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  1. #1 The Underwear Index And Other Signs You’re Going Broke 
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    " We call it the 'Skivvy Index'."

    The Washington Post recently hypothesized that you can gage the state of the economy by the state of men’s underwear drawers. That’s because we’re supposed to assume that men will purchase underwear at a relative steady and stable rate.

    The theory, as quoted in the Post article: “Sales of men's underwear typically are stable because they rank as a necessity.

    But during times of severe financial strain, men will try to stretch the time between buying new pairs, causing underwear sales to dip.”

    So apparently we are to believe that we got into this recession at the consumer level because...

    http://townhall.com/columnists/Rache...re_going_broke
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    If this doesn't belong in the Lounge, I don't know what would. :p
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    Men (and probably women too) buy new underwear when they are having affairs... so maybe men are cheating less often. Maybe it has nothing at all to do with the economy.
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    Who said underwear was a necessity?

    rm -rf obama*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpy View Post
    Men (and probably women too) buy new underwear when they are having affairs... so maybe men are cheating less often. Maybe it has nothing at all to do with the economy.
    Is this the voice of experience? :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    Who said underwear was a necessity?
    You will get your pecker in your zipper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadCat View Post
    Who said underwear was a necessity?
    Everyone who isn't either a dirty hippy or a low class redneck that's who.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    If this doesn't belong in the Lounge, I don't know what would. :p
    You decide,I've given up.The necessary finesse is beyond me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by megimoo View Post
    You decide,I've given up.The necessary finesse is beyond me!
    Don't worry Moo. I'm the only one on this Board who speaks Moo-ese but I am fluent and I consider it an honor to translate for the less fortunate. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    You will get your pecker in your zipper!
    Been "going commando" for quite a while now and haven't had that problem at all. Just need to be careful. :D
    Solve a man's problem with violence and help him for a day. Teach a man how to solve his problems with violence, help him for a lifetime - Belkar Bitterleaf
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