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robbiev 01 February 2009 08:47 AM

Flies on the butt (gross picture warning)
 
http://rrmemphis.com/buttflies.jpg

Sent to me in an email, but I have since found it on the internet. If it's real, I don't even wanna know what caused it. :eek:

rockstar1976 01 February 2009 04:39 PM

didn't seem gross to me. No idea why someone would fake a photo like that, so I vote real.

No maggots, no flesh...just some flies on some pants

Jay Tea 01 February 2009 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robbiev (Post 868567)
http://rrmemphis.com/buttflies.jpg

Sent to me in an email, but I have since found it on the internet. If it's real, I don't even wanna know what caused it. :eek:

Sweat. That's what the flies are after. Sweat.

Not_Done_Living 01 February 2009 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay Tea (Post 868666)
Sweat. That's what the flies are after. Sweat.

I agree if by "Sw" you meant "Sh" and by "ea" you meant "i"

TheLazenby 01 February 2009 07:37 PM

That girl got a baaaaaaaad case of the swamp butt.

robbiev 02 February 2009 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rockstar1976 (Post 868660)
didn't seem gross to me. No idea why someone would fake a photo like that, so I vote real.

No maggots, no flesh...just some flies on some pants

It didn't seem particularly gross to me either, but I thought it might to some.

kia 02 February 2009 05:24 AM

This picture was featured on dlisted.com a couple of days ago. It certainly grossed out most of those who left comments about it. The general feeling was... 'didn't she wipe?' If it was just that the flies were after sweat, why are they all concentrated in that certain spot?

Troberg 02 February 2009 07:31 AM

Quote:

If it was just that the flies were after sweat, why are they all concentrated in that certain spot?
Well, if it was #2 they were after, they are gathering too high up.

Maybe she just got some sugary beverage spilled there?

Jay Tea 02 February 2009 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by kia (Post 869074)
This picture was featured on dlisted.com a couple of days ago. It certainly grossed out most of those who left comments about it. The general feeling was... 'didn't she wipe?' If it was just that the flies were after sweat, why are they all concentrated in that certain spot?

...because that's a particularly sweaty part of the human anatomy?

Cyrano 02 February 2009 03:50 PM

On the same note, here's an (in)famous swiss ad for Hakle, a toilet paper manufacturer:

http://www.culturepub.fr/videos/hakl...la-mouche.html

:lol:

Hapax Legomena 02 February 2009 04:11 PM

I've seen the pic elsewhere lately, and while it's certainly possible that the reason for the flies hanging around there is what most people assume it to be, I'd like to point out that flies are attracted to many things besides just nasty smells. Certain perfumes attract them as well, and it's also possible that she may have sat in or leaned up against something that briefly attracted the flies long enough for someone to take the picture. I guess I have something of a dislike of these kinds of photos because even though her face is not shown, she (or someone who knows her) could certainly recognize herself and I think that making someone the object of worldwide ridicule for something like this is incredibly unfair.

Der Induktionator 02 February 2009 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Cyrano (Post 869301)
On the same note, here's an (in)famous swiss ad for Hakle, a toilet paper manufacturer:

Cute.

I always miss Swiss TP when I visit family in the US. Swiss TP here is effective.

Dr. Winston O'Boogie 02 February 2009 05:34 PM

I'll say faked. The woman is walking. When a fly is sitting on a part of your body that moves, the fly leaves. When you walk, your buttocks move. The flies should have left.

Jay Tea 02 February 2009 11:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr. Winston O'Boogie (Post 869431)
I'll say faked. The woman is walking. When a fly is sitting on a part of your body that moves, the fly leaves. When you walk, your buttocks move. The flies should have left.

Some flies are more tenacious than others, without a veil in some dry parts of the world the flies will sit sipping your liquids no matter how much you swat and shake.

TuFurg 06 February 2009 02:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay Tea (Post 868666)
Sweat. That's what the flies are after. Sweat.

That's a distink posibility. ;)

Crius of CoH 08 February 2009 01:41 PM

Not convinced they're flies. Certain kinds of plant seeds look roughly similar; she could have sat on some. I misremember details after so many years, but in the spring, there was some kind of plant that would regularly cover my jacket and pants in conical, downy seeds that took forever to remove. Hasn't been a problem since I moved to an urban area.

Thebobo 09 February 2009 03:27 AM

Let's face it. The poor woman has a dirty butt. Plain and simple. It happens to the best of us and is part of the human condition.
I have to go with what Hapax said about someone posting this to ridicule her. Possibly a SO or sibling thinking they are funny.


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