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Macho Salad. [SLYT]
posted by Fizz (34 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
:::looks around:::

That's what I thought.

:::watches molecules floating in sunbeams:::
posted by datawrangler at 6:40 AM on August 21, 2010


Can someone translate this so it'll be funny?
posted by phunniemee at 6:47 AM on August 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Does it really need any translation? His behaviour speaks for itself. I'm just waiting on the response: Feminine Steak.
posted by Fizz at 6:48 AM on August 21, 2010


I am already making plans for preparing a salad in a similar fashion.
posted by _Lasar at 6:50 AM on August 21, 2010


Is this the Director's Cut for 9 1/2 Weeks?
posted by planetkyoto at 6:58 AM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


So. This is a clip from a Swedish movie titled Farsan. This movie review provides an overview.

"Jurgen, meanwhile, in part thanks to Aziz's well-intentioned but misguided advice, has become convinced his wife is bored with him because he's not strong and manly enough. He embarks on a quest to become more assertive and studly in order to save his marriage, bossing his wife around and getting a bad-ass tattoo, behavior which baffles his wife and threatens the marriage he's trying to save."
posted by Houstonian at 6:58 AM on August 21, 2010 [4 favorites]


But that seems to a wholly unsatisfying salad in every way possible!
posted by clockbound at 7:05 AM on August 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


One blog discusses whether "efforts to promote gender equality has effectively resulted in the emasculation of Sweden’s male population," which might explain why this humor is effective in the Swedish film. It was written in response to an expat living in Sweden, who noted, "This decline in masculinity bothers no Swede, in fact it is widely hailed as progress. Having talked with many Swedish men about this, I get the sense that they have been so marinated in Swedish-style feminism since birth that they accept without question that masculinity itself is fundamentally wrong, a defect."
posted by Houstonian at 7:10 AM on August 21, 2010 [3 favorites]


they accept without question that masculinity itself is fundamentally wrong, a defect.

Not to be all Metafilter, but the longer I live the more I agree with this sentiment.
posted by ND¢ at 7:51 AM on August 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Extreme rice did this concept better.
posted by knave at 7:59 AM on August 21, 2010 [8 favorites]


I laughed like a lunatic. Now the girlfriend is going to watch it to see what the fuss is. I predict a bemused look and a comment along the lines of, "You are an idiot."
posted by Splunge at 8:00 AM on August 21, 2010 [5 favorites]


Thanks, Houstonian. The clip was amusing but the context makes it downright funny.
I'm not sure where I generally fall on the Continuum of Perceived Gender Distinctions, but I'm pretty sure I'm about to make some Slightly Effeminate coffee. I will grunt for balance.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 8:12 AM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I've known men who hump tables.
posted by naplesyellow at 8:38 AM on August 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


The boorish-male stereotype is clearly not a local phenomenon. The movie description hints at more layers though.
posted by skepticallypleased at 8:53 AM on August 21, 2010


Well, thank goodness I have the Gender Distinction Trump Card: a hairy chest. I can wear summer scarves and eat fancy food and do other things that manly men are not supposed to do, and if I should ever feel the need to confirm that I am in fact male, I can always take off my shirt. That always clears things up.

Lesson for the day: when in doubt, take off your shirt.

HAMBURGER. But seriously, I expect "punched salad" to make it onto a menu somewhere soon…
posted by LMGM at 8:55 AM on August 21, 2010


"Could I have a little...uh...sliced tomato on that?""
posted by drlith at 9:01 AM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


they accept without question that masculinity itself is fundamentally wrong, a defect.

Well, if this clip is an accurate depiction of "masculinity itself", I would have to agree, and don't feel the least effeminate for saying so. On the other hand, I still maintain that only girly-girls (and girly-men) could possibly like Michael McDonald era Doobie Brothers.
posted by philip-random at 9:26 AM on August 21, 2010


Aw, this is how my mother always made salad.
posted by nola at 9:32 AM on August 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Heh. Ts.
posted by phaedon at 9:33 AM on August 21, 2010


Then call me a girl man baby cause I am about a second away from ordering this smooth ass comp I saw advertised at 3am last night.
posted by ND¢ at 9:34 AM on August 21, 2010


While the behaviour shown in the clip is obviously not the kind of thing anyone should be emulating, I really want to try breaking a cucumber across my forehead now. Manliest food preparation technique ever.
posted by ZsigE at 9:38 AM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't believe they co-opted my easy peasy weeknight vinaigrette recipe.
posted by cestmoi15 at 9:52 AM on August 21, 2010


I wonder what M. Night Shyamalan's movies would be like if he was trying to be funny.
posted by joni. at 10:13 AM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


i'm pretty anti slyt, but that was hilarious!

and drlith, i miss john belushi.
posted by msconduct at 10:26 AM on August 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Who's got the meat?
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 10:34 AM on August 21, 2010


Ha. It's like speed cooking. But slower, and not as messy.
posted by brenton at 10:35 AM on August 21, 2010 [2 favorites]


Real men do not treat knives like that!
posted by Some1 at 1:50 PM on August 21, 2010


Cat Pie Hurts: ...I will grunt for balance.

As I (and my knees and back) get older, I find myself doing that more and more often.
posted by Greg_Ace at 2:19 PM on August 21, 2010


i cried so hard it hurts. you dont need to know swedish to find that to be hilarious.
posted by liza at 3:01 PM on August 21, 2010


LOL! that should have been LAUGHED, but it was so hard i did cry :D
posted by liza at 3:03 PM on August 21, 2010


I really want to try breaking a cucumber across my forehead now. Manliest food preparation technique ever.

You saw him punching the lettuce, right?
posted by DU at 6:17 PM on August 21, 2010


LMGM: "if I should ever feel the need to confirm that I am in fact male, I can always take off my shirt."

Never miss a good opprtunity.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:28 PM on August 21, 2010


My one experience with a Swede (a temporary import on business) is that he A) Had excellent fashion sense and B) Was as male as any local young man, but seemed to have less hang ups regarding equality. Also C) Made me look uptight, and I'm more "liberated" than many Canadians, and most of my peer group growing up.

Also D) Did not understand the realities of poverty and not having a social safety net.
posted by Phalene at 9:10 PM on August 21, 2010


"Did not understand *how a first world country would allow it's citizens to be at the mercies of* the realities of poverty and not having a social safety net", perhaps?
posted by FatherDagon at 8:02 AM on August 22, 2010


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