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[Nov. 27th, 2006|11:25 am]
Arvind Narayanan

Preferred fly


[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-11-27 08:07 pm (UTC)
Zippers are much more...efficiant. Both for platonic and more exotic uses. And they are much faster to undo. As well they are much easier to get back on.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-11-27 08:48 pm (UTC)
Women have no reason not to choose the zipper. But men must consider Jerry Seinfeld's words: "that is the one place in my wardrobe where I do not want sharp, interlocking metal teeth." And for some reason, I never forget to button up when I put pants on (presumably because you have to do it from the bottom up) whereas I occasionally forget to zip up.

In spite of all this, I vote for the zipper :)
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-11-28 12:22 am (UTC)
that is the one place in my wardrobe where I do not want sharp, interlocking metal teeth

I suppose that would be rather unpleasant. The clitoris doesn't exactly stick out and move around so as you said, women do not have this issue.

whereas I occasionally forget to zip up

There is a story that I associate with this. It involves 4th grade. And why I didn't wear jeans again until high school. And how I didn't know what a "fly" was.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-11-28 01:06 am (UTC)
"I suppose that would be rather unpleasant."

You bet. It's hard to imagine how anyone can be stupid enough to have an accident that way, but I've done it a couple of times as a kid. And there's the image from that bad Ben Stiller movie forver burned onto my retinas.
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-11-28 02:09 am (UTC)
Which movie is this? My comedic tastes are somewhere between Monty Python and The Importance of Being Earnest (if you have not seen this you should it is a very amusing piece of British comedy). So I tend not to see anything outside of said range.
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[User Picture]From: arvindn
2006-11-28 02:22 am (UTC)
It's pretty juvenile. I'm sure you didn't miss much. Here's the scene I was talking about. Of course the camera angle is different in this picture.
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[User Picture]From: paper_crystals
2006-11-28 03:22 am (UTC)
The link to the picture didn't work but I found it on YouTube. It is kinda creepy. And embarressing. One of the many reasons I am glad I do not have a penis. That and carrying it around seems awkward.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-28 05:10 am (UTC)
surprising you ask this question. I saw Aviator day before y'day. In the movie, the same issue is being discussed: zipper or buttons. As far as I remember the object of interest was window drapes or something similar. In the movie they seemed to like the buttons and not zippers.
I vote for zippers but not for the movie. I wouldn't have recommended the movie even if they liked zippers.
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