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Badger Hits a Home Run

Badger responded to Robinson’s request for advice with a post of his own. It’s so honest, so raw, so heartfelt that you just have to go read it.

Listen girls, Badger is back on the market, and I think he is a super catch. I’m still hoping to play matchmaker here, so check out his blog and introduce yourself. He’s into military history – you can prep for your first date by watching Ken Burns’ The Civil War – I’ve used the bit myself about how the high casualties in the Civil War reflected a transition from bayonets to more powerful firearms. Pulling out these bits at just the right moments can make all the men in the room stare in admiration :)

Here’s the post:

Moving On and When to Do It:

http://badgerhut.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/moving-on-and-when-to-do-it/#comment-806

  • Mike C

    He’s into military history – you can prep for your first date by watching Ken Burns’ The Civil War – I’ve used the bit myself about how the high casualties in the Civil War reflected a transition from bayonets to more powerful firearms. Pulling out these bits at just the right moments can make all the men in the room stare in admiration

    2 things:

    1. Might just be me, but a knowledgeable woman is impressive and garners immediate respect. If you show me you know more about the world than Kim Kardashian’s latest boyfriend, or the “in” jeans, you set yourself apart. When I met my GF, she immediately struck me as completely different from 99% of the women I was meeting when I was bouncing.

    2. If you really like a guy, show some interest in the things he is passionate about, or at least that you appreciate it. We like that.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      @Mike C

      When I met my GF, she immediately struck me as completely different from 99% of the women I was meeting when I was bouncing.

      The key message here for women is that if they are in that tiny minority, they should find ways of making that clear, of differentiating themselves.

      If you really like a guy, show some interest in the things he is passionate about, or at least that you appreciate it. We like that.

      I’m afraid that feminism has left women with the impression that catering to a man’s interests is disgraceful. The truth is, it’s a way to be charming, interested, and open in conversation. And yes, it’s nice if the guy will occasionally tolerate a rom com.

  • StrikeforceMorituri

    A ton more eloquent than I but very on target.

  • http://ozymandias3.blogspot.com ozymandias

    I would like to highlight the bit Badger said about learning to listen. I think one of the most important skills is the ability to find what people are obsessed with, and let them talk about it. Most people have a “topic”, whether it’s astrophysics or glam rock, the storylines of video games or mixed martial arts. If you learn to figure out why people find this topic fascinating, you’ll end up learning a lot and making some great friends (people love a good listener). Plus, for socially anxious introverts like myself, listening is a skill it’s really hard to fuck up. :)

  • Benjamin Fox

    @ Mike C

    “Might just be me, but a knowledgeable woman is impressive and garners immediate respect. If you show me you know more about the world than Kim Kardashian’s latest boyfriend, or the “in” jeans, you set yourself apart.”

    It’s not just you. A friend and I were discussing the PCing of language, specifically the dismantling of the correct usage of the ambiguous “he” in English. I decided to fish for an opinion of a (engaged) female friend who happened to be working on a sewing project. In her response, she sited historical precedence as well as parallels in other languages. She even went so far as to give two examples of groupings in other languages. She concluded that it was stupid to change it from the original structure of the language.

    Needless to say, we were very impressed, though not surprised. She skips with as much gaiety at the thought of playing with guns as she does sewing dresses… which is literal and a lot. Her fiancé is one seriously lucky dude.

    @ Susan

    “He’s into military history – you can prep for your first date by watching Ken Burns’ The Civil War – I’ve used the bit myself about how the high casualties in the Civil War reflected a transition from bayonets to more powerful firearms. Pulling out these bits at just the right moments can make all the men in the room stare in admiration “

    I think it reflects more on the historical continuum of bad (read: a lot of) generals’ inability to adapt to new information and technology. The Minié pattern rifle brought long-range accuracy to the masses, negating the validity of open phalanx movements. The introduction of percussion caps and metallic cartridges increased the individual’s ROF dramatically, making frontal assaults even more punishing. This same bullshit continues into WWI, but now with machine guns and artillery.

    You’d think we’ve learned since then but they still teach phalanx maneuvers to military recruits around the world. It’s alive and well on the parade field. A great way to teach “discipline” in an atomic age and a non-linear battlefield. [/rant]

    Ladies, bring something of that caliber out at the right moment, while still coming off as feminine, and it won’t be academic admiration that I stare at you with.

  • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

    @Benjamin Fox
    I have heard from women who truly understand sports that guys think it’s super sexy when they discuss a game intelligently. At a Super Bowl party, for example, men expect the women to gossip around the bean dip. If a woman displays a true interest in the game, and some understanding of football, guys think that’s hot. Sometimes playing against type is very intriguing to the opposite sex.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    The standards aren’t even that high. A girl who doesn’t roll her eyes at guys glued to the TV watching the game gets a lot of points. If she actually knows something about the game she’s liable to get a proposal by halftime.
    .
    Up in your town, Susan, there’s a phenomenon called the “Pink Hat” – a sports fashionista, the bane of hardcore baseball fans.
    .
    Caveat: don’t argue too much about sports. Discussion is good, but combative arguing is a big turn-off.

  • Hope

    I distinguished myself by being a video gamer, to my gamer-at-heart husband. We don’t play anything together right now, but when GW2 and D3 come out you bet we will be at it. :D

    Also… so glad he’s not into sports or football. I’m more interested in his gun hobby than watching people throw a ball around.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    Girls who know how to handle firearms are also quite in demand. ;)
    .
    Oh and Susan, thanks for the matchmaking effort. Truth be told it can be tough to find smart girls in the field; strangely, it’s hard to screen for.

  • Benjamin Fox

    @ Badger

    Caveat: don’t argue too much about sports. Discussion is good, but combative arguing is a big turn-off.

    This. I believe the formula holds true with almost any topic. Hate to say it, but any woman who engages in a combative argument comes off as male; unfeminine. I cannot see you as mate potential.

    It’s not a joke that men prefer deferential women, however. A wonderfully smart and feminine woman can make her point without inviting argument. It is art-in-motion to watch a woman who can maintain the image of submission while not being an intellectual doormat. Sadly, these women I know tend to be married or engaged. Ladies, that should tell you something.

    Girls who know how to handle firearms are also quite in demand. ;)

    Become a firearms instructor, seriously.

    Truth be told it can be tough to find smart girls in the field; strangely, it’s hard to screen for.

    Are you in the right field? Plants have a certain range in which they’ll grow. Looking for a smart woman at a sports bar might be akin to looking for a palm tree in Greenland. If a smart woman is important to you, try participating in historical societies. There’s a higher density of those with intellectual pursuit.

    I believe environment can screen for positive and negative traits. Just decide what’s really important to you and find the right field.

  • Blues

    I’m afraid that feminism has left women with the impression that catering to a man’s interests is disgraceful. The truth is, it’s a way to be charming, interested, and open in conversation. And yes, it’s nice if the guy will occasionally tolerate a rom com.

    Protip for girls, ditch “feminism” in the gutter or at least support real feminism, not feminazism.

    Truth be told it can be tough to find smart girls in the field; strangely, it’s hard to screen for.

    Tell me about it, this might she a little light into why if you’re interested.

  • Aldonza

    If a woman displays a true interest in the game, and some understanding of football, guys think that’s hot. Sometimes playing against type is very intriguing to the opposite sex.

    Badger called it on the “pink hats”. Women figured out that caring about sports was appealing and all the championships around here made it easy to jump on the bandwagon. Kind of makes it hard for women like me who want the pink hats to just STFU so I can watch the damn game. Hey toots, get me a beer while you’re at it.

