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On Containing Oneself

I should not be surprised if our young people know no other meaning of the word “incontinence” than a failure of bladder control in the elderly. In fact it is not the only possible synonym for “lack of self-control”, but it has been an important one for a very long time, and so its disappearance […]

Posted on August 22, 2010 at 22:22 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Fattipuffs, Thinnifers And The Tribe

It is interesting that both “fat” and “scrawny” are insults. This is because both indict anti-social strategies. In a tribe on the margin of existence, a fat person represents someone who seems to have contrived to take more than his share, whereas a scrawny or ‘skinny’ person suggests someone who apparently lacks the muscles to […]

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 08:50 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Squirrel-Thing With A Thousand Faces

We find the young of most animals “cute” – simply because we have evolved to find them so. That is, we are the product of successful attempts of our own young to hack our operating systems. Big heads and big eyes command “protect me!” so imperiously that the trick even works with the young of […]

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 10:32 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · 5 Comments
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On Innocence And Living With Mom

Everybody complains when youngsters are unwilling to leave the nest; but if adulthood means nothing but vicious competition, why should it be embraced as long as there is an alternative, whether that be remaining a child or becoming a client of the welfare state? And why do we so praise the “innocence” of childhood and […]

Posted on August 25, 2011 at 10:27 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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So The Devil Gave Them Nephews

At least back in my day, political science had no point of contact whatever with the biological nature of human beings. It assumed that human beings came into the world as free citizens, and professed itself astonished and disappointed when some of these were found to be doing business with and diverting public monies to […]

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 10:59 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The Biology Of Honeymoons

The Wikipedia’s attempt at explanation of the honeymoon cannot tear itself away from the pious lies we tell one another about human sexuality. It is, they claim, “the period when newly wed couples take a break to share some private and intimate moments that helps establish love in their relationship”, the privacy easing the comfort […]

Posted on August 27, 2011 at 10:23 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Against Nature, Fortune Cookies

“What the devil is the point of producing a horde of children, when they don’t grow up into human beings, but only produce more children again – when the raw material is not processed?” Sigrid Undset Those fond of beauty-pageant banalities often speak of “making the world a better place”. Ah yes, but for whom? […]

Posted on August 31, 2011 at 10:28 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · One Comment
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