Saturday, October 3, 2015

Larry Correia does it again

Fellow writer, blogger, firearms enthusiast and all-round good guy Larry Correia has published one of his legendary fiskings of the latest example of moonbattery, this one from the New York Times and titled '27 Ways To Be A Modern Man'.  (I think it should more properly have been titled '27 Ways To Be A Crybaby', but that's probably insensitive and politically incorrect.)

Here's an example of Larry at work.

As usual, the original is italics and my comments are in bold.

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Being a modern man today is no different than it was a century ago. It’s all about adhering to principle. Sure, fashion, technology and architecture change over time, as do standards of etiquette, not to mention ways of carrying oneself in the public sphere. But the modern man will take the bits from the past that strike him as relevant and blend them with the stuff of today.

My sons, as you go through life you will learn that libprog rags like the NYT, Slate, and HuffPo usually start their bull**** articles with a paragraph that sounds all sorts of reasonable. Beware. It is a trick.

What follows is one dude’s bizarrely specific pronouncements, which range from preachy but passable, to full turnip. Now, if this jackass had just lived his life according to his own code, real men wouldn’t give a ****, but of course not... This is the New York Times, bastion of bull****, which will not be content unless it is telling you how you’re living your life wrong.

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6. Before the modern man heads off to bed, he makes sure his spouse’s phone and his kids’ electronic devices are charging for the night.

No. That is their problem. If you fail to plug your crap in, and you run out of power tomorrow, then you’ll learn. If your father comes and bails you out every time you make a stupid little mistake, then you will never become accountable for your actions, and then you will grow up and make foolish choices, like becoming a New York Times reporter.

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14. The modern man still jots down his grocery list on a piece of scratch paper. The market is no place for his face to be buried in the phone.

Who cares?

No, really. You write it on a piece of paper, put it on your phone, scribble it on your hand with Sharpie, fly by the seat of your pants buying whatever you feel like, or your wife does the shopping… NOBODY GIVES A ****.

You sensing a trend yet, boys?

This guy is a symptom of a much bigger problem. People like to make themselves feel more important by telling other people that they are having Wrongfun. Judging others makes them feel special.

There's more at the link.

When Larry decides that something or someone needs to be taken down a few pegs, he's without peer.  I'm very glad we're on the same side!



Freedom said...

#28. The modern man would rather watch his wife be raped at gunpoint than violate liberal sensitivities. The modern man's women should not admit she enjoyed it after years of tear-filled beta sex.

Quartermaster said...

The New York Slimes does make it easy for him.

drjim said...


John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Ultimate Wrongfun: The criminal who posts a You Tube video showing the world how clever and important he is.

LEOs love this: like a 20th century criminal bragging in a bar about his latest caper; but to a much bigger audience - the WORLD - and in a convenient package for the judge's courtroom entertainment.

m4 said...

I get the feeling the original article reads like one of those 40s manuals on how to be a good and submissive wife. Which in itself is damning enough, is it not?

Anonymous said...

I almost got the sense that the original was supposed to be satire, but . . . the trouble is, today you can't really tell, and I suspect some NYT readers have clipped this out or printed it as a useful guide.


Ritchie said...

It appears the modern man has a standing reservation
to be thresh.

Cedar said...

Nicki Kenyon and I both put up response articles... on how to be a Modern Woman. Which was fun, and seems to indicate that our version of women are a whole lot tougher than the original guy who wrote the fisked article! I've seen a half-dozen fisks so a bunch of people thought it was pretty bad.