  • Aldonza

    And weapons arguments always amuse me, particularly between geeks talking about which weapon to use in a fictional situation. Even more fun is when they include men who’ve actually carried a 50 cal for a few miles, along with the ammo to run it. My personal favorite was between an Army Ranger and a few marines on what weapons would be required in a Transformers battle and a Zombie attack.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “Kind of makes it hard for women like me who want the pink hats to just STFU so I can watch the damn game. Hey toots, get me a beer while you’re at it.”
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    Back in the day Bill Simmons ran an article for women on how to watch sports. Among the tips: “if you see a Bills highlight and say ‘I thought Drew Bledsoe played for New England’ you might as well put a bag over your head.” [This was just after Tom Brady had blown up and won a Super Bowl and the injured and demoted Bledsoe was traded to Buffalo.]
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  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “Are you in the right field? Plants have a certain range in which they’ll grow. Looking for a smart woman at a sports bar might be akin to looking for a palm tree in Greenland. If a smart woman is important to you, try participating in historical societies. There’s a higher density of those with intellectual pursuit.”
    .
    I live and work in a pretty intellectual environment, but I find it’s still hard to find smart/”intellectually athletic” people.
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    Some people have a unique intellectual talent but are otherwise plain in the rest of their lives. How else do you explain all those useful-idiot communists in academia? Or (a species I try to watch out for) female doctors and lawyers who spend their off hours buried in Cosmo and Bravo chick porn? Or any number of other people who you say “that person is smart and at the same time really stupid!”
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    Then there’s people who look intelligent, but are really just pulling out all the stops to win every argument they can. I have a theory about this. The middle-upper educated class tends to prize competitiveness and intelligence. Unfortunately, many people thus fake intelligence (“peacock” it) as a way of getting ahead in the competitiveness game, and to gain status among those who prize intelligence. So to them it’s not really about enjoying using your mind and sharing it with others, it’s about playing to win and braininess is the field of play. It always saddens me to meet someone who seems really smart and interesting, and then find they are using it just to rationalize to themselves or to browbeat colleagues.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      . So to them it’s not really about enjoying using your mind and sharing it with others, it’s about playing to win and braininess is the field of play.

      I can’t begin to tell you how many dinner parties and social events I’ve attended where I’ve been surrounded with people like this. Being in their company is like sustaining a thousand small cuts. I know one very, very smart man who becomes visibly threatened and defensive when meeting someone who has credentials (like MIT prof) that threaten his intellectual superiority.

  • Stephenie Rowling

    Then there’s people who look intelligent, but are really just pulling out all the stops to win every argument they can. I have a theory about this. The middle-upper educated class tends to prize competitiveness and intelligence. Unfortunately, many people thus fake intelligence (“peacock” it) as a way of getting ahead in the competitiveness game, and to gain status among those who prize intelligence. So to them it’s not really about enjoying using your mind and sharing it with others, it’s about playing to win and braininess is the field of play. It always saddens me to meet someone who seems really smart and interesting, and then find they are using it just to rationalize to themselves or to browbeat colleagues.

    I will say that worst type of smart dumb people for me is the one that memorize other people’s ideas and parrot them every time they see fit. No an original though or an analysis just “blah, blah, blah because such and such did said so”…very annoying

  • Aldonza

    Back in the day Bill Simmons ran an article for women on how to watch sports. Among the tips: “if you see a Bills highlight and say ‘I thought Drew Bledsoe played for New England’ you might as well put a bag over your head.” [This was just after Tom Brady had blown up and won a Super Bowl and the injured and demoted Bledsoe was traded to Buffalo.]

    LOL! Bledsoe…one ton of talent, two ounces of heart. I admit, I love Brady. But not for the cleft chin. I love him because, like Belichick, Brady still breaks down his own films. He also treats his linemen better than most QBs. And if he wins us another one, I’ll even forgive him for going uber-beta for Giselle.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      And if he wins us another one, I’ll even forgive him for going uber-beta for Giselle.

      My husband and I have a kind of uncomfortable debate going about Brady’s betaness. My husband will brook no criticism of Brady, but every new photo has him sliding further toward Omega. The recent pic of him kissing Gisele’s cheek while she looked at the camera and peacocked at the Met ball was so humiliating I had to look away. He’s awfully pretty, but I predict she’ll dump his ass at some point for supplication.

  • Aldonza

    I will say that worst type of smart dumb people for me is the one that memorize other people’s ideas and parrot them every time they see fit. No an original though or an analysis just “blah, blah, blah because such and such did said so”…very annoying

    “See, the sad thing about a guy like you is, in 50 years you’re gonna start doin’ some thinkin’ on your own and you’re going to come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life: one, don’t do that, and two, you dropped 150 grand on a f***in’ education you could have got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the public library!”

  • Aldonza

    Oh, and the Bledsoe comment is mine too.

