...


    "John Navas" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    > could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    > in the tourist areas.
     
    TPS, Apr 13, 2004
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  13. John Navas

    Marc Mulay Guest

    How damned cosmo! ack ack ack ack

    TPS wrote:

    > I've only been to Paris in fall in winter, when it smells like roasting
    > chestnuts from sidewalk vendors.
    > They smell lovely - better than they taste.
    >
    > And I've heard they're doing something about the dog shit...
    >
    > "John Navas" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    > > could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    > > in the tourist areas.
     
    Marc Mulay, Apr 13, 2004
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  14. John Navas

    Roedy Green Guest

    On Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:12:28 -0400, Bruce Morgen <>
    wrote or quoted :

    > I've also somehow
    >managed to abide by your
    >stipulation and haven't
    >shared them with the
    >military!


    I have driven them nuts with that over the years. They just can't
    believe I would refuse to sell my code to them for any amount of
    money. The FAA used one of my programs for distributing software to
    all the airports. This was in the days before the internet. I
    suppose it was partly military, but only secondarily.

    --
    Canadian Mind Products, Roedy Green.
    Coaching, problem solving, economical contract programming.
    See http://mindprod.com/jgloss/jgloss.html for The Java Glossary.
     
    Roedy Green, Apr 13, 2004
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  15. John Navas

    Lord Valve Guest

    Figaro wrote:

    > On 12 Apr 2004 14:52:19 -0700, (John Navas) wrote:
    >
    > >At least it doesn't smell like urine like NYC but the least Parisians
    > >could do is clean up their own city. You can smell it everywhere even
    > >in the tourist areas.

    >
    > Maybe it's because the French don't have our paranoid fear/ hatred of
    > anything that isn't squeaky clean, germ free, or sweet smelling. Maybe it's
    > because the French are too adult and too realistic to demand that everything
    > in life must either smell good or not smell at all. Or, maybe they don't
    > watch enough of those relentless TV commercials devoted to eradicating any
    > odor that isn't socially acceptable.
    >
    > Figaro



    Information-dense translation: "Frogs stink."

    Lord Valve
    American
     
    Lord Valve, Apr 13, 2004
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  16. John Navas

    Marc Mulay Guest

    Good GOD.

    To think, I play guitar, compose, write, record and gear tinker for the honest joy and love of music...

    Pass the Ban roll on.

    Vomit.


    >
    > FOR GAYS:
    > The armpits are a sensitive zone, all right. If a bit of tickle
    > torture's what you're after, some guys' pits are excruciatingly
    > ticklish. Others, though, find their own to be a pleasure-producing
    > erogenous zone, just aching to be caressed and soaked with spit.
    > And, when it comes to other people's pits, many a man has gotten faint
    > with desire when Mr. Right raises his left arm. There's the sight of
    > hair, and the smell of sweat, and some fellows can't get enough.
    >
    > "The riper the better," one pit pig enthuses. "Whoever invented
    > deodorant should be put in jail." And certainly a well-scented
    > underarm, brimming with lust-producing pheromones and reeking of male
    > sweat, can be a powerful crotch-stiffener. "I could bury my face in
    > there and snuffle around for hours,"says the pit pig. "And then,
    > afterwards, to smell him on my face? Yummy." Tastes vary, of course;
    > some prefer recently-washed mildness, others the hardcore tang of "I
    > haven't changed my T-shirt in days." Speaking of which, a man's
    > stained and smelly undershirt can drive some pit fans over the brink.
    >
    > FOR HETEROS:
    > Ugly men, historically, have worked a little harder to attract the
    > opposite sex, whether it be by amassing great wealth and taking over
    > entire countries, or picking up a guitar and insisting on becoming a
    > rock star.
    >
    > Whatever an ugly man's methods to woo the ladies, the primary obstacle
    > here, as always, is still the ugliness. But now, dog-faced men can
    > increase their sex appeal without wealth, surgery or exercise.
    > According to a British survey, all they have to do to get the girls is
    > wear tank tops and show off their sweaty armpits.
    >
    > A study released last week at a University of Northumbria conference
    > confirms that women find ugly men more attractive if they can smell
    > the natural pheromones emanating from a man's armpit.
    >
    >
    > For those of you with a scientific bent read a review of the book The
    > Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality
    > By James Vaughn Kohl and Robert T. Francoeur
    > http://human-nature.com/nibbs/03/kohl.html
    >
    > While odours are seen as important in many species, humans are
    > believed to rely more on their superior visual skills and linguistic
    > abilities. As a result of this, research on the role that odours could
    > play in human social behaviour has been relatively neglected compared
    > to studies on other sensory inputs, particularly vision. In recent
    > years however, there has been considerable speculation over the role
    > that odours may play in human behaviour.
    >
    > While this doesn't give guys permission to toss away the deodorant and
    > start presenting their underarms to every girl they see walking down
    > the street, it does reinforce the growing evidence that, in both
    > humans and animals, such chemicals play a subtle role in sexual
    > attraction. (For instance, Swedish research shows that men are more
    > attracted to women if they are exposed to female pheromones.)
    >
    > The British study also revealed that women were particularly
    > susceptible to underarm pheromones if they were not taking the oral
    > contraceptive pill and were in the middle of their menstrual cycle. In
    > other words, women on the pill could be missing out on the exciting
    > allure of an ugly man's pits.
    >
    > One area I found to be particularly engaging was the author's
    > consideration of sexual orientation. In addition to giving some
    > consideration to the biological basis of human homosexuality,
    > reviewing the classic papers by the likes of LeVay (1991) and Hamer et
    > al (1993), there is also some discussion of how pheromones may play a
    > role in the origins of same-sex behaviour. The authors draw upon
    > animal studies (Bakker et al, 1996) demonstrating that if a male's
    > ability to distinguish between the sexes, using odour, is disrupted,
    > this leads to the development of "bi-sexual behaviour" later in life
    > (p 291). It is then suggested that this same process could be applied
    > to humans (especially in males), to explain the range of sexual
    > behaviours that we demonstrate. Though this issue is perhaps better
    > explored by Kohl in some of his more academic papers (Kohl, 2002), the
    > basic idea is that higher levels of oestrogens among homosexual males
    > during development could result in an atypical reaction to the
    > olfactory cues of females, which would in turn alter the neural and
    > hormonal processes associated with attraction and reproduction.
     
