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Men spreading their butt cheeks and inviting you to be 'Friends'

   Fri, March 19, 2010 - 4:39 PM
people.tribe.net/9f083a66-...60dbcfabab

Now, I don't know about Y'all. I'm a reasonably tolerant guy. But (no pun intended) this is the second Anal shot/friend request I've received this week. Hell...it may even be the same guy, but I tend to avert my eye's when men spread their butt cheeks so I can't be sure.
What part of my profile suggests that this is acceptable. My Daughter, My Mother, my Sisters, and my friends (Gay and not) surf here regularly to check in and see how I am doing.
Now...I know I have enemies on Tribe. I was just commenting to my good friend and Neighbor, Jim, in Springfield (I took a day of leave to get away from Whiteman AFB) how I seem to be widely loved and wildly hated.
So...whoever is stalking me. Trying to ruin my career with the USAF. Good luck. My reputation and record are solid. My past Chiefs and Commanders stand by me. My current Chief and Commander love me. My Security Clearance is up to date and I am and have been damn good at what I do.
For those of you who are Honorably serving in the US Military and are Homosexual in orientation...I salute you!
As an aside...'Don't ask. Don't tell' has been a travesty in the Military, IMO, and it's time for it to go! If you, as a Country, don't want the Military to include Gay's, just say so and quit being hypocrites. Me...I'm cool with the concept. As long as you don't spread your ass cheeks to me in public! I fact, I can't imagine any circumstance that such an action would be anything other than a gesture of disrespect.
But (again...no pun intended) that's just me.
KK



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Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:09 PM
*laughing*

Don't worry, it's no different from what I, as a woman, get from men all the time, although, mercifully, not on tribe. :)

For the record, guys: A close-up cock shot is NOT an appropriate greeting to a woman you'd like to get to know.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:29 PM
yeah, what Enrika said.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:31 PM
except that it does actually happen on Tribe. And it seems like it happens in droves- I get tons of invites from normal people and then suddenly three or four invites from guys in one week who only have sex/porn tribes in their profile and lots of shots of their ugly body parts that don't exactly convince me that I want to befriend them online. I imagine somehow my profile comes up on some sexuality tribe when I get this deluge of crap. Perhaps KK just got featured as hot older military guy of the week or something.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:36 PM
luckily for me, the ick factor is far outweighed by the number of awesome people I've met here on Tribe and befriended in real life and/or even hooked up with, because they actually had something interesting to say and something in common with me- in some cases an amazingly huge amount of interests in common. Tribe's discussion-oriented format really facilitates that, more than online dating sites even. Cock shots- not so interesting.

oh, ow, my eyes- I just made the mistake of clicking on Kelly's link. What's with the bad spelling, too?
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:37 PM
"Perhaps KK just got featured as hot older military guy of the week or something."

That would certainly make sense.

I've had it happen to me a couple/few times on tribe over the years, but not *nearly* to the extent that it happens to me in other places. Tribe feels remarkably safe to me in that respect.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:54 PM
definitely.
Unsu...
 
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 5:57 PM
As your friendly neighborhood homosexual (or homosex-y'all if you're from here in Atlanta), I think that anyone that presents themselves that way on a site that's not specifically intended for it has no self respect, dignity, or even the good sense to know it's not welcomed. Gives us all a bad name. Even when I'm on hook-up sites, close-ups of people's "junk" just turns me right off. I want to say "JEEZ" is that all you are????? But I usually just click on to someone else.

FYI: I served on the personal staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the Pentagon a hundred lifetimes ago and even got a nice award or two. Of course that was before I became the groovy, edgy old artiste that I am now. Funny-that-way folks can do a damned good job just like any one else. (Except for the ones with the spread butt cheeks on their military IDs).
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 9:12 PM
Well said, and that goes for all the above postings. I don't care if they're straight or gay. It matters not. I don't want any friends that have their anatomy as their avatar. As has already been said, if that's all you got, go away. And if it's true that it's worse elsewhere, I'm glad I don't have accounts at any of the other places. I'll just stay right here, where my friends are.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 9:22 PM
Hey, Lester- for the longest time I thought your profile pic was some kind of 'anatomy', presumably of the costume/not actually human sort.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 9:28 PM
wow.
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 9:38 PM
"for the longest time I thought your profile pic was some kind of 'anatomy', presumably of the costume/not actually human sort."

Ha! So did I. :)
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 9:50 PM
It isn't?
Unsu...
 
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 10:44 PM
Classy.

Sas
Fri, March 19, 2010 - 11:12 PM
I actually like the fact that Tribe is less "prudish" (for lack of a better word) than your average highly-populated site. BUT... it's one thing to be allowed to strut your... stuff... it's quite another to shove it in someone's face.

That said, I have a Tribe friend who is a photographer of a less conventional sort. I don't mind it, but if he's been the last one to post a pic, I tend to try not to have it on-screen when my kids are around.

Then again, I guess I close down any porn when they're around too... :)
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 12:28 AM
I'm sure that in some alternate universe,
this is just a friendly way of saying "good morning, neighbor!".

I suppose that if I were more of a butt pirate, I'd find all this much easier to translate.
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 1:23 AM
While I am pretty much disgusted with this guy and his friends, I feel a similar way about women who post only cleavage shots. As someone above said, "Is that all you are?" I even get frustrated with people who either have no photos of themselves at all (typically littered with "cool" stuff they found on the web) or only photos of themselves in a group: "Me and the gang/ me and jonie and lacy, and paul and roger and and and"

But yeah, the pornographic main pics make Tribe a non-work-safe environment. Male, female, whatever.
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 8:08 AM
Or...as one of my Friends just pointed out..."Well, Kelly...you ARE in the 'Show Me' State!"
I laughed in a crying sort of way.
KK
Unsu...
 
