Monthly Archives: December 2010

Zero Tolerance and Disparate Impact

Two blog posts illustrate how a lack of intellectual honesty and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement (and various Supreme Court decisions) have led to a national education system responding to incentives: to avoid being sued for “Disparate Impact” … Continue reading

Posted in culture, diversity, education, more | 14 Comments

The Future Lies In Your Hand: Phone TV vs 3-D TV

A recent series of Financial Times columns shows why 3-D TV will not be Hollywood’s savior, and some combination of Kindle, Nook, Ipad, Ipod, Iphone, Netbook, or other cheap, flexible, and handy tablet sized device will be the consumption device … Continue reading

Posted in culture, hollywood, more, technology, tv | 6 Comments

Julian Assange Is An Alpha Male

Two new stories about Julian Assange confirm he is an Alpha Male. And just how the the nexus of celebrity and fame operate to create, Alpha Male winners, and losers (Beta Males). That, moreover, women’s preference for Alpha Males exists … Continue reading

Posted in alpha, assange, beta, fame, more, women | 44 Comments

A Christmas Commercial

A particular Christmas Commercial caught my eye: The above Star Trek scene was considered controversial (the first inter-racial kiss on TV) in the 1960′s when it aired. The sad thing is, the same pairing would be considered controversial today, which … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, commercials, culture, more, reality, television | 11 Comments

Why Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is a Disaster

Only clueless RINOs like HotAir’s Allahpundit or hostile Liberal Democrats could find letting openly gay military personnel serve to be a wise social policy. The first are clueless SWPL folks, the latter profoundly hostile to every institution that supports America. … Continue reading

Posted in dadt, gays, military, more, pc | 39 Comments

The George Clooney Effect: Female Hypergamy Confirmed

In a story that might as well be titled, “Beta Males Can’t Win,” Science Daily reports on a new study of women’s mate preferences. To the utter surprise of no one, older, higher earning women don’t want beta males, or … Continue reading

Posted in culture, economics, hypergamy, men, more, women | 34 Comments

The Laziest President: Obama Turns Over Presidency to Clinton

President Obama has more important things to do than stop your taxes from rising in a recession. Like, going to parties. Remarkably, during a Joint Press Conference with Bill Clinton, Obama walked away to go to parties. Obama, besides being … Continue reading

Posted in clinton, more, obama, politics | 30 Comments

Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys

The new Sundance Channel series, “Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys,” explores the gay best friend phenomena. Because, apparently no one demanded it, but got it anyway. http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 This brings a new face to the reality of niche, upscale … Continue reading

Posted in gay, men, more, upperclass, women | 18 Comments

Netflix’s Choice and the Return of Louis B. Mayer

The usually reliable Edward Jay Epstein has a new column up at the Wrap detailing the transition Netflix is undergoing. Netflix currently spends around $500 million a year in postage mailing out DVDs and receiving them back. This also requires … Continue reading

Posted in economics, incentives, media, more, netflix, niche | 6 Comments

The Silverado Moment

In the movie “Silverado,” the character played by Kevin Kline has an awakening. His friend, played by Linda Hunt, is threatened with death by the evil sheriff, played by Brian Dennehy. Hunt points out the obvious to the gambler and … Continue reading

Posted in budgets, illegals, money, more, politics | 21 Comments