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Old 02-15-2010, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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How do feel about fake or overdone tans, or is that overcooked?
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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My first reaction is always to picture a basted turkey 'cuz that's what they look like to me.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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I don’t know why people always have themselves spray painted orange.
Purple or green would be much more colorful and make a more individual fashion statement.
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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How about the tedium of standing or laying down as you fry.
Why pay to look like leather?
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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How about the tedium of standing or laying down as you fry.
Why pay to look like leather?

I've never understood the desire to look "tanned" anyhow. What's to be gained by that?

Of course, if one REALLY wants to be tanned, it's really quite simple: Spend more time outdoors.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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I've never understood the desire to look "tanned" anyhow. What's to be gained by that?

Of course, if one REALLY wants to be tanned, it's really quite simple: Spend more time outdoors.

I think it’s a kind of twisted status thing, or maybe it just goes with the handbag.
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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My girlfriend persuaded me to go in a solarium once. It was a bad move, I was roasted in ten minutes, major sunburn, not nice.
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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They are stupid and people should stop hating their own skin color. Why are so many pale people so prejudiced against themselves.......?? Why do we have this insecurity where we need to be darker? And why does our society keep reinforcing it, everywhere you look?
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Old 02-19-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I think it’s a kind of twisted status thing, or maybe it just goes with the handbag.
Let me tell you about twisted. Back in the 1970s I live in Phoenix, Arizona and hung out with the "privileged" crowd of kids of the country club set. Since, in Arizona, it is almost impossible NOT to get a tan in the summer time, the 'STATUS SYMBOL' of being young and rich was that you stayed constantly sunburned! Apparently, the "message" that you were sending was that you had nothing to do but lie around all day by your pool! Honestly, people would compliment each other on their "burns".

It was a strange time in my life.

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Old 02-20-2010, 04:51 AM
 
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Let me tell you about twisted. Back in the 1970s I live in Phoenix, Arizona and hung out with the "privileged" crowd of kids of the country club set. Since, in Arizona, it is almost impossible NOT to get a tan in the summer time, the 'STATUS SYMBOL' of being young and rich was that you stayed constantly sunburned! Apparently, the "message" that you were sending was that you had nothing to do but lie around all day by your pool! Honestly, people would compliment each other on their "burns".

It was a strange time in my life.

20yrsinBranson


I wasted half my holiday in Orlando last year due to my girlfriend's need of a tan to take home with her.
I got sunburn, she got a tan, funny thing that though, my girlfriend is mixed race and always has a tan.
I could have seen all of Florida! Well almost.
I hate sitting around swimming pools wasting the day.
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