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7/12/2005 01:04:00 PM | Nick

The Wonders of 80s Masculinity!

"It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever" - David St. Hubbins


Today's issue of The Dartmouth contains one of the most wonderful editorials they've ever printed. I love it. It's phenomenal. Because I honestly can't tell whether it's straight-faced or satire.

It resonates on the same level as This is Spinal Tap. Mr. Clayton, satirically or not, plays the essence of the Nigel Tufnel character. This is a character who desperately wants to take himself completely seriously and fails. This is a character who is permanently stuck in a vision of masculinity that existed only for a brief period in the mid-80s -- a time when men tucked cucumbers under their boxers, then bragged about the armadillos in their trousers.

This is simply a great editorial. Some highlights:

  • Last weekend, I found myself watching the romantic comedy "Something's Gotta Give" with five brothers in my fraternity. We had a remote, and there were plenty of fast-paced action movies on the other channels.
  • During boyhood, we are given an innate impulse to make lifelike shifting sounds when driving matchbox cars and realistic machine gun sounds when fighting with G.I. Joes.
  • Think kids in Russia are playing PlayStation to pass the time? No, they're drinking vodka and playing games of hide-the-old-nuclear-warhead.


I think Steve Zyck would be proud.



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