- Producer14/12/2017just for GRUMBLEPOTGRUMBLEPOTThe GRUMPY side of social media, no happiness, rainbows, glitter or self serving smiles parading about as empowering or prattling about emotional intelligence.Hard mod in effect - take the sappy sunshine elsewhere. Brian...
- Producer11/12/2017Moving ForwardGive me something peace and quiet. Give me the solitude of calm escapes, mental tangents, goals and personal quirks and the time to enjoy them without long bouts of nagging. Give me the muddy shoes by the door, and the stinky workout clothes...
- Producer10/12/2017Listicles for Testicles Welcome to the first installment of Listicals for Testicles: A numberated introduction to MGTOW. Men Going Their Own Way is an awareness that the long series of lies that we have been spoonfed through our childhood no longer hold power over us. ...
Comments10/12/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie#2 as long as the laws are what they are - no man should enter the casino unprepared. The deck is stacked high and tall against the guys. If I help them avoid the shit show - i consider that a win. I need to brush up on my literary cues - I am not sure where the F*ck I buried Satire in there.10/12/2017 #3 Kevin BakerI still believe in the possibility of success in marriage. More marriages end because of out side influence then influence with in. Each day we choose either to remain or leave. No law's, or a piece of paper will bring about the effort it takes to live commitment. When two people have troubles, the last thing they should be doing is turning out ward for direction. How quickly we forget the day we decided to commit and the very reasons why. Regardless of adversity, I remain optimistic.10/12/2017 #2 Robert CormackHa, ha, @Brian McKenzie, to all of us who have suffered through divorce, you've spoken the words we thought in anger, only to realize, once we start doing donuts in the living room, it won't be long before we're blowing our noses into shirt sleeves and leaving the seat down on the toilet just to piss on it. We can get by without women, just as women can get by without men, but my best friends are still women and, as I tell them, neither of us can fuck a bicycle (although something tells me you've tried). Wonderful satire, Brian. Now get your dick out of the spokes. We're in for a busy ride with everything that's happening today, but already women are breaking away from the feminist agenda, saying they'd rather have a ratty man than a feminist telling them everything will be great without men. They know it won't, we know it won't. Both sexes are here on this earth to compliment each other's weaknesses. The "Blame Game" will end.10/12/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanBrian, if I may make a suggestion — other than printing this out, then burning it — the correct spelling of “listical” is “listicle”, which would be much catchier to the eye in your title. To wit, “Listicles for Testicles”.
I’d also suggest a sub-title, “Misogyny As Religion”.
Thanks for offsetting the almost constant stream on the platform of honey-laced treacle. I find being provoked by satire far preferable to being lulled into somnambulence. Cheers!
- Producer10/12/2017MisogynyIf you search for Common Senseit is very hard to find.You can't have the space you need to sit.But if you look for truthfulnessYou might just as well be blind.It always seems to be so hard to get.Misogyny is such an ugly word.Everyone is so...
Comments11/12/2017 #5 Brian McKenzie#3 You should see the stuff that never airs here. The classes for the guys I coach are way darker - they pass cold and move to a comfortable numb in stoic apathy and indifferent heartless moods. A full recipe to excise the tactics and idioms that are the game women and the state play. Walden is the launchpad - it gets dark and deep from there.
- Producer27/11/2017#HerTooWhy have men avoided for so long to tell their stories of sexual harassment, discrimination, pedophilia, abuse, and discrimination? How do we as individuals and as a nation quit coddling the women that have perpetrated these crimes? It is time...
Comments27/11/2017 #3 Jim MurrayWow. I knew you were an angry ex-pat, but had no idea it went to this extent. I'd usually have a smart-ass comment for you, b ut I have to tell you, at the risk of pissing off every woman I know, you do have a point. I would, however, argue that sexual abuse tilts way to the male side, unless you have some stat to prove otherwise. I'm not sure what the percentage of women to men abusers would be but I would guess that it's in the area of 80-90% men. But your point is sorta kinda well taken.
- Producer26/11/2017INTELLECTUAL MENOPAUSE, A NEW PHASE IN EMERGENCE?I am Rubi. I am a woman of my mid-fifties. I love my husband very much because of his sense of integrity, his intellectual acumen and prodigy, for which he is now a C.E.O. of an M.N.C. from almost nothing, he reached to his pinnacle of success...
Comments26/11/2017 #8 Cyndi wilkinsThe cloud of despondence engulfing me right now is the reference to menopause as an affliction of sorts...
"After reaching to the pinnacle of intellectual fertility, it is inevitable for all to experience cerebral menopause phase and perhaps, on that period they are incapable to judge their mental state where they do not have at all control of their traits and the external world."
