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  1. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
    2074 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:36 am
    Link: Men Then Vs. Men Now: A Comparison - Alternate title: Awesome Guys Vs. Embarrassing Pussies.
  2. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10445 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:41 am
    If I had to choose where I`d want to be: a WW2 battle or a gay pride parade and then a bar full of hipsters, I wouldn`t choose the battle.
  3. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am
    how many times will this be reposted?
  4. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
    622 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am
    This is stupid, i have never and will never look like any of the "men now"
  5. Profile photo of pianok
    pianok Male 50-59
    320 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am
    This is a poor comparison since the pictures on the right are not of men. JMIO
  6. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am
    Why not compare them with some of our military `men` now? Is this a comment on there being more gays currently than other times in history?
    Too stoned to get this I suppose...

  7. Profile photo of Kivaen
    Kivaen Male 18-29
    90 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:49 am
    So what,everyone is different.
  8. Profile photo of elderban
    elderban Male 30-39
    390 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:53 am
    The thing of it is is that the men "then" really wanted to look like the men "now", but were afraid to do so.
  9. Profile photo of Tubby12370
    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
    1440 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:53 am
    I Love how users on Iambored like to point out the ""minority"" of a group (in this case men). On top of that, they completely (and intentionally) not post something that goes against their theory.
  10. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
    1646 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am
    W/E we are fiercer and could scratch the eyes right out of old men anyday. *snap!*
  11. Profile photo of Oldfrt
    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    746 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am
    Alternate title: Awesome Guys Vs. Embarrassing Pussies.

    Agreed, but today`s culture would not necessarily agree on which is which.
  12. Profile photo of thestringy
    thestringy Male 18-29
    483 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 9:58 am
    for anyone who`s interested, the guy in the bottom left of the "men then" section, is Major Richard Winters, who was the CO of Easy company during the war, whose exploits are dramatised in `Band of Brothers`
  13. Profile photo of Neo20999
    Neo20999 Male 30-39
    84 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:00 am
    Easy case to make. Try comparing soldiers to soldiers or throw a few flagrant pop stars from the 60`s in the left picture
  14. Profile photo of Andicicle
    Andicicle Male 18-29
    503 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am
    guess what? There have been effeminate men since the dawn of time, they just chose to portray them less often in the media... and until recently they weren`t welcome to die for their country in the military. dumb post.
  15. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    30858 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Yeah, comparing soldiers to pussies is hardly fair game. Vintage photos of average Joes vs today`s average guys would be better, eh?
  16. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1182 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:12 am
    im no pussy
  17. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:13 am
    Anyone who has the balls to go out in public looking like that is a real man too.
  18. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:15 am
    Oh man this picture which is clearly intended to be a joke and not actually totally serious is offensive to me because I can point out the major flaw that it`s comparing soldiers to mac geeks. I`m offended because I can`t find any humor in this picture I better explain why the picture is incorrect even though everyone before me already did because it`s really obvious!
  19. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:17 am
    wait. SO you compare men from the armed forces years ago, with random people off the street nowadays?

  20. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:20 am
    Particularly Manly Men From Back Then ¦¦ Particularly Camp Men From About Now

    Fixed it for ya.
  21. Profile photo of HIPCAT
    HIPCAT Male 18-29
    126 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:24 am
    The average "mans mans" of today still wouldn`t look as manly as men in the trenches. Could have been done better.
  22. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2510 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:25 am
    "wait. SO you compare men from the armed forces years ago, with random people off the street nowadays?"

    well, thats about what men did back then --- WWI WWII Korean Vietnam.........
  23. Profile photo of NotThatSmrt
    NotThatSmrt Male 18-29
    63 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I totally can`t wait till the next war so we can all go running off to our deaths to prove that we`re men!!

    Good point post!
  24. Profile photo of pugsley
    pugsley Male 18-29
    20 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Its not the image of Men then and the image of Men now. Men now cant take any hardship from life, and just break over the tiniest of things. The men of old were men because they had to do what they did. Life wasn`t good enough to go around fussing and whimpering about their self definition. It was: Fight for your country as a soldier for patriotic -not financial necessity. A lot has changed since; feminism, equal opportunities, conscription, you name it. A man isn`t allowed to be a man anymore in this day and age because of special interest groups. Thus we live in a hypocritical society.
  25. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:02 am
    retarded. Any time you compare soldieres to civs, the civs will come up short. derpity derp.
  26. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:02 am
    I`ve seen this before. This is comparing soldiers to hipster non-nice individuals. If you want to be fair compare like to like... aka soldiers to soldiers.

    ...but that wouldn`t be as "funny"
  27. Profile photo of I-See-U
    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:03 am
    Go, further back and you`ll see men wearing wigs and tight pants.

    George Washington and the gang.
  28. Profile photo of SarahofBorg
    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Back then the men that were not manly were simply forced to pretend they were. How is that better? I for one and glad we`re not so strict about the definition of manly anymore. And what, you think there was no such thing as a guy dressed as a woman back then? You`ve a lot to learn.
  29. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
    1083 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:05 am
    well that`s not a fair comparison. It`s comparing soldiers to women. Completely different.
  30. Profile photo of Nebbie
    Nebbie Male 18-29
    864 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:10 am
    Men in the military then vs. men outside the military now.

