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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Social Experiment #1 : The Blind Date

    Alright kids, the time has come for our first social experiment. As money mike has suggested, the theme of this exercise is to secure a blind date with a girl from the Internet and take on a particular role for the duration of the date.

    Example roles would include :
    1. Pirate Guy
    2. Mouth Breather
    3. Paranoid Pete
    4. Emotional Wreck
    5. Disagree with everything guy (Know-It-All)
    6. Bathroom every 5 minutes guy
    7. Afraid of human contact guy
    8. Forgetful Guy
    9. OCD Guy
    10. Curse Guy
    11. Overzealous Guy
    12. Sexual Innuendo Guy
    13. Corny joke guy
    14. Really annoying laugh guy
    15. Religious or Political Fanatic Guy
    16. Nonstop movie quoter
    17. Incompetent Magician
    18. Sleazy guy (hitting on other girls)

    There must be rules in this experiment, so I will begin listing them. I will add new rules as people suggest them and they are approved by the group of participants.

    1. The date must be documented in some way. Audio or video are the only two mediums in which all members can share in the fun.
    2. The role you take on must never be broken. No matter what happens, you can't reveal the premise to your date. If she confronts you on it, deny it in the manner that your character would.
    3. The date will not end until the girl ends it. There is no bailing out early.

    We need a tally of who is in and more ideas for the experiment. Good luck.

    With enough interest, I will register socialexperiments.net and setup a forum and links to the evidence, etc.
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    Oh God... "mouth breather"... that's hilarious. I honestly don't know if I could pull that off without laughing hysterically. That's out for me. I couldn't do it. I'd be breathing with my mouth and whathaveyou and then I'd just burst out laughing.

    I could pull 3, 4, or 5 without going out of character.

    What are we going to post to for a dating site? I think we need to provide links to at least the other participants, or just throw'em in this thread. I guess I'd definitely have to try for a Mass. date, as I couldn't do it right around here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    Oh God... "mouth breather"... that's hilarious. I honestly don't know if I could pull that off without laughing hysterically. That's out for me. I couldn't do it. I'd be breathing with my mouth and whathaveyou and then I'd just burst out laughing.
    We should probably have a point system and have a prize for the first person to hit a certain number of points, sponsered by the entire group. Mouth breather may be worth 3 points as opposed to emotional wreck being with 1.

    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    What are we going to post to for a dating site? I think we need to provide links to at least the other participants, or just throw'em in this thread. I guess I'd definitely have to try for a Mass. date, as I couldn't do it right around here.
    Most dating sites are pay sites whereas MySpace, Friendster, and similar social networking sites are not. The problem with the latter choices is that people aren't always on there looking for a date and they will be more discriminatory. Match.com would probably be the easiest because every girl on there is definitely looking to meet someone. Your poorness hinders this a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xian
    We should probably have a point system and have a prize for the first person to hit a certain number of points, sponsered by the entire group. Mouth breather may be worth 3 points as opposed to emotional wreck being with 1.
    I sort of agree. On the other hand, I think if we're going to post recordings of these then we could just have participants vote on the best performance. Probably a combination of the two would work best. I think subtlety is key, here. Anyone who really didn't want to do it could end the date quickly by overenhancing their character.


    Most dating sites are pay sites whereas MySpace, Friendster, and similar social networking sites are not. The problem with the latter choices is that people aren't always on there looking for a date and they will be more discriminatory. Match.com would probably be the easiest because every girl on there is definitely looking to meet someone. Your poorness hinders this a little.
    Yeah, ****, sorry about that. I mean, I have the $20 or whatever to drop on the site, but I could use that money for a lot of other things. I guess there's not any rush to do this right away; I generally have a lot more money in the summer.

    Alright, I'm off to work.
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    ... if only I wasn't engaged

    You may also want to consider:

    - High five guy
    - Short term memory guy
    - OCD guy (obsesive compulsive disorder)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Genacide
    ... if only I wasn't engaged

    You may also want to consider:

    - High five guy
    - Short term memory guy
    - OCD guy (obsesive compulsive disorder)
    Added the latter two. The high five one isn't ridiculous enough, I think. Unless you can sell me on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    I sort of agree. On the other hand, I think if we're going to post recordings of these then we could just have participants vote on the best performance. Probably a combination of the two would work best. I think subtlety is key, here. Anyone who really didn't want to do it could end the date quickly by overenhancing their character.
    True, which would be a benefit on setting up the domain for this. Honestly, with some crappy recording equipment, we could pilot this as a show. Cart before the horse, however.

    As far as the overenhanced characters, I don't see how one could be subtle while talking like a Pirate.


