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The Good Men go to Korrektiv, to learn by example

Isn’t that right, gentlemen?

Via The Wall Street Journal: Where Have the Good Men Gone

Today’s pre-adult male is like an actor in a drama in which he only knows what he shouldn’t say.


“We are sick of hooking up with guys,” writes the comedian Julie Klausner, author of a touchingly funny 2010 book, “I Don’t Care About Your Band: What I Learned from Indie Rockers, Trust Funders, Pornographers, Felons, Faux-Sensitive Hipsters and Other Guys I’ve Dated.” What Ms. Klausner means by “guys” is males who are not boys or men but something in between. “Guys talk about ‘Star Wars’ like it’s not a movie made for people half their age; a guy’s idea of a perfect night is a hang around the PlayStation with his bandmates, or a trip to Vegas with his college friends…. They are more like the kids we babysat than the dads who drove us home.”

Read the whole thing.


  1. *crickets*

    • Southern Expat says

      Well, that’s just because all y’all Korrektiv gentlemen are busy being role models and such, not sitting on your couches staring at a screen.

      • Jonathan Potter says

        I just started a side job editing badly written college papers online. I’m trying to pay off a big pile of credit card debt. I’ve now edited three papers written by three non-native English speakers from three different corners of the planet and my brain is beginning to feel like mush. And I’ve made $15. And the clock is ticking on three more papers.

      • And lets face it…a good man is hard to… Well, never mind.


  2. Jonathan Webb says

    Thanks SE.

  3. A nation of Hamlets…. Thus:

    “O, what a noble mind is here o’erthrown!
    The courtier’s, soldier’s, scholar’s, eye, tongue, sword,
    Th’ expectation and rose of the fair state,
    The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
    Th’ observ’d of all observers, quite, quite down!”

    And shortly thereafter, of course, she wishes all you ladies sweet goodnight….


  4. I think this focus on Star Wars is because Wahlberg said “don’t you dare badmouth Star Wars!” to Ferrel in The Other Guys.
    I will not (I hope) give up my fascination with the original trilogy when I get out of college. That-and occasional gaming are the only things that could label me a “guy.”

    The claims of the article appear to be true, at least from what I see on campus. “Bro” culture-that reactionary measure against something…feminism, political correctness? I don’t know.
    It’s sad, nonetheless.

  5. Cubeland Mystic says

    What if saying words like “dude” is part of your native dialect?

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