    Totally legit comparison.
  31. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Me thinks the `Men Then` CAUSED the `Men Now`. Think about it, all that time spent in the trenches with nothing but your fellow man. I reckon a few of em just said "drat it, I love you man. When this is over, let`s wear pastels."
  32. Profile photo of Tirassi
    Tirassi Female 18-29
    35 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:36 am
    I think this was on this site before, wasn`t it? I remember Bill Kaulitz.
  33. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35671 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:52 am


    there are butch men today... JASON STATHAM! WOOF!

    and there were sissy men back-in-the-day

  34. Profile photo of Brian 61316
    Brian 61316 Male 18-29
    741 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:58 am
    You could reverse the roles if you wanted to, this is dumb
  35. Profile photo of IVBYDRK
    IVBYDRK Female 18-29
    66 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    maker needs to stop comparing hipsters and emos to men....
  36. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    What happened humanity
  37. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3233 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    nice repost
  38. Profile photo of Demynted
    Demynted Male 30-39
    78 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    Everyone knows that the roles of Male and Female were well defined when we were hunter/gatherers. This image lends credence to my observation of the continual pussification of human kind.
  39. Profile photo of savemejebus
    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    This is old. Old. Seen it already. Why you no post new stuff, man?
  40. Profile photo of trippy25
    trippy25 Male 18-29
    340 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 1:12 pm
    in the right column...those are not men
  41. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    The men on the left are all military soldiers. We have military soldiers today. They are very manly.

    In World War II times, there was also plenty of limp wristed sissy boys. They were called "pansies" and they stayed home from the war because, even today, they are not allowed to serve in the armed forces.
    How about comparing soldiers to soldiers, or pansies to pansies?
  42. Profile photo of spanerbulb
    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Let the meat brains go to war and the intellectual and sensible ones stay at home. Let`s face it the last just war was WWII.
  43. Profile photo of k8lin
    k8lin Female 18-29
    302 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    This picture`s creator acts like we don`t have soldiers now. Or that they didn`t have men that were into extreme "fashion" back then.
  44. Profile photo of trepper687
    trepper687 Male 13-17
    33 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    This picture has been enhanced using Adobe`s Photoshop software.
  45. Profile photo of jav805
    jav805 Male 18-29
    104 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    I hate hipsters.
  46. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    I agree with comparing soldiers to soldiers and pansies to pansies. Though, if you were to compare jocks to jocks, you`d get the douches up top on the current side.
  47. Profile photo of jdee89
    jdee89 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    This is stupid. Soldiers vs. people who follow slightly outlandish fashion trends. Hmmm... Nothing to do with "Then" or "Now" - might as well use modern soldiers and some 1940s cross dressers and you could make the same claim in reverse.
  48. Profile photo of Mailbox
    Mailbox Male 18-29
    255 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Well compared to Chuck Norris men then looked like pussies. yeah...take that!
  49. Profile photo of RobertE92
    RobertE92 Male 18-29
    58 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    So true.
  50. Profile photo of Klivel
    Klivel Male 18-29
    106 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm
    There were nancy boy little waifs back then, too. Nobody wanted to take their picture. Cameras weren`t as readily available, and people had the decency to be ashamed to act bizarre in public.

    There are still soldiers now. I was one. They aren`t very far removed, as a group, from what soldiers back then were. Compare apples to apples, not to oranges. Otherwise, you are full of fail and destined for ridicule.
  51. Profile photo of Dad4Life
    Dad4Life Male 50-59
    2055 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm
    jdee89 is just pissed cuz if it weren`t for "men then", he would be speaking German.
  52. Profile photo of kissmybim
    kissmybim Male 40-49
    439 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    You can tell which IABers are under the "men now" category by the comments they post.
  53. Profile photo of GeniusSolar
    GeniusSolar Male 13-17
    158 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm
    Soldiers vs Gays?
    There are a lot more men than that in the world.
  54. Profile photo of xiquiripat
    xiquiripat Male 18-29
    2423 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    Make it a fair comparison: Soldiers kicking ass then to soldiers kicking ass now. Or fay lady-boys then to fay lady-boys now.
  55. Profile photo of tehbionic
    tehbionic Female 18-29
    313 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm
  56. Profile photo of chimmeychang
    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 7:39 pm
    You forgot the Navy...;)
  57. Profile photo of MCMXCIII
    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
    356 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    This post manages to be lame, failed and incredibly stupid at the same time. I think it should win some award.
  58. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm
  59. Profile photo of moomatz
    moomatz Male 40-49
    63 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    Repost for a reason. Hint for the new guys on the block, man up.
  60. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    July 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    repost much? yes please
  61. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
    660 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 12:12 am
    @chimneychang "You forgot the Navy...;)"

    Aren`t they the dudes on the right? ;)
  62. Profile photo of mdgeist
    mdgeist Male 30-39
    151 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 12:59 am
    Without the men on the left, the men on the right would not be allowed to express themselves. Freedom!!!!!
  63. Profile photo of falloutchik
    falloutchik Female 18-29
    78 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:51 am
    happy medium plz
  64. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1325 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 1:56 am
    unfair comparison is unfair.

