Tag Archives: resistance

The proper way to fight back is with quiet morals, not with faux Twitter outrage (or campus riots)

My mother held some kind of wooden stick.  I was 15 and had done the Wrong Thing again, which encapsulated all the definitions–including “I’m tired and you’re a teenager and I’m angry and I get to do this, I’m your … Continue reading

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Peter and the wolf: why it’s always Peter’s fault (part 2)

Bet you didn’t know even a wolf can face-palm. “I won’t hear any arguments, no matter how foolish you think you job this week is,” Mother said as she sorted her prized gourds. Peter sat heavily on a bag of … Continue reading

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Learned helplessness: why your new abuser wants you to remain a permanent victim

I don’t get personal on this blog, but this one hits close to home. Your parents hit you.  Maybe they called it “spanking.”  Your dad essentially forced you into a house-wife or else mindset.  Your mom punished you by making … Continue reading

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“Mom, the Smith family made Billy a genetically perfect child, and I’m really mad I’m not like him.”

Because the Matrix has you, Bloomberg News let you know that soon you may be able to buy that expensive new life accessory you’ve always wanted:  a genetically modified designer baby. “You’re altering the genome of an unborn child, someone … Continue reading

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NPR and CBS drink diet soda, get fat, kill their own brain cells.

That video uses the same sleight of hand that other media outlets used about a different study, below.  My headline:  Diet soda doesn’t work, fat people hardest hit! NPR headline:  Diet Soda: Fewer Calories In The Glass May Mean More … Continue reading

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How to know it’s definitely not even close to being love, episode 3

This will be the worst one. Start by watching this decent video about a supplicating beta male and an outcome independent alpha male.  If you can forgive yourself for using those trite terms. I realize the response to this is … Continue reading

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What’s worse: your girlfriend talking about how fat she feels, or “fighting fat talk”?

In a swerve that shocked absolutely no one, women in the U.K. and U.S. did not feel 100% warm squishy thoughts about Special K (healthy/diet cereal brand of Kelloggs) and their new “Fight Fat Talk” campaign.  However, as the Last … Continue reading

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“The Truman Show” should have ended a lot sooner, but Truman didn’t want it to.

You may know and love “The Truman Show” as much as I have over the years, but it’s only recently I realized something was dead wrong with this Wikipedia plot summary: The film chronicles the life of a man who … Continue reading

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Here is what was unsettling about Hannah Horvath and HBO’s “Girls”

I finished the first season of HBO’s “Girls,” yep, the one with that kinda chubby girl who’s naked in almost every episode.  You’ll need to read this twice: Critics lauded [HBO’s “Girls”] for its raw nature, humor, and refreshing tone, … Continue reading

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