  • Stephenie Rowling

    @Aldonza
    Hehehe Saving that. I got the feeling that this quote will be very useful on the net. ;)

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “I will say that worst type of smart dumb people for me is the one that memorize other people’s ideas and parrot them every time they see fit. No an original though or an analysis just “blah, blah, blah because such and such did said so”…very annoying”
    .
    Sounds like academic feminism. A damn shame that a lot of smart women who could have really contributed something original were browbeaten into orthodoxy.
    .
    Aldonza, “you were at that game?!?”
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    “Hell no I wasn’t at the game, I was having a drink with my future wife.”

  • Aldonza

    Aldonza, “you were at that game?!?”
    .
    “Hell no I wasn’t at the game, I was having a drink with my future wife.”

    Well, I didn’t know Pudge was gonna hit a homer!

  • Stephenie Rowling

    Sounds like academic feminism. A damn shame that a lot of smart women who could have really contributed something original were browbeaten into orthodoxy.
    Sounds like academia, period. I had seen college educators with this mindset. A damn shame indeed.

  • Benjamin Fox

    On the subject of smart dumb people with a chip on their shoulders:

    I don’t know what’s eating y’all about these types. Destroying them is the best sport ever made. I just turn on the INTJ “Death Gaze” (alright, it was already on), let them build sufficient foot-in-mouth, try to beat my personal best of using as few words as possible to rend them assunder. Single-sentence destruction is preferred.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    Brady beta? He’s got two kids by two different women, and he was just voted MVP of his game at a position that requires unfathomable leadership and quick decision making skills. As long as he’s playing football he’ll have plenty of leader-of-men points and preselection from other women. After football? Don’t know, but I’m betting he’ll find some way to keep himself busy and well-traveled.
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    Methinks you girls are just jealous he’s taken…:P
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    Aldonza + Susan, we can all share fries at Bartley’s like Will and Skylar next time I’m up there. BTW, as long as this thread is all about me…did y’all hate The Town as much as I did? I thought it was just an excuse on Ben Affleck’s part to play a townie one more time.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      @Badger
      Guys don’t see it re Brady, but if you followed the pics in People mag, I can guarantee you would recoil. He is like Gisele’s eunuch or something. And that hair! He’s gotten very effete, at least off the football field. Meanwhile, she’s like a tranny – very masculine, boob job, and a WHR of .9. Perhaps this is all sour grapes :)

      Oh yes, do come have fries with me and Aldonza! We have better places to show you than Bartley’s though.

      Re Ben Affleck – sorry, he’s another one I don’t care for. I don’t think he’s a very versatile actor. However, I did think The Town was one of his more palatable movies. I prefer Matt Damon, and Good Will Hunting is one of my favorites. In general, the Dennis Lehane movies, and other Boston movies focusing on Charlestown or South Boston feel to me like they could be about the other side of the world. I’ve never seen or known this part of Boston.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    Giselle isn’t my taste (really not my taste), but Brady himself was picked in the 6th round. I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt since he knows diamonds in the rough personally.

  • Aldonza

    Brady will always get tail. It just is. But he’s going beta with Gisele and it’s noticeable to women paying attention. The Bieber hair everybody made fun of? She had to make a public statement that she likes it and he did it for her. If I were him, I’d have shaved it off the next day. The point isn’t that he did it for her. The point is that she felt the need to rub his nose in it…and he took it.

    And I am familiar with the Boston of The Town. I have tons of friends who grew up in Charlestown and Southie, some of whom were the basis for some of the characters in The Town. It’s a whole other Boston than the western burbs.

  • Aldonza

    And I’m down for some fries wherever. Heck, I’ll drag both your pansy asses to a *real* Boston bar downtown.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      Heck, I’ll drag both your pansy asses to a *real* Boston bar downtown.

      Ha, this could be quite a night. I will have to start dropping hints about this now – Mr. HUS is not invited.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “Mr. HUS is not invited.”
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    But I might need some backup.

  • OffTheCuff

    Badger visits Boston? I think I owe him a beer or, heck, a whole dinner for all I’ve learned from this you. My pick: Redbones in Cambridge.

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      Wait – OTC is in Boston? Well, then you have to join us, and ECT is invited.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    Maybe Athol will drive up to meet us.

