It’s Official: Marriage is a “Financial Transaction”: Plan Accordingly

Well knock the Booby over with a feather! Turns out, mainstream academia has figured out what most men have already learned… albeit for many, far too late in life: marriage is a “financial transaction”. Just in case you fellas missed it, here’s what our eminent mating experts have recently published in the Journal of Marriage … Continue reading It’s Official: Marriage is a “Financial Transaction”: Plan Accordingly

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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... either … Continue reading Beware the Scientist, Not the Science

Booby Books: “War and Peace and War” by Peter Turchin

Sometimes - indeed, most of the time - our self-education requires we learn about much more than the self. Indeed, fellas, the Booby suggests that understanding the world from a "big picture" perspective is integrally important you, and to your ability to best navigate the modern world. Today's Booby Book teaches us about that big … Continue reading Booby Books: “War and Peace and War” by Peter Turchin

Mainstream News Media: Pimping Reality for Your Pleasure

Welcome back. Today the Booby exposes some unspoken truths about the modern mainstream news media. It’s fitting, given that last week’s post looked at Neil Postman’s important book, Amusing Ourselves to Death. Today we'll see Mr. Postman’s observations and prophecies come alive. Where to start? Exposing the ideological filters through which the modern news media portrays … Continue reading Mainstream News Media: Pimping Reality for Your Pleasure

Booby Books: Dostoevsky’s “Notes From Underground”

Welcome to the first featured title in "Booby Books." Booby Books are chosen because they can educate, not entertain. They'll often be difficult slugging, but everything worthwhile is. These are not book reviews. The Booby won't give you plot summaries, synopses, or babble about "character development". He'll tell you how each book might contribute to … Continue reading Booby Books: Dostoevsky’s “Notes From Underground”