In which a group of graying eternal amateurs discuss their passions, interests and obsessions, among them: movies, art, politics, evolutionary biology, taxes, writing, computers, these kids these days, and lousy educations.

E-Mail Donald
Demographer, recovering sociologist, and arts buff

E-Mail Fenster
College administrator and arts buff

E-Mail Francis
Architectural historian and arts buff

E-Mail Friedrich
Entrepreneur and arts buff
E-Mail Michael
Media flunky and arts buff

We assume it's OK to quote emailers by name.

Try Advanced Search

  1. Seattle Squeeze: New Urban Living
  2. Checking In
  3. Ben Aronson's Representational Abstractions
  4. Rock is ... Forever?
  5. We Need the Arts: A Sob Story
  6. Form Following (Commercial) Function
  7. Two Humorous Items from the Financial Crisis
  8. Ken Auster of the Kute Kaptions
  9. What Might Representational Painters Paint?
  10. In The Times ...

Sasha Castel
AC Douglas
Out of Lascaux
The Ambler
Modern Art Notes
Cranky Professor
Mike Snider on Poetry
Silliman on Poetry
Felix Salmon
Polly Frost
Polly and Ray's Forum
Stumbling Tongue
Brian's Culture Blog
Banana Oil
Scourge of Modernism
Visible Darkness
Thomas Hobbs
Blog Lodge
Leibman Theory
Goliard Dream
Third Level Digression
Here Inside
My Stupid Dog
W.J. Duquette

Politics, Education, and Economics Blogs
Andrew Sullivan
The Corner at National Review
Steve Sailer
Joanne Jacobs
Natalie Solent
A Libertarian Parent in the Countryside
Rational Parenting
Colby Cosh
View from the Right
Pejman Pundit
God of the Machine
One Good Turn
Liberty Log
Daily Pundit
Catallaxy Files
Greatest Jeneration
Glenn Frazier
Jane Galt
Jim Miller
Limbic Nutrition
Innocents Abroad
Chicago Boyz
James Lileks
Cybrarian at Large
Hello Bloggy!
Setting the World to Rights
Travelling Shoes

Redwood Dragon
The Invisible Hand
Daze Reader
Lynn Sislo
The Fat Guy
Jon Walz


Our Last 50 Referrers

« Now It Can Be Told | Main | Overprotected? »

July 21, 2006

In Slate

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Jack Schafer muses about a recent Pew study of bloggers and blog-readers. Prudie gives some sensible advice to a skittish young wife.



posted by Michael at July 21, 2006


Prudie should've went even further to put the newlywed's mind to rest (or not, depending on how you see it). Guys in relationships, being special cases of the male sex, watch porn for three basic reasons: 1) the look of a particular actress (hips, eyes, whatever), 2) the attitude of the actress (dirty talk, provocative behavior, etc.), and 3) sheer variety -- the mere fact that it's someone new he's orgasming to.

Even if the girlfriend / wife were hot and risque, that would only obviate needs 1 and 2 -- reason 3 will always be present. Girls will never, ever

Posted by: Agnostic on July 21, 2006 11:15 PM

comment was garbled. Should've continued to say that girls won't understand the variety instinct, so they shouldn't worry about it reflecting poorly on them. It doesn't. It's just there. Even Hugh Grant snuck around. Better to commit pseudo-adultery by watching porn, then, right?

Posted by: Agnostic on July 22, 2006 8:55 AM

Post a comment

Email Address:



Remember your info?