I was at the gym tonight doing my squat reps when an old memory popped inexplicably into my head. I can’t place where I saw this quote but it was in the context of attraction advice for women on one of the more moderate game and red-pill relationship blogs one or two years ago. It went something like this:
“My recommendation for women today is to get on the squat rack and plump up that ass.”
I lol’d just recalling it. I believe the commenter in question was a man of color, and he was trying to say that either men of color would become prime catches in the next wave of the SMP, or that features typically seen as attractive to men of color would become more mainstream and attractive to white men.
I have to say that as a dude, squats are a great exercise aside from the risk to your knees. First, they work the biggest muscle combination in the body save for the technique-intensive power clean and so contribute greatly to your overall strength and tone. Secondly, I’ve been told big-muscle lifts boost your testosterone, but whether that’s true or not, I just have an enhanced feeling of “manliness” when finishing a cycle of squats. It usually lasts me about 24 hours, its effects including increased outcome independence, better executive function and sharpened libido. I also recall that after one pre-football summer hitting the squat rack hard, I stopped experiencing the overwhelming quadriceps soreness that I thought was the lot of every football player.
For those who recall Fox’s mid-decade hit The OC, Adam Brody’s quirky-emo portrayal of Seth Cohen, Newport Beach’s most eligible Jewish teenager, was a spectacle in its own right. Here he riffs with his father Sandy, played by Peter Gallagher (who played Sky Masterson in a Broadway revival of Guys And Dolls). Context: in an earlier scene, Seth consulted brooding bad boy Ryan about his first time, desperately seeking tricks of the trade and inadvertently referring to the incident as “fish sex” (flopping around on dry land).
Oh, you dog, you.
The girls from Rants From Mommyland have wrapped up their First World Problems contest. Susan Walsh herself contributed some whoppers. I was partial to the Starbucks one, but we ultimately decided that “the backyard looks ugly when the pool cover is on” took the cake for pure venal decadence.
They even spoofed the Crying Dawson image to include their own finalists. Well done, ladies.
I was contacted a few weeks ago by Lydia & Kate at Rants From Mommyland (I really enjoyed their post about trying on swimsuits). They wanted to let me know they found the Badger Hut’s First World Problems page pretty swell, and though it was a damn fine idea to post about it themselves (their post got almost 200 entries – my readers be slacking, yo).
Then they rewarded me by making me a celebrity judge for their FWP contest this week! Myself and two others will be judging the entries and posting results on Friday. $50 will be donated to Toys for Tots in the winner’s name. So get posting and make me proud.
One reader came to my blog by searching for “how to get the office ballbuster back?”
(I assume he means payback, not romantic rekindling.)
From quickmeme.com’s “Good Guy Greg” series about a genuinely magnanimous guy.
Making the rounds lately has been a YouTube video from the Alamo Drafthouse (headquartered in Austin, Texas) management featuring a recording of a semi-literate woman blasting the theater after she was kicked out for using her cell phone during the film.
Note the frequent references to her being a customer and them being impolite, as if they’ve broken Mosaic social code by creating a quiet environment for the rest of their patrons. Note also that she tells two different stories – one in which she’s using her phone as a non-communicative flashlight, and another in which she defends her right to text-message in the theater.
For its part, the Drafthouse is very clear in the notes for the YouTube clip:
“We do not tolerate people that talk or text in the theater. In fact, before every film, we have several warnings on screen to prevent such happenings. Occasionally, someone doesn’t follow the rules, and we do, in fact, kick their asses out of our theater. This video is an actual voicemail from a woman that was kicked out of one of our Austin theaters. Thanks, anonymous woman, for being awesome.”
How alpha of them to laugh in her petulant face.
The Drafthouse also filmed a no-talking PSA starring Lone Star State governor Ann Richards, but I think in this case reality is a better warning than fiction.
There’s been a minor kerfuffle lately about an incident at an atheist conference in which a woman expressed great insult that a drunk man asked her out in an elevator.
I don’t have anything to add, I just wanted an excuse to post this song.