Attack on Offense 2: The wrath of crybabies

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” —from George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. When a baby—or a toddler—wants something and they can not conjure the words to ask for it, they cry. When they are mad that something they desire is not readily available to them, they cry. When something they have is taken from them, they cry. When something in their surroundings assaults their senses, they cry. When they are told their behavior is wrong and are corrected, they cry. Crying is the first, best…

Fail Mail

“You’re a godsend! A savior!” “No, I’m just the Postman.” —from the film, “The Postman” If the history of the world teaches us anything, it is when living things do not want to do something that is not required to live, they will not do those things. Humans are compelled to eat food, drink water, breathe air, seek shelter and forfeit their lives to Facebook. Anything else that is not compulsory is done for entertainment value, by authoritarian edict or to get their significant other to stop nagging them…which is…

Harry, the Heel

“On the day I was born, the nurses all gathered ‘round, and they gazed in wide wonder, at the joy they had found.” —”Bad to the Bone”, by George Thorogood. It is easy to be supercilious towards professional wrestling. It can be described as a pseudo-homoerotic male soap opera that targets those of a lesser educational and intellectual sagacity. As for myself, I have loved it most of my life. For all the farcical absurdity contained in this realm of entertainment, professional wrestling does have one redeeming factor. It segregates…

Straw men, insults, and “libertarian losers”

Jeff Bezos has no doubt been having a lot of fun hiring columnists with highly divergent views and letting them duke it out on the editorial pages of The Washington Post. It’s a model that’s also been working very well at The League of Ordinary Gentlemen. Everyone loves a good Internet fight, and I remember participating in more than my share many years ago when the BlogHive was still a thing. With this in mind, I have no reservation about taking Harry Caines to task for his poorly-reasoned flamebait from…