  • SayWhaat

    Maybe Athol will drive up to meet us.

    Geez, is everyone here in the tri-state area?

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      @SayWhaat
      You come too – you can take the Bolt Bus and stay with me.

  • Stephenie Rowling

    Is this whole site in Boston? No chances to ever meet you for drinks then. Stupid East Coast. ;)

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “Geez, is everyone here in the tri-state area?”
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    “We’ve taken our own headcount – we have three million completely miserable assholes living in the tri state area!” – Bill Murray, Ghostbusters II
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    I’m really liking this blog reunion idea. Now if I can just find a way to meet face to face without people finding out I’m a dog…

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    Why don’t I get to stay at Susan’s place?

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      @Badger
      You are all welcome! I’ve got a big old house like the one in It’s a Wonderful Life, room enough for everybody. In that case, however, Mr. HUS will be invited. I’m thinking there’s a Hollywood screenplay in this. Kind of a Christopher Guest approach to The Big Chill.

  • Aldonza

    We’re gonna need a bigger boat.

    “Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women.”

  • Aldonza

    @Badger

    Why don’t I get to stay at Susan’s place?

    Because all the women of HUS will be running around Susan’s big house in their Victoria’s Secret underwear, giggling and having pillow fights. You wouldn’t want any of that nonsense.

  • Aldonza

    “We’ve taken our own headcount – we have three million completely miserable assholes living in the tri state area!” – Bill Murray, Ghostbusters II

    Those aren’t my people. They’re from all over the place. Did you see all the license plates out in the parking lot? Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey… I’m all by myself out there.
    - Jaws

  • daffyyd

    i wonder how the hypothetical barbered caveman would react to the lingerie pillow fight?…heart attack?…suicide?…respectful admiration?….lol

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “Because all the women of HUS will be running around Susan’s big house in their Victoria’s Secret underwear, giggling and having pillow fights. You wouldn’t want any of that nonsense.”
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    …of course not… /looks away guiltily

  • http://www.yesmrsrobinson.com Mrs. Robinson

    Badger, first you say, “The standards aren’t even that high. A girl who doesn’t roll her eyes at guys glued to the TV watching the game gets a lot of points. If she actually knows something about the game she’s liable to get a proposal by halftime.”

    Then you ask, “Some people have a unique intellectual talent but are otherwise plain in the rest of their lives. How else do you explain all those useful-idiot communists in academia? Or (a species I try to watch out for) female doctors and lawyers who spend their off hours buried in Cosmo and Bravo chick porn? Or any number of other people who you say “that person is smart and at the same time really stupid!”

    Your latter questions are answered by your first statement. You’re a smart guy, right? Yet you still enjoy mindeless entertainment like sports.

    Its called “unwinding” at the end of a day.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “You’re a smart guy, right? Yet you still enjoy mindeless entertainment like sports.”
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    The sports I like to watch are highly intellectual experience for me, with talented and finely-tuned athletes solving complex space and time tasks and conspiring with coaches to outsmart the other side to solve a strategic problem. Sports also provide a key rallying point for local and regional spirit that is important to express in a productive community.
    .
    Bravo is just a celebration of social dysfunction.
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    But in any case, I think you are missing the point. Serious intelligent people don’t spend more than a small fraction of their life “unwinding.” They are moving their lives forward and the ones around them. If someone is “smart” but spends most of their free time in frivolous pursuits, I begin to wonder if they are just book smart, or are in a job they really hate.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    I’m happy to unwind at the HUS lingerie party though.

  • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

    @Mrs. Robinson

    I confess I judge people based on the way they choose to unwind. I agree with Badger – sports are far from mindless. In fact, though I’m not an avid football fan, Friday Night Lights is one of my favorite TV shows ever, and it revolves around the sport. There’s a lot to it – culture, stats, community spirit as Badger says. Also, many sports are a metaphor for war, and many men enjoy the “battle strategy” aspect of it. In the first soccer games, which I believe were played by the Mayans, the “ball” was the head of the captain of the previous losing team.

    In contrast, reality shows and daytime TV that exhibit the absolute worst of American culture are not a benign form of unwinding. Surely they kill brain cells. I just heard about a show called American Greed, for example. I’m all for the occasional guilty pleasure, but no need to dumb it down that far.

