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Impotent=Audiophile?

Is there a correlation between white, middle-class, middle-aged men with high-end two-channel audio systems and erectile dysfunction/impotency?
Furthermore, are these same men fundamentally more prone to impotency and high-end audio equipment because of lifetimes of physical inactivity?
Lastly, how does this physio-sociological phenomenon relate to the obsession of "audiophiles" with nineteenth century concepts of illness, weakness and "heightened sensitivity" (i.e. the general assumption in the high-end audio subculture that the overly "refined" aural sensibilities of the "true audiophile" requires a commensurately complex, and expensive, music listening system to satisfy these perceived sensitivities) as barometers of their assumed innate genetic superiority over individuals not possessing said sensitivities, and high-end audio equipment? Is high-end audio equipment therefore the manifestation of white, Western European middle-class aristocratic pretension? A sublimated social aspiration to "refinement and culture" expressed by the acquisition of heavy electrical appliances?
As an adjunct talking point it might be fruitful to explore whether the impotency/audiophile/social aspirant phenomenon is not an underlying subconscious recognition of impending death by this group of individuals who are largely monied, physically compromised, and unburdened by contemplative intellects. I.e. the "fetish factor."

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Re: Impotent=Audiophile?

I happen to be a twenty something, thank you very much.

everything else you said is me on the nose though, Bravo!

Perhaps a more acceptable heavy-metal fetish is in order, Lets go buy Hummers!

one slight correction, we have recently evolved these genetic tendancies de-novo, so its like, not 19th century.

cheers!

seriously though, where's the metallica thread?

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You can't trick me!

I know you're a filthy rich doctor at Mary Hitchcock!

But I like your listening chair. It's much more Laconia than W. Lebanon, so you can't be all bad.

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hey man, we can't all be perfect. I am however not rich, filthy , yes, but more on the dirt poor way. Medical Student, first year, lots of debt. Not that im complaining, in reality I'm not poor just without money.

I also no longer live in NH, im in Worcester MA (dollar 25 please)

enough about me, what about you.

what "juices your lizard" to steal a fellow forum members phrase.

do you ride? (laconia comment) I ride, an old kawasaki HD wanna-be but I like it

are you an audio nut?

In school, or make your home/work in the NY/Connecticut area

and dude, are you still on AOL?

cheers!

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That's silly. I bought the Corvette for that.

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Huh, I'm not sure on this one, i just bought a bunch of high dollar junk to prove my alpha male status, proving to all that enter my dwelling i can buy anything i want without any WAF interference.

:-)

Kurt

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You are right (er, not on the impotency thing, though). Although I began the obsession when I was in my twenties, I dropped out of the hobby a year ago because can no longer see the point of it. And now I spend time reading and joining the forums just to laugh at these people and their sad little lives.

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Why would a Zundel fan even want to come to a Hi Fi hobby site?

Shouldn't y'all be hanging out at some website decorated in predominantly black and red?

I'd be more prone to go with Zundel = self-loathing hate monger with penis fixation...I'd also wager the odds of being impotent fall strongly in your favor.

However, speaking of fetishes, we do appreciate your interest in our penises, but, no, thanks.

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Did I strike a nerve when I mentioned your sad little lives? Oh, yes I did. You gringos are lazy and have lost all perspective on life. And yes, you are a sad-looking, toy-glorifying bunch who love to be conned by the mags because you simply have nothing better to do with your little brains.

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c'mon Rob, you were playing so nice in some of your other posts, whats with the hate?

by the way, i think the chubby philosopher was responding to Zundel's namesake fandom, not your post.

I thought we were making progress here, laugh at yourself, ha ha.

for example, you called me a "gringo" which rhymes with "dingo" which reminds me of "Ring-Dings", which makes me hungry*.

I have to apologize to Steven Mejias here,

Steven, I'm sorry I have kept this thread alive once more, not sorry enough to refrain from posting, but remorseful. I just like my dingo-ring-ding comment too much, even if nobody else thinks its funny it cracked me up and I wanted to share. I promise to try and refrain from keeping this kind of silliness going in the future

*and a bit nauseous too

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Did I strike a nerve when I mentioned your sad little lives? Oh, yes I did. You gringos are lazy and have lost all perspective on life. And yes, you are a sad-looking, toy-glorifying bunch who love to be conned by the mags because you simply have nothing better to do with your little brains.

Roberto, sorry if there was a misunderstanding. I was addressing Zundelfan.

I did not mean to make you think I was replying to you.

In fact, your post had no effect on me whatsoever. I actually had to go back after seeing Windzilla's post to remind myself that you had even posted! I guess my sad little life distracts me from appreciating the deep philosophical impact of your mewling.

So, no need to worry that any reply was directed at you.

In fact, you may stop flattering yourself about having the power to touch any of my nerves at all!

Hope that helps!

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From Wikepedia: "Ernst Christof Friedrich Z

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Don't spill your drink.

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I think you MAY have been trying to say something intelligible in that initial post.

Better luck next time....

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No, no, probably not (who can truly go back in time?), and certainly not. Do you think the girls are after my dick, my "white" genes, my stereo, or my money? They just won't leave me alone! I never ask, in the heat of passion. Now, what do you have to offer, possessing (apparently) none of the above? Are you complaining, or just asking questions, hoping for explicit instructions?

Stephen, it sounds like this thread may be destined for the 9th circle. We're already halfway there.

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Stephen, it sounds like this thread may be destined for the 9th circle. We're already halfway there.

I think this is one of those self-correcting threads.

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You may be right, thanks to Scooter's research.

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I think he just lacks meaningful employment. Zundelfan, I'll give you 50 bucks a month -- you only have to clean the yard once a week. But don't touch any of the wires -- they might be hooked up to my stereo. In 3 years you'll be able to buy a good entry-level system.

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Confidential from Mr. Gringo to El Cholo;

I checked your bank records and found out you spent $6000 to put air lifts on your '59 Chevy; just because your toy is different from ours don't make you less pathetic, homie!!

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I thought everyone knew that you cannot possibly have a satisfactory audio listening session unless you sit either in an Eames chair or an Eckornes.

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You are confused again, Clifton; I think Rodriguez is the one who was advertising that he does yard work.

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