Man Boobz Testimonials

One of the things I love about Man Boobz is that there are so many manboobzers with esoteric hobbies and interests.  The conversations on threads can run pretty far afield.

Some people hate it when we start talking about bra sizing, or whatever, but I think it is one of the most charming aspects of the place.

bra-guide

I’ve been trying since early last year, with very little success, to prompt people to share their testimonials about why they stick around.  We know everyone comes for the mockery — or in the case of the trolls, to be mocked — but what makes so many of us stay?  My proposed catchphrase consists of variations on the theme, “Man Boobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the __________________.”

April 3, 2012:

man boobz: I came here for the mockery, but I stayed for the in-depth discussions of logic, morality, and the scientific method. Oh, and the regular troll evisceration.

May 3, 2012:

Manboobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the dating tips.

May 18, 2012:

Manboobz: come for the mockery, stay for the detailed literary analysis of LOTR

May 16, 2012:

Manboobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the quantum mechanics.

quantum_mechanics

June 2, 2012 [er, pardon the language]:

Manboobz: come for the mockery, stay for the GODDAMN BODY FUCKING BUTTER RECIPES! Seriously, I’m gonna try that fucker out, thanks!

July 5, 2012:

Man Boobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the sex tips.

July 21, 2012 [finally, someone other than me!]:

Argenti Aertheri:

Man Boobz, come for the mockery, stay for the fandom, cooking tips, quantum physics, home improvement tips… :)

I’m sure I’m missing things there too, we should maybe shorten that to — Man Boobz, come for the mockery, stay for the awesome.

shadethedruid:

I am shocked, shocked, that you would forget “kitty pictures”

July 27, 2012:

Man Boobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the stellar advice on pet psychology. Seriously, I am bookmarking that in case I or a friend ever has a cat with pee issues!

August 28, 2012 [wordsp1nner] :

This is why I love Manboobz: come for the mockery, stay for the discussions of scifi TV shows with cats.

October 2, 2012:

Man boobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the detailed information about ducks.

ducks

January 2, 2013:

Man Boobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the animal husbandry and compost tips!

January 21, 2013 [yay, Kittehs’ is playing]:

Come for the mockery, stay for the kitties!

February 5, 2012:

Man Boobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the detailed information on butterfly misandry.

March 5, 2013 [Sideliner plays along]:

I’ll admit it, I came for the mockery, I stay for the kittens. Or puppies. Or Bollywood. Sometimes I scroll through threads looking for nothing but the brain bleach links.

UPDATE: A new testimonial has been spotted in the wild!

April 30, 2013 [Fibinachi]

Manboobz:

Come for the mockery, get drawn in by the recipes – stay for the nuanced discussions of deontological and consequential ethics as it relates to principles of inter-personal relations and the notions of original sin.

OR:

Come for the mockery, stay for the discussion of principles upon which a person should live a life.

UPDATE #2: Yet another new testimonial has been spotted!

June 20, 2013 [guffaw-ferrets]

Manboobz: come for the misogyny-mockery, stay for the unintentional absurdist humor and subsequent smackdowns of such.

Update #3: And another!

July 17, 2013 [Amnesia]

Manboobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the hope in humanity. ;)

Update #4: Is it terrible if I keep creating these testimonials?

August 1, 2013 [cloudiah]

Manboobz: Come for the mockery, stay to find out how many tigers you could trade 600 pounds of weed for.

(You might want to start here to see the context for this.)

August 13, 2013 [katz]

Manboobz: Come for the mockery, stay for the horse stories.

October 3, 2013 [titianblue]

Manboobz – come for the mocking, stay for the recipes.

Feel free to add your own testimonials in the comments.

Here for your enjoyment is a cat eating spaghetti:

spaghetti_cat

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5 Responses to Man Boobz Testimonials

  1. Kittehserf says:

    Well, let’s see … I already said kitties.

    Come for the mockery, stay for the:

    makeup advice/sharing/sympathy/high fives
    medical, ditto
    clothing, ditto (hellkell I blame you for introducing me to Secret Lentil clothing)
    shoes, ditto
    HISTORY NERDISM (see in particular the Pickup Artistry, Victorian Style thread)

    I love being part of a great group of smart, educated, witty people with a huge range of interests and experiences, and accepting of pretty much everything except asshattery in its various guises.

    AND THE KITTIES OMG THE KITTIES

  2. neuroticbeagle says:

    “AND THE KITTIES OMG THE KITTIES”

    What about the PUPPIEZ? Miscanindry!!

  3. augochlorella says:

    Manboobz: come for the mockery, stay for the schooling on ableism, trans-inclusiveness, etc.

    Seriously, in the months I’ve been on-and-off lurking manboobz I’ve learned so much about the power of language and how pervasive these forms of bigotry can be. I know manboobz isn’t a 101 site, but watching the regulars call each other out on their wording and then seeing them be all like, “Sorry. I’ll watch that next time.” is both super informative and very heartening.

  4. Viscaria says:

    I stay so that I can continue to spend time with all of you wonderful people.

  5. katz says:

    Sorry, but the one about tigers and weed is always going to be the best.

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