A first-date litmus test for men

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“I’m the MAN! Of course I love you…now get me a beer!”

My husband James and I just got back from a lovely birthday lunch – he turned fifty-five today. Of course he’d known it would be great; we were, after all, at a restaurant of his choosing. Halfway through that meal I stumbled upon what I think could be a mind-blowing “litmus test” for men out there still willing to date women.

I could be wrong but I’m really hoping there are four, maybe five such men left in America (maybe a couple more out in the far reaches of the Empire), you who still date or would like to, if only……so as Bill Nye the Science Guy used to say, Please; consider the following. (I’d love to hear what you four think.)

So, there we were, not only senior-citizens (Gag!) but “a couple,” in a place designed from the parking lot forward for guys or groups of them. Infused with testosterone it was. It all begins with the business’ double entendre name (Twin Peaks  p.s. I have no personal interest in this chain). It then carries through with a rustic cabiny-décor, juxtaposed with dozens of flat screens broadcasting sports, a ¼-mile racetrack of a bar…and oh, off to the side a wall of funny t-shirts (favorite one above) that could easily bring down some kind of Hate-Crime-against-Women I’m sure! Other than the female hostess and all-female wait staff, I was only one of three women customers when we first sat down at about high-noon. During our meal a couple more Olders came in with husbands presumably, a couple more Youngers with boyfriends, equally presumably.

Being in a restaurant overflowing with the proverbial buxom waitresses? I confess it took me a few minutes to get acclimated. Maybe it was all that fresh mountain air and the alpine altitude. Certainly it was different in a good way from what I’d felt in the past – merely upon contemplating such an establishment from afar. Then it’d been annoyance. With a vigorous pooh-poohing I could always dismiss the whole idea of those kinds of so-called restaurants. They were mere excuses for men to go and ogle pretty girls without the “stigma” of a strip club or the out-of-the-way drive. And a man’s got to eat lunch doesn’t he?

Which brings me to the first three things I realized today: 1) the food was much better than I imagined it’d be; it was terrific actually (fried pickles & chicken-fried chicken done to perfection, “Knotty Brunette” beer icy/slushy, pulled pork mini-sliders moist & flavorful); 2) our server was only one year older than our daughter; and 3) waitresses in uniforms “like that” should AVOID tan-lines.

“She’s the best looking one here,” my husband said most of the way through the meal. I assumed he meant our waitress, but realized he was looking towards the bar. “She’s OK,” I said, scrutinizing the long-haired brunette – I guess subconsciously, I guess for a flaw – when, Bingo! Found one, so I added quickly, “She could use more eye make-up, though.” God. I couldn’t believe I was advocating a 20-something go further out on the Cosmetics’ Ledge I’d been trying (in vain) to talk our daughter back down from for several years now.

I can see now that comment was My Bad, My Petty Ugly (typical female!!!) Bad. Afterwards I looked more closely at our waitress as she went here and there to her other tables. She was, in fact, one of the cuter ones. Natural (unlike some that were a bit unusually well-endowed); not wildly tatted; casually smiling (unlike one who’d looked very sour as she brought our food on behalf of our waitress). And then it dawned on me. This restaurant was The Perfect First-Date Place for men. It’s very raison d’etre is to be Male-Friendly. Add to that it’s inexpensive; the food is pretty simple (mostly all-American favorites) and very deelish; plus, plus, plus, they offer Glenlivet (and a nice selection of beer, too).

