Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Friday, February 20, 2009


    Turn in your Man Card

    I am absolutely aghast at this video, in which an adult male is so utterly traumatized by the idea of firing a rifle that he starts crying before it even starts. When he finally pulls the trigger, he literally screams in fear/horror.



    I find myself wondering what namby-pamby society produced this guy. He sounds Dutch or German or something, but Germans are supposed to be tough guys. I know that if I were his father, I would consider myself an utter failure. I don't care so much that he's apparently gay (says "Gay Army" on the sweatshirts)... I've known gay dudes way tougher than little ol' me. But there's no real excuse for being that much of a coward.

    Granted, it may be that he has some deep dark experience in his past that makes him such a wimp, but it may also be that he's just a wimp. Either way, he needs some serious "man-up" therapy.

    If my 2-year-old nephew Oliver turns out this wimpy, I'll probably have to go smack my brother around a bit. That would be a shame, because we're honestly getting to be too old for that crap.

    Posted by Tom, 2/20/2009 5:22:24 PM (Permalink). 2 Comments. Leave a comment...

    Google lists Gay Army as a "Scandinavian Reality Show" so I assume they're Scandinavians.

    Points off for the "Drill Instructor" for calling a M-4 a M-16.

    -- TooTall

    Runar Groendahl is a Norwegian comedian. Series is a spoof.

    -- xyzabc