The Four Terrible Things That Are Destroying Boys In Our Culture


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WALSH: The Four Terrible Things That Are Destroying Boys In Our Culture

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ByMatt Walsh @MattWalshBlog

April 11, 2018 434.5k views


Our culture is very bad for boys. It's bad for girls, too. It's bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique struggles that boys face. Partly we fail to recognize it because we are too busy worrying about the Patriarchy's persecution of women. Partly we fail to recognize it because, collectively, we just don't care that much about boys. Partly we fail to recognize it because men are not as likely to talk about their own plight. And partly a man will not talk about it because everyone, even his fellow men, will only laugh at him and downplay the problem.
There are many factors at play, and they all lead to a pretty dire situation. Men are told about their privilege, but if you look at things honestly you will not see much evidence of this privilege. On the contrary, you will see several profound disadvantages suffered by men in general and boys in particular.
Here, I think, are the four biggest:

1) Our culture preys relentlessly on a boy's weaknesses.
Let's imagine the world the average 13-year-old boy inhabits. He has long since been exposed to hardcore pornography, and probably watches it regularly. Then puberty hits. His hormones are going haywire. His brain is hardwiring itself to focus obsessively on sex. He cannot really help it. He is now fertile, even as the girls his age, for the most part, are not. He feels the biological impulse to go out and find a sexual partner, though he does not understand this urge and his conception of human sexuality has been perverted and confused by the porn habit he developed in sixth grade.

The boy cannot escape sex. It is all over his computer. All over his phone. All over social media. All over the TV. All over the music he listens to. He goes to school and his female classmates are dressed like strippers. He goes anywhere and that's how the women are dressed. It seems that everyone is doing everything they can to make a degenerate and a creep out of him, even as they demand that he control himself. We ask for self-discipline and self-control from the boy while providing him with no tools to develop them. Rather than tools, we give him temptation. Non-stop temptation, everywhere he goes, all day, every day, right at the moment when his brain is least capable of overcoming it.
And even if the boy possesses the almost superhuman moral fortitude required to pursue chastity and purity in the midst of the sex-choked fog that engulfs him, he will only meet mockery and discouragement from our society. The very people who demand that he "respect women" and "control himself" will heap scorn on him if he tries to do exactly that. Again the boy will need to call upon his superhuman courage to ignore the jeers, just as he rejects the temptations, so that he can walk the path to virtue on his own, with no help from anyone.
Most boys do not have this courage. Most adults do not have it. Yet we expect of our boys a virtue that we do not possess and have never demonstrated.
2) There is a catastrophic lack of male role models.
17 million kids live in homes without fathers . In the black community, around 70 or 80% are fatherless.
Almost all kids have mothers. And they have mostly female teachers . They're even more likely to have grandmothers than grandfathers, as men die significantly earlier. A girl will have no shortage of female role models, which is a fact worth celebrating. It's also a profound advantage that many boys, with their "privilege," do not enjoy.
Even the boys who have dads may not have male role models. Very often, despite the father's physical presence, the mother is still the spiritual leader of the household. There are plenty of fathers who stick around but then refuse to take part in their children's moral formation. They are warm bodies taking up space, and perhaps bringing home a paycheck, but they neither lead their families nor provide a worthwhile example to their sons.

If a boy wants to know how to be a man, he will have to depend on his mother to show him the ropes, or else he will turn on the TV and imitate whatever he sees on the screen. He will learn about masculinity from musicians and movie stars and superheroes. He will develop a hollow, cartoonish idea of manhood and he will become a hollow, cartoon man.
What else can we expect? It's hard to be a good man nowadays. It's nearly impossible if nobody has ever shown you how.

3) The eduction system is designed for girls.
There is a reason why girls outperform boys in school. Girls are not smarter, on average, but they have an easier time because the classroom is set up to reward the calm and organized demeanor more natural to them. Boys are more rambunctious; they have more physical energy; they are less able to sit still and less able to focus attentively on one dull task for a prolonged period of time. The typical classroom environment is torture for a boy. It penalizes him for being himself. It penalizes him for being a boy .

