A bunch of cunts, mostly in the Australian sense. Except that one guy.

Men are dogs.

Oh scuse me, they act like dogs.

http://www.livescience.com/health/060731_pitch_dominance.html - Men Act Like Dogs to Determine Dominance

<quote>
A male dog will whine and beg in deference to a stronger dog, but will lower its voice into a guttural growl if it thinks it has a fighting chance.
Men unconsciously do a similar thing, scientists say.

A new study finds that the lower the pitch of a man's voice, the more physically dominant other men think he is. And men lower their voice pitch when addressing a man they believe to be less dominant than themselves, but raise it when speaking to someone they think is more dominant.
</quote>

On the interweb all males think they are dominant so they lower their writing to appear more dominant.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 11th, 2007 12:20am
Women are attracted to men with low gravelly voices for that reason.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 11th, 2007 12:22am
Or they just want some Lucky Strikes.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 11th, 2007 12:24am
God DAMN I have got to get me some of that research money for obvious results. Is there an agency that runs these things? I'd like to do a study on "Men like breasts" or "Women prefer men who aren't grossly obese" or maybe "People hit by cars tend to get injured"
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 12:33am
This is obvious?
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 11th, 2007 12:42am
> This is obvious?

You quickly learn that for people on interweb every study is obvious in retrohindsight.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 11th, 2007 12:50am
That men's behavior derives from the behavior of pack animals? Where did the term "alpha male" come from?

Seriously - I honestly thought this was established decades ago.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 12:57am
>That men's behavior derives from the behavior of pack animals?

No, the way that men vary the pitch of their voice.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 11th, 2007 12:58am
One of the funniest episodes of Buffy was (SPOILERS) the one where an evil bartender has spiked the beer with something that regresses people to cavemen.  A bunch of frat boys drink it and then go on a tear.  Meanwhile, the obnoxious guy who did a hump and dump on Buffy is hitting on Willow and she's playing along.  Even though you can see it coming, the scene where she tells the guy that he's just a stupid neanderthal like all other men right at the moment the frat boys burst in is priceless.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 11th, 2007 2:20am
"On the interweb all males think they are dominant so they lower their writing to appear more dominant."

Who ever said that males aren't naturally "dominant" when there's no one around to knuckle under?
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 11th, 2007 2:25am
"A male dog will whine and beg in deference to a stronger dog, but will lower its voice into a guttural growl if it thinks it has a fighting chance."

Not even true.  Smaller dogs will attack and go for high on pecking order all the time.

"And men lower their voice pitch when addressing a man they believe to be less dominant than themselves, but raise it when speaking to someone they think is more dominant."

I've always made it a habit to do the exact opposite.  Including women though, I've often raised it around women.  My voice is naturally low.

Articles like this make Cosmo look like required reading.
Permalink Send private email LinuxOrBust 
July 11th, 2007 2:35am
>>That men's behavior derives from the behavior of pack animals?

>No, the way that men vary the pitch of their voice.

Recall that Philo argues against his version of events, not the facts.
Permalink one man shopper 
July 11th, 2007 6:17am
This has been observed in Apes for some time.

Frans de Waal also described these things - including the voice thing - in humans years ago.

http://www.itconversations.com/shows/detail231.html

A few years ago he analysed Dutch politicians during their election campaign in purely ape gestures and noises.

And of course, without using any meaning of language, it was completely clear what happened between those human apes.

It goes a long way explaining why Bush was elected in the USA.
Permalink Send private email Erik Springelkamp 
July 11th, 2007 7:56am
Hail to the chimp.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 11th, 2007 8:00am
"Recall that Philo argues against his version of events, not the facts."

Hey, I'm just trying to fit in around here, and that seems to be the SOP.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 11th, 2007 9:08am
Lame.
Permalink Send private email Colm 
July 11th, 2007 9:20am

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