    Marc Mulay, Apr 15, 2004
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  17. > I've developed my own theory, but first let me address the thing women have
    > for male's armpit scent - I think it reminds them of their father and the
    > security
    > they had from a good, strong and kind father.


    What if her father was a horrible, weak, and vindictive little man but it was her mother that was the good, strong, and kind
    parent!!
    Is the woman then predestined to become a Dyke??
     
    Hercum McGercum, Apr 15, 2004
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  18. John Navas

    El Kabong Guest

    "Hercum McGercum" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > > I've developed my own theory, but first let me address the thing women

    have
    > > for male's armpit scent - I think it reminds them of their father and

    the
    > > security
    > > they had from a good, strong and kind father.

    >
    > What if her father was a horrible, weak, and vindictive little man but it

    was her mother that was the good, strong, and kind
    > parent!!
    > Is the woman then predestined to become a Dyke??


    Dunno. Possibly. A lot of men-hating women were abused and/or raped by men
    and perhaps their fathers.
    >
    >
     
    El Kabong, Apr 15, 2004
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  19. John Navas

    zootwoman Guest

    Marc Mulay <> wrote in message news:<>...
    > Good GOD.
    >
    > To think, I play guitar, compose, write, record and gear tinker for the honest joy and love of music...
    >
    > Pass the Ban roll on.
    >
    > Vomit.
    >
    >

    I still wonder what you smell like when you aren't farting or vomiting ;)
     
    zootwoman, Apr 15, 2004
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  20. John Navas

    zootwoman Guest

    "El Kabong" <> wrote in message news:<gmzfc.29973$>...
    > "Hercum McGercum" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > >
    > > > I've developed my own theory, but first let me address the thing women

    > have
    > > > for male's armpit scent - I think it reminds them of their father and

    > the
    > > > security
    > > > they had from a good, strong and kind father.

    > >
    > > What if her father was a horrible, weak, and vindictive little man but it

    > was her mother that was the good, strong, and kind
    > > parent!!
    > > Is the woman then predestined to become a Dyke??

    >
    > Dunno. Possibly. A lot of men-hating women were abused and/or raped by men
    > and perhaps their fathers.
    > >
    > >

    So does it follow that women hating men were raped mby their mothers?
    oh well ..other thoughts...

    In the United States women are, I think for the first time in history,
    gaining real power. Often nations have had queens, heiresses, and
    female aristocrats. These do not amount to much. Today women occupy
    positions of genuine authority in fields that matter, as for example
    publishing, journalism, and academia. They control education through
    high school. Politicians scramble for their votes. They control the
    divorce courts and usually get their way with things that matter to
    them.

    What will be the consequences?

    Men have controlled the world through most of history so we know what
    they do: build things, break things, invent things, compete with each
    other fiercely and often pointlessly, and fight endless wars that seem
    to them justifiable at the time but that, seen from afar, are just
    what males do. The unanswered question is what women would, or will,
    do. How will their increasing influence reshape the polity?