As a result, boys get lower grades. Boys are more likely to drop out. Boys are more likely to be expelled. Perhaps worst of all, boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. By high school, 20% of boys — 20% — are diagnosed. Yet we never stop to ask ourselves why boys are more susceptible to this mysterious mental condition. We never stop to consider that perhaps we are not so much diagnosing boys as we are diagnosing boyhood.

If the school system were not predicated on sitting still and memorizing things (and it need not be), there would be no ADHD. We have arbitrarily decided that every child must be the sort of child who thrives in that environment, even if we have to stuff pills in his mouth to force the issue. Girls are not drugged nearly as often because most of them are already the sort of people the school system prefers. The system may not prefer girls, but it does prefer people who have characteristics more common in girls, which is the same thing.
4) Masculinity is denigrated.
You might think we've already done enough to these boys. We've made our point. We've shoved sex in their face, deprived them of role models, and forced them into an education system that treats their personality as a disease. But we are not satisfied. Finally, in case any have survived the gauntlet, we attempt to bury them in self-loathing.

Femininity is attacked in our culture as well, but not nearly so explicitly or directly. Nobody would ever call femininity itself "toxic" or "fragile." Nobody talks about female "privilege," even though, as I have demonstrated, females enjoy many unique privileges. Nobody would label all women "dangerous" or " potential monsters to be feared ." These are the special denigrations reserved only for manhood.

This wouldn't be so bad if not for the fact that boys are emerging from childhood already broken. They are in no condition to endure the anti-male onslaught. So, they will stay broken, and we will not acknowledge that they are broken, and we will not face the fact that we are the ones who broke them.


https://www.dailywire.com/news/29311...oys-matt-walsh
 
Gilgamesh
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

WALSH: The Four Terrible Things That Are Destroying Boys In Our Culture

courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
ByMatt Walsh @MattWalshBlog

April 11, 2018 434.5k views


Our culture is very bad for boys. It's bad for girls, too. It's bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique struggles that boys face. Partly we fail to recognize it because we are too busy worrying about the Patriarchy's persecution of women. Partly we fail to recognize it because, collectively, we just don't care that much about boys. Partly we fail to recognize it because men are not as likely to talk about their own plight. And partly a man will not talk about it because everyone, even his fellow men, will only laugh at him and downplay the problem.
There are many factors at play, and they all lead to a pretty dire situation. Men are told about their privilege, but if you look at things honestly you will not see much evidence of this privilege. On the contrary, you will see several profound disadvantages suffered by men in general and boys in particular.
Here, I think, are the four biggest:

1) Our culture preys relentlessly on a boy's weaknesses.
Let's imagine the world the average 13-year-old boy inhabits. He has long since been exposed to hardcore pornography, and probably watches it regularly. Then puberty hits. His hormones are going haywire. His brain is hardwiring itself to focus obsessively on sex. He cannot really help it. He is now fertile, even as the girls his age, for the most part, are not. He feels the biological impulse to go out and find a sexual partner, though he does not understand this urge and his conception of human sexuality has been perverted and confused by the porn habit he developed in sixth grade.

The boy cannot escape sex. It is all over his computer. All over his phone. All over social media. All over the TV. All over the music he listens to. He goes to school and his female classmates are dressed like strippers. He goes anywhere and that's how the women are dressed. It seems that everyone is doing everything they can to make a degenerate and a creep out of him, even as they demand that he control himself. We ask for self-discipline and self-control from the boy while providing him with no tools to develop them. Rather than tools, we give him temptation. Non-stop temptation, everywhere he goes, all day, every day, right at the moment when his brain is least capable of overcoming it.
And even if the boy possesses the almost superhuman moral fortitude required to pursue chastity and purity in the midst of the sex-choked fog that engulfs him, he will only meet mockery and discouragement from our society. The very people who demand that he "respect women" and "control himself" will heap scorn on him if he tries to do exactly that. Again the boy will need to call upon his superhuman courage to ignore the jeers, just as he rejects the temptations, so that he can walk the path to virtue on his own, with no help from anyone.
Most boys do not have this courage. Most adults do not have it. Yet we expect of our boys a virtue that we do not possess and have never demonstrated.
2) There is a catastrophic lack of male role models.
17 million kids live in homes without fathers . In the black community, around 70 or 80% are fatherless.
Almost all kids have mothers. And they have mostly female teachers . They're even more likely to have grandmothers than grandfathers, as men die significantly earlier. A girl will have no shortage of female role models, which is a fact worth celebrating. It's also a profound advantage that many boys, with their "privilege," do not enjoy.
Even the boys who have dads may not have male role models. Very often, despite the father's physical presence, the mother is still the spiritual leader of the household. There are plenty of fathers who stick around but then refuse to take part in their children's moral formation. They are warm bodies taking up space, and perhaps bringing home a paycheck, but they neither lead their families nor provide a worthwhile example to their sons.