When in fact, menopause is Mother Nature's great awakening...A time of great intellectual clarity for women (and men) ...empowering...transformational and enlightening...We always have the power over our own choices...Unless we are talking about the unfortunate nature of mental illness...Which, in this case hardly seems the problem...
Perhaps what is so disturbing here for this woman is the emergence of truth...The imposter has been unmasked...exposing all those internal demons...that in and of itself is a truly 'enlightening' experience...The question is...Who's the imposter?26/11/2017 #7 Brian McKenzieHe got married. He hired a female. He suffered the consequences. He was accused - not convicted.
Let this serve as a warning to all men that build a career, wealth, life and reputation down the path that includes women.
MGTOW - We are keeping our time, money, attention, development, resources and genes to ourselves. We will not cater nor pander to the bad and the broken. The only sure way to avoid these situations is to not be there. They cannot accuse you of things you never did if you are never there to begin with. Opt-Out, Walk Away - it is the only solution.26/11/2017 #6 Deborah Levine#5 @Debasish Majumder Alas, this story is common today as it's been throughout history. Power seems to unleash entitlement and a sense of invulnerability. I don't liken it to menopause because that is seen not only as a decline in fertility but also as decreased relevance for older women. I'm trying to fight that perception. But I do agree that power morphs the brain and there's a mental disconnect from societal values and a lack of comprehension of consequences. Everyone, especially the women, suffers while the man either protests, denies, or justifies the unacceptable behavior. The man, who is not stupid, seems to have entered a mindset for which I don't have a name and I do understand why you picked this label. What to do?26/11/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery deep @Debasish Majumder. I wonder how many men that attract money and even fame feel as though they are entitled to treat women as sexual objects? I have to think they feel justified, begin to believe their warped excuses and their sick way of life becomes their new norm? Its my hope that those who prey on women are held highly accountable, its never viewed as a new norm and the younger generation is so appalled that this will possibly effect change for the future.26/11/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"Precisely, in case of successful people, this attitude is more evident. Their arrogance and ego, devoid of values, reasons and sensibility only yield ignominy to them". Does this lead to "intellectual menopause?
Great buzz dear @Debasish Majumder View more"Precisely, in case of successful people, this attitude is more evident. Their arrogance and ego, devoid of values, reasons and sensibility only yield ignominy to them". Does this lead to "intellectual menopause?
Great buzz dear @Debasish Majumder. Do we become more successful to be less understanding of our basic behaviors? Is success the cause of "intellectual menopause"? Is it feeling overly proud of achievements that make some of us feel entitled to do certain actions with disregard to others?
So many questions your post raises in my head. Close
- Producer21/11/2017Worldwide Call for Members and DirectorsEt Societas Bovis Stercore is seeking to expand its membership globally and to find candidates to sit on its Board of Directors...ESBS is a global online co-op of those who seek with goodwill to give back some of that which they receive on a daily...
Comments22/11/2017 #10 Jim Able#9 For the record, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, I'm a big fan of Richard DiPilla, who not only promotes his Global Goodwill Ambassadors group, but shares a lot of posts of other freely and with goodwill to all. My posting is intended to alert everyone to the danger of unreflective joining in upstart groups that have no history or reliable historical information available, such as the one which just popped up out of Toronto, driven by someone who had been removed for cause by RDP, who can only benefit if people are more careful. Caveat membrum.21/11/2017 #1 Jim AbleGive back some of what you receive. Join our worldwide organization for the fertilization of global thought. To become a member and/or apply to become a member of our Board of Directors, connect and private message me -- or add your profile link to the comment thread here.
- Producer19/11/2017Of Men, Memes & MGTOW I run a few different accounts promoting #MGTOW , Minimalism, Prepping and Going #Galt. One of them is nothing more than a meme factory and host aggregator of others people's content. A self serving daily dose of antidote to Cat-Memes and feigned...
Comments24/11/2017 #27 Brian McKenzie#26 that trype is like saying, "You are not a Scorpion, you can't talk about the dangers of its sting"
I have two economics degrees, do show me where my ROI / ROE risk analysis was off the mark. Bring your stats, performance, precedence and evidence to show the contrary. Show the data.
I graduated another class this week, my December class is already 80% booked, and I have been offered a Sunday Speak spot in two weeks. The market says it is in demand.23/11/2017 #26 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#25 Brian, you feeding the stereo type right here. First you do not have a qualified opinion about children, parenting or wives etc. You make fun of Disney's fictional characters that are actually based on reality somewhat. Yet you worship a fictional character that was created out of the mind of an addict.
If you have no children, you can't even relate to your own parents.
