Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Bravest Man in the World

No, not Leonadis, or the 300 (see below). It is Steven E. Landsburg, who wrote this article in Slate. Not on a tiny blog read by 6 stalwarts but in mainstream liberal America's go to website. May he rest in peace, and choirs of angels sing him rest.

Of course, until this Super Bowl run, the same studies might have shown Peyton Manning was woman.

I should also add that it may be woman cannot easily transfer all of their powers and desires to sport (or law or politics) as men can. The traditional view, as expounded by my favorite poet, was quite to the contrary of this study:

But the Woman that God gave him, every fibre of her frame
Proves her launched for one sole issue, armed and engined for the same;
And to serve that single issue, lest the generations fail,
The female of the species must be deadlier than the male.

She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
May not deal in doubt or pity—must not swerve for fact or jest.
These be purely male diversions—not in these her honour dwells—
She the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else.

1 comment:

Dave S. said...

Anyone he sleeps with will have a printout of that article ready for those times when one might otherwise say "Hey, it happens."