A Case of Changing Identity

With the current trend these days to make up random nonsense, and then change one’s identity to it, I’ve decided to give it a try. While some may pretend to be another gender or race, others get more imaginative as they change species altogether. I have decided to take this blue pill to a different…

My Case Against ‘Die Hard’ As A Christmas Movie…

There are two types of people;  1. Those who are aware that “Die Hard”, while a great American film, is not a Christmas movie, and 2. Little babies who go poo-poo in their diapers. You know who you are. Why is Die Hard NOT a Christmas movie? After all, it takes place during a Christmas…

So Men On TV Are Dumb. So What?

I’ve heard that there are two typical methods of dealing with problems in our society. Take racism for example. In a group of people plagued with such a problem, Method 1 is to change the individual man himself. Through proper parenting and education, let each person know how racism hurts us as a nation, and…

I’m A Terrible Person, And Here’s Proof

Amateur philosophy time, folks. In a podcast called “The Art of Manliness,” sociologists Bradley Campbell and Jason Manning describe two basic types of worldviews as Honor Cultures and Dignity Cultures. They were outlining why “microaggressions” are such a dominant part of our nation’s colleges, but this part is what stuck with me. Basically, a Dignity…

Of Bunnies And Men

In my tween years, which was before the term “tween” had massacred our glorious English language, I read a book by one of my favorite authors, Gary Paulson. It was entitled The Boy Who Owned The School, and it detailed the life of teenager Jacob Freisten as he simpered and wussed his way through the…

A Legitimate Use For Hipsters

I had an existential moment over Thanksgiving weekend. I visited my cousin’s apartment, and realized that he is, in fact, Nash Bridges in skinny jeans. The place was a glorious collection of eclectic instruments, photographs, furniture, and a bunch of other weird crap I don’t have a name for. I’m pretty sure there were tribal…

Reaction to the Reactions to Paris

As my fellow Americans have had time to process the tragic events in Paris, I peruse the social media and internets to constantly find an interesting common denominator: Disbelief.  Complete, utter disbelief.   “I just don’t understand how a human being can do that to another one of God’s creatures?” “Haven’t we evolved above all…