    Quote Originally Posted by MM
    Yeah, ****, sorry about that. I mean, I have the $20 or whatever to drop on the site, but I could use that money for a lot of other things. I guess there's not any rush to do this right away; I generally have a lot more money in the summer.

    Alright, I'm off to work.
    I think there should be a few months prep work involved before actually getting the dates moving. You almost need to have an accomplice in order to get something worth watching.

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    I was #6 on my last blind date a few weeks ago. I'd just aborted my bulk and was in the process of shedding four pounds of water weight, it turned out. She was a great sport about it, joking that I had a bladder the size of a pea, and that pissing was like eating pringles 'once you pop, you can't stop' ... great sense of humor.

    But I didn't get a call back, despite her insistance of no dealbreakers and a hell of a goodnight kiss.

    Anyways, I'm on three or four of these dating sites ("Soy un perdedor...
    I’m a loser baby..") and setting up meets all the time. It would be fun to deliberately blow one with one of these roles. Anyone know of a cheap audio recorder that can be hooked to a pc?
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    High Five Guy:

    Every person that is talked to during the date gets a high five.

    Waiter: "Very good selection sir"
    You: "Yea it is!" High Five

    Movie ticket person: "Here are your tickets"
    You: "This is gonna rock!" High Five

    Taxi driver: (Bus driver for MM) "This is your stop"
    You: "Great driving man" High Five

    and if every "left hanging" state "denied" and walk away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockBoxer
    I was #6 on my last blind date a few weeks ago. I'd just aborted my bulk and was in the process of shedding four pounds of water weight, it turned out. She was a great sport about it, joking that I had a bladder the size of a pea, and that pissing was like eating pringles 'once you pop, you can't stop' ... great sense of humor.

    But I didn't get a call back, despite her insistance of no dealbreakers and a hell of a goodnight kiss.

    Anyways, I'm on three or four of these dating sites ("Soy un perdedor...
    Iím a loser baby..") and setting up meets all the time. It would be fun to deliberately blow one with one of these roles. Anyone know of a cheap audio recorder that can be hooked to a pc?
    I think any recorder that has a output jack (for headphones) would be able to hook into a pc with a mic jack. Then use windows recorder program to record it and convert it to a MP3 to get the size down.
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    #Swear's/Curse a lot guy. (Not Tourettes but a bit more PC, not wanting to offend).

    #Over enthusiastic/ Overzealous guy. (- Girl - "Fancy soup as a starter? Guy - SURE, HELL YEAH, that'd be GREAT, fantastic. I just LOVE soup.)
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    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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    Suddenly exposes himself guy
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    This sounds like fun, but why limit it to an internet date?

    If you can pick up a chick at a bar with a pirate accent, more power to you.

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    How 'bout "Cornball Guy". You know, tell REALLY cheesy jokes. Call people "Sport". Have all kinds of lame sight gags, i.e. show up to your date wearing buckteeth, play the "got your nose" game, the old "quarter in the ear trick", etc. Basically act like Uncle Joey from Full House or something.

    I think seeing the reactions from most serious, mature women would be worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge Sanchez
    Suddenly exposes himself guy
    Gonna have to veto that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    This sounds like fun, but why limit it to an internet date?

    If you can pick up a chick at a bar with a pirate accent, more power to you.
    The premise is a blind date, not the pickup. The pickup can be a different social experiment.

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    Okay, okay. What if I set up a blind date for a friend, and he goes as "socially awkward, small chinese guy with bad teeth" and I secretly video tape it?

    Hmmm. That's mean.

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    And awesome.

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    This is pretty aw3some, Xian.

    I don't think I'm smoth enough to carry this out just yet, which sucks, because I have a myspace girl being VERY persistent and I wouldn't normally go near it. But for this..lol

    Sadly, I could play emotional wreck or curse guy in my sleep.
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    Sadistic Serial Killer Guy


    In my experience most women are dying to go out with this type of guy.
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    This could turn out to be the greatest thread in internet history.
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    What guy will you be Xian?

    A few for the list:

    Typical English Guy

    Histrionical Guy

    Neurotic Guy (Different form of neurosis, as we already have OCD)

    Celebrity infatuated Guy

    Can't be bothered Guy

    Treat 'em mean, to keep 'em keen Guy
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    What about a ridiculous foreigner? Someone who talks like that guy from pink panther with an outrageous accent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco
    Typical English Guy
    That'd be the best guy to be, would only have to speak a few words and they'd be hooked.. what with the accent...

    Not being stereotypical at all...
    I'm not moaning, i'm having an opinion.

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