There are those people who are suffering from the debilitating mental illness of depression. They are trying their best and telling them to cheer up and get on with life is not going to work. They are doing the best they can. Then there are people who are selfish, sullen assholes who are too lazy … Continue reading Depressed
When you find yourself saying that people need to get a sense of humor, or are too easily offended these days, you are probably an asshole. This doesn’t mean you’re wrong: they probably are easily offended and do need to get a sense of humor. And you’re an asshole. These are not mutually exclusive. It’s … Continue reading Asshole
When you're in someone's house for the first time and you see they own a set of bongos, it's very much like finding an improperly stored firearm: this person is trouble.
Bitches are Assholes
“When a man is assertive, he's called an alpha-male/boss/winner. When a woman is assertive, she's called a bitch.” I have been seeing riffs on this notion for years, and its lack of nuance is pesky for me. To be clear: I have no doubt that the invective is unfairly applied to many appropriately assertive women. … Continue reading Bitches are Assholes
Passive Aggression is Underrated
Communication is in trouble these days in the Anglo world. Public discourse is a sewer. The problem is that confrontational people (assholes) want confrontation. They crave it like a drug. So how to fight these toilet people who flush their shit into our life, without giving them precisely what they want? With passive aggression, that's … Continue reading Passive Aggression is Underrated