Showing posts from April 5, 2015

When Larry Whipped Harry- The Unauthorized Biography

On New Years's Day, Nevada's Harry Reid surfaced at a local hospital with grievous injuries to the right side of his face. His claim was that the injuries were caused by his use of exercise equipment. Recently, he has stated that he is permanently blind in the right eye. We all knew he was lying initially- because he is after all- Senator Harry Reid. Some of us recognized this as bullshit because Reid is clearly too big of a pussy to actually use exercise equipment. I personally thought that as close as Harry Reid might ever have gotten to a piece of exercise equipment- might have been when he tripped over his wife's "Shake Weight" and hit his face on an empty cognac bottle. Then the story of his drunken brother Larry kicking his ass surfaced- complete with an AA meeting confession to Gawd knows how many listeners. The media will never investigate this- it would be too easy to prove...but here it is....

Megalothymia and My Easter Story

While reading last night I came upon the word, "megalothymia." As I write this, my template does not recognize it as a word. Here's a definition of our new word, megalothymia: Megalothymia is a term coined by Francis Fukuyama. It’s a common mistake to think Fukuyama simply took Plato’s concept of “thumos” or “thymos” and put a “mega” in front of it because we all know from the Transformers and Toho Productions that “mega” makes everything more cool. But that’s not the case. Megalothymia is a neologism of megalomania (an obsession with power and the ability to dominate others) and thymos, which Plato defined as the part of the soul concerned with spiritedness, passion, and a desire for recognition and respect. Fukuyama defined megalothymia as a compulsive need to feel superior to others. The author adds this paragraph: And boy howdy, do we have a problem with megalothymia in America today. Everywhere you look there are moral bullies utterly unintereste