Friday links & hawt chicks – The male pussification edition.

This is going up a bit earlier than expected as I have to make an unscheduled dash into Amsterdam. I wonder how many wolf whistles I will get?

I had a weird gym session this morning. Did my best ever effort on both the squat and the deadlift, (blew the deadlift out of the water to be quite honest), and yet I had an absolutely miserable time on the overhead press, only managing to close out the first 2 sets. Still, I finished with the deadlift so I went out feeling not all bad.

One interesting thing occurred during my workout. A song came on the radio that I have heard before but never really paid any attention to it until now. It is exhibit 15b in the pussification of the Western male.

This isn’t just a guy singing here – it’s an all male band crooning away about how they feel safe when they’re in a girl’s arms. Excuse me? Don’t you imbeciles know anything about women? They want to feel safe in men’s arms, you stupid simpering jerks. You’ve got it entirely the wrong way around. Apparently this vapid shit charted on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart which is code for the SJW song list.

And yes, I know that they’re a Dutch band. The awfulness is not constrained to the Anglosphere.

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The American left like to bang on about how illegal immigrants do the jobs that Americans just aren’t prepared to do. As always with the left, this is a lie.

When American Dad comes home and tells his feckless 17-year-old son that there’s an opening at the Dairy Queen as an assistant line cook on the grill—basically the guy who peels potatoes, sweeps, and takes out the trash—his reaction is no different than a Mexican teenager’s in the same situation.

The only difference is the stakes. The American high schooler loses his car keys and his access to the Sony PlayStation when he refuses. The Mexican kid encounters the everlasting disapproval of his grandmother in Tampico, which is where most of his wages are going to end up. He takes the job at the Dairy Queen.

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We keep hearing all the time about the mountains of plastic that flow into the oceans from our disgusting and polluted rivers. This prompts politicians to virtue signal by banning plastic bags, encouraged no doubt by companies that make plastic bags that want to get paid more for their product. So here are the top 10 rivers in the world responsible for such pollution. Can any of you guess where they may be?

Their paper, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, calculates that rivers contribute between 410,000 and 4 million tonnes a year to oceanic plastic debris, with 88 to 95% coming from only 10.

Those rivers are the Yangtze, Yellow, Hai He, Pearl, Amur and Mekong in east Asia, the Indus and Ganges Delta in south Asia, and the Niger and Nile in Africa.

That’s right, 95% of the world’s ocean plastic pollution comes from Asia and Africa. Blow me down with a lesbian! I’m so surprised! [/sarcasm]

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No doubt you are well aware of the rise of helicopter parenting and its unfortunate cousin, the overprotective nanny state. Parents being arrested for letting their 10 year old go down to play in the park, that sort of thing. But a paragraph in this article which otherwise parrots the usual line against it, caught my fearful yellow eye …

After school, kids no longer come home with a latchkey and roam the neighborhood. Instead, they’re locked into organized, supervised activities. Youth sports are a $15 billion business that has grown by 55 percent since just 2010. Children as young as third grade are joining traveling teams—which means their parents spend a lot of time in the car, too. Or they’re at tutoring. Or they’re at music lessons. And if all else fails, they are in their rooms, online.

Grown by 55 percent in 7 years, eh? That’s big business. As always, in all matters my number one first rule is to follow the damn money. I wonder who is behind this great push to encourage governments to pass laws making it illegal to let your kids do what kids do? Could it be the companies offering these organized activities? Surely they wouldn’t be so unscrupulous to do that. I mean, it’s only a $15 billion dollar business …

Keep ‘er movin’.

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A link to the New Yorker magazine. I know, I know. But it’s about D&D! A game I began playing in 1983. It turns out that it’s really, really, really good for kids. Like really.

And the fear that a role-playing game might wound the psychologically fragile seems to have flipped on its head. Therapists use D. & D. to get troubled kids to talk about experiences that might otherwise embarrass them, and children with autism use the game to improve their social skills. Last year, researchers found that a group of a hundred and twenty-seven role players exhibited above-average levels of empathy, and a Brazilian study from 2013 showed that role-playing classes were an extremely effective way to teach cellular biology to medical undergraduates.

