March 22, 2006

Mansfield Park

Just wanted to direct your attention to this wonderful skewering of Harvey Mansfield's book Manliness, which I have talked about before.

Mansfield, I presume, would applaud this bristling, take-no-prisoners review as an example of the manliness he believes the men of our society lack.

Bottom line: it appears that Mansfield's analysis is about as deep as the Woody Allen quote, "Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage."


  1. dude, the other day i shot some guns, for real. i shot some handgun and then an ar-15 assault rifle. it was pretty easy. it wasn't much fun, but i feel like it could have been if we could have somehow listened to aerosmith or some band like that.

    either way it certainly wasn't worth consitutionally protecting, i can think of a lot of things that are more fun, like video games or masturbation or reading rap blogs

  2. How about taking pictures and blogging?