    compare soldiers and soldiers yes, but not soldiers and weird German rock singer/hipsters.

    thooooough kinda true anyway.
  65. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 2:02 am
    war is natures way of weeding out the . . . shudder . . . what ever they are . . .
  66. Profile photo of November_Rai
    November_Rai Male 30-39
    321 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:21 am
    The men on the left are called `the greatest generation` for a reason. They built this country. We`ve all helped squander what they built for us.
  67. Profile photo of smidge47
    smidge47 Female 18-29
    39 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:27 am
    Hey guess what, in the 20`s drag acts were one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Male performers, as most of the "men now" are, were commonly in makeup, just like they are now.

    To say that the "men now" is representative in comparison to the "men then" is an insult to the soldiers of our generation.
  68. Profile photo of smidge47
    smidge47 Female 18-29
    39 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 3:54 am
    Also the guy on the left in the spike helmet is probably a nazi soooo
  69. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 4:07 am
    stupid comparison, probably more gays on the left...
  70. Profile photo of zfolwick
    zfolwick Male 18-29
    22 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 6:31 am
    this is dumb. allow me to cherry pick some retards on the internet and let them represent an entire gender.
  71. Profile photo of Tekinette
    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 6:36 am

  72. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 8:00 am
    I`m not a hipsters
  73. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 8:12 am
    Those aren`t men on the right.
    Uhhhhhhhhhhhh, troll much?
  74. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 9:29 am
    stupid comparison. all those guys on the right are from the coasts i`m guessing. in middle america they`re way different
  75. Profile photo of Midarc
    Midarc Male 30-39
    26 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    This is a pictoral version of when granpa gets into the gin and starts on the whole "what we need is another war" rant.

    "toughen `em up, make men outta them" he says.
    "give `em some direction" he drawls.
    "short hair cuts and discipline, that`s what society needs" he slurs.
    "why isn`t anyone listening?" he moans.

    Nostalgia tainted hindsight has a lot to answer for...
    Theres not much that would look tough standing next to a mob of hardened soldiers from various world wars.
    Well, cavemen obviously, but not much else.
  76. Profile photo of wildancrazy
    wildancrazy Male 40-49
    138 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    The spiked helmets are ww1 era, and yeah its (the post) about right. Each of the epochs has its men and those that are `men` like. War and strife causes the ones on the left, ease and boredom, the right side.
    Don`t worry fellas, your time is close. Think Vienna ends and starts over again.
  77. Profile photo of Levyn
    Levyn Male 18-29
    210 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    Men now are incredibly sexy. The end.
  78. Profile photo of DoctorSlutba
    DoctorSlutba Female 18-29
    47 posts
    July 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm
    I don`t know many guys who look like the men on the right. I see a few here and there, I guess.
  79. Profile photo of Bloodchild
    Bloodchild Male 30-39
    2 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 12:55 am
    I get the point, but I feel the chances are good that there are more bottoms on the left panel...hmmm?
  80. Profile photo of whyme73
    whyme73 Male 18-29
    469 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 1:44 am
    do gay men count?
  81. Profile photo of missPWNAGE
    missPWNAGE Female 18-29
    298 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 8:23 am
    REdratingPOST... whoever posted this - you`re a moron, not because it`s a repost, but the entire concept is utterly stupid.
  82. Profile photo of MrTomcreaven
    MrTomcreaven Male 18-29
    30 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 9:27 am
    That`s bollocks. You`ve taken men from different walks of life. For a fair comparison it should`ve been soldiers then and now and fags then and now.
  83. Profile photo of DeathToLems
    DeathToLems Female 18-29
    1435 posts
    July 3, 2011 at 9:29 am
    i blame Adam Lambert and his Fabulousness.
  84. Profile photo of dekaB
    dekaB Male 18-29
    9 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm
    @misspwnage...first things first...i have been coming here, daily for years. i created an account today just so i can express my haterd towards you. although you are hot, i cant believe you support these drating "men now" fags. also, the word "drat(ing)" is the DUMBEST drating term EVER. YOU SUCK!
  85. Profile photo of dekaB
    dekaB Male 18-29
    9 posts
    July 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm i know why u used "drating." IAB, why would you have the default word for Foxtrot, Unicorn, Charlie Kilo be "drating"....GAYYYYYY!
  86. Profile photo of unbwogable
    unbwogable Male 18-29
    555 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 4:50 am
    I prefer the men now ;-)
  87. Profile photo of startech
    startech Male 30-39
    235 posts
    July 5, 2011 at 9:08 am
    This is what happens when you let gay people run the place
  88. Profile photo of QualityJay
    QualityJay Male 18-29
    303 posts
    July 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    What happens when masculinity is demonized in a society.
  89. Profile photo of NotHerAgain
    NotHerAgain Female 18-29
    127 posts
    July 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Hipsters don`t count as people. This comparison is invalid.
  90. Profile photo of agatha
    agatha Female 18-29
    3 posts
    July 22, 2012 at 11:07 am
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