'Tis the season when all good men watch Die Hard
After It's a Wonderful Life
with the family, of course.
Watching John McClane again this year with the sociosexual hierarchy in mind, it's pretty obvious why this guy appeals to us. He loves his family, he's imperfect, he stands up to the bad guys and gets things done when they need doing. He's an everyman kind of a character, with a little extra wisecracking to make him likeable.
Dec. 28, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Steve (The Dark Ninja of Mockery) writes:Remember, The Last Jedi was written by this guy: Who (apparently without being coerced) married this woman:
was all too predictable:Again and again, Eric’s explanation of various predicaments sounded plausible to Debby as well as to her parents, who were helping her run the family’s business.“The story was so compelling that you would never, ever think it was fake,” said her father, Jack Butz, a retired dentist. “She’s not the kind of girl you could slip things over on.”Online, Eric introduced Debby to his 10-year-old son, Kenny, who lived with his widowed sister, Mary, in England.“There were times when I would have three online conversations going on ...
Dec. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m.
Someone should have read a certain book
:"On Thursday, Papa John's announced that founder John Schnatter would step down as CEO. Schnatter will be replaced by the company's current president Steve Ritchie. Schnatter sparked controversy in November when he slammed NFL leadership over the ongoing national anthem protests. "Leadership starts at the top, and this is an example of poor leadership," CEO John Schnatter said in a call with investors. The CEO's statements quickly inspired backlash on the left and support on the right. The white supremacist website The Daily Stormer even posted an ...
Dec. 21, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Roissy shares a story
: I’m standing in the cashier line.
A young (late teens, early 20s) couple are ahead of me.
Did not see a ring on her.
Dorky man, bombshell blonde.
He doesn’t look like he has a lot of money.
Still, there they are, she’s all over him.
WTF I wonder.
At register, cashier tells dork the total.
He motions to blondie, “Nope, she’s buying.”
He walks off as she’s paying.
She pays, skips after him, all smiles.
Yup, mystery solved, I say to myself.
Mothers (and Churchian marriage gurus) often tell their ...
Dec. 20, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
President Trump's alpha dominance brings gammas out of the closet like mentioning creationism triggers Facebook atheist sperg-outs.
The president ignored Eminem's vocal temper tantrum at the BET Hip-Hop Awards and Eminem can't let it go.
Dec. 18, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Max Roscoe is concerned about sexual harassment hysteria
:"Other prominent men who lost their careers after allegations of sexual groping or harassment include comedian Louis C.K., who invited women to his private room where he masturbated in front of them. Louis, known for his “Everything is Amazing and No One Cares” routine, had some funny jokes in his early work, but now is deemed completely unworthy of using his comic talent, as his recent film project was cancelled days before its scheduled screening, scheduled TV interviews were cancelled, and Netflix cancelled his upcoming comedy special. Because ...
Dec. 17, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
My shot at the characters:
The producer in the middle: Delta.
He's the normal guy, trying to make everyone happy and do his job, not rocking the boat too much. Guys like this are good employees but not great bosses.
Vince the voiceover pro: Alpha/Sigma.
He works for himself but is here to get the job done. His irritation at the situation is obvious - the producer should be running more interference on his behalf, instead of trying to please everyone. ...
Dec. 15, 2017, 12:25 a.m.
I heard of a very good, decent family who regularly shared how they were called to have "an open house." They hosted events, had people over for lunch, and enjoyed great discussions around the table with interesting people. All decent things to do.
Yet their desire to be hospitable went farther than it should have. They also rented a room to a foreign college student (they viewed this as a ministry opportunity), took in homeless men and let people in need stay in their home for months or even years at a time.
And their children paid ...
Dec. 13, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
My brother once applied for a job out-of-state.
There were over 250 applicants for the position. His odds were 1/250, mathematically speaking.
I talked to him on the phone when he decided to go through the application process. He said "Lee, people keep telling me I don't have a chance because there are so many people trying to get this job."
"Yeah, I imagine," I said.
"But the thing is, I'm really not going against all those guys. I'm better than most of them already."
Arrogant? No. It was objectively true.
When we ...
Dec. 12, 2017, 2 p.m.
"Personally I think Christopher Robin was a snowflake who needed to get over it." - Nakota Publishing, at Vox Popoli
In yesterday's post I shared the tale of how A. A. Milne ruined the relationship between he and his son Christopher Robin Milne.
My wife proposed the same idea that NP did when I shared the tale of how the runaway success of Winnie the Pooh
made it impossible for Christopher Milne to escape the spotlight and threw him into a spiral of bitterness and eventual estrangement from his parents.He could have chosen a different path.
Dec. 11, 2017, 1:38 a.m.
Birthday parties and cake-smeared faces. Bath time. Halloween candy pig-outs.
On social media you'll see any number of posts featuring friends showing off their cute (and often not-so-cute) children.
We've seen YouTubers with massive vlogs where their children's daily lives are exposed for the entirety of the world to see.
Vox has of course warned against doing this
, though many still fall prey to the temptation to show off our families. It's natural to take pride in our kids, but frankly, it's stupid to put their lives on the internet.
And not just because of predators ...
Dec. 10, 2017, 12:56 a.m.
The poor woman. She might as well be wearing a red shirt on an away team
In a historic first, the Marine Corps plans to assign a female officer to the infantry following her anticipated graduation from its grueling training program, service officials said Thursday.
The woman is a lieutenant. She and her male colleagues in the Infantry Officer Course completed an intensive combat exercise Wednesday at the Marines’ rugged training facility in Twentynine Palms, Calif., the final graded requirement of the 13-week program.
IOC, as it’s known among Marines, is considered some of the military’s toughest ...
Sept. 22, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
The Rational Male explains the difficulty
in the transformation:
What the Purple Pill anger critics (deliberately) refuse to get is that the Red Pill isn’t (and was never) intended to get men to hate women, but rather to inform men about the inherent nature of women so they wont hate women for what they can never be to them. This is the disillusionment that men who still cling to Blue Pill idealism can’t seem to get past – they cannot abandon those Blue Pill hopes that they believe women are capable of fulfilling for him, but the Red Pill ...
Sept. 14, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
If you want to know what a Gamma male is, consider what sort of nominally male individual responds to being blocked on social media like this
Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 a.m.