So choose one of these guy-spots you few, you happy, hardy few gents-still-dating and I’m certain you’ll get a deeper “peak” into your date’s brain in one short night than a therapist could in a year. Her skull may start thinning, hence exposing its inner workings/her true personality from the moment you pull into the parking lot. Just what does this female think about the business’ blatant nod to Male Sexuality? Does she “get it?” Does she understand: 1) men always like to Look-at-Women; 2) they always have; 3) it’s not SAFE for men to do so in most other places given today’s Femi-twisted world; and 4) if she’s offended at #3, does she understand that makes her a part of the problem of #3? And now, unto the breach…

Once inside, does she seem comfortably conscious of her own exposed flesh or uncomfortable with the “competition?” Is she happily or lightheartedly observing (even comparing herself to) the waitresses or sullenly sizing them up and down (and muttering!)? Is she eager to be seated or more eager in suggesting an alternative dining establishment, say, something quote nicer or quieter (read: more expensive or where all eyes might be more apt to be on her)? Have you started to your table yet?

You might consider going ahead of her. This not only saves you from running into her if you get distracted and she stops suddenly, it shows you’re no ladies-first Neo-Con slash Traditionalist. Besides if you do reconnoiter the room in transit (with full knowledge she can see you) and she then fires icy stares across the table as soon as you sit down, what more could you possibly need to know?

I wish you the best of luck administering this unique litmus-test. In the event you’ve already quit dating, might I suggest instead you give a Twin Peaks restaurant your undivided attention? Bon appetit.

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Digging in

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Original above (find the source “article” here), my thought below.

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S.T.E.M. in the 1970’s

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Once upon a time women were mostly-sane (NOTE: I said “mostly”)

God, how I loved those shoes!

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First they came to Africa

First They Came to Africa

This is what a feminist’s wet-dream looks like…

HT: Men’s Rights reddit

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Jessica Valenti t-shirts

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In “honor” of special snowflake, Jessica Valenti, I offer a D.I.Y. project rather than working on a short story (probably for another whole week!) to illustrate the rage I felt yesterday upon seeing her t-shirted Twit-selfie (see it at center of poster, above). NOTE: My Jessica’s mini-she wears the “dress length.”

Be careful ;-) of the “background” you choose when photographing your dressed up manikin…my first choice, as you see below, “might could” have led to misinterpretation:

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Oo-oop-sie

 

Below is a one-page print-out with the super simple directions and placement suggestion for your “pithy saying.”

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Here is the ready-to-cut pattern which you can print (@ 100%) on an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper.

Cut right to the thin lines or barely trim them off, though they won’t show.

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Why prosecute? Just ignore or appreciate

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Ah-h-h, the good old days…of Wolf-whistles*, that is. How hard was it, Feminist, or how tough is it right now – if you’re young enough and decent-looking enough – to simply:

IGNORE or APPRECIATE

all those attentive glances? If you’re “of a certain age” like me, I’m willing to bet you miss them now. But alas, Feminist, it’s…

Too Late to Turn Back Now…

Why, oh why, did you have to go so far, Feminist? To make such male-normalcy (noticing women’s sexiness and sounding-off about it) seem criminal? You can’t see, can you Feminist, that this support of yours for Male Oppression (in all areas of “gender equity,” including but not limited to: “college admissions preferences,” “hiring quotas,” “sexual harassment laws,” “enthusiastic consent forms” “sexual regret/date rape tribunals” et al) PROVES just how UNEQUAL to Men your ideology of Feminism requires you be (or pretend to be!).

You are a spoil-sport, Feminist, and have been from the beginning. When things don’t go your way you demand your “betters” be sidelined or that the rules be changed. Why not “act the man” your scriptures continuously claim women are just like, Feminist? Why not preach that women just suck-it-up; simply improve through hard work, or, Lordy, Lordy, if all else fails, find a new “sport” to play?

I guess, Feminist, that would require the most difficult thing of all: an admission of having been wrong. All…those…decades. And accepting responsibility for having been complicit in doing harm to so many in your name, Feminist.

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* Wolf-whistle:  stereotypical whistle-of-appreciation made by Construction Workers as a woman “of a certain visage” walked by their worksite, also stereotypically in The City, though practically speaking, the term could apply anywhere and to any man clearly enjoying the view of a good-looking woman and vocalizing that enjoyment.

