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About those walking in NYC for ten hours videos

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Today I wrote About those walking in NYC for ten hours videos at Da Tech Guy Blog. Please read it, and leave a comment.

Also, in case you missed it, last Wednesday’s podcast talking about the Elections in Brazil PLUS other US-Latin America stories of the week with Silvio Canto, Jr.

Here’s more walking in NYC,

Man of the week: Mike Tobin

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

If

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs…
…you’ll be a Man, my son!

Mike Tobin kept his head,

During Monday night’s “Fox Report with Shepard Smith,” reporter Mike Tobin was reporting live from Boston on the latest marathon bombing news when two women attempted to video-bomb him.

Two ladies approached Tobin on either side and went in for kisses on both of his cheeks.

With catlike reflexes, Tobin stealthily denied the women, using his arms to try and block them out of the shot and even saying “Please don’t do that.”

Watch,

He then continued reporting without skipping a beat.

Blogging on Latin America shall resume later.


Slap on some make up, will ya!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

The ninnies at the NYTimes were asking, “Does make-up hurt self esteem?“, a question that I find particularly grating, for a number of reasons, the main being that self-esteem is meaningless without accomplishment.

No, make-up does not hurt self-esteem. What cosmetics do (and not only foundation and lipstick, but also hair grooming products, skin moisturizers, and nail polish) is show men and the world that you value yourself enough to present yourself in a favorable light.

Which, by the way, is exactly why overdone or unflattering make-up broadcasts a poor message about you.

The Last Psychiatrist says that No Self-Respecting Woman Would Go Out Without Make Up, and TLP is right;

The evolution from “enhances sexual attractiveness” to “doing it for yourself” is definitely a regressive step, and by regressive I here mean “regressing to age two”, but it’s the next step which reveals the presence of a neurosis: recruiting science as a justification for behavior: “Study finds makeup makes you appear more competent.”  Can’t wait to read about that study in a Jonah Lehrer book.  Ugh.  So here’s the evolution of feminist theory, take notes: “I want to look better” to “I want to feel better about myself” to “I want people to think I am better.”  Madness. 

Go read the whole long rant, and slap on some make up, will ya!

With the POTUS coming up with 23(!) executive actions in one day, using children as props, you’ll need the make-up.

(Yes, I use all the products shown in the Amazon links, and, yes, the Garniers are actually good for your skin, and you’ll support this blog.)

@webbmedia’s Amy Webb is on a roll

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Amy Webb was minding her business as CEO of Webbmedia, when, after a series of disastrous dates, she decided to put her geek skills to the internet dating scene by Hacking the Hyperlinked Heart. Not only did she research it, she took one drastic step further and,

Drawing on my background in data analysis, I set out to reverse engineer my profile. I outlined 10 male archetypes and created profiles for each of them on JDate. There was JewishDoc1000, the private-practice cardiologist who hated cruise-ship travel, and LawMan2346, an attorney who was very close to his family and a former national debate champion.

Posing as these men, I spent a month using JDate.

Heartiste would not approve.

Among her findings, this one is rather alarming to us 5’9″ers,

All of the 96 women I interacted with listed their height as between 5-foot-1 and 5-foot-3

but she found other, more useful information, which she acted on.

Her research paid off and now she’s happily married, and her book, Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match, is coming out this week.

Amy’s also in a very entertaining TED video (did I mention I watch TEDs?),

Political bow ties

Saturday, May 5th, 2012


Democrat strategists see fit to slur white men because racism is bad only if inflicted against a protected minority, so Roger Kimball has More on Bow Tie’n White Boys

It’s perfectly ok with me if Ms. Greene thinks she is disparaging  me when she identifies me by  my race and shaves a few years off my age. What I find totally unacceptable is her implicit condemnation of the bow tie.  Please, let’s leave bow ties out if it.  After all, what has that innocent bit of haberdashery ever done to her?  In an earlier column, I had occasion to ponder the mystery of why the bow tie drives a certain species of  liberal around the bend. They see a perfectly knotted bit of silk and, bang! It’s like a red flag to a bull. This recent insult to they bow tie prompts me to repeat that earlier column from 2008, in which I call for the creation of a “Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to the Bow Tie.

Indeed, it takes a secure man to wear a bow tie, and not every guy can wear one: Men with jug ears and overweight men should avoid them.

Think of it this way, guys: You’ll stand out from the crowd, and annoy a Democrat strategist.


Men in hats VIDEO

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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In today’s Wall Street Journal,
Discovering Hats, a New Generation Brims With Anxiety Over Etiquette
Old Rules Flummox Young Hipsters; ‘I’m Wearing an $80 Fedora!’

Here’s the video report,

GQ has an article on Hat etiquette. The basics are: don’t wear a hat indoors unless you are in hallways and corridors, don’t tip your hat to another man, and always remove your hat when the National Anthem is being played.

Guys look good in hats. This is a good trend.

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Is the @OldSpice Super Bowl Guy retiring? VIDEO

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

The man your man could smell like hits it out of the ballpark into the bathroom, again,

Allahpundit has Video: The greatest corporate viral marketing campaign ever, plus, this guy, doing the greatest form of flattery,

Now the question is, is The Old Spice Super Bowl guy retiring? He tweeted it on Thursday:

Prior Old Spice Super Bowl Guy post here, and more, waaay more in the Old Spice Super Bowl Guy YouTube channel.

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The cougar longevity plan?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Marrying a younger man increases a woman’s mortality rate
Women who are seven to nine years older than their husbands have a 20% higher mortality rate than if they were the same age

According to Drefahl’s report in the journal Demography, a man who is between seven and nine years older than his wife has an 11% lower mortality rate than a man whose wife is the same age as him. However, a woman who is between seven and nine years older than her husband has a 20% greater mortality rate than if she were with a man the same age.

The article includes a nice graph,


Women marrying a partner seven to nine years younger increase their relative mortality risk by 20% compared with couples where both are the same age. But the relative mortality risk of a husband who is seven to nine years older is reduced by 11%. Source: Sven Drefahl

Considering that the research was done in Germany, does that apply to people in other countries?

The cougar longevity plan?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Marrying a younger man increases a woman’s mortality rate
Women who are seven to nine years older than their husbands have a 20% higher mortality rate than if they were the same age

According to Drefahl’s report in the journal Demography, a man who is between seven and nine years older than his wife has an 11% lower mortality rate than a man whose wife is the same age as him. However, a woman who is between seven and nine years older than her husband has a 20% greater mortality rate than if she were with a man the same age.

The article includes a nice graph,


Women marrying a partner seven to nine years younger increase their relative mortality risk by 20% compared with couples where both are the same age. But the relative mortality risk of a husband who is seven to nine years older is reduced by 11%. Source: Sven Drefahl

Considering that the research was done in Germany, does that apply to people in other countries?

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Citroen pokes more fun at Sarko’s height

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Being a head of state while you’re only 5’5″ must be tough, even when your wife is 5’10″:

People joke about your stoop:

And use your height in car ads:
German ad pokes fun at Sarkozy’s height:

Car rental company Sixt makes fun of Nicolas Sarkozy in a poster advertising campaign. Will the French president see the funny side?
There could be trouble ahead for the car rental company Sixt following its latest advertising campaign.
A German poster for the company carries a picture of the French hatchback the Citroën C3 with the slogan encouraging customers to “Do the same as Madame Bruni, choose a small French model” ((“Machen Sie es wie Madame Bruni. Nehmen Sie sich einen kleinen Franzosen”).

Here’s the ad:

Obviously they didn’t realize what it means when a short man is with a tall woman…