I don’t know about the cellular biology bit, but goddamit I miss my old D&D game.

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The gay marriage vote in Australia is entering its final stages. The polls are already crowing from the rooftops that the Yes vote is miles in front, (which of course means that it is close). Here is an excellent article examining what has changed in the UK in the four years since gay marriage was legalised.

I mentioned that I was writing this article to a good friend in the Conservative Party, back at home. He expressed his genuine concern. Had I not considered the consequences? Did I not realise that what I said in Australia could be found when I returned to the UK? ‘LGBT progress is an unstoppable tide’. He assured me, that it was ok for me to ‘privately’ believe that marriage was between one man and one woman. He even privately agreed, that the stuff being taught in primary schools was too much.

But to say it out loud? To actually have it in print? It would blight my career and my personal relationships.

Good God. How much more important the institution of marriage and freedom of thought, religion and speech. How much more important the future of our children, than any naïve career ambitions I might harbour.

Bravery. Up there with helping out firemen.

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I mentioned on my podcast recently that Kiwi chicks are the most awful of the Western world. There is literally daylight between them and the ugliest women in Holland. Someone kindly sent me this link of a Kiwi woman leaving a phone message on the wrong phone. Marvelous. And scary.

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Whew. After that horror let us recover with this week’s hawt chick of the week.

 

12 thoughts on “Friday links & hawt chicks – The male pussification edition.

  1. Bernd

    Unfortunately wailing about women, about not getting women, about how perfect women are, etc is pretty common in (more or less) modern rock and pop music. Just turn on the radio and listen to the lyrics for a few minutes. My guess is that about 80% of popular music is like this. That (and the constant annoying advertising) is the reason why i can’t turn on the radio anymore. It is really vomit-inducing nowadays.
    Thankfully good music is still out there and the classics also don’t get worse with time.

    Classic antidote to the music above: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naqgl6AwNJQ

    “and children with autism use the game to improve their social skills”. I think i have some bad news for you adam…

    Helicopter parenting really is a plague. It is not only bad for the children but for the parents as well. The kids usually end up as fucked up pseudo-adults later in life. Who never learns to be self sufficient in childhood will not learn it easily (if at all) later in life. Those people end up completely dysfunctional in the modern labor world. On the other hand i see parents completely busy with shuffling their kids around to various activities, so that it more or less amounts to a second full time job. I think this constant stress combined with the fact that you see your children a lot less due to the structured activities might be a factor in the widespread falling apart of families.

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    1. David Moore

      “Unfortunately wailing about women, about not getting women, about how perfect women are, etc is pretty common in (more or less) modern rock and pop music.”

      You gotta get into country music to get some actual truth….

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      1. Yeah, there are few brave souls in C&W music. There’s an absolutely *GREAT* new one out—the “New Country” genré— called “When it Rains it Pours”.  You guys gotta hear it. It’s on utube, a couple of posts with the lyrics embedded.

        Absolutely priceless!

        But far too much, I’d say 90%, still puts chicks on pedestals. It’s sickening. 

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    2. Hey Bernd, I just saw your question about things to do in Amsterdam. Look, it’s an okay city but it’s nothing that I would go out of my way for. You take away the pot and the sex which is all on 2 streets and what you’ve got is a city with some canals and trees and lots of expats. It’s like Venice but with nothing worth seeing and it’s hard to find a decent place to eat.

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      1. Bernd

        Okay, then Budapest it will be for my weekend getaway.

        I have also noticed the thing with the shitload of expats in every major city. Kind of to the point that those cities start to look alike more and more every year. Kind of lets you wondering whether traveling somewhere will still be worth it in a few years because everything is the same.

        I am planning to tour japan for a few weeks next year. 2 or 3 days in Kyoto, 2 or 3 days in Tokyo and the rest touring around the country. But apart from that i’m getting short on worthwhile travel destinations. Since you came around a lot in your life, any recommendations?

