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    CNN explains why we buy tools

    This must be true it is on CNN today.

    Now I know why we love to buy tools!


    New research shows that, in men, the brain areas associated with handling tools and the intention to perform actions light up when viewing images of women in bikinis.

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/02/19...cts/index.html
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    so in other words, if i'd put a bikini on my drill press, i'd be in hog heaven??
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    My drill press has a little age on it, it looks better in a one piece.

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    To Quote the dude from the Big Lebowski,

    "He Treats Objects Like Women, Man"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Simmons View Post
    New research shows that, in men, the brain areas associated with handling tools and the intention to perform actions light up when viewing images of women in bikinis.
    Hmmm. I can look at the Makita girl pretty much all day and never even notice the drill. So I call BS.

    Oneathesedays people are just gonna quit trying to make excuses as to why men like to look at women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    My drill press has a little age on it, it looks better in a one piece.
    I just spit my coffee onto my computer screen, cause this is too funny.
    Dog house material for sure bill.

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    Well, I think the study might be onto something. when I see a table saw or an attractive woman in a bikini, the same two thoughts go through my mind:

    I know how to work one of those
    ; and

    Careful, that thing can hurt you bad.

    Conversely, when most women see either a table saw or me, they have a single thought:

    Wow, that's useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Well, I think the study might be onto something. when I see a table saw or an attractive woman in a bikini, the same two thoughts go through my mind:

    I know how to work one of those
    ; and

    Careful, that thing can hurt you bad.

    Conversely, when most women see either a table saw or me, they have a single thought:

    Wow, that's useless.

    Well Said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Constable View Post
    Hmmm. I can look at the Makita girl pretty much all day and never even notice the drill. So I call BS.

    Oneathesedays people are just gonna quit trying to make excuses as to why men like to look at women.
    Which one? Miss Makita or Senorita Makita?
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    I guess the CNN reasoning is a possibility, 'cause I recently read a Blip that said the Reason men get so excited when they see a Woman in Leather, is 'cause it reminds them of a "New Pickup Truck".

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