If a boy wants to know how to be a man, he will have to depend on his mother to show him the ropes, or else he will turn on the TV and imitate whatever he sees on the screen. He will learn about masculinity from musicians and movie stars and superheroes. He will develop a hollow, cartoonish idea of manhood and he will become a hollow, cartoon man.
What else can we expect? It's hard to be a good man nowadays. It's nearly impossible if nobody has ever shown you how.

3) The eduction system is designed for girls.
There is a reason why girls outperform boys in school. Girls are not smarter, on average, but they have an easier time because the classroom is set up to reward the calm and organized demeanor more natural to them. Boys are more rambunctious; they have more physical energy; they are less able to sit still and less able to focus attentively on one dull task for a prolonged period of time. The typical classroom environment is torture for a boy. It penalizes him for being himself. It penalizes him for being a boy .

As a result, boys get lower grades. Boys are more likely to drop out. Boys are more likely to be expelled. Perhaps worst of all, boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. By high school, 20% of boys — 20% — are diagnosed. Yet we never stop to ask ourselves why boys are more susceptible to this mysterious mental condition. We never stop to consider that perhaps we are not so much diagnosing boys as we are diagnosing boyhood.

If the school system were not predicated on sitting still and memorizing things (and it need not be), there would be no ADHD. We have arbitrarily decided that every child must be the sort of child who thrives in that environment, even if we have to stuff pills in his mouth to force the issue. Girls are not drugged nearly as often because most of them are already the sort of people the school system prefers. The system may not prefer girls, but it does prefer people who have characteristics more common in girls, which is the same thing.
4) Masculinity is denigrated.
You might think we've already done enough to these boys. We've made our point. We've shoved sex in their face, deprived them of role models, and forced them into an education system that treats their personality as a disease. But we are not satisfied. Finally, in case any have survived the gauntlet, we attempt to bury them in self-loathing.

Femininity is attacked in our culture as well, but not nearly so explicitly or directly. Nobody would ever call femininity itself "toxic" or "fragile." Nobody talks about female "privilege," even though, as I have demonstrated, females enjoy many unique privileges. Nobody would label all women "dangerous" or " potential monsters to be feared ." These are the special denigrations reserved only for manhood.

This wouldn't be so bad if not for the fact that boys are emerging from childhood already broken. They are in no condition to endure the anti-male onslaught. So, they will stay broken, and we will not acknowledge that they are broken, and we will not face the fact that we are the ones who broke them.


https://www.dailywire.com/news/29311...oys-matt-walsh

Excellent post indeed.

Evidently all of us men are evil swine with white males being the worst of all.

We are not wanted or needed.

Except when it comes time to take the garbage out❗

��
 
Blackleaf
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IT’S World Voice Day again on Monday.

Following last year’s, a group of health professionals lobbied the Government to include 12-year-old boys in the schools HPV vaccine programme currently offered only to girls.

HPV is thought to cause 70 per cent of oropharyngeal cancers (back of the throat, including the base of the tongue and tonsils) and it’s known that they are twice as common in men than women.

So it makes sense to vaccinate boys too, right?

Yet the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation deemed that it was “highly unlikely to be cost effective”, leading one health professional to describe the decision as “indefensible” because the state has a responsibility to offer all our children the best possible protection against HPV-related cancers.

Absolutely. Or does the fight against gender inequality only work in one direction these days?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/opinio...ff-girlfriend/
 
Hoid
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Very good link.

I feel like I have been educated this morning.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilgamesh View Post

Excellent post indeed.

