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Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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  1. The Man Who Was . . . says:

    RE: Stephanie Seymore

    The face is kinda going, but her body is as good as ever. Thank god for weightlifting. Solid 7/10.


  2. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    I look forward to Seymour’s annual holidays. Amazing backside on that woman.


    • I find it inspiring that she’s kept it high, plump and round into her 40s. Observe and learn, ladies. One of the great things about liberal modernity is the way that some women have been able to extend their sexually-very-appealing years ‘way past what’s normal, or even “traditional.”


  3. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    The Goad piece is classic.

    “This fey, pompous, snooty, lime-farting Enemy of All Things American had the gall and fundamental lack of honesty to call Rachel Jeantel a “smart cookie” after an appearance on his show that revealed Jeantel to be dumber than a hippo basking in an African mud pond. All year long, Morgan railed against guns, racism, Americans, American guns, American racists, and American racists with guns. Here’s hoping that some meth-addled gun nuts somewhere in the American heartland devise a gun big enough to shoot Piers Morgan all the way back to England.”


  4. agnostic says:

    What did the sexual revolution have to do with sociology? The shift was in our social psychology, and its reversal over the past 20 years has again been a social psychological change. When women are more trusting and outgoing, they lower the barriers to entry, as it were, for going for a roll in the hay. When they’re less trusting and cocooning, that reverses course.

    Men are generally far more willing, so their changes aren’t as pronounced and are not what causes a palpable shift in sexual relations, whether toward the frisky or the frigid.

    Leftists and liberals are more systemizing and autistic than conservatives, so they are usually inept when it comes to honing in on what caused this or that change in social psychology, and how or if it can be changed back. That requires a human-scale, put-yourself-in-another’s-mind kind of approach, which DOES NOT COMPUTE. So they skip right for the abstract, removed, large-scale explanations, drawing from sociology. That works with greater or lesser success in politics and economics, but not for the birds and the bees, which is too face-to-face.


  5. agnostic says:

    Like, if capitalism is what killed the sexual revolution, how did it ever achieve such success in the first place? America and the West was capitalist, with advanced consumerism, and thoroughly entrenched PR and advertising industries, which began during WWI to perfect the techniques of propaganda (“persuasion”).

    Were Communist Russia or China widely known as hotbeds of passion and “feeling real”? Or Victorian England, way before advertising and celebrity obsession became the norm?

    There was another sexual revolution in the early decades of the 20th C, peaking during the Roaring Twenties (and early ’30s). Then that faded into a dormant state during the mid-century, before erupting again during the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s (and early ’90s).

    There is a correlation between rising consumerism and falling sex drives, but they’re both aspects of a single underlying change — falling trust or cocooning. People who get creeped out by other people keep to themselves, have low sex drives, and grope for meaning and fulfillment through things rather than people — hence consumerism and materialism.


    • I think the idea that capitalism killed the sexual revolution is bunk too. The one aspect of the idea that I think has some legitimacy is that a high-pressure market can de-eroticize even overtly sexual material. The mystery, softness and poetry can be driven out — mystery, softness and poetry are a little slippery and shy, so a culture that isn’t as market-driven and market-obsessed as ours currently is might have better luck cultivating them.


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