These are the manic ramblings that go through my head at all hours of the day or night.

 

@jimborambles and @thebeautyway.

Virginity, Experience and Shame: This is where the MRA Movement Comes From.

kierongillen:

daviduzumeri:

We need to fundamentally change, on a mass level, how we, as a culture, discuss virginity. Because this has to stop.

Like basically anybody with a heart and a brain, I was disgusted this morning to discover that Elliott Rodger, aged 22, shot and killed seven people because he was still a…

Uzumeri on rare form here.

…wow. This is a really smart dissection from a really smart person, based on a really stupid idea.

I refuse the assertion that “this is on all of us.” I refuse it just as wholeheartedly as I refuse to believe that the lingering remnants of societal antisemitism is responsible for Fraizer Glenn Cross shooting up a Jewish community center.

Yes, the crime can easily be said to be motivated by antisemitism. And yes, this crime appears to have a specific rationale professed by the shooter. And that assertion has a certain cultural validity in the sense that virginity (or the loss of it) is a pressure we all feel and can be counterproductive to our health and development.

But taking that assertion that the reason this happened is because society twisted up this guys guts so badly that he responded by killer 7 people on its face is the same as saying that Catcher in the Rye is the reason John Lennon is dead and that we should examine the pressure J.D. Salinger puts on young men to dispense with “phonies”.

C’mon man, not everything needs to be tied to an endemic societal issue. This was a mentally ill individual. And attributing his actions to his stated issues with society is to focus on the symptom, not the disease. We need to be talking about the need for more mental health resources to the mentally ill rather than tilting at the windmills alongside them. It’s a waste of time and is the kind of reactionary nonsense that tends to happen in these cases and, frankly, is exactly what the killer set out to do (in a certain way).

Awwwwww yeahhhhhhh. This bad boy just came in the mail. And yes, that is a righteous beer coozie. Keep up the good work, boys.

Awwwwww yeahhhhhhh. This bad boy just came in the mail. And yes, that is a righteous beer coozie. Keep up the good work, boys.

Amazon score: new sneaks (Polo for once, not too shabby) and Levi’s 501. Ready for summer.

Amazon score: new sneaks (Polo for once, not too shabby) and Levi’s 501. Ready for summer.

The dog watches. He knows that there is a remote chance the entire steak will fall. And in the Game of Steaks, it’s Win, or Eat Dog Food.

The dog watches. He knows that there is a remote chance the entire steak will fall. And in the Game of Steaks, it’s Win, or Eat Dog Food.

Update from management: the part of Gray will be played by 29 year old Gray, replacing 28 year Gray as regular.

Update from management: the part of Gray will be played by 29 year old Gray, replacing 28 year Gray as regular.

It’s been a crazy week. Kinda nice to have a night at hole to hang with this sleepy fella.

It’s been a crazy week. Kinda nice to have a night at hole to hang with this sleepy fella.

Signs you’re possibly becoming an adult: all you want for your birthday is to sleep in, get some BBQ, and have your car detailed.

I guess there’s a Spider-Man movie coming out. It’s been a solid few years since that happened on my B-day. It ain’t Godzilla, but it’ll do.

Man, I’ve fallen asleep to the same episode of Cosmos three conductive times. It’s not that science isn’t totally sweet, it’s just the soothing baritone of NdGT (that’s my new nickname for him) can’t help but lull me into the endless swirling infinity that is THE WORLD OF OUR MINDS!!!

Man, I’ve fallen asleep to the same episode of Cosmos three conductive times. It’s not that science isn’t totally sweet, it’s just the soothing baritone of NdGT (that’s my new nickname for him) can’t help but lull me into the endless swirling infinity that is THE WORLD OF OUR MINDS!!!