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  2. Adam

    Wow, that was scary. Like listening to an australian woman at the pub only worse. I gotta agree that kiwi women are damn ugly. I spent 2 weeks over there and didn’t see a single hot girl the entire trip. Quite amazing. The only passable women were the tourists.

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  3. TechieDude

    The thing that’s the biggest turnoff in UK/NZ/Au chicks (Actually any chick) are the teeth. Like Adam said in his podcast – do they ever see the dentist? For chrissakes, in any modern country, especially the US, dental care is cheap. Even orthodontics, while pricey, are worth the money. Hell, they let you make payments. Cheaper than a rotten used car.

    I had a dental hygienist once, of all things, whose teeth were marginal, smoked, and had breath that smelled like ass. It’s disturbing to experience that kind of funk from an otherwise OK looking woman.

    There’s simply no reason in today’s time to walk around with crooked choppers, sometimes the color of plywood, with ass breath.

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  4. BFD

    Speaking of pussification, I attended a school meeting about a “hold and secure” situation, due to a threatening letter, at my child’s school. I sat through two hours of mewling from so-called adults about when the tweets about the situation came out, who missed the tweets, what should be tweeted in the future, why can’t the police confirm what was in the letter (which would be obvious it they thought about how one might catch a guilty party to the letter), why aren’t there more cameras and locked doors in school, etc.

    One person, at least, mentioned that we shouldn’t habituate our children to living in prison-like conditions, but he said it in a quailing voice which betrayed his weak emotional state.

    After all this, I asked for a meeting with the police officer whose job it is to train the teachers for these situations, especially “lockdowns”, which deal with active shooters, so we could judge if it was actually helpful or just security theatre. We apparently will be getting a meeting, but I was told privately by the officer that they are not allowed to teach physical resistance to the teachers in my city.

    I asked what could be done to push them to allow this training, as sitting around waiting for your turn to be shot makes no sense to me. He said that it would take dead children to make the city get off it’s liberal ass and consider such training.

    sigh.

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  5. Yeh, NZ is the land of ugly women, I spent a fair bit of time there and any woman even remotely good looking was a rare sight.

    Funny though, when the Greeks migrated to Melbourne they must have sent all the ugly ones, I spent some time in Greece and it’s loaded with great looking, well groomed, well dressed women. The men were the same as Melbourne, smelly, badly dressed generally short and ugly with a mono brow, but the women.

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  6. BWV

    Listening to music, whatever the sort, is mostly a waste of time and shouldn’t be indulged except on rare occasions. Or as I say sometimes to “music lovers” – stop listening and start thinking.

    The truth is that musicians are a pack of halfwits and about 90% of their work will fit into one of the three following categories:

    1) You make me feel good.
    2) You make me feel bad.
    3) I have a boner and I want you to do something about it.

    Seriously – how many times can you listen to morons rehashing those same tired issues?

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  7. On the OZ homosexual “marriage” thing:

    The people there are fortunate. At least it’s being put to a vote of the people.

    Here in the States we had it rammed down our collective throats by an out-of-control Supreme Court.

    Thank God Trump was elected. He’s already put a man who believes in our Constitution the way it was written, Neil Gorsuch, on the bench and is going to be able to fill as many as two, and possibly three (God, please make it so) more to replace LibTards that are gonna die or retire. 

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  8. MarkT

    Having spent about 21 of my 47 years in NZ, and the rest in Australia, I don’t agree that women in NZ – at least those residing in cities are any less attractive on average than Australia on. I would say however:

    1. That NZ women on average are less feminine. The flip side of that is they tend to more down-to-earth and rational, and my impression a little more intelligent.

    2. There’s a distinct difference between cities and rural areas, with the standards in the cities being much higher. Given that most tourists to NZ spend their time in rural areas and minimal amount of time in Christchurch or Auckland – I’m not surprised a more negative impression is formed by a tourist here for a short time.

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