You have no business in creating policy that relates to family or children. Especially any policy relating to women,
It is bad enough that you men have to role play as women to steal our grants, derail our progress, compete in our sports, and corrupt our children.
Here you are creating a false stereotype about women. You don't even like women Not all women are gold diggers.
Also, something you would not know about or care about... but men wanted a cheaper workforce so they talked women into entering it and leaving their children to the schools or daycare providers... basically strangers to raise. Then the lazy men couldn't even pick up the slack at home making us spread ourselves so thin. If we stayed at home to raise the children and put our career on hold, men didn't compensate us. But WE RAISED their future selves.
So whatever. I'm so sick of this mental illness you call logic when it's just based on an extremely narrow and unqualified point of view. You are not smart you are limited, selfish and feeding the stereo type of men objectifying women.
If you don't like women, you have no right to talk about them. Especially if you are not a parent of one.20/11/2017 #22 Jerry FletcherBrian, I find it totally refreshing that you put up what for you is a logical position and are willing to brave the slings and arrows that come because of it. There is some truth in what you say and that, I believe, is what causes the furor. Stick to your guns big guy.20/11/2017 #20 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#17 Of course those who don't reproduce can't evolve. But no everlasting life in physical form if you don't have a future self. Hell, who knows what the future is going to be like anyway. With a bunch of sociopaths ruling the world, doesn't look promising for evolution. It might be peaceful but they'll eventually have to face their ugliness.
Those trying to take guns often have the largest security crews but also have a reason to be afraid. They've taken other people's gold. It comes full circle there with the billionaires on the dole. Again, just more people who want everyone else to pay their way and to control people. You have that in common with the gun grabbers.
Whatever... why do I waste my breath
Some of us who have been tortured would rather find the good that is left in the world.20/11/2017 #18 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#15 Ayn was a tortured soul. Another addicted cult leader who lead her people off a cliff. Nothing amazing about depopulationists. They just hate themselves and the card they were dealt. Which means we could do more to avoid climates that produce these tragic stories. But since we are the dumbest species, I wont hold my breath.
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2009/11/how_ayn_rand_became_an_american_icon.html19/11/2017 #13 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlI got the memo since the beginning of time. But see, it was always about your future selves. Not your selfish selves.
You men allowed the church to deviate from the original meaning of marriage which was the future selves, the children. So, it's not women's fault that you have to pay a pirates ship full of gold to get out of a slave contract with the government.
When will you ungrateful little boys accept responsibility for your creations? You are self loathing Gods. But somehow we still love you. Because we love our creations.19/11/2017 #8 Lisa Vanderburg#2 @Jim Murray; great comment, BTW with #3! @Brian McKenzie's idea is the more we talk about him, the greater clientele he'll have.
Bullshit. The guys he wants are tomorrow's predators, their hearts already cold for whatever reason. If you agree with his thinking, say so!19/11/2017 #7 Phil Friedman#5 Lisa Vanderburg, I do not intend to engage with you on this or any other issue, since you clearly do not take the time or make the effort to actually understand my comment(s). I did not address my remarks to you, and I would appreciate it if you did not address yours to me. Thank you.
- Producer16/11/2017Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with itRANT MODE ONMaybe it's my inner Grouchy-Old-Man talking. Maybe my points are silly. Maybe they're profound. Whatever, this is how I feel. Yes, I see the irony in writing a post titled, "Nobody cares about your feelings," that is really my feelings...
Comments26/11/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#40 omg, thats hysterical Paul! I swear I had a neighbor like that. She would report to my other neighbors that she worried about me because I was up so late at night walking around in my pink robe. At least she didn't say naked. Nevermind that she was up late peering in my windows ha ha24/11/2017 #50 FancyJ LondonGreat Post! Vent Paul, VENT!!!
Some people just have that gift of self affliction wedging things between their butt cheeks enough to cause great irritation for everyone they come in contact with, as they point blame at someone else for putting it there in the first place. (rolling my eyes around)19/11/2017 #47 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsLMAO Paul, love it when they push Paul to rant!
You were so right to enter that conversation. Chick 2 had issues. Many many many long term relationships have occurred between co-workers, nothing wrong with that! The only times it pissed me off was when married men came on to me, but I never ran to HR, I figured if it got too bad I'd use my knee in strategic spots or call their damn wife and ask her to stop her husband from making my life hell.
Bet you look adorable with a beard! :-) Oh wait...Am I sexually harassing you with that statement?
Speaking of which, let's turn this around; As a single woman for the majority of my life I'm sick and tired of men AND women assuming my friendliness is a come-on and I'm out to steal someone else's man. I have been publicly called out (in church for christ's sake) for talking to the father of my daughter's best friend, about our children!!!. Excuse me; I don't want you ugly ass husband!
