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February 29, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Hot for teacher?

* Henry Chappell's visit to the Texas branch of the Tallgrass Prairie is a gem of nature writing: a satisfying, vivid blend of poetry, precision, evocation, and knowledge. It's the kind of thing that I always hope to read when I open a copy of Sierra magazine or Natural History. Fun to see that Henry is a Townes fan too.

* Mencius Moldbug and Larry Auster trade blows over the Civil War and the right to secede. TGGP adds his thoughts.

* Balance gets to be a challenge. (Link thanks to Charlton Griffin.)

* Agnostic has a theory about why it is many Asian guys are such lousy pickup artists. Then he considers the ballet world -- and finds it pretty sexy. Sadly I have no personal experience to draw on here. But I can report that dancers are widely rumored to be the world's best lays.

* Robert Sibley points out that one of the lessons of the great Michael Oakeshott is that we should be wary of losing our heads politically.

* Diet Coke and Mentos changed their lives.

* Steve Sailer gives a lot of thought to Michelle Obama. Fun to learn that "a couple of months after her husband was sworn in as U.S. Senator, Michelle's salary at the [University of Chicago's] Medical Center was raised from $121,910 to $316,962."

* Anonymous confesses that she was always suspicious of her hubby's sexual orientation. "I wanted to have sex every day," she writes, "but he told me I was a nymphomaniac."



posted by Michael at February 29, 2008


Funny to see the stories and photos in Co-ed Magazine, especially after MB's last 2 posts. Does anyone else see the double standard, given the sentences these women received? Does anyone have any guess as to what would happen to a 34-year old male teacher having sex with a 13-year old girl?

Of course, this may be because there are quite a few men, maybe even a majority, that don't believe the a 16-year old banging his cute 26-year old teacher is any sort of crime, but a dream come true!

Posted by: Brutus on February 29, 2008 11:05 AM

Your link to the msn article ("Anonymous confesses that...") seems to be broken.

Posted by: art on February 29, 2008 11:49 AM

The "anonymous" link appears to be broken.

Posted by: yahmdallah on February 29, 2008 11:54 AM

Fixed now, thanks.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on February 29, 2008 12:14 PM

...female school teachers are the new male Catholic priests.

Er...I kinda doubt the "victims" of their "abuse" would be traumatized by the experience.

Posted by: Ricpic on March 1, 2008 10:21 AM

Actually, Ricpic, I had a buddy who was, uh, indoctrinated by a senior girl when he was a freshman. He said later that while of course it was fun at the time, it kind of messed him up getting it that young and not entirely by his choice.

(She basically got him to her house for some other reason, gave him a tour of the house 'cause the 'rents were gone, when they got to her bedroom, she stepped out to pee and came back nekkid and jumped him.)

But I take your point. If you have something happen that's traumatic, getting jumped by an older girl would be on my list of things I'd be willing to try to get over.

Posted by: yahmdallah on March 1, 2008 12:08 PM

Let's hear it for trauma! Yeah, mama!

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on March 1, 2008 6:29 PM

Larry didn't post my last couple emails on the Civil War thread. I suspect he's still thinking them over. He so wants to be a Unionist. He so doesn't want to hear Horace Greeley's New York Tribune described, ">in 1850, as a "socialist organ..."

Posted by: Mencius on March 1, 2008 6:47 PM

Why couldn't I have had such teachers, or such seniors when I was a freshman as Yahmdallah describes? :(

Posted by: Anon on March 2, 2008 11:51 PM

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