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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

More stupidity

I saw this captioned photo recently and felt I finally found the male match to the offensive caption I found about "Not all cunts are equal":

What crap! You don't have to be a perfect man to be a man, and you certainly don't have to be the things mentioned to be a submissive male..........which is where I think the taunt is directed. Anyone who knows me would never say I was a weak follower who lacked strength and confidence. And yet.....I am a submissive male to my Rosa (and select others). 

And what's the thing about being a friend and a pleaser? These are bad things? A woman doesn't want her man ........even if he's a more dominant-style be her friend and try to please her and the people he cares about? Even the submissive women I know would not want a man like that!

Being a 'man' is literally as simple as having the right plumbing dangling from between one's legs. Yet I do understand there are ideals about manhood that transcend genitalia. However, to me this criteria, while it may encompass many things, is primarily about one waning couplet of traits among mankind: HONOR & INTEGRITY.

Do what's right even when it's difficult, even as those around you abandon you. Stick to your word. Help rather than harm. Be truthful when it is most difficult to stand your ground. Measure your success by how easily you can look at yourself in the mirror rather than by how expensive the mirror is or how handsome the reflection is in it.

Do these things and whether you enjoying putting a willing lady over your rugged lap, sharing life equally, or happily burying your face in your lady's butt after she's spanked will STILL be a man.

I don't know who I feel worse for, the person who wrote this shit? the poor model who was probably just posing for some glamour ad, never suspecting some idiot would stick these asinine words in her mouth and have her look like a myopic bitch? or the person who sees it and thinks it's hot?

Two of the greatest male heroes in film: Atticus Finch played by Gregory Peck......
....and Will Kane played by Gary Cooper. Neither of whom achieved their heroic status as  "men" through financial success, meanness, or any other silly notion of masculinity.


  1. I wonder why that person felt compelled to offer that opinion? They certainly seem to have a skewed idea of what a man is. In the end though, the only real judge of what a "man" is is YOU.

    Liked the two pics and I agree with your point. I would have added John Wayne myself. Of course, you may not agree...

    1. I think it's just a fetish thing really, but it still annoyed me. There are definitely guys into the whole "i'm so worthless"-angle, and this picture plays into that. I'm OK with anyone's long as it doesn't come across as a broad brush approach.

      As for John Wayne, I am not sure if you mean Wayne himself or a particular character he played? My two offerings were based on the characters in each story. Will Kane in "High Noon" and Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird". I might be able to include 'Tom Doniphon' from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" who was portrayed by Wayne, but he would not be in my 'Top 10'. However, if you mean John Wayne himself, then you are correct in thinking I would not agree.

      In fact, there are very few actors I would consider heroic in any significant way. Talented? Yes. But not heroic.

      And thanks for leaving a comment! I was getting lonely in here the last week or so.

    2. I picked Wayne because for most of his career, he played "John Wayne" in virtually all his movies, whether cowboy, gunfighter, cop or soldier. It seems that he played himself. I see what you mean by Will Kane and Atticus Finch vs. Gary Cooper and Gregory Peck but Wayne's personal character was always infused into his various roles and he always played the good guy or "hero" in all of his movies (some more heroic than others), never the antihero, much less the villain. He remains my favorite actor for numerous reasons. As an individual, no bullshit, no reluctance to express an opinion and if you didn't like it, he didn't give a fuck. He pretty much walked his talk even if he wasn't everyone's ideal of a "man". That may, in fact, be one definition of what it means to BE a man.


      This is just one article. There are plenty of others. Some less charitable

      I'm not a pro-war hawk, but if you make a choice like this it seems hypocritical to then make your career portraying war heroes. I have read also that many WWII veterans would call Wayne "Marion" (his real name) rather than "The Duke" because they felt it befit his draft evasion tactics more accurately.

      Prior to knowing this, I too thought Wayne had a sense of honor. I've never been able to regard him the same way after learning this though.

