What Role for Sports in Life? The Victorious and the Self-Defeated

Hey, fellas. A recent post by the Booby got him thinking about sports. Yes, sports. Well, why shouldn’t we talk seriously about sports?! Most of us at some point or other have gotten involved, either as players or spectators. When you think about it, sports comprise a strangely large part in peoples’ thoughts, conversations, and … Continue reading What Role for Sports in Life? The Victorious and the Self-Defeated

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The Slow Death of Free Speech and Expression: We’ve Become a Campus, Not a Democracy

The Booby's back! Summer travels have kept him away from his keyboard, but he has returned just in time to bring your attention to the sad state of our democracies. You fellas who happen to be younger than 40 are doubtless wondering what all the fuss about "freedom of speech" is about. Quaint isn't it? … Continue reading The Slow Death of Free Speech and Expression: We’ve Become a Campus, Not a Democracy

The 60s, the Revolution, and the Reign of Terror: Losing the Cold War Has It’s Advantages

Talkin' 'bout a revolution today, fellas. Ever look at the world today, a world of political correctness, banned books, forbidden ideas, so-called "toxic masculinity", and ever-coiling public tension and wonder, "How did we get here?!" Well, as the Booby stresses over and over what we're seeing is nothing new. We are, believe it or not, … Continue reading The 60s, the Revolution, and the Reign of Terror: Losing the Cold War Has It’s Advantages

Dining and Feeding In the Age of Food Fascists

Time to inject some more sanity into our modern world, fellas. Recently, the Booby warned you about new-age religious zealots, especially those who hide like cowards behind white lab coats (see here). Today some of the most self-righteous church ladies (whether male or female) gravitate toward the alter of public health to find sinners at … Continue reading Dining and Feeding In the Age of Food Fascists

Moral Superiority: The First Symptom of a World Gone Mad

Welcome back, fellas. Ah yes, this "world-gone-mad" theme just keeps giving and giving. So today, the Booby will call your attention to a little matter that has exploded out of control. Today's advice concerns "moral superiority", something we all understand, but seem helpless to keep in check these days. This is the dark age of … Continue reading Moral Superiority: The First Symptom of a World Gone Mad

Beware the Scientist, Not the Science

Welcome back, fellas. The Booby finds himself in an awkward spot this week. Your agnostic narrator must talk about religion, both the “official” and “unofficial” varieties. This is important. Just as sects of official religions can find themselves at war with one another, so too can sects of unofficial religions find themselves at war with … Continue reading Beware the Scientist, Not the Science