Evidently all of us men are evil swine with white males being the worst of all.

We are not wanted or needed.

Except when it comes time to take the garbage out❗

��

And bringing home the paycheque.
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

WALSH: The Four Terrible Things That Are Destroying Boys In Our Culture

courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
ByMatt Walsh @MattWalshBlog

April 11, 2018 434.5k views


Our culture is very bad for boys. It's bad for girls, too. It's bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique struggles that boys face. Partly we fail to recognize it because we are too busy worrying about the Patriarchy's persecution of women. Partly we fail to recognize it because, collectively, we just don't care that much about boys. Partly we fail to recognize it because men are not as likely to talk about their own plight. And partly a man will not talk about it because everyone, even his fellow men, will only laugh at him and downplay the problem.
There are many factors at play, and they all lead to a pretty dire situation. Men are told about their privilege, but if you look at things honestly you will not see much evidence of this privilege. On the contrary, you will see several profound disadvantages suffered by men in general and boys in particular.
Here, I think, are the four biggest:

1) Our culture preys relentlessly on a boy's weaknesses.
Let's imagine the world the average 13-year-old boy inhabits. He has long since been exposed to hardcore pornography, and probably watches it regularly. Then puberty hits. His hormones are going haywire. His brain is hardwiring itself to focus obsessively on sex. He cannot really help it. He is now fertile, even as the girls his age, for the most part, are not. He feels the biological impulse to go out and find a sexual partner, though he does not understand this urge and his conception of human sexuality has been perverted and confused by the porn habit he developed in sixth grade.

The boy cannot escape sex. It is all over his computer. All over his phone. All over social media. All over the TV. All over the music he listens to. He goes to school and his female classmates are dressed like strippers. He goes anywhere and that's how the women are dressed. It seems that everyone is doing everything they can to make a degenerate and a creep out of him, even as they demand that he control himself. We ask for self-discipline and self-control from the boy while providing him with no tools to develop them. Rather than tools, we give him temptation. Non-stop temptation, everywhere he goes, all day, every day, right at the moment when his brain is least capable of overcoming it.
And even if the boy possesses the almost superhuman moral fortitude required to pursue chastity and purity in the midst of the sex-choked fog that engulfs him, he will only meet mockery and discouragement from our society. The very people who demand that he "respect women" and "control himself" will heap scorn on him if he tries to do exactly that. Again the boy will need to call upon his superhuman courage to ignore the jeers, just as he rejects the temptations, so that he can walk the path to virtue on his own, with no help from anyone.
Most boys do not have this courage. Most adults do not have it. Yet we expect of our boys a virtue that we do not possess and have never demonstrated.
2) There is a catastrophic lack of male role models.
17 million kids live in homes without fathers . In the black community, around 70 or 80% are fatherless.
Almost all kids have mothers. And they have mostly female teachers . They're even more likely to have grandmothers than grandfathers, as men die significantly earlier. A girl will have no shortage of female role models, which is a fact worth celebrating. It's also a profound advantage that many boys, with their "privilege," do not enjoy.
Even the boys who have dads may not have male role models. Very often, despite the father's physical presence, the mother is still the spiritual leader of the household. There are plenty of fathers who stick around but then refuse to take part in their children's moral formation. They are warm bodies taking up space, and perhaps bringing home a paycheck, but they neither lead their families nor provide a worthwhile example to their sons.

If a boy wants to know how to be a man, he will have to depend on his mother to show him the ropes, or else he will turn on the TV and imitate whatever he sees on the screen. He will learn about masculinity from musicians and movie stars and superheroes. He will develop a hollow, cartoonish idea of manhood and he will become a hollow, cartoon man.
What else can we expect? It's hard to be a good man nowadays. It's nearly impossible if nobody has ever shown you how.

3) The eduction system is designed for girls.
There is a reason why girls outperform boys in school. Girls are not smarter, on average, but they have an easier time because the classroom is set up to reward the calm and organized demeanor more natural to them. Boys are more rambunctious; they have more physical energy; they are less able to sit still and less able to focus attentively on one dull task for a prolonged period of time. The typical classroom environment is torture for a boy. It penalizes him for being himself. It penalizes him for being a boy .

