3 Minute Monday – Ideological Bukkake, Orgasms & Cars

3 Minute Monday

Hi friend,

Well well well.

This week has been fun.

I’ve never spent this much time in NYC but this place is really good.

Shows, meals, events, podcasts, great coffee (decaf), fresh weather.

The mask mandates on the other hand, are less fun.

I went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway with Douglas Murray, Jordan Peterson and some friends.

Upon entering, there was a militant air around the vaccine cards and masking in the queue.

Members of theatre staff walked around with big paddles reminding us to keep our masks on and quickly reprimanding anyone who didn’t obey.

Then during the first act, some members of our party were accosted by a very unhappy manager for not replacing their masks sufficiently quickly between sips of their $10 bottled water.

Immediately I could see what was going to happen.

Ideologically possessed person in a negligible position of power deploying silly rules + Jordan + Douglas + halftime interval = confrontation

Part of me wanted to warn the manager lady what was about to happen.

This is the equivalent of picking a fight with some guys in a pub because you think you’re really hard and not realising that they are trained UFC fighters.

I understand that you think this is your battle to wage, Libby, but what you do for fun is literally what these people do professionally.

Anyway, the reverse-ideological bukkake was imminent.

I caught up with the discussion as Jordan was asking “What do you mean by sip, EXACTLY? And what do you mean by mask, EXACTLY? And who says how long a sip is? And who says what it means to finish a sip?”

Douglas meanwhile was asking for clarification about how she felt about deploying these rules and quizzing her for her job title so he could write a New York Post article about the confrontation (which actually happened).

This oratorial spitroasting continued for another 5 minutes until the “Covid Safety Team” was called.

The team consisted of a larger lady who brandished a box of masks as Douglas to replace his broken one and we eventually went back to our seats to see Harry’s son survive more trouble.

All in all, an eventful evening observing the tyrants of Broadway do battle against a beef-fuelled tag team.

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MODERN WISDOM

I do a podcast which is totally obsessed with this one guy’s LinkedIn profile picture. You should subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

This week’s upcoming episodes:

Monday.
Michael Easter – one of Men’s Health’s top writers on how he survived a month in the Arctic, why our aversion to discomfort is making our lives worse and how we can reintroduce it to improve our minds and bodies. 

Thursday.
Glenn Geher – a breakdown of the intersection between evolutionary psychology and positive psychology – how palaeolithic insights can inform our modern mental wellbeing.

Saturday.
Shane Benzie – one of the world’s most prominent running coaches breaks down his tips for elite human movement. Must listen for any athlete.

THINGS I’VE LEARNED

1.
Rich women fake more orgasms.

Women who earn more than their male partners – thereby making them feel insecure for being the “primary breadwinner” – are twice as likely to fake orgasms than those who don’t make more money than their partners.

Women’s higher perceptions of partners’ precarious manhood indirectly predicted faking orgasms more, lower sexual satisfaction, and lower orgasms rate through greater anxiety and less honest communication.

These studies demonstrated a relationship between women’s perceptions of partner insecurity, anxiety, sexual communication, and sexual satisfaction. 

2.
Productivity-obsession is immortality by a different name.

“The drive to become more efficient at all costs usually has, consciously or otherwise, some kind of fantasy endpoint where you’re able to do ‘everything’.

Everything that you could think of, everything that people could demand of you, everything you feel obliged to do.

You could do it.

That’s really just eternal life by another means.

One option is to live forever, another option is to do an unlimited amount in the time you’ve got – they both amount to a superhuman approach.” — Oliver Burkeman

3.
Free cars for everyone.

“A giant cargo ship “Felicity Ace” is on fire in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s carrying a cargo of Porsche and VW automobiles.

The crew safely abandoned ship in lifeboats. Under maritime law the ship is now “finders keepers.”

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Big love,
Chris x

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PS
Release the tiller.

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