    Women and men want very different things and therefore very different
    worlds. Men want sex, freedom, and adventure; women want security,
    pleasantness, and someone to care about (or for) them. Both like
    power. Men use it to conquer their neighbors whether in business or
    war, women to impose security and pleasantness. I do not suggest that
    the instinctive behavior of women is necessarily bad, nor that of men
    necessarily good. I do suggest that that the
    effects will be profound, probably irreversible, and not necessarily
    entirely to the liking of either sex. The question may be whether one
    fears most being conquered or being nicened to death.

    Consider what is called the Nanny State by men, who feel smothered by
    it, but is accepted if not supported by women, who see it as
    protective and caring. (Yes, I know that there are exceptions and
    degrees in all of this, and no, I don't have polling data.) Note that
    women are much more concerned than are men about health and well-
    being. Women worry about second-hand smoke, outlawing guns, lowering
    the allowable blood-alcohol levels for drivers, making little boys
    wear helmets while riding bicycles, and outlawing such forms of
    violence as dodge ball or the use of plastic ray guns. Much of this is
    demonstrably irrational, but that is the nature of instincts. (Neither
    is the male tendency to form armed bands and attack anyone within
    reach a pinnacle of reason.)

    The implications of female influence for freedom, at least as men
    understand the word, are not good. Women will accept restrictions on
    their behavior if in doing so they feel more secure. They have less
    need of freedom, which is not particularly important in living a
    secure, orderly, routine, and comfortable life. They tend not to see
    political correctness as irritating, but as keeping people from saying
    unpleasant things.

    The growing feminization accounts for much of the decline in the
    schools. The hostility to competition of any sort is an expression of
    the female desire for pleasantness; competition is a mild form of
    combat, by which men are attracted and women repelled. The emphasis on
    how children feel about each other instead of on what they learn is
    profoundly female (as for that matter is the associated fascination
    with psychotherapy). The drugging of male schoolchildren into
    passivity is the imposition of pleasantness by chemical means. Little
    boys are not nice, but fidgety wild men writ small who, bored out of
    their skulls, tend to rowdiness. They are also hard for the average
    woman to control and, since male teachers are absent, gelded, or
    terrified of litigious parents, expulsion and resort to the police
    fill the void. The oft-repeated suspension of boys for drawing
    soldiers or playing space war is, methinks, a quietly hysterical
    attempt to assuage formless insecurity.

    The change in marriage and the deterioration of the family are
    likewise the results of the growth of political power of women.
    Whether this is good or bad remains to be seen, but it is assuredly
    happening. Divorce became common because women wanted to get out of
    unsatisfactory marriages. In divorce women usually want the children,
    and have the clout to get them. But someone has to feed the young.
    Thus the vindictive pursuit of divorced fathers who won't or can't pay
    child support. And thus the rise of the government as de facto father
    to provide welfare, tax breaks, daycare, and otherwise behave as a
    virtual husband.

    When women entered a male workplace, they found that they didn't much
    like it. Men told off-color jokes, looked at protuberant body
    parts,engaged in rough verbal sparring as a form of social
    interaction, and behaved in accord with rules that women didn't and
    don't understand. Women had the influence to change things, and did.
    Laws grew like kudzu to ban sexual harassment, whether real or
    imagined. Affirmative action, in addition to being a naked power grab,
    avoids competition and therefore making the losers feel bad. It
    degrades the performance of organizations, sometimes seriously, but
    performance is a
    preoccupation of males.

    Men are capable of malignant government, whether authoritarian or
    totalitarian, as witness North Korea or the Russia of Stalin. I don't
    know whether women would behave as badly if they had the power. (I'd
    guess yes but in a different way.) But women have their own
    totalitarian tendencies. They will if allowed impose a seamless
    tyranny of suffocating safety, social control, and political
    propriety. Men are happy for men to be men and women to be women;
    women want us all to be women.

    The United States becomes daily more a woman's world:
    comfortable,safe, with few outlets for a man's desire for risk. The
    America of wild empty country, of guns and fishing and hunting, of
    physical labor and hot rods and schoolyard fights, has turned
    gradually into a land of shopping malls and sensible cars and
    bureaucracy. Risk is now mostly artificial and not very risky. There
    is skydiving and scuba and you can still find places to go fast on
    motorcycles, but it gets harder. Jobs increasingly require the
    feminine virtues of patience,
    accommodation to routine, and subordination of performance to
    civility. Just about everything that once defined masculinity is now
    denounced as "macho," a hostile word embodying the female
    incomprehension of men.

    A case can be made that a feminized world would (or will) be
    preferable to a masculine. Perhaps. It is males who bomb cities and
    shoot people in Seven-Elevens. I suspect we will have the worst of
    both worlds: a nation in which men at the top engage in the usual wars
    and, a step below, women impose inutterable boredom.
     
    zootwoman, Apr 16, 2004
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