As a result, boys get lower grades. Boys are more likely to drop out. Boys are more likely to be expelled. Perhaps worst of all, boys are twice as likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. By high school, 20% of boys — 20% — are diagnosed. Yet we never stop to ask ourselves why boys are more susceptible to this mysterious mental condition. We never stop to consider that perhaps we are not so much diagnosing boys as we are diagnosing boyhood.

If the school system were not predicated on sitting still and memorizing things (and it need not be), there would be no ADHD. We have arbitrarily decided that every child must be the sort of child who thrives in that environment, even if we have to stuff pills in his mouth to force the issue. Girls are not drugged nearly as often because most of them are already the sort of people the school system prefers. The system may not prefer girls, but it does prefer people who have characteristics more common in girls, which is the same thing.
4) Masculinity is denigrated.
You might think we've already done enough to these boys. We've made our point. We've shoved sex in their face, deprived them of role models, and forced them into an education system that treats their personality as a disease. But we are not satisfied. Finally, in case any have survived the gauntlet, we attempt to bury them in self-loathing.

Femininity is attacked in our culture as well, but not nearly so explicitly or directly. Nobody would ever call femininity itself "toxic" or "fragile." Nobody talks about female "privilege," even though, as I have demonstrated, females enjoy many unique privileges. Nobody would label all women "dangerous" or " potential monsters to be feared ." These are the special denigrations reserved only for manhood.

This wouldn't be so bad if not for the fact that boys are emerging from childhood already broken. They are in no condition to endure the anti-male onslaught. So, they will stay broken, and we will not acknowledge that they are broken, and we will not face the fact that we are the ones who broke them.


https://www.dailywire.com/news/29311...oys-matt-walsh

Good article. So what's the solution? for example, would you support requiring internet providers to force clients to either opt in or out of hard porn (i.e. a forced option), or something else?
 
coldstream
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That's an excellent article. It is very tough for boys in a culture whose central plank is that of the culpability of White, Male, Christian Guilt for all the world's ills. It's drummed into them in school, in all forms of media, in the general zeitgeist.

For example look at the male role models in films these days. The strong, moral silent types.. the Gary Coopers, John Waynes.. have disappeared. Even the later and far more cynical Clint Eastwoods are gone. We are left with the insipid whining neurotics of Friends and dozens of other popular shows; completely submissive to female leads and generally incompetent dildos (but oh so sensitive).

What's the result. We've minted a generation of Justin Trudeaus.. submissive, effeminate twits.
 
Danbones
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Unearned guilt is a natural control agent because it is a critical blow to one's self esteem if it is believed.

As the jesuits always said:
"give us a child till he is seven and he is ours for life" or "god made women out of a man's rib"

If you want to condition the captured to the invisible cage, this is how you do it.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Unearned guilt is a natural control agent because it is a critical blow to one's self esteem if it is believed.

As the jesuits always said:
"give us a child till he is seven and he is ours for life"

If you want to condition the captured to the invisible cage, this is how you do it.

Did they use a real one on you?
 
Danbones
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Get the little head with the brain to ask me that.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

[B]
1) Our culture preys relentlessly on a boy's weaknesses.
Let's imagine the world the average 13-year-old boy inhabits. He has long since been exposed to hardcore pornography, and probably watches it regularly. Then puberty hits. His hormones are going haywire. His brain is hardwiring itself to focus obsessively on sex. He cannot really help it. He is now fertile, even as the girls his age, for the most part, are not. He feels the biological impulse to go out and find a sexual partner, though he does not understand this urge and his conception of human sexuality has been perverted and confused by the porn habit he developed in sixth grade.

Ah, yes, the rape apologist's excuse.


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2) There is a catastrophic lack of male role models.

So, what do you want us to do? Conscript them?

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3) The eduction system is designed for girls.

Bullshit. The lecture-and-regurgitate format was designed when schools were all-boy, and hasn't significantly changed.

Quote:

4) Masculinity is denigrated.

Well, this extended whimper leads me to believe the author's understanding of masculinity is questionable.

"You pick your nightmare, you put your head down, and you push through."