It needed to be said Paul and you did so very very well!! As someone who has been harassed but also dated colleagues; I applaud you! Chick #1 apparently has problems dealing with uncomfortable social situations...Like no one has ever before in the history of man has ever had to deal with a bit of awkwardness. PaLEASE!
Childish Girl needs to grow up and Get the F*** over it, the poor guy's ego took a bruising with the turn down and now the B**** was advising to turn him into HR...Really17/11/2017 #42 Jerry FletcherPaul, Thank you! You made my day. Although there was a laugh in there I can say that there is more than a grain of truth on what the world has come to. As a speaker who can get passionate about Networking and Brand and Trust Based business development I often warn audiences that, "I've been told by some folks that I'm not socially correct. Some of what I have to say may offend some of you. But it will be the truth as I see it. If I piss you off, so be it. If I make some of you laugh with my observations that is okay by me. No matter what reaction you have you'll come out of here better off if you own your feelings. Ain't it great to get to the age where you really don't give damn what others think of you!17/11/2017 #41 Robert CormackAh, well, @Kevin Pashuk, I had a sneaking suspicion nobody was thinking about me at all when I was constantly asked who I was and why was I hanging around the halls. Once they discovered I'd been working there 3 years, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely—until it was decided I could be bluffing. When they found out I wasn't bluffing, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely because I was boring. I've since told everyone I'm bluffing.#3817/11/2017 #40 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#36 LOL, that reminds of the old joke about a woman who called the police because her male neighbor walked around in the nude.
When the Cops came, all they saw was a waist-up view. When questioned, the woman answered, "Yes, but if you stand on the kitchen counter, lean out holding the light fixture for balance, while holding this mirror over your head, you can see his junk!"17/11/2017 #36 Wayne Yoshida#32 #33 -- This is a very touchy area in our post Anita Hill era. Many years ago, three of us guys in the sales dept were called into HR one day. We were being accused for harassment because of our "locker room" jokes and stories. The accuser was in a cubicle adjacent to mine.
We immediately changed our location for these discussions. . . . and the accuser **followed** us and reported us again, saying she could still hear our stories and jokes.
I caught her one day standing on her chair so she could eavesdrop. . . and then reported her to HR. All charges in our files were removed. She was sent to therapy and anger management sessions.
- Producer01/11/2017Dating Advice: Travel Is the Best Way to Dump Someone.Despite the cost, dumping your lover at the Louvre or the Sphinx in Giza is a lot more effective—and safer—than doing it at Starbucks.“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” Ernest HemingwayHemingway was a great traveller. He went all over...
Comments01/11/2017 #9 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarMister Cormack, we can blame the environment, the city we travel to, or the airport, train station or bus we are in. They will never be guilty of a rupture, it is an excuse, only the person involved is guilty, in that rupture.
Ironic humor is not my strong point.
- Producer17/10/2017Confirmation Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life ChoicesYou walk into your first yoga class. You’re a little insecure about your weight and how your yoga clothes cling to your body revealing every flaw. You’re nervous about making a fool of yourself. Your eyes instantly zoom onto the fit...
Comments19/10/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd#5 I thought it most interesting within the post here that confirmation bias is connected to cognitive dissonance. This really opened up some insight for myself as i was aware of both, but in different contexts. Thanks @Nir Eyal View more#5 I thought it most interesting within the post here that confirmation bias is connected to cognitive dissonance. This really opened up some insight for myself as i was aware of both, but in different contexts. Thanks @Nir Eyal. Great post. Close19/10/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#4 Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for tagging me to this super buzz. In fact, you did me a favor as I was in the process of finishing by buzz of today on Lopsided Thinking in Marketing and Sales when I noticed your tag. I interrupted m ywriting to include this idea from this buzz "There is just too much information to process". I did and linked my buzz to this one.
@Nir Eyal- we did have exchange of messages between us on habit marketing almost a year ago. Now, I truly enjoyed reading your buzz and the style with which you produced it. Information bias is truly problematic and you explained it beautifully here.
- 17/09/2017#MGTOW @Brian McKenzie
That's ok you may meet a soul mate who believes something similar to you #WGTOW
- 23/08/2017A 'lovely' equation. I have quit trying to figure out the exact values for the variables - and have gone to what I know are Constants.
"Love" is relative to the expected / perceived ratio of inputs of time, money, attention vs the number of alternatives available
The GRUMPY side of social media, no happiness, rainbows, glitter or self serving smiles parading about as empowering or prattling about emotional intelligence.
Hard mod in effect - take the sappy sunshine elsewhere.
Hard mod in effect - take the sappy sunshine elsewhere.