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“Persecuted” the movie and its beleaguered trailer

Um-m-m, "they" would be the Feds, you libtards

Um-m-m, “they” would be the Feds, you libtard Obamabots

Dear Fellow Critics, from YouTube to the New York Times’ and the Salt Lake City Tribune (who does no better): try seeing the (whole) film, or stick to the actual Trailer here. Just a thought. (I know, I know, Thinking is hard for y’all, just as Math is for Barbie(R).) And you high, you oh-so-mighty at the NYT: 1) you are puss**s for NOT ALLOWING comments on that Persecuted “review.” Clearly you prefer to stick with the ass-kissing you apparently do best, like the how-many-1000’s of words spent on that new genital-free apes-capade, i.e. critiquing your Hollywood friends’ flicks, ‘cuz they NEVER produce cinema-bombs, right?

I have just seen the film. As I surmised from, wait…that TRAILER linked above, the story is primarily about the curtailing of Free Speech. The “vehicle” through which to tell that story? A Christian mega-pastor and, wait for it…yes, Christianity. And while so many here simply Sling-the-Mud (or worse, the bullsh*t) i am big enough to admit the film fell short of a couple of my predictions-based-upon-this-trailer.

It turns out Persecuted was NOT that “intelligently written” as my first comment on YT surmised. There were many Plot Holes, the most glaring of which were 1) the main character getting shot in the back and then driving off – who knows how many miles, to continue on foot, to collapse, stand back up (stand-and-fight, also a movie theme I’m sure many would also throw even their own feces at!); 2) the main character being on-the-run for a heinous crime yet his wife & home NOT being monitored by every alphabet-agency in DC! So therefore, 3) main character seeming to move freely about, albeit with a bloodied face and wearing a hoodie.

The production was of decent quality, though others in the “Christian” categaory, Sevens Days in Utopia and FireProof, off the top of my head, were miles above. The music was good and served the film well, in my opinion.

Contrary to the YouTube commentators’ torrent of fit-pitching, in truth the “Christianity” was low key overall. This was no evangelism-piece (whereas FireProof clearly was); it will not be shown in mega churches as a conversion tool; there were no miracles prayed for nor arriving-from-heaven in flashes of light or on angels’ wings, to save the main character or any others.

In short, there are NO “altar call” moments within. The Christian mega-preacher was a mere vehicle, illustrating the latest object of an ever-expanding Fed-Gov that might have as well been The Railroads or The Industrialists of “Atlas Shrugged” for all the importance that particular religion played in the overall theme. BTW, other than the main character & his preacher-father the other major mega-church players came across as power & prestige if not money-grubbers themselves.

If you choose not to see the film (and given the two better “Christian” films I’ve mentioned, I can’t honestly recommend this one) at least watch the trailer. If nothing more, it screams, “First they came for the Jews, but I said nothing, for I was not Jewish…”

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“America” flawed, just like the actual country

 

Go here for the trailer: http://tinyurl.com/plxtkud

Go here for the trailer: http://tinyurl.com/plxtkud

Posted the following just now on an old Hollywood Reporter piece, but as I probably won’t take the time to write a true essay on what I thought about the film (we went to it yesterday) this will have to suffice (I may add more thoughts below the quotes):

Does Dinesh D’Souza’s new film have flaws? Sure. But what “mainstream” Hollywood docu-drama doesn’t? What “America” does (and I wish it’s had done it more forcefully) is point out the many hypocrisies of the country’s leftists: lies in revered history book by Zinn; feigned or actual ignorance of Native American warfare on their own kind(s) as well as history of Columbus by an outspoken Native American activist; ludicrousness of N.A. “reparations” for now-developed land (Manhattan) vs. purchase of raw land; Mexicans pining for and illegally “resettling” former Mex-territory that was actually pad for by US; etc. Yes, the U.S.A.: broke treaties w/ and horribly mistreated/rounded-up N.A. (but NOT ME); condoned black African slavery (incl. 1000’s of BLACK slave owners!) & white-Irish slavery (but NOT ME); has 100’s of military (industrially-complex) set-ups around the globe (but NOT ME or not by my voluntary support). I will NOT make reparations for crimes I did not commit. I’m thankful for the film, America, if for no other reason than pointing out some of these things.