-- General James Longstreet

Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

For example look at the male role models in films these days. The strong, moral silent types.. the Gary Coopers, John Waynes.. have disappeared. Even the later and far more cynical Clint Eastwoods are gone. We are left with the insipid whining neurotics of Friends and dozens of other popular shows; completely submissive to female leads and generally incompetent dildos (but oh so sensitive).

And alleged men who spend their time whimpering about how they aren't appreciated.

If you lot of whining pansies are the standard of masculinity, I'll go hang out with the girls.
Last edited by Tecumsehsbones; Apr 14th, 2018 at 02:00 PM..
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by coldstream View Post

That's an excellent article. It is very tough for boys in a culture whose central plank is that of the culpability of White, Male, Christian Guilt for all the world's ills. It's drummed into them in school, in all forms of media, in the general zeitgeist.

For example look at the male role models in films these days. The strong, moral silent types.. the Gary Coopers, John Waynes.. have disappeared. Even the later and far more cynical Clint Eastwoods are gone. We are left with the insipid whining neurotics of Friends and dozens of other popular shows; completely submissive to female leads and generally incompetent dildos (but oh so sensitive).

What's the result. We've minted a generation of Justin Trudeaus.. submissive, effeminate twits.

I don't watch junk TV, so I wouldn't know. Ironically though, I get the impression that straight white men are often the most hostile to other straight white men. Go figure!
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

I don't watch junk TV, so I wouldn't know. Ironically though, I get the impression that straight white men are often the most hostile to other straight white men. Go figure!

Ever watch rutting mountain sheep?
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

And alleged men who spend their time whimpering about how they aren't appreciated.

If I was really appreciated then someone would get me a sammich PDQ
 
Tecumsehsbones
#15
Of the six whimperers, only one served.

Funny how that works.
 
White_Unifier
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Ever watch rutting mountain sheep?

Er... no... why?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Ever watch rutting mountain sheep?

I think we're in the movie Airplane.

"Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"
 
Curious Cdn
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

I think we're in the movie Airplane.

"Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?"

"You ever been in a Turkish pri.."

That's right. I forgot. You already said "yes" to that ... or was that Eagle Snack? You Americans all look alike.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"You ever been in a Turkish pri.."

That's right. I forgot. You already said "yes" to that ... or was that Eagle Snack? You Americans all look alike.

Says the man from the Land of the Flannel Shirt and Slack-Jawed Drunken Glaze.
 
captain morgan
#20
Appalachia?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Appalachia?

At least we don't make them Head of State like y'all do with your multi-generational inbreds in shiny hats.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

At least we don't make them Head of State like y'all do with your multi-generational inbreds in shiny hats.

Ummm, does Bush ring a bell?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Says the man from the Land of the Flannel Shirt and Slack-Jawed Drunken Glaze.

Damned Straight!

I'm a Lumberjack.

I'm okay.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Ummm, does Bush ring a bell?

Ummm, does Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ring a bell?
 
Curious Cdn
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Ummm, does Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ring a bell?

Sounds like she should have one hanging from her neck.

Oh! You mean Betty! Betty "Windsor"! (Grandpapa opted for a less ethnic-sounding family name)
 
Tecumsehsbones
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Sounds like she should have one hanging from her neck.

Oh! You mean Betty! Betty "Windsor"! (Grandpapa opted for a less ethnic-sounding family name)

Certainly not the first immigrant to make that choice.

He was as English as Jaegerschnitzel und Pils!
 
captain morgan
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Ummm, does Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha ring a bell?

Is she the one with the orange hair piece... Lizzy of Orange?
 
Tecumsehsbones
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by captain morgan View Post

Is she the one with the orange hair piece... Lizzy of Orange?

No, that'd be the President of the Untied States. I'm talking about Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Six Counties of Ireland.

Oh, and Canaduh.
 
Curious Cdn
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

No, that'd be the President of the Untied States. I'm talking about Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Six Counties of Ireland.

Oh, and Canaduh.

You forgot Tristan da Cunha.


Return of the Empire.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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#30
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

You forgot Tristan da Cunha.


Return of the Empire.

I always liked the name "the Dominion of Canada." Maybe Liz should call herself "the Dominatrix of Canada."
 

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