    4. Interesting... Some hack author with an apparent political grudge against Wayne for his anti-Communist stand during the fifties. "He was ‘willing to throw out the cream of Hollywood’s talent, with the bathwater of their perceived politics’". Sounds a little bitter, no? And apparently, Wayne's second wife was a HOOKER? Nice. Writing his book about a bunch of people who've been dead for decades and can't talk back. And he seems to have a lot of information on who was fucking who back during the War who are also long dead now. No way to disprove any of his accusations is there? And why would the "forerunner of the CIA" write Wayne a letter "urging him to join without delay"? What concern of it was theirs? And mentioning that he died of stomach cancer "after smoking five packs of cigarettes a day for years". Victim blaming much? I guess it was Humphrey Bogart's "fault" that he died of cancer too, along with countless others. Or perhaps he forgot "The Conqueror", filmed in a former nuclear test site contaminated with nuclear fallout. Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armindariz, Jr. and director William Powell all developed cancer and died from it, along with Agnes Moorhead and John Hoyt. People magazine did an article researching how many of the cast and crew developed cancer. As of publication in 1980, ninety-one of 220 cast and crew had developed cancer (seems like a high percentage, doesn't it?) and forty-six, including the above named, died of it. I grant you, the five packs a day didn't help, but why mention it? Seems kinda personal, doesn't it?
      "He also made the preposterous excuse that Herb Yates, head of Republic Pictures at the time, was going to sue him if he let himself be drafted. (LET himself? Really?)

      There is no proof of this because when the war ended, the government had destroyed Wayne’s service-related papers." No proof you say? Hmmm. "He thought he could make up for it by making appearances at USO shows in the South Pacific and Australia – ‘his version of military service’ but he was greeted with raucous booing by the enlisted men who had served in hard combat.

      The press didn’t write about the booing but the soldiers viewed Wayne, along with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Al Jolson as Hollywood entertainers just looking for some good p.r." Lack of "proof" of anything he claims to have happened doesn't seem to stop this guy from writing about it. He's a hack and his book is a bunch of cobbled-together rumors and innuendo. You go ahead and believe what you want to believe. And so will I.

    5. As is your right. As for me, I just linked that particular article because it was the first one that came up, but my opinion is not based on this "new book". I first heard the "Marion/draft evasion" stories probably over 20 years ago.

      And I'm not much for people like Wayne who simplistically feel they can scapegoat one group (in this case, communists) and blame all the worlds ills on them. It's a dangerous way to think.

    6. How about Audie Murphy? Actor, soldier, hero, Medal of Honor recipient.

    7. Greetings, BC Ted. I would say that Murphy's actions definitely qualify him as a hero, however, I don't know enough about him to figure out where his heroism would rank overall. I don't believe anyone threatened him with harm and disdain if he acted as he did. In fact, he became a National hero.

      I rank Finch and Kane so highly because their bravery withstood the withdrawal of support from the people they hoped would back them. In other words, it is certainly heroic to rush into that burning building to save someone when those around you are saying, "don't go in there. It's too dangerous!" But rushing into that building when those closest to you are saying, "if you go in there I will no longer be your friend......and I may just beat you up as well." takes heroism to another level. Kane & Finch nearly lost everything by adhering to their sense of honor and even after they survived, gained very little or nothing from their efforts............except for the respect of those who recognized what they did.

    8. Very true. I suspect it would be difficult to find real world examples of that kind of bravery, though. In general, when you are doing something brave, others around you recognize that fact. I'm not saying it can't happen, but you are much more likely to find that in a film than in real life.

      Examples from real life might include something like choosing to follow a religion you believe in even though you know it will alienate you from your family. You know it is the right thing to do, but it is a difficult choice because you recognize the consequences.

    9. Crimson Kid (C.K.)October 18, 2016 at 1:32 AM

      Well, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book PROFILES IN COURAGE, by John F. Kennedy, gives accounts of Americans who made courageous and unpopular stands, mostly in the political arena.

      During my younger single days, it struck me that many young ladies weren't certain what qualities they really desired in a man (as a romantic partner), often they appeared to say one thing yet act quite differently... --C.K.

  2. I'm not even going to start on the "what it is to be a man" debate as the infinite variation seems to make it a little pointless. So "what crap!" sums the caption up perfectly.

    As for "Do what's right even when it's difficult, even as those around you abandon you. Stick to your word. Help rather than harm. Be truthful when it is most difficult to stand your ground. Measure your success by how easily you can look at yourself in the mirror rather than by how expensive the mirror is or how handsome the reflection is in it."

    Well said, I think you've summed up what most of us would aspire to most eloquently. The only caveat I would add is to "Be truthful when it is most difficult to stand your ground" and would read "unless asked does my bum look big in this?"

    Hope life is treating you well, thanks for yet another entertaining post. All the best

    1. Thanks, dc. And I like your addendum very much! And I hope things are serendipitous for you as well!

  3. Nothing pisses me off more than the "I'm worthless and weak" man. I want a man (submissive or not) who is masculine and self-assured but not stuck on himself.

    1. That sounds reasonable.

      Hey how is your recovery going?

    2. Thank you for asking. I was cleared for PT Friday last week. My body is rebelling. The pain is worse than it was before. I'm actually taking some time off the PT until I feel better.

    3. I hope your pain subsides and you can achieve the progress you are hoping for.