  • Stephenie Rowling

    I also will like to address that what might be mindless fun for some can be highly stimulating for others. American Football (or hand egg like my husband calls it) for example is something I don’t enjoy or get, but the people I know that are rabid about it can probably get a PHD on it, and is complicated and brain food for them, in fact the ritualized battle aspect of it is something I have heard more than once, wich is funny because I love chess for the same aspect but I don’t see it on Hand-Egg at all, perception is a funny thing indeed.
    I think we need to try and see the “mindless” fun from their fans POV to know if is just dumb fun or they are reading something into it that we are not.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    I also add that unwinding is different from being an obsessive aficionado. Watching Real World when it’s a new season is one thing. Destination viewing of trash TV multiple days a week, along with dedicatedly following their personal lives in other media, is another.
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    Per Stephenie’s point, football is immensely intellectually stimulating for me as opposed to being “shout and grunt and feel like a man” time.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    Is Mrs. Robinson the mother of Robinson? Or is she a cougar hunting for plastics?

  • daffyyd

    this is very OT but i want to share it anyway…..from the Shift Theory of human evolution:

    Postulate 15: Relative testosterone levels in males and females inform matrifocal vs patrifocal societal structure. High T females choose low T males for their cooperative abilities creating more egalitarian matrifocal cultures. High T males choose low T females for their ability to be the compliment to male authority, forming patrifocal cultures
    other characteristics associated with T levels in the genders: Hi T women: more body fat, more sex drive, …….Hi T men: more ‘left brain’, less sociable, more aggressive, lower sex drive,…….Lo T women: more docile, lower sex drive, ‘baby-faced’…..Lo T men: higher sex drive, more artistic, ‘spiritual’ and musical, more sociable……………………………………the fact that hi T in men is associated with LOWER sex drive is a revelation to me……..lots of juicy stuff in here…..http://serpentfd.org/3-neuropsychology.html

  • daffyyd

    the thing that’s most appealling to me about this theory is it’s the first one iv’e seen that gives equal importance to biology and society/culture as factors in evolution….because culture evolves so much faster it is more important now……i love this conclusion…”Love can now be defined as part of the constellation of feelings connected to feeling-part-of-something-larger-than-the-self. Women have the opportunity to choose their mates based on their mate’s ability to evoke love with its more difficult-to-put-into-words epiphanic aspects. It is our estimation that men alone can’t create an opportunity for a woman to feel a part of something-larger-than-the-self. It is vital that the woman and the man be an integral part of a larger community where the epiphanic aspects of love can be shared. A return to community is essential to an individual’s experience of security and peace.”

  • Tom

    LOL @ football being intellectually stimulating. I played it, and it is brutal. At the division one level it is played by tough men, with great strength, quick reactions, quick speed, high dedication, great understanding of the complexities of the game,unusually high ego (at least athletically) spacial awareness and skill. They understand the diffrence between being hurt and being injured.
    With few exceptions, when I watch a game on TV or live, I see a completely different game than does the lay person.
    After spending a large portion of my life in locker rooms, I can tell you we (myself included) were the most immature, most catered to, most spoiled guys on campus. It was almost frightful, most athletes attitude towards women. Groupies were everywhere, and all the women we met were seen only as a “piece of ass.” Most of the guys were too young and full of themselves to have any empathy for any woman. Now that I am a grown man, still somewhat involved with the team, I can CLEARLY see how we were and how they still are. Someday they willl grow up too, hopefully.

  • Tom

    By the way Badger, you guys were always a pain in our side, especially this past season. (wink) Congrats on a great season.

  • http://badgerhut.wordpress.com Badger

    “With few exceptions, when I watch a game on TV or live, I see a completely different game than does the lay person.”
    .
    I feel like Tom’s ego is crowding out everyone else in the thread.
    .
    Pumping up decades-old glories is not exactly a DHV. Do you wear your letterman jacket to your high school reunions too?

    • http://www.hookingupsmart.com Susan Walsh

      I feel like Tom’s ego is crowding out everyone else in the thread.

      This is unacceptable in a post entitled “Badger Hits a Home Run.”