Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Month: August 2017 Page 1 of 3

Cheating.

There’s been a bit of talk about cheating around the manosphere due to some celebrity cheating on his wife and coming up with a bunch of lame excuses. I have no idea who the guy is; apparently he was responsible for Buffy the Vampire Slayer so I’ll leave that stand as an appropriate unit of judgement.

That the guy is a self proclaimed ‘male feminist’ is pure hilarity as far as I am concerned. So he’s a successful guy in film and television, which means he can get heaps of chicks whenever he wants, but he also describes himself as a male feminist?

Talk about wanting to have your cake and eat it too.

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Podcast #54 – The crowdfunding episode.

The one where I describe why crowdfunding is a scam.
Also, adventures on holiday, a scary plane flight, and something about retards.

Links mentioned in the episode:

The article on the Kanoa headphones and the company failing.

The review that caused them to go bust:

A moment of temporary clarity.

The good wife and I spent the last week in the town of Sorrento on the Amalfi coast of Italy. In those seven days I did not look at the internet, nor did I avail myself of any types of news publications. Only on the last day did I break my media and blogging fast when I picked up a copy of the New York Times at breakfast which proved to be unintentionally hilarious.

But now I am back and much catching up needs to be done. So I need to begin reading all of the sites on my blog roll, plus the other areas where I go to get the information that I need.

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There is no road-map for your life.

This is a repost of a previous article.

trail

The Wall Street Journal has an article out titled, The college of Chinese Wisdom. The article is not very well thought out, in fact the two authors misinterpret some points quite badly. But it is useful to demonstrate a couple of important points for today’s young seekers of knowledge.

When students arrive at college these days, they hear a familiar mantra about the purpose of higher education: Find yourself. Use these four years to discover who you are. Learn flamenco dancing or ceramics, start a composting project, write for the student newspaper or delve into 19th-century English poetry. Self-discovery, they are told, is the road to adulthood.

If you’re paying $50,000 to find yourself right at the moment when you’re about to enter adult life then you’re seriously deluded. If you’re advocating young people to do this then you’re a crook and a charlatan.

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I don't give to charities.

This is a repost of a previous article.
There is a street of shops close to my house where I go to do the shopping. Outside the main supermarket on the narrow footpath is the preferred location for charities to set up their stand and solicit donations. Because of the nature of the road you are forced to walk very close to them, and thus the friendly demands for donations are difficult to avoid.
There must be an agreement within the charity world of who gets what day as there is only room for one small table. Every day there is a different charity. Perhaps it is disabled athletes who want to go to the Olympics, or this type of disease, or these underprivileged, or that poor animal that needs saving. It is a relentless barrage of manipulation by guilt and I am sick of it.

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I don’t give to charities.

This is a repost of a previous article.

There is a street of shops close to my house where I go to do the shopping. Outside the main supermarket on the narrow footpath is the preferred location for charities to set up their stand and solicit donations. Because of the nature of the road you are forced to walk very close to them, and thus the friendly demands for donations are difficult to avoid.

There must be an agreement within the charity world of who gets what day as there is only room for one small table. Every day there is a different charity. Perhaps it is disabled athletes who want to go to the Olympics, or this type of disease, or these underprivileged, or that poor animal that needs saving. It is a relentless barrage of manipulation by guilt and I am sick of it.

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I am not a racist, but …

This is a repost of a previous article.

The above video has been doing the rounds as apparently it is on a US campus where a white guy is taken to task for having dreadlocks which is racist, of course it is. Personally, I think the video is a fake and that they’re both very bad actors. The guy overacts and the girl has the energy of a goldfish with alzheimers.

The unfortunate thing is that this is now believable. Wearing a sombrero is racist, eating sushi is racist, watching little black kids chase goats around a track in Uganda and betting on the outcome is racist. I mean, who wouldda thought it?

There is no moment when we arrive at peak racist, and that’s the whole point. All of this is merely a massive power-play. It’s a gigantic shit-test and when you think about it that way then which side seems to be racist now? Of course, anyone who screams racist at the drop of a hat is undoubtedly a gigantic racist turd-burger themselves. But let’s have a look at this a little closer.

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I no longer read books by women.

This is a repost of a previous article.

H is for Hawk

the last book by a woman that I read. It was rubbish.

Back in 1997 when I was working as a sea kayaking guide off Vancouver Island I took a group of female school teachers on a five day trip. In my first book I briefly mention this account. But I left out a little tidbit that left quite an impression on me.

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Happy wife, happy life?

This is a repost of a previous article.

happy wife

Every time I hear the utterance of the phrase, ‘happy wife, happy life’, I sigh a little bit at the poor schmuck saying it. Last night I was watching a cooking show, (so shoot me; I like cooking), and this brow-beaten beta male with a genuine harpy for a wife rolled it out no less than three times. So let’s have a look at what’s going on with this phrase.

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I was once an approval addict.

This is a repost of a previous article.

I recently watched a video by a chap on how to cure an approval addiction. His advice came down to this little snippet:

“Learn to feel okay with not feeling okay.”

As a fully recovered approval addict I’m not too impressed with this advice. It might sound acceptable to some of you, but in essence the very act of seeking approval is because you don’t feel okay. The speaker is trying to tell us that this can never be cured and you must just learn to live with it. He is effectively saying that change is not possible. I disagree with this message. Here is his video:

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