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 8:39 AM
Well I'm in the Peach State, and if I put a peach on my profile pic, we'd be back to square one of this thread, wouldn't we? That thumbnail would look just like.....
Unsu...
 
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 10:26 AM
I just ignore him. I also ignore the splitsack guy who apparently castrated himself and used to have pics of it on his profile.
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 10:29 AM
I doubt that's what the "Show Me" State motto-makers had in mind....

Y'all know that you can get rid of the photo module that shows up when you view your tribes and other stuff on your homepage, right?
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 10:58 AM
"Y'all know that ..."

Yup... usually not an issue. Sometimes even funny to get friends' reactions...
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 11:20 AM
Well you're a handsome man, KK. Can't blame a homo for trying.
This brings to mind that morbidly obese, unattractive, and horny actress at the Academy Awards hitting so shamelessly on poor Gerard Butler. What the fuck was the poor bastard supposed to say? He had to smile and go along but you could see him viscerally size her up and shake it off. And bitch just wouldn't let it go!!! Had that been an overweight guy (or a hot chick), would that shit have been allowed? It's okay for any horned-up asshole to sexually harass hot studs---worthy of televised instances even!!---but just let a hot stud harass a hot chick and all hell breaks loose.
That's bullshit, man.
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 4:34 PM
"Friends"
really laughing!!

I don't know KK, you are so controversial! I just am hoping that pic doesn't migrate over to my page. I'm still trying to move William Shatner pic off somewhere so it isn't the first thing I see when I open my home page!! Which, btw, is maybe partly why you are getting those crazy friend requests!! Since William Shatner is your........ Etc. LoL!!!!
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 4:47 PM
PS
PS really no excuse for the friend requst pic IMO
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 5:41 PM
Maybe they thought you had a dog.
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 10:18 PM
I really should not have clicked on that link.
Sat, March 20, 2010 - 10:35 PM
I gotta say, this post makes me feel a little better about the fact that this crap isn't just targeted at women (though I wonder if it EVER works on women- all I've ever heard are complaints about it from other women). The people with bad taste in online flirting seem to be shooting wildly in all directions if KK is getting these also.
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 5:08 AM
hmmmm..........well, it ~is~ spring......an' i think he realllllly needs a friend! don't take it personally, i mean, come on........guy reallllllly wants and needs a friend

yeah, i don't like getting stuff like that from complete strangers sniffing around,......i mean, at least send some fucking flowers first or something!
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 5:09 AM
hmmmm..........well, it ~is~ spring......an' i think he realllllly needs a friend! don't take it personally, i mean, come on........guy reallllllly wants and needs a friend

yeah, i don't like getting stuff like that from complete strangers sniffing around,......i mean, at least send some fucking flowers first or something!
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 5:09 AM
sorry tribe wonks lately
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 10:58 AM
"though I wonder if it EVER works on women- all I've ever heard are complaints about it from other women"

Ditto. It's amazing, really, considering the *enormous* volume of men attempting to score using this technique.

I figure that the men who do this are probably men who would *love* to be sent a cunt shot as a greeting, and assume that it works the other way 'round. NEWS FLASH: It doesn't.
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 3:41 PM
" in online flirting seem to be shooting wildly in all directions "

heh.

shooting wildly in all directions.

heh.
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 4:33 PM
The funniest example of that is that I have an anonymous OKCupid profile with nothing in it, which doesn't have a particularly sexy or suggestive name or any other personality. I use it occasionally when I want to check on someone who's checking me out, but I don't want to show up in their 'visitors' log under my real profile, in case they decide it's a sign of interest (speaking of which, how do you block someone so they can't IM you? I'm getting some moron who's not getting the point that my not responding means he should stop messaging me...).

Anyway, my anonymous, empty profile actually got IM messages from people (actually, just from men, no surprise). Like, what is there to see? absolutely nothing. Why would they be trying to chat me up? "shooting wildly and hoping that something sticks' seems to be an overall philosophy of trying to score.
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 7:32 PM
<A close-up cock shot is NOT an appropriate greeting to a woman you'd like to get to know>

YES !

(although, being new.. I keep making friends with them to see what it is all about..)
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 7:45 PM
BUT(T)....shouldn't he shake your hand first?
I tend to get anonymous friend solicitations w/no profile picture (thankfully, I now see) from non-persons who seem to be androgynously unidentifiable, who coo and purr and offer up their @yahoo.com address and have -not only nothing of INTEREST on their tribe profile, but, literally -NOTHING! yah, gee, I am chompin' at the bit to be friends with an unidentifiable non-entity stranger who speaks inappropriate tender words.......nah, on 2nd thought, I don't think so. Or I get the ones who claim to be new to tribe and wanting to make friends, but if that were true, you'd fill out your fucking profile page first -who wants to be be friends with a blank?

Well I spoke to KK on the phone, so I know HE is real. or Unreal, but in existence. Existential, perhaps that's what I mean.
But not theoretical. He is.
"I YAM WHAT I YAM"
That's just you, KK. And that's O.K.! (but PLEASE, no cheesecake or butt-cheeks! Only cheekiness will be tolerated!
Sun, March 21, 2010 - 10:43 PM
Thief!!
Damnit! That guy stole my idea for my next profile picture!
Mon, March 22, 2010 - 12:48 PM
Gee, I NEVER get friend requests from guys spreading their butt-cheeks!
I feel so unloved! ;-(
Mon, March 22, 2010 - 7:17 PM
Plus, he totally spelled "hugging" wrong.