Oh, and the film’s point about Slaves-having-fruits-of-their-labor-STOLEN, so having no incentive to work hard or well? Excellent, BUT…it’s no longer an excuse for black-poverty today. D’Souza’s film segment on the pretty much forgotten (she got a stamp in 1998 (http://tinyurl.com/ojfup5k)) history of the FIRST $millionaire African-American WOMAN (Madam C.J. Walker) just after the turn of the 20th century? PRICELESS!

The film certainly comes across as Rah! Rah! A-‘mer-i-‘cah, but seriously, watch that trailer; see how D’Souza will give screen time to his ideological opponents (name-callers might say, “America-bashers”). Do leftist filmsters do the same? No. Even close? No, again.

And in the linked trailer, listen to Noam Chomsky @ 1:40 first claim how “destructive” so-called Capitalism is (in reality it’s politically-connected/coerced/beleaguered CRAP-italism). Chomp-ski follows it up by suggesting this business-model is even MORE destructive than “centralized Federal Power” (is he so stupid he doesn’t hear himself; that Fed-gov power is “what” always did, and continues to, wage those foreign wars of oppression!). Best of all he then suggests these evil CRAPitalists be “constrained in some way!” OMG. He did a flip-flop in about 5 seconds. Does he NOT GET that this means Fed-gov must aggress again, against civilians at home; must use GUNS or the threat of guns-plus-imprisonment to keep businesses in line.

[Just how stupid - or inconsistent - do you have to be to be REVERED by the political Left (sorry, rhetorical question)?]

My wishes for the film were numerous.

  1. I wish I had the soundtrack; it is 5-star.
  2. I wish the generic bashers and haters of Dinesh D’Souza would put their money/time/effort/talents (or don’t they have any?) to “better” use than he has; show him up, you cowards, if you feel “America” (the film and/or the country) is really so bad.
  3. I wish D’S had revealed more about his arrest and compared it to Leftist-Democrat campaign donators (or cabinet members)-who-done-(IRS)wrongs yet skated with handslaps or less.
  4. I wish he wasn’t so forgiving of the USA’s actions of late in Iraq & Afganistan;
  5. I wish that he’d not chosen a captured/tortured Vietnam vet who’d been a FIGHTER PILOT…to make the case that (I paraphrase) “we were over in South Vietnam to HELP them stand on their own.” An engineer or infantry officer might have been believable making THAT case.
  6. I wish, when discussing SLAVERY, he’d made it more atrocious that 3/4’s of a MILLION Americans (military draftees and civilians) had to perish for “slavery to end.” Supposedly. Why not political sanctions against trade-with-the-South? Oh, that’s right, most Fed-gov INCOME came from there.
  7. I wish instead of a generic face-behind-bars illustration, D’S had had the guts to show Slavery RIGHT NOW where it’s happening: in Muslim countries, in Chinese factories, etc.

There has always been Conquest; there has always been Slavery. America does not hide from it’s past, but around the world today there is no one whose “ancestors” haven’t done some sort of heinous wrong. If all are guilty, all are potential decendents-of-victims so where does that leave the Reparations People? In a globe-sized circle of people with their hands out.

The most Guilt-Ridden will pay. The most easily provoked to that guilt it seems are White Americans of European descent. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence we are the most charitable with our personal monies and as a country, the most generous with our handouts.
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I get it; I still don’t like it

But then again, I don’t have to. Not familiar with “Men Going Their Own Way?” Tons of great articles, etc. HERE.

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“Why Daddy Left” an original short story

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Here is the link to the audio version on my YouTube channel. As I mention at the start, I will have the miniature (print) book in my Etsy.com shop soon.

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