Thursday, February 08, 2007

OOOOO, IS THAT COLOGNE OR THE STANK IN YOUR GYM SHORTS?

A few days ago, I discussed my deep sense of revulsion when I read that no fewer than 182 species of bacteria lived on my skin. Well, maybe I should reconsider:
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley said women who sniffed a chemical found in male sweat experienced elevated levels of an important hormone, along with higher sexual arousal, faster heart rate and other effects.
Seems that one of those 182 knows just what he's doing. Maybe those idiotic Axe ads are on to something after all. And perhaps that old-fashioned tradition of a shower before heading out for a night of parties and/or bar-hopping isn't the way to go for those single, swinging bachelors among us.

Take note, fellas.

12 Comments:

Blogger sheadenizen said...

Sorry Mike...totally off topic, but I had to vent.
David Wright waxes poetic about his dinner with the "Idiot in Chief!" It made me sick to my stomach! At least if he had said..."well I just went to see if I could find the missing billion," I could have bought it. I know he's young and impressionable, but blegh..... the whole thing left me with a bad taste in my mouth....ugh!

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Shea, you'll live happier if you see pro athletes for what they are: brainless gladiators. DW's my boy on the diamond, and giving cliche-filled quotations to the lapdogs in the sporting press.

But off the field he's the pretty-boy son of a cop from Norfolk, VA. I'm not surprised he digs the Decider. I'd be even more surprised if he didn't throw in a paeon to the lord of the universe for getting him a few extra hits.

With the leather, and with the lumber -- that's as far as my interest extends.

* * *

And by the way, since DW seems to both sweat and meet ladies, perhaps this comment wasn't really off-topic.

12:50 PM  
Blogger sheadenizen said...

Still made me sick, but thanks for the rationale. Of course I'll root for him, but it's time Mr. Wright just shuts up and plays ball. The White house garbage aside, it's time the Mets curtail some of the extra curricular activity and let the kid just play baseball.
Okay, I'm done venting! Please can baseball just get here already!

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I'm with you, Shea. I'm ready for opening day, which is still . . . what, almost two months off?

Ugh.

1:17 PM  
Blogger Rickey Henderson said...

For the record, Axe body spray is essentially nerve gas. My roommate bought it once on a dare and used it. I came home and thought a chemical attack had taken place in the apartment.

I wasn't aware Wright was a kool-aid drinker. Ah well, I try not to think about politics and baseball simultaneously anyway.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Axe body spray is essentially nerve gas . . . I came home and thought a chemical attack had taken place in the apartment.

It's not the weapon of mass attraction it's supposed to be?

I try not to think about politics and baseball simultaneously anyway.

The only way to play it.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

"Maybe those idiotic Axe ads are on to something after all..."

Hey, I use Axe after every shower. Can't live without it. And my gym shorts smell as sweet as candy now -- even after a 10-mile run.

Appleasucer

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

First of all, never again mention your gym shorts: dry, sweaty, I don't care. They're clotha non grata around here.

(And nice pseudo-subtle reference to the length of your run.)

More importantly, are you fucking serious about using Axe? PLEASE tell me you're joking.

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

"More importantly, are you fucking serious about using Axe? PLEASE tell me you're joking"

Not joking. It's a great thing not having that stank at the end of the day.

7:44 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Doesn't a shower remove any smells?

What does Axe do that soap & water doesn't? Other than add the smell of Axe?

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

"Doesn't a shower remove any smells?

What does Axe do that soap & water doesn't? Other than add the smell of Axe?"

A shower removes smells, but over the course of the day, the smells return. I'm sure you use soap and water under your armpits, but then afterwards you apply deoderant or anti-persipirant. This seems so obvious to me that I'm surprised you asked the question.

If you don't use deoderant or anti-perspirant, then YOU are the one that's got some 'splainin to do.

In any event, the some principle applies to the areas surrounding the nether regions (the "Outer Ring"). Applying deoderant or anti-perspirant to the Outer Ring doesn't work for me -- just doesn't feel right throughout the day -- but a spray like Tag or, preferably, Axe works great.


Applesaucer

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

"(And nice pseudo-subtle reference to the length of your run.)"

Oh, and I haven't done one of those 10-milers since we last hung out -- I haven't done more than a five-miler in any one run, I don't think. I caught a viscious cold (sore throat, laryngitis) and haven't made it all the way back to equal cardio fitness.

9:37 AM  

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