Linkage

Paleo Retiree writes:

About Paleo Retiree

Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog 2Blowhards.com. Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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5 Responses to Linkage

  1. From John Gray:
    “The belief is that if you arrange your life in a certain way, then you’ll have a certain state of mind. But I think a more interesting, fulfilling way to live is to just do what interests you because you never know in advance whether you’ll be satisfied or not. ”

    Which perfectly states my conclusion about things as well.

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  2. Toddy Cat says:

    I agree that American men could learn a thing or two from French men, but it would be a lot easier if American women were more like French women. Lots of French and Italian women are feminine in a way that American women under the age of forty seem to have forgotten. Even when younger American women are thin and pretty, they stand like sacks of cat litter and swear like Marine drill instructors, and a lot of them have (as Elmore Leonard put it) “those awful, erection-killing voices”.
    Please don’t take offense, ladies, I’m sure American men are just as bad, in our own way, but still…

    By the way, have you noticed that at least some of the things on that list were things that American men knew fifty or sixty years ago, and then forgot? Funny how that works, isn’t it?

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    • slumlord says:

      Agree. They’re not very feminine.
      The pretty ones tend to be very aggressive when you speak to them. Big turn off.

      Perhaps it would be better if they didn’t speak.

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  3. peterike says:

    Locavore-ism is deeply conservative, in the truest sense of that word (not, say, the John Boehner sense). It’s a natural meeting point for Left and Right, but our poisonous, manufactured Red/Blue political divide prevents that from happening. Which is a pity, because without that encumbrance people might realize that more wide spread locavore-ism and sustainability in general is overwhelmed and made impossible by relentless immigration. But the Left can’t oppose immigration (racism!!) and the Right can’t get away from pimping Big Farming or big business in general.

    On the change in attitudes about gayness, what that really represents is a massive propaganda victory, and it shows that you can fool most of the people most of the time, and pretty much have them buy into anything if you force feed it long enough. Which is both encouraging and horrifying at the same time.

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