Monday, February 14, 2011

"He may even be the primary model for young manhood in America today."

Louts are taking over the planet - latimes.com: "The lout is not exactly a reversion to the old macho stereotype. He isn't tough, muscular, steely, monosyllabic, able to build a car engine or a house singlehandedly or sail around the world solo. He's not a sophisticate either, a Dos Equis most-interesting-man-the-world type. He doesn't dress to the nines or know his wines or drive a Porsche, and he isn't able to make witty cocktail party repartee. A lout is someone who is proudly stuck in a kind of adolescent parody of manhood that conflates insensitivity and machismo."

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:05 AM

    Well, that was depressing.

    Jeff

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  2. Anonymous9:06 AM

    Actually, I thought Cap'n Bob was the "primary model for young manhood in America today"; not so?

    Jeff

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  3. Well, every aspect of popular culture seems to venerate this sort of male. From beer commercials to the movies of Adam Sandler, et. al., it's the loutish boy-man all the way. I'm glad I'm old & married & not looking for a mate in this world, but I fear for the future for my smart, bright, vivacious daughters.

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  4. Mickey Mantle

    If there is anything unchanging in this world it is that youngsters lack wisdom, experience and perspective and oldsters inevitably forget that they were once the same and decry the change. They'll be fine or they won't

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  5. Jeff had it right.

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