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by FranTastic444
Tue Mar 26, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Freestyle Fashions
Topic: David Ross Lawn
Replies: 17
Views: 408

Re: David Ross Lawn

Followed him for quite a while on Instagram. College lecturer, musician, photographer and lover of fashion - what’s not to like :-)

He got some really negative press when a right-wing commentator decided to pass comment. Fortunately, the brand in question supported him.
by FranTastic444
Sat Mar 23, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: NPR reporting style guide
Replies: 7
Views: 395

NPR reporting style guide

Reading this NPR article , one sentence stood out - How will this change real estate commissions ? For decades, the norm in this country has been for the person selling a home to pay both her own agent and the buyer's agent. I presume that this was a deliberate choice by the (male) journo (rather th...
by FranTastic444
Tue Mar 12, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: Couture
Topic: Oscars 2024
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Oscars 2024

A great looking outfit for anyone who has the right body frame and personality to pull that type of outfit off.
by FranTastic444
Sun Mar 03, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Skirts, Pants, and Deuteronomy 22:5
Replies: 32
Views: 757

Re: Skirts, Pants, and Deuteronomy 22:5

I’m not sure I agree with the rationale for the U.K. not getting hung up on 22.5. Scots wearing kilts are cited as a reason. I’d suggest that the main reason is that the U.K. is not that religious. In 2023, over 50% of those questioned in a survey stated that they did not believe in God (or an equi...
by FranTastic444
Sun Feb 04, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is anyone else trying to learn a language?
Replies: 23
Views: 928

Re: Is anyone else trying to learn a language?

I've always wanted to be able to speak a second language, but despite several attempts I've never managed to progress beyond schoolboy French. I went through a period of reading Le Monde and listening to a French-language Swiss radio station (Couleur 3) but I never got it to stick - partly because I...
by FranTastic444
Sat Jan 20, 2024 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Subscription services irony
Replies: 26
Views: 1080

Re: Subscription services irony

As Alanis Morissette would no doubt state, "Isn't it ironic, don't you think?" I may listen to that tune on Spotify later on (one of my many subscriptions!) ARR - annual recurring revenue. It's the only metric that anyone seems to care about in my field of work. Recurring revenue is valued...
by FranTastic444
Mon Jan 15, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skirted / kilted dancer caught on film
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Skirted / kilted dancer caught on film

The wife and I are great fans of a YouTube channel named Traveling Robert. He and his wife have over 1,000 videos of their RV'ing adventures. In this episode, they are visiting Nashville and at around the 3m 30s mark there is a guy with a white shirt and what looks like a skirt or kilt dancing near ...
by FranTastic444
Sat Jan 13, 2024 4:30 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article in The Guardian by a man who wears skirts
Replies: 41
Views: 2582

Re: Article in The Guardian by a man who wears skirts

I think that in Western Europe the UK is the only country where it is common for wives to take the name of their husband. I was not aware of that - interesting. I'd always assumed that it was a fairly widespread practice throughout the western world and other places where Christianity was the domin...
by FranTastic444
Sat Jan 13, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article in The Guardian by a man who wears skirts
Replies: 41
Views: 2582

Re: Article in The Guardian by a man who wears skirts

I'm a solid 2.5 on the feminism test from Phin's sister. If I had kids and if I had a wife with an unusual surname then I'd be happy to take her surname in the interest of keeping the name alive. As it turns out, my wife has a common as muck surname and we have no kids so I'll stick with the surname...
by FranTastic444
Sat Jan 06, 2024 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 1980's Pic - skirts were the norm?
Replies: 10
Views: 718

1980's Pic - skirts were the norm?

I've just seen this picture of a town center in England from 1980. All but one of the women in the shot are wearing either a dress or a skirt. I wish there was an annual photo from this same spot so we could track the progress of the skirt and dress falling out of fashion as an everyday garment. May...
by FranTastic444
Sat Jan 06, 2024 1:27 pm
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: Non-posting/inactive members?
Replies: 37
Views: 1772

Re: Non-posting/inactive members?

SQL is not my strong point, but…. don’t you need some sort of insert into foo before this query would do any record cleansing?? In MySQL there's a shorthand in the CREATE TABLE syntax that allows implicit insertions into the new table via a concatenated "SELECT". I made use of that in thi...
by FranTastic444
Tue Jan 02, 2024 1:38 pm
Forum: Changes at the Cafe
Topic: Non-posting/inactive members?
Replies: 37
Views: 1772

Re: Non-posting/inactive members?

SQL is not my strong point, but…. don’t you need some sort of insert into foo before this query would do any record cleansing??
by FranTastic444
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:44 pm
Forum: Skirts and Kilts for Men
Topic: Skater Skirts Wearers Weight Loss
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Skater Skirts Wearers Weight Loss

Hi SSW - thanks for your reply. Yes, my snacking (especially chocolate) has to stop and I need to seriously curtail my alcohol consumption (after a period of abstinence). I am also a huge consumer of Diet Coke and I'm sure that is a contributor to my current health situation. A while back, I read a ...
by FranTastic444
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Saks Prada advert
Replies: 6
Views: 444

Saks Prada advert

This advert regularly pops up on the BBC News app on my phone. https://i.postimg.cc/8PP4Pjhx/saks-prada.jpg I'm not sure on the sex of the model, but it looks to me like this image is on the masculine side of androgynous which, on one level at least, I find interesting. But... I have to query whethe...