Category Archives: The Culture

Trivializing the profound

Some outrage, perhaps misplaced, from parents of students in a Long Island high school over an intimate sex survey. I couldn’t help keying on one question. It asked how many sex partners have you had in your life?

According to the Aggie this is a common question among teenagers these days. They call it the body count.

In fact, it reminds me of a recent Facebook “reel” as they call videos people can post now along with the family pics: A man and a woman meeting for the first time. She: I like you. He: I like you too. She: We should make love some time.

A black man named Shane

It has to be the funniest name for a black movie character ever. Shane Ross is the name of a young black surgeon on Grey’s Anatomy. I love the show, especially the black authority figures like chief surgeon Richard Webber. But Shane? Come on. His parents, supposedly, named him for an aging white gunslinger in a 1950s western movie. Deshawn, maybe, but Shane? Heh. Please.

Two-tiered Justice

“The [Trafalgar Group] survey asked respondents: “What is your opinion of the current state of the American justice system?” Nearly 8 in 10 Americans, 79.3%, responded that “[t]here are two tiers of justice in the American justice system: one set of laws for politicians and Washington D.C. insiders vs. one set of laws for everyday Americans.” Just 11.6% of respondents answered that “there is one system of justice with laws applied to all Americans equally.” Another 9.1% of American were unsure.”

And the poll was taken before Fart, Barf & Itch ransacked President Trump’s Florida home.

“We know for a FACT that Hunter Biden committed a crime by lying about his drug addiction while filing paperwork to purchase a firearm,” Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) tweeted Monday in response to news of the raid. “Is he in jail? No. Has there been a special counsel formed to investigate him? No. Why? Two-tiered justice system.”

Like I said before, it’s the end of our country.

Via The Daily Wire

Drag queens and strip shows

Langley AFB, where my family lived during my paterfamilias’s last year in the AF, is hosting a drag queen.

“The festival, according to the Daily Wire, will feature “a series of performances and speeches, including a poem on ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ and a drag show by Joshua Kelley, who performs under the moniker Harpy Daniels.” He is a Yeoman 3rd class in the Navy.

I remember a carnival with a strip show that came to Fort Benning in 1968. Our OCS class was ordered to staff the carnival. I was a ticket-taker at the strip show. At least we got real women, even if they were rather skinny. Underfed, probably.

Aggie Band

An OCS chum, who went to Clemson, confesses that no marching band does a four-way cross like the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band.

Hillary Swank

I’m so out-of-touch with Hollyweird that I altogether missed this actor until I saw snippets of her film The Resident over Bar’s shoulder while passing through the living room. And actually watched The Homesman, a strange western which I more or less enjoyed. I see she’s won two academy awards for best actress, for Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby.

I’m watching the former, the tale of a girl who would be a man and love as one, though I’ve paused midway through. I can tell from the aimlessness of the characters what’s coming and I don’t really want to see the Swank character hurt, though I know it’s only a movie. More later.

UPDATE: It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. It was still tough. So sad.

Suing Tik Tok

About time. Even FCC criticism hasn’t stopped this popular creature of the Chinese Communist Party